Tag: Conservative Party
The Newspaper That Smeared Corbyn & the Left
2 September 2021 — Consortium News
Jonathan Cook analyzes why a British media watchdog doesn’t take meaningful action against The Jewish Chronicle for its anti-Semitism libels against the former Labour leader and his followers.
By Jonathan Cook – Jonathan-Cook.net
The Jewish Chronicle, a weekly newspaper that was saved from liquidation last year by a consortium led by a former senior adviser to Theresa May, the former U.K. prime minister, has been exposed as having a quite astonishing record of journalistic failings.
UK Crony Capitalism: Contracts handed to Conservatives
20 April 2021 — Good Law Project
We already knew that Boris Johnson had misled Parliament when he insisted in February 2021 that all COVID contracts were now “on the record”. Now we’ve uncovered a new contract that makes further nonsense of that claim.
UK Crony Capitalism: Pork Barrel Politics
5 April 2021 — Good Law Project
In every corner of public life the Tories are or look to be bending the resources of the state to their own private advantage.
The 2019 Towns Fund made unhappy reading for those who believe public money should not be used to promote Party interests. As a leading academic put it: “there is robust evidence that ministers chose towns so as to benefit the Conservatives in marginal Westminster seats”. And the Public Accounts Committee criticised the Government for transparency failures “which fuelled accusations of political bias in the selection process”.
Crony Capitalism: This case will reshape society
22 November 2020 — Good Law Project
Kate Bingham heads up Britain’s vaccine task force. She’s a venture capitalist with no public health experience, married to a Conservative minister. Dido Harding leads the Test and Trace system. She has no public health experience and is the wife of a Conservative MP. Mike Coupe, is head of COVID-19 testing, and has – you guessed it – no public health experience. The list goes on.
Has the UK’s “Labour anti-Semitism” probe been rigged?
14 July 2020 — The Electronic Intifada
The UK’s official equality watchdog is facing questions over its impartiality after it was revealed that one of its commissioners failed to declare financial links to the ruling Conservative Party.
Brexit – The Trajectory To A Public Uprising
2 September 2019 — True Publica
TruePublica Editor: Eight months have passed this year and in that time the government petitions website has seen eighteen dedicated just to fighting for or against Brexit. Eleven have been against Britain leaving the EU in its various forms with a collective sum of signatures (as at 01/09/ – 0600 hrs) at 9,037,911 and seven for Britain leaving (or defending the vote to leave) the EU at 937,462. It’s 10:1 against ratio verses a referendum result of 52:48 is just a hint of where Brexit is really going.
The real reason Johnson prorogued parliament
2 September 2019 — True Publica
TruePublica Editor: Just as I predicted last year, the Conservative party is now in its implosion stage.
Dec 2018: “David Cameron, advised by pro-Brexit think tanks has brought a type of political chaos in Britain one could only imagine in some far-off banana republic. Remarkably, the Tories have not just divided the country, they have placed the country into a no-win position and quite possibly done so for a very long time to come. They have not just failed Brexit and the electorate but have created a toxic political environment leading to the economic detriment to all those except those that can afford it. They have principally done little but to divide society and make everyone poorer, whilst making a mockery of democracy. The Conservative party is finished all bar a miracle of some sort.”
Why Boris Johnson Is Even More Dangerous Than Trump By Patrick Cockburn
24 July 2019 — Counterpunch
Is the rise of Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister the product of a soft coup? Does Donald Trump’s racist demonisation of four non-white congress members prove him to be a “fascist” leader like Mussolini and Hitler? The two questions should be answered together because political developments in Britain tend to emulate those in the US, and vice versa, though the latter is less frequent. The Thatcher-Reagan years in the 1980s were an example of this cross-infection and it happened again in 2016, when the British electorate voted narrowly for Brexit and American voters (though not a majority of them) chose Trump as president.
Boris Johnson premiership deepens Brexit crisis and heralds bitter class conflict By Robert Stevens
24 July 2019 — WSWS
Boris Johnson won the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party Tuesday after decisively defeating Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt by a two to one margin. Johnson will take over as prime minister today from Theresa May, after she resigns following her last Prime Minister’s Questions session in parliament.
European election debacle for Conservatives and Labour By Robert Stevens
28 May 2019 — WSWS
The ruling Conservatives have suffered their worst ever election result, while Labour suffered a debacle almost as bad.
Coming fifth nationwide with just 9 percent of the vote and taking just three seats, the Tories were eviscerated, suffering the largest ever loss since the party was founded in 1834. Their previous worst national performance was in the 2014 European election when they received just 24 percent, more than double that just recorded.
Britain’s mother of all crises By Rob Sewell
29 March 2019 — In Defence of Marxism
The Mother of Parliaments is now home to the mother of all crises. Brexit has tested the UK’s institutions and unwritten constitution to their limits. We are in uncharted waters – and in Theresa May’s case, in a rapidly sinking boat without a life vest.
The Conservative Party is incubating the racism behind New Zealand terror By Nafeez Ahmed
25 March 2019 — True Publica
By Nafeez Ahmed: From Republicans to Eurosceptic parties, the ‘Vienna school’ ideology of terrorist Anders Breivik is spreading like a terminal cancer.
The massacre of 49 people including children at a mosque in New Zealand has not come out of the blue — it follows the mainstreaming of the same ideology that inspired the first major far-right terrorist attack of this decade: the 2011 massacre in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik.
Joan Ryan, MP who fabricated anti-Semitism, quits Labour By Asa Winstanley
20 February 2019 — The Electronic Intifada
Leading anti-Palestinian MP Joan Ryan has left Labour. (via Facebook)
Lawmaker Joan Ryan quit Labour on Tuesday, citing party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed “demonization and delegitimization” of Israel.
Ryan is the leading member of Parliament in Labour Friends of Israel – an Israeli embassy front group.
She notoriously fabricated a charge of anti-Semitism against Labour member Jean Fitzpatrick at the UK opposition party’s 2016 annual conference.
UK government set on deeper cuts to welfare By Julie Hyland
20 July 2013 — WSWS
Britain’s Conservative Party has set out plans to escalate the government’s assault on welfare.
Earlier this week, Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps said unemployed parents should only receive benefit for their first two children, meaning entitlement to child benefit and/or income support and other financial aid could potentially be removed for any children above that number.
Video: The End of Squatting in the UK?
8 February , 2013 — The Real News Network
Calls from within government to fully criminalise squatting gather momentum. It could have serious implications for political occupations, and will it backfire on the government’s plans to reduce its welfare budget? (inc. transcript) Continue reading
Dinner with the Camerons? “It’ll be awesome for your business”
26 March 2012
“It’ll be awesome for your business”.
Moral capitalism? What an insult to our intelligence! By William Bowles
27 January 2012
PM Cameron’s call for a “moral capitalism” would be laughable if it weren’t so tragic and hypocritical. After all, hasn’t it been capitalism’s alleged occupation of the ‘moral high ground’, what they now choose to call ‘humanitarian intervention’ that has been used as a justification for mass murder and genocide? But plainly the millions killed and the countries decimated don’t fall under Cameron’s definition of what is and isn’t ‘moral’. Clearly, it’s for ‘local consumption’ only.
Did the UK just leave the EU? Bilderberg decided six months ago that she’s in forever By Richard Cottrell
21 December 2011 — End the Lie
[I see from my log that this essay, written in 2011, is getting some readership. He didn’t get it right, did he? WB, 25/6/16]
One of the things that one learns from any deep immersion in the affairs of the European Union is the power of theatrics.
Major police clampdown as riots spread across London and other UK cities By Julie Hyland
9 August 2011 — WSWS
A massive police presence has been established across parts of the capital in an attempt to crush the eruption of social anger that has affected areas of north and southeast London and is spreading to other UK cities.