There’s a group called Open Britain, the successor to Britain Stronger in Europe, trying to stop Britain leaving the EU, and here’s three of their main supporters. Let’s take a closer look at these three stooges.
Chuka Umunna. Had planned to stand as a candidate for the leadership of the Labour party, but for some reason decided to withdraw his candidacy. Now why did he do that? Why bother to throw your hat into the ring then pick it up and go home? It shows an indecisive individual.
Anna Soubry. Claimed that if we left the EU our trade would dwindle to almost zero. Sacked by Theresa May when she became Prime Minister. Apparently known to like a good drink in the Commons bars.
Nick Clegg. The former deputy Prime Minister was forced to resign as leader of the Liberal Democrats after leading them to a crushing defeat at the 2015 general election. He promised to scrap tuition fees but reneged on that pledge and voted to treble them. A former MEP, who is well used to the perks and privileges of Brussels.
These are their biographies. It doesn’t make pleasant reading. Three failed politicians trying every trick in the book to subvert the democratic process because we didn’t vote the way they wanted us to.
Shame on all three of them.
Business Secretary Sajid Javid has played a blinder. Instead of going to a crucial meeting in Mumbai to discuss the future of Britain’s steel industry with Tata, he decides to go on a working holiday with his daughter to Australia.
He’s due back in the country today.
One would think that with a crisis like this on the horizon, as Business Secretary, he’d make sure he was around to deal with it. After all, he knew this was coming. Not Mr Javid. He’s too busy going on a jolly up.
This is also the same bloke who for years claimed he was a Eurosceptic and wanted out of the EU, but when push came to shove, he put his career before his “principles” and says he wants Britain to stay in. Oddly enough, he still claims he’s a “Brussels Basher”. Tripe.
As you couldn’t be bothered to do your job to try and protect a vital British industry, Sajid Javid, you must go.
“Hello, I’m the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I refused to put restrictions on the Chinese dumping cheap steel on the country and now I’m faced with trying to save 40,000 jobs that might be lost as a result of my foolish actions. I was having a nice little holiday till this pesky thing got in the way. The trouble and strife is not too happy about it”.
“I tried to cut the benefits of sick and disabled people while giving rich people a tax cut. Sadly, that didn’t go down too well and I’ve had to climb down. But not to worry, I’m used to having to climb down on things”.
“I thought it was a great idea to treble student tuition fees so that I could saddle bright kids without much money with a lifetime of debt.”
“I’m trying to secretly privatise the NHS, but don’t tell anyone will you? The plebs I govern are a bit touchy about their health service, especially as I charge the English for prescriptions but not the Scots, Welsh and Irish. And still those mugs in England vote for me”.
I’m also opposed to English democracy while I can’t do enough for Scotland. I promised them more powers and let them keep that lovely cash cow called the Barnett Formula. I love to give Scotland as much as I can because I have Scottish blood in my veins. It’s a pity the Scots hate me though and rarely vote in any of my party colleagues”.
“I’m also the same bloke who promised to get immigration down to tens of thousands a year. It’s currently running at over 300,000. I also said I would cut the debt of the country. You’ll be pleased to know I’ve doubled it”.
“I govern an island. We used to have the most powerful navy in the world that built the greatest empire in human history. I decided to scrap the aircraft carriers. Clever aren’t I?”
“I went to Brussels a little while ago to beg for a few minor rule changes. The leaders of 27 countries laughed at me and told me to sod off. I then went back to Britain and tried to fob people off by telling them I’d reformed the EU. I’m waiting for the referendum on the 23rd of June to see if they’ve fallen for my nonsense.”
“My name is David Cameron, but don’t call me Dave, call me a fool.”
Mayor of London and Tory MP Boris Johnson has said it’s ok for people to display the ISIL flag in London.
Excuse me, Boris, but isn’t this a terrorist organisation? What about the feelings of those people who have had family members butchered by these murderers? Don’t they matter? How will they feel walking down a London Street and seeing the ISIL flag?
You might approve of this flag, many of us don’t.
The Tory cabinet is split on the issue of a 10% pay rise for MPs.
Although Prime Minister David Cameron has accepted his rise (does he really need the money?), some ministers think it’s not the time for upping their income, and will donate their share to charity.
By taking the money, Cameron will now leave himself open to wage demands from the public sector who will ask, “if he gets a pay rise, why not us?”
One would think that, with further austerity cuts announced and the expenses scandal still fresh in the minds of many, the PM would tread cautiously on this subject, but no.
Well done Dave.
Ed Balls, the former shadow chancellor, is in line for an £80,000 redundancy payment after losing his seat in last week’s general election, after serving for ten years in parliament.
So what would he have got had he been subject to government guidelines like mere mortals?
The rules are: up to the age of 41 a week’s pay at a maximum of £475 for each year worked. Over the age of 41 it’s a week and a half.
Balls was 38 when he entered parliament, so that’s 3 x £475 = £1425. Then there’s seven years at £713 = £4991, a grand total of £6416. It’s costing the taxpayer over £73,000 extra to say goodbye to Mr Balls.
And just like the expenses scandal, not a lot will be done about it.
Iain Duncan Smith has retained his job in charge of the Department for Work and Pensions, and will now oversee the Tory pledge to cut £12bn from the welfare budget. As one Labour MP has said, “it’s like putting Dracula in charge of a blood bank”.
Ed Balls will be leaving parliament with an £88,000 payout as part of his share of an £11.5m payoff for MPs who lost their seats at last Thursday’s general election.
It’s doubtful he’ll be needing a Conservative food bank anytime soon.