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I’m An Ex-Tory But Osborne’s Budget, The Rail Unions And No To Heathrow Could Get Me Back.

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The budget is strategically brilliant.  It makes reforms that are essential.

I think some people are going to suffer and I am particularly concerned about disabled people and students but I like this radicalism.  It takes us in the right direction. It is political genius for the Conservative Party to introduce a higher minimum wage. All of Labour’s spokespeople are speechless.

I can agree with Boris that the Tube and GMB strike are vexatious and deliberately timed to coincide with the first Tory budget since 1996.

heathrow-expansionI also agree with Boris that London’s hub airport would be best sited in the Thames Estuary.  We need this radicalism. It will create jobs and enormous wealth.  The very idea that we should build another runway at Heathrow is, in my view, close to a war crime.  It is a gross violation of humanity.  It is disgusting that we should even contemplate subjecting a dense population to such violation.

So this Tory radicalism excites me.  This sort of visionary, long-term politics is what Britain needs.  Add a dash of liberal back in and we could be getting there.

Written by Peter Reynolds

July 8, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Disgraceful Betrayal Of Gurkha Heroes

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What shambolic, cowardly, civil servant-jobsworth, treacherous nonsense has come out of the Home Office today?

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The disgusting conduct of Jacqui Smith’s department shames Britain and everyone of us who enjoys freedom won at the cost of Gurkha lives.  While she fritters away her expenses and her downtrodden, frustrated husband amuses himself with porn (who can blame him?), these brave, honourable men who have already won their case in the High Court have been knocked back again after months of unnecessary delay.

Not only is the decision itself a disgrace but the way it has been handled is an example of the very worst of Britain.  What are these fools in government up to?  They really have lost touch with the people and with reality.  Gordon’s YouTube cock-up on expenses – can you think of a more stupid idea? A budget based on fantasy, delusion and deceit.  Crass stupidity is too generous a description.  Gordon, Jacqui, Alistair, you are a laughing stock!  You have demonstrated your incompetence and lack of integrity again and again and again.  Please just go!