12 November 2013
On this day while IDS decided to give a speech in Paris rather than hear how his Bedroom Tax has affected vulnerable people who are getting into debt and who are being roped into charges for a space where essential medical treatment is carried out, Rachel Reeves bravely stood at the Dispatch Box trying to get this message across to the Tories who bothered to turn up and who were mostly putting up a veneer of sincerity.
Contrib 1: There are no financial benefits accruing from this policy.
Contrib 2: That’s what you get with the FibDems. They say one thing on the doorstep but when they could make a difference they turn the other way.
Then shockingly, the veneer dropped and some ConDems were seen to laugh at the misfortune of these vulnerable people. One Tory fell asleep. The Pret a Manger Jobsworth (David TC Davies Con MP Monmouth Wales) jumped up to trumpet that he had seen 100’s of jobs advertised at Victoria Station for P a M. He implied that the youth in his constituency should move – presumably to London – to take advantage of these jobs. Why weren’t the young folk rushing the place? Well, for starters most people are moving out of London as the rents from Private Landlords are extortionate and when they resettle out of London, then the Privately run Railways are charging unaffordable fares for that commute. Finally those jobs will be at Minimum Wage or below. I rest my case.
No surprise to the vulnerable in Watford that Richard Harrington Con MP voted to impose the Bedroom Tax. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bedroom-tax-lib-dem-tories-2785699
Harrington’s Housing Notes – http://eyeonukgovernment.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/same-tory-crap-spouted-in-favour-of-the-bedroom-tax/
Find out what your MP ‘s response to the heartfelt pleading was.
On the subject of ConDem laughter. Laughing is something the ConDems do a lot at the moment??? Is the decline of UK PLC a laughing matter? Here’s the Forum. http://boards.dailymail.co.uk/news-board-moderated/10260131-ian-duncan-smith-other-tories-laughing-people-screwed-them.html
See Reeves in action on Parliament TV – http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=14103
Awards Ceremony NLAT? What Awards Ceremony? Why wasn’t GovWatch invited? Pink Champagne???? All the Lapsang Souchong you could drink???
Planning that Awards Ceremony. http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/maintain/reward-accomplishments/awards-ceremonies/main