Daily Archives: January 9, 2016

Tracey Curtis-Taylor lands in Sydney after completing 13,000-mile biplane flight from Britain to Australia

  ”Tracey Curtis-Taylor, 53, who lives in London, said she was “euphoric” after reaching Sydney Airport on Saturday three months after leaving Hampshire. Over the course of her journey, she flew across 23 countries and made 50 refuelling stops to … Continue reading

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Thousands of nurses and midwives hold protest in London over plans to scrap NHS bursaries

Demonstrators met at St Thomas’s Hospital on Westminster Bridge at 12pm on Saturday before starting their journey to Downing Street. ”Organised by the student nurses of King’s College London, opponents say scrapping the bursary from 2017 will mean young care … Continue reading

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Breaking the Bullingdon Club Omertà: Secret Lives of the Men Who Run Britain

”Three of them, including a young David Cameron, now prime minister, and Boris Johnson, the current mayor of London and one of the favorites to replace Cameron who will stand down before 2020, made their getaway down nearby Queens Lane. … Continue reading

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Hunt’s Stunt: A Guide

Thanks to GW Research for this link. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/roshana-mehdian/hunts-cunning-stunt-a-guide_b_8938006.html Comment at Huff Puff: ”Indeed. While even most Tories knew it already, it just makes clear that the whole thing has become just one big ego trip for Hunt. Avoiding the humiliation … Continue reading

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DWP fit-to-work assessments cost more money than they save, report reveals

NLAT: ”Maximus, the firm that took over from Atos in the implementation of fitness-to-work tests, is performing worse in key areas. You wouldn’t have thought that was possible, would you?” ToriCons will pay £1.6bn in next three years to private … Continue reading

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Fracking test explosions allowed without planning permission

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35193788 Thanks to NLAT for the link.

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Couple who supplied workers to Sports Direct charged over slavery

”When Ed Miliband stood up to Sports Direct, neoliberals accused him of being anti-business. Today, he is vindicated” Eoin Clarke http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/08/couple-who-supplied-workers-to-sports-direct-charged-over-slavery

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Nick Robinson tackles anti-Corbyn bias at the BBC

Huff Puff Huff Puff Huff Puff.  Laura Salivate Laura Salivate.  Yea we know Huff you don’t have to tell us. http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2015/11/nick-robinson-tackles-anti-corbyn-bias-at-the-bbc/ Comment: ”The BBC have now been well and truly caught out and they know it. There is a petition … Continue reading

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We give Brussels £55m a day – so why does PM refuse to demand EU cash to help with floods?

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/632171/UK-floods-David-Cameron-EU-solidarity-fund-Ukip-Brussels-taxpayers DER Comment: ”Cameron couldn’t care less about anybody who’s been flooded he’s probably thinking more about how much vat he’s going to ge from all the repair work” DER Comment: ”The answer is readily available and past ppp (p•zz … Continue reading

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