Subject“Add your voice to the debate” – PM The Prime Minister has urged people to add their voice to the debate on “some of the biggest challenges of our times” by logging onto a website dedicated to the Progressive Governance Summit …
26 Labour MPs have signed a motion calling on the government ot reverse the budget tax hike on low income earners. The wording could have been written by George Osborne:
ABOLITION OF THE TEN PENCE TAX RATE02.04.2008
That this House notes that, despite assurances to the contrary, many people are being made worse off by the abolition of the 10 pence tax rate; notes with concern that this is having a disproportionate impact on people who can ill afford to be made worse off; accepts that this was not the intention of the Government but is dismayed at the response to the plight of those adversely affected; and calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to bring forward measures to correct this damaging change to the taxation system.
UPDATE :Just noticed that Ben Brogan has posted almost the exact same thought.
They are selectively giving tasters of their polling results out for us to nibble on, today it is Guido’s turn to discover that:
5% of insiders think “the British political system is not in any need of any significant reform”.
The other 95% breakdown as follows:
It would benefit from some constitutional tweaks, but no more: 32%
We need to make some fundamental, far-reaching reforms: 50%
We need something like a revolution in our conception of how British democracy should work 12%
None of these 2%
She also works for Pat McFadden MP and Michael Cashman MEP, so the taxpayer chips in a bit more there in addition to the payments she gets from the Labour Party and Amicus.
Is she the most overpaid local council fat cat? Are all the Watsons getting fat off the backs of struggling taxpayers?
On the opposition benches the grassroots polling carried out by ConservativeHome is reporting high levels of satisfaction with Dave. Labour’s Charles Clarke MP helpfully produced a doomsday list of southern seats that will see Labour MPs out come the general election. Those marginal MPs will be the ones who start agitating for a change of direction and perhaps a change of leader. Ivan Lewis, a government minister, laid into Brown on the weekend. He said the government is out of touch with ordinary Labour voters. Even the Mirror’s Kevin Maguire agrees – “Labour must prove it’s in touch with voters”.
Brown will be fighting on two fronts, his own benches restless and fearful, the opposition benches hungry and united. How long will the Blairites restrain themselves? Guido suspects that the psychological impact of Mayor Boris will be huge. It will signal that a Brown led Labour Party is facing certain electoral defeat.
The civil war will begin on May 2…
So let’s get the popcorn in and sit back and enjoy the show…
UPDATE : Fantastic comedy value and very entertaining. She gave Hague as good as she got. Guido would go as far as to say she did very well. Better than Prescott ever did at PMQs against Hague…
*Guido of course abhors unnecessary cruelty to
advertisers seals, but he does wonder what they taste like…
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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:
“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.
Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).
Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.
I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”