Things Can Only Get Better

Tony Blair has a rhetorical reflex of counter-attacking the Tories by pointing to the living hell that existed in Britain only a decade ago pre-1997, compared to the heaven on earth we have now. Caroline Flint, the Minister for Fitness has exceeded him by pointing out how much better life is now than it was under the Tories only a century and a half ago:

I am sure hon. Members in all parts of the House will agree that today’s challenges are very different from those of 100 years ago. In the 19th century and early 20th century, most premature deaths were due to infectious illnesses, often striking people down in infancy or in the prime of life. In 1854, 600 people died from cholera caught from the infected water of the Broad street pump in London. But times change and the challenges are different today. We are living longer, so the diseases of middle life and old age are more pertinent now than they were 100 years ago.

Thanks to the investment by this Government, we have made changes that are improving public health. Life expectancy has continued to increase both for males and for females in England as a whole, and for those living in communities with the worst health and deprivation.

Under the Earl of Aberdeen’s Tory government:

In 1854, 600 people died from cholera caught from the infected water of the Broad street pump in London.

Under New Labour’s benign rule today:
We are living longer, so the diseases of middle life and old age are more pertinent now than they were 100 years ago. Thanks to the investment by this Government, we have made changes that are improving public health.
So remember, if you vote Tory they’ll force your kids up a chimney, vote Labour and they’ll force your kids into a Sure-Start creche, because nowadays both over-taxed parents have to go out to work to make ends meet. Progress!



Tip offs: 0709 284 0531
team@Order-order.com

Quote of the Day

Jacob Rees-Mogg on Number 10’s customs partnership:

“It’s completely cretinous… it’s a betrayal of good sense, I cannot understand why government is faffing around with this system. I’m on the same side as Mr Barnier on this, god bless him.”

Sponsors

Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.
Labour Parliamentary Candidate: “I’m In The Mood to Beat Up Prince William” Labour Parliamentary Candidate: “I’m In The Mood to Beat Up Prince William”
Mogg: Number 10’s Customs Partnership Is a ‘Cretinous Betrayal of Good Sense’ Mogg: Number 10’s Customs Partnership Is a ‘Cretinous Betrayal of Good Sense’
Why Brexiteers Are Worried Why Brexiteers Are Worried
Two More Labour Candidates Posted About “Illegal Sexuality” and “Jewish Money” Two More Labour Candidates Posted About “Illegal Sexuality” and “Jewish Money”
Labour Spent £2 Million on Private Mailshots Labour Spent £2 Million on Private Mailshots
May Told to Ditch Customs Partnership “Turkey” May Told to Ditch Customs Partnership “Turkey”
Ministers Warn May: We Must Leave Customs Union Ministers Warn May: We Must Leave Customs Union
Adam Spliff Institute Celebrates 420 Adam Spliff Institute Celebrates 420
Nick Timothy Leaves Twitter Nick Timothy Leaves Twitter
Owen’s Descent Continues Owen’s Descent Continues
Producer of Labour’s Race Row Election Broadcast Tweeted About “Jewish Kapos” Producer of Labour’s Race Row Election Broadcast Tweeted About “Jewish Kapos”
UK Tech Investment Surges 115% UK Tech Investment Surges 115%
Corbyn Forgets Israel Independence Day Corbyn Forgets Israel Independence Day
Thornberry: I Don’t Accept Russia Blocked OPCW Inspectors Thornberry: I Don’t Accept Russia Blocked OPCW Inspectors
Convicted Charity Thief Canvassing for Labour Convicted Charity Thief Canvassing for Labour
Anti-Brexit Bias of Former Top Civil Servants Anti-Brexit Bias of Former Top Civil Servants
Labour Candidate Deletes Website and Twitter Account Amid Anti-Semitism Row Labour Candidate Deletes Website and Twitter Account Amid Anti-Semitism Row
Bully Bercow’s “Medicament” Slurs Bully Bercow’s “Medicament” Slurs
Government Loses Lords Customs Union Vote Government Loses Lords Customs Union Vote
Gallery Guido’s PMQs Sketch: Mission Accomplished Gallery Guido’s PMQs Sketch: Mission Accomplished