The #tory Party Conference preview: it’s being called
Via Ytube: https://youtu.be/VoAj5qcvYMI?feature=shared
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Vultures circle around #Sunak as dead-eyed delegates look on
The #Tory party conference in Manchester is all about survival – no one except those close to the PM have much faith in a reset
Different polling companies do lots of analysis beyond the published polls to try to model results better - if you want those data you have to pay - its a subject that interests me, and maybe few others
But back to the point... Ignoring the "dont knows" misrepresents the true picture
It appears that amongst the various protest groups at the #Tory Party Conference in Manchester, some faceless cowards representing NI Unionists have turned up with a coffin. Today is the first day of the Red [for EU] Green [for NI only] lane system for goods coming into Northern Ireland from England. While in local media in NI there are press releases from Heaton-Harris & Sunak saying how close to a deal they are with the DUP….. #WindsorFramework #NIprotocol #dup
Grassroots CONservative supporters are saying they want to oust Rishi Sunak & "go to war" with the liberal wing of the party in leaked WhatsApp messages obtained by Sky News 👀
Supporters are mocking Sunak, with one saying he has the charisma of a "doorknob".
Another says he is "uninspiring" & saying the "govt can't get anything right", & characterise it as a party of "globalists"! 😳
🚨*Tory turmoil as third of voters desert party & factions launch rival manifestoes*🚨
Support amongst voters who delivered the Tories a big majority in 2019 is crumbling, & they're losing support in key battlegrounds across England.
The findings, revealed in a special poll for the Observer, comes as Rishi #Sunak faces a series of competing & contradictory demands from warring #Tory factions ahead of the party’s conference in #Manchester.
If, like me, sometime the relentless news cycle gets you down (notably in the coverage this weekend of the #Tory conference next week), let me recommend the #slownews magazine Delayed Gratification (I've been a subscriber for some years).
It does long-form reporting on the news but after an interval of three or more months... it also has absolutely brilliant data visualisations.
The journalism is great & offers views of issues often missing from the mainstream press.
However, while that may be good news on the #NHScrisis - people may appreciate its an Govt, engineered crisis... the issue of 'handling' #immigration may be less positive result if that means a tougher stance is preferred (by these voters)
(the poll is of people who voted Tory in the last election)
🚨*Far-right figures praise Braverman's illegal #Migration comments & vow to capitalise on her intervention!*🚨
The BNP, Patriotic Alternative Group & Britain First were amongst many fascists who enthusiatically endorsed her claims that "Multiculturalism has failed".
£9bn Thames tunnel faces axe amid fears over Tory infrastructure plans | Infrastructure | The Guardian
Yet another #Tory mess
#LubovChernukhin’s amusement centre, which received money from #LevellingUp fund, shuts doors after less than a year
#ukpolitics #tory Just when you think they can't think of anything else to hit us with along comes this...https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/sep/30/uk-welfare-budget-could-be-cut-to-pave-way-for-tax-cuts-says-jeremy-hunt
Best of #Tory 🇬🇧
"More than a million children in the UK either sleep on the floor or share a bed with parents or siblings because their family cannot afford the “luxury” of replacing broken frames and mouldy linen, according to the children’s charity Barnardo’s."
#Tory destruction of the NHS
Sky News: Alarm over NHS dropout rates as UK producing just two in five doctors joining register
‘We are a political project’: how HS2’s costs have spiralled out of control | HS2 | The Guardian
Yet more #Tory waste and incompetence.
Holly also criticised the MP for Workington, in Cumbria, writing on the #Toxic #SocialMedia #Hellsite #Twitter (#X): “You need to #delete this. Do not #edit and #twist my #words and #story to fit your own #agenda.
Things were bad then, but they are much worse now.
Agreed 100%. May has as much personality as a rotting carrot, but at least she tried to conceal her hard right intents.
Don't forget, May was the Minister behind the abhorrent Windrush Scandal for which her mate Amber Heard fell on her sword to save her.
To become a #Tory leader, you have to display your hard right credentials, & the cold heartless Braverman has got this down to a tee.
If newspapers objectively reported the facts they would have to say:
"Sunak plans £7Bn a year cash giveaway bonanza to the wealthiest 4% of families."
"Half of it is going to the richest 1% of the population with estates worth over £2.1m"
"Move is set to be a hit with core Tory base as well as other members of the public who (thanks to us) are not well informed about how costly and damaging this attack on their wellbeing is."
I wonder why this is such an unpopular tax, given that almost nobody in the country actually pays it. Could it be something to do with the fact that newspaper and TV station owners pay it?
And they pay it the moment they hand over their horde of gold to their layabout children so they can unfairly get access to opportunities denied to your children...
Gold that they acquired by misleading us about who benefits from the policies they support.
If your estate is worth £1,000,001 you are paying 40p in tax.
If your house, contents, and jewellery is worth £1,000,001 and you have a £10m farm and a £50m business, you still pay 40p since farms and businesses are exempt.
If you live in a 4bd townhouse in oxford gardens worth £2m, you pay £400k, your kids would have to downsize to a 2bd townhouse in Islington and have £600k cash left over to stuff their pillows.
A [twit] wrote "The threshold for paying Inheritance tax is if the value of your estate is £325k."
"Doesn’t sound like a tax cut which only benefits the rich when you consider property valuations in London and the South East."
Right, but doesn't mention the allowance is per person, not per estate and there's another £175k tax-free allowance on top of it, so the tax doesn't apply for the first £1m.
'The ... plans have been celebrated with jubilation by many, with one person describing [Sunak] as a "born winner".'
I'd love to know who this "one person" is? The lord viscount of Dunny on the Wold? An investment banker? A newspaper editor's wife?
A born winner anyway, not like those bums we could be housing for "anything up to circa £1bn (gross) annually [but] the net cost is likely to be lower."
"[Sunak] is set to unveil a raft of ambitious long-term policies designed to change Britain."
For the worse, by robbing the treasury of £7Bn a year, increasing to £15Bn a year by 2032 according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
"Not a lot of revenue", according to the IFS. Only enough to house the homeless seven times over according to the government.
'Slashing inheritance task [sic] is expected to be framed as an "aspirational offer to voters" before the next general election, The Times reports.'
An astonishing aspiration. The poorest 20% of UK households leave less than £2,000 for each child. That's £998,000 less than the minimum threshold for payment of this tax - which only applies to wealth above the that first £1m in most cases.
"Rishi Sunak plans to slash inheritance tax in 'crowd-pleasing' announcement"
A tax that only 4% of people pay, and pay once, not even in their life. After they're dead!
Must be a very small crowd, and quite hard to please...
Why is #RishiSunak interested in reforming #inheritancetax, a #tax which is paid by less than 4% of estates annually... well, perhaps its do with the fact that most people who pay IHT live in constituencies that have a #Tory MP.
As we hurtle towards the next #election, his sudden interest in inheritance(s) make sense.
The problem he faces is this is just so easy to fit into a narrative of a party only interested in helping the rich(est); a slogan handed to Labour on a plate!
The money saved will be used for pre-election income tax & inheritance tax cuts for the rich, which will save Rishi Sunak’s own family £300m! 😳
As for the majority of UK households? 🤔
Absolutely nothing! 🤷🏾♂️
It's a case of Braverman's family being in the lifeboat, so she & her family are OK.
They've crossed the moat, & pulled up the drawbridge behind them. Migration is an issue, but instead of workable solutions being proffered, she's opting for far right dog whistling, with an election & potential #Tory party leadership bid in mind.
She's an uncaring, grotesque caricature of a politician with zero ideas outside of being as cruel as possible to stop Asylum seekers.
Agreed 100%. There are major holes in her stated issues.
EG: Where does an English speaking lesbian Iranian woman with family in the UK, who's also persecuted for not wearing a hijab go?
She ticks the female, gay & religious persecution box, as someone who could face years in prison, & the death penalty on several fronts.
Just like Rwanda & the prison barge, Cruella hasn't thought this through. She's evidently playing up to the ERG far right of the #Tory party.
Seems Suella is about as popular as a bucket of cold sick, even with some in her own party.. #tory #misogyny #racism #homophobia https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/suella-braverman-asylum-speech-gay-b2418678.html
It's what comes next that worries me. The #Tories face an almighty battle for the heart, Soul & direction of the party.
Let the battle for the CONservative Party commence! 🍿 🤷🏾♂️
The #CONservatives! 👆🏾 🙄
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #UK #Tories #TERFS #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #TERFIsland https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/09/25/rishi-sunak-drop-conversion-therapy-ban-legislation/
"How Britain’s Tories lost their electoral base"
"Voting intentions in a general election in the United Kingdom from July 2017 to September 2023"
"Likelihood to vote Conservative in the next general election"
the #tory are slowly taking back control of there party from the far-right and from there policies that they have passed or not passed, the last one being the EU rules on standards and now the conversations about the EU trading market is now going around and heating up
"UK poised to confirm fifth delay to post-Brexit checks on imports"
"Sunak hails ‘right deal for country’ as UK rejoins EU Horizon project"
It's evident it's not just poll after poll. The winds of Brexit change are blowing across the #UK, BUT Starmer isn't pushing his luck.
🚨Red tape & nimbyism blamed as infrastructure projects cost 850% more in UK than EU🚨
The Britain Remade study compared more than 200 projects in Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden & Norway
HS2 to Manchester, is costing 8½ times more than comparable #EU projects!
London’s new Elizabeth Line is “the world’s most expensive metro system” at £1.4bn per mile!
Like PPE, it's SHEER profiteering from #Tory donors!
More Brexit benefits! 🙄
There was a substantial amount of #inheritanceTax paid on my dad’s estate, which is still going through legal processes 16 months after he died. I just looked back at the calculations the solicitor sent us. I was very happy for them to pay this. I’d have been happy to pay more. I’m strongly opposed to any reduction in inheritance tax which favours the very wealthiest at the expense of the general population and its needs as a whole. Another appalling #RishiSunak #Tory plan. #Politics #UKPolitics
🚨 #Tory big beasts Cameron, Doris & it's own infrastructure Tsar turn on Rishi Sunak’s ‘Insane’ plan to SCRAP HS2! 🚨
Opinion: What happened to leveling up? 🤔
#Scientists ask PM to cease ‘politicising’ government’s independent advisers after his remarks and #Tory letter to journalists https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/sep/22/rishi-sunak-urged-to-stop-attacking-climate-change-committee
Sunak’s family firm signed a billion-dollar deal with BP before PM opened new North Sea licences https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/sunaks-family-firm-signed-a-billion-dollar-deal-with-bp-before-pm-opened-new-north-sea-licences-353690/
#ClimateDiary A few (uniformed) thoughts on #RishiSunak’s speech yesterday - the #Tory row back on #NetZero. Mainly i just found it depressing in so many ways; calling people who ask for more #ClimateAction “ideological zealots” etc etc
Hopefully once in power #Labour will reverse this, but all the confusion and pampering to those unwilling to change (industry and “freedom” lovers) hugely damaging; especially as #Starmer will probably respond trying to please those, too 1/2
HOWEVER, every time I ask what the far left's solution is, they don't have one! 🙄
It's almost as if the people most qualified to know what harm #Brexit could do were having an appropriate response...
(Note all the macho bollocks from the gammons too.)
"We don’t need to be true believers to do our jobs, but we know an incompetent government when we see it – and feel its effect..."
Britain ‘toxic poster child of Europe’ as ministers break Brexit promises on standards
#Tory ministers promised not to water down EU environmental standards after Brexit
Now, the country is failing to phase out pesticides that have been found to be harmful to human health
Thirteen of the 36 chemicals considered highly toxic by UN definitions
Stating where the money will be raised
But #labour have ruled out a wealth tax despite it being popular even with #tory voters
Nothing quite sums up 13 years of #Tory misrule than this:
"...In 2014, an air traffic control training centre by #Bournemouth airport was bought to house another free school, #Parkfield, after a four-page vendor’s report. #Asbestos and #Bats were later found on the site and unexploded bombs have yet to be ruled out..."
IPSOS #poll: bad news for #SNP, but voters in #Scotland doubt #Labour would do any better on #health and #economy. This article has nothing about #Conservative ratings on these issues, but notes that #Tory leader #DouglasRoss has the lowest party leader #favourablity rating. Labour's #AnasSarwar has the least worst rating, but SNP's #HumzaYousaf's has seen his rating rise 20 points
#politics #ScotPol #NHS
1/ They've all connected the dots & are well aware of the tactical game being played.
It's 21st Century political warfare. Where the #Tory machine is concerned, millions of us have acknowledged it's the best way to oust them, as well as forming a non-aggression progressive alliance pact.
Which is better than losing a race between a dodo & a turkey I suppose
Let it go bruv. Jezza's gone & he ain't coming back
You seem more interested in seeing Labour fail, which means the Tories win by default
Do you have an alternative solution to offer? 🤔
Can it be any surprise that after a decade of stagnant real #wages, the dire state of UK #management practice, the continued media focus on celebrity culture (where the talentless but 'entertaining' are rewarded) & a #Tory government that has made it its #business to shove money to its mates, that a significant minority of young people increasingly do not see a clear link between hard work and a 'better life'.
The only Q. is how fast is this feeling spreading?
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! How many more years of these self serving, crooked, incompetent #Tory clowns do you want?
Evidently you're happy with what we have, OR you want a rerun of the 2019 General Election, where the best we were told in consolation of the largest election dry bumming in political history was, "We won all the arguments". 🙄