Politics of the United Kingdom

Labour and union scumbags lie in report against privately run NHS hospital

It is looking like a massive scandal is erupting in the UK where one of the first privately run NHS facilities in the UK have been stitched up in a report where there were more than 200 factual inaccuracies and cost the contract operator their contract.

The main perpetrators appear to be a union boss and a Labour candidate.

Shocking new evidence has emerged that the first privately run NHS hospital was the victim of a seriously flawed inspection by the health watchdog, containing more than 200 errors.

A damning report by the Care Quality Commission last month rated Hinchingbrooke, in Cambridgeshire, ?inadequate? and gave it the lowest ever score for patient care.

The hospital has now been placed in special measures and Circle, the private firm that had been running it, has pulled out of its contract. At the time, there were suspicions that the CQC?s rating was influenced by Labour party activists and trade union members who opposed the involvement of private firms in the NHS.

And last night new information came to light showing the report contained at least 215 errors. These included inaccurate figures on A&E waiting times, staffing levels, cancer care, medical blunders, falls and bedsores.

All had been overstated or exaggerated and implied that the standards of care and overall performance was far worse than in reality. ? Read more »

Toby Manhire wants us to follow in Denmark and Sweden’s footsteps.

Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Toby Manhire is such a person. Rather than do what Churchill did when he joined England in the fight against Nazism he thinks that a more gutsy decision would be to increase our immigration, thereby bringing into our democratic country the very ideology that John Key wants us to oppose.

Sweden and Denmark increased their immigration and look what happened.

Woe to anyone in Sweden who dissents from the orthodox view that welcoming large numbers of indigent peoples from such countries as Iraq, Syria, and Somalia is anything but a fine and noble idea. Even to argue that permitting about 1 percent of the existing population to emigrate annually from an alien civilization renders one politically, socially, and even legally beyond the pale. (I know a journalist threatened with arrest for mild dissent on this issue.) Stating that there exists a Swedish culture worth preserving meets with puzzlement. And yet, the realities of immigration are apparent for all to see: welfare dependency, violent bigotry against Christians and Jews, and a wide range of social pathologies from unemployment to politically motivated rape. Accordingly, ever-increasing numbers of Swedes find themselves ? despite known hazards ? opting out of the consensus and worrying about their country?s cultural suicide.

All this is part, say critics, of a decade-long transformation in Denmark’s approach to immigration and integration, under pressure from the populist Danish People’s party, the DPP… Denmark’s Muslim population are the party’s particular focus. There are many Muslims, it says, who are unwilling to integrate and hostile to “Danish values” such as free speech.


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Evans’ cartoon

Screen-Shot-2015-02-03-at-6.06.20-amThis cartoon by Evans really annoys me.

People die in war.

People die at the hands of terrorists at home as well.

When soldiers fight of course there will be deaths. But equally there is a price to pay for not being in John Key’s club.

  • Doing nothing means letting the enemy grow in strength unopposed.
  • Doing nothing means leaving other people and countries under attack without our support.
  • Doing nothing means we will not be able to count on others ( our allies ) coming to our aid when we are in trouble.

Imagine if Churchill had agreed with Evan’s world view. He could have left Hitler to continue his world domination unopposed because it was not England who was under attack by Germany.

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Do we need a “Real Job” rule for politicians?

New Zealand Labour have another group in their caucus that are a true minority, people with real world experience.

There are union hacks, student politicians, political staffers, and all sorts of other troughers, but not many with real world experience.

Labour in?the?UK have the same issue and it starts right at the top.

James Kirkup at The Telegraph explains:

Ed Miliband has hit a spot of turbulence over his experience of the real world.

In a Sky News question-and-answer session with young voters, the Labour leader was asked about his “life experience” outside politics. What qualifies him to represent the people of Britain?

His answer: ?I?ve done a number of things which I think, I hope, are relevant to this. I was obviously an economic adviser in the Treasury and I think that?s important. I think that?s important because the economy and how we change our economy is at the heart of the country.

?I?ve taught. I taught at Harvard University. I actually taught around government and economics and I think that, actually, one of the things that that did for me ? [was the ability] to listen and engage with people about what their issues are, what they?re interested in.?

Whether being a Treasury special adviser or a Harvard lecturer constitutes real life experience is something for readers to judge for themselves.

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Face of the day

Churchill patting Rommel, a cocker spaniel owned by General Sir Bernard Montgomery (Monty) in Normandy in August 1944.

Churchill patting Rommel, a cocker spaniel owned by General Sir Bernard Montgomery (Monty) in Normandy in August 1944.

Yesterday was the anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death. He is a historical figure that I admire because he symbolises to me the determination and tenacity of the underdog. Britain was not winning the war when he became Prime Minister and he had to deal with defeat and failure but he never gave up. His speeches are still quoted today because of the way he used the spoken word to inspire and to energise the British people. One line from one of his speeches is as relevant today for the UK as it was back in 1940.

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

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Photo Of The Day

Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images Mandy Rice-Davies, (centre, right), and Christine Keeler, (behind), surrounded by press photographers as they leave the Old Bailey during the trial of Dr Stephen Ward, a major figure in the Profumo Affair.

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Mandy Rice-Davies, (centre, right), and Christine Keeler, (behind), surrounded by press photographers as they leave the Old Bailey during the trial of Dr Stephen Ward, a major figure in the Profumo Affair.

?Mandy Rice-Davies, Figure in Profumo Scandal, Dies at 70

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What a sook, just go bloody hunting and stuff the whingers

David Cameron has blasted a couple of rats of the sky to satisfy his longing for going hunting…apparently he is worried about the outcry of shooting deer.

He needs to seriously harden up.

These days he prefers not to discuss his love of deerstalking.

But David Cameron still treats pigeons as fair game ? and has taken a 12-bore shotgun out to hunt them near his home, it has been claimed.

The Prime Minister even asked Scotland Yard protection officers to seal off woodland in Oxfordshire while he took aim, according to a startling disclosure.

The Tory leader is said to have targeted pigeons because he ?missed? the days when he could shoot deer in Scotland.

Last night animal rights groups reacted furiously to the claims, accusing the PM of killing animals for ?sheer pleasure?.

Mr Cameron is said to be an expert deerstalker and has spoken openly in the past about his fondness for country pursuits including foxhunting and shooting.

But since becoming Prime Minister, he has been less keen to talk about his love of field sports. Yet when he was missing the days when he could go deerstalking at his father-in-law?s Scottish estate, he went out to shoot pigeons in the woods, according to the newly published diaries of The Telegraph?s Scottish Editor Alan Cochrane. ?? Read more »

Applying the “cricket test” to immigration

Lord Tebbit is pissing of liberals again…this time suggesting a simple test to determine who should come into England as a migrant.

EU migrants should be asked if their forefathers fought the Nazis, Lord Tebbit has said.

The former Tory party chairman said the equivalent of his famous and controversial “cricket test” for EU countries today, would be to ask: “Who did they fight for in the Second World War?”

In an interview with BBC Newsnight, Lord Tebbit said: “Well one test I would use is to ask them on which side their fathers or grandfathers or whatever fought in the Second World War. And so you’ll find that the Poles and the Czechs and the Slovaks were all on the right side. And so that’s a pretty good test isn?t it? Perhaps we’ll even manage to teach them to play cricket over the years.”

The only problem I see with that policy is it doesn’t take out the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys.

Lord Tebbit once famously insisted that many Asian families were not truly loyal to Britain because they failed to support the England cricket team.? Read more »

Sledge of the Year?

Maybe I could do something like to Nicky Hager.

Or perhaps Steven Joyce might like to write a similar letter to Kim Dotcom.

This has to be the sledge of ?year.

Following Arron Banks’ donation of ?1 million, UKIP’s Party Treasurer Andrew Reid has written an Open Letter to The Rt Hon William Hague MP which can be read below:

Dear Mr Hague,

In the first instance I would like to thank you for your efforts in raising funds for the UKIP cause. It is clear to me that your fundraising ability deserves formal recognition and I would like to offer you the role of Deputy Treasurer on or before your forthcoming retirement from front bench politics.

However to do this, requires you to be a member of the Party, but in your case, as you have raised such a substantial sum for the party, I have spoken with Mr Farage and he has authorised me to offer you honorary membership in recognition of your efforts in securing funds for our party.? Read more »

Ian Paisley dies

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In of those most responsible for the divisive hate that existed in Northern Ireland?has died.

The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, died Friday in Belfast, his wife said. He was 88.

Paisley was Northern Ireland’s most polarizing politician throughout its three decades of civil strife, during which the evangelist’s blistering oratory was often blamed for fueling the bloodshed that claimed 3,700 lives.

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