Despite record spending on education and undoubted improvements to the fabric of many school buildings (though clearly not all), ask an employer how Labour's education system equipped school leavers for the world of work:
Labour introduced Employment and Support Allowance
for disabled people, the 'tougher test' and ATOS to carry out the
assessments. Yet bizarrely, the coalition are getting the blame for current
cases where genuinely disabled people are being refused the 'support'
rate of ESA. Despite the coalition not even having implemented any
changes as of yet! By the way, imagine if a Tory minister had said 'if
you can use a computer mouse, you can work'!
The council tax, one of the most 'regressive' taxes in existence, doubled.
This represented a real terms increase of 40%. It is true that council
tax is set by local authorities but the SNP in Scotland and the
coalition at Westminster have shown it is fairly straightforward for
central government to impose freezes or caps.
to have been hardest hit, for them in some cases the council tax was
unfairer than that bogeyman of the left, the poll tax. But then, you
never really see pensioners' riots...
10p tax band
Citing fuel duty
is perhaps controversial, as there is a 'green' justification for
petrol taxes. On the other hand, everybody has to travel, and all goods
have to be transported. Petrol tax is thus a tax on just about every
good and service. It could be said that petrol tax is the ultimate
Yep, the fuel duty escalator was introduced by the Conservatives. But fuel prices reached a record high in 2000. So no coincidence that the protests occurred then.
Amusing to see the comments here
describing the protesters as 'thugs', 'holding the country to ransom',
only here, the criticism is presumably from Labourites. Plus ça
Does the tiny, marginal difference made to petrol
consumption really justify the rather self-righteous support of this
tax? Surely the ability to move from A to B should be regarded just as
essential as state-funded education?
Labour's civil liberties record, well, I don't really have to elaborate
do I? Yet only now does the party whose mantra throughout government
was 'if you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to fear' bleat
about police brutality.
Jean Charles de Menezes....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10961016">Dr David Kelly
And the issue above all others that should have generated more anger, than Farquhar having to pay a bit more for his tuition....
'Small-c' conservative estimates of Iraqi death toll
And the lies and spin used to take us there
In short, lefties are hypocrites. Bears and woods come to mind.