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What a load of pompous parliamentary puppets, I’ve rarely heard such incredulous superficial aristocratic brown-nosing speeches from our government with regards to anyone who has died, as they have, over the death of Baroness Thatcher

Miliband: Thatcher was ‘unique and towering’

Labour leader Ed Miliband described Margaret Thatcher as a “unique and towering figure” who “defined her age” during a warm tribute in the House of Commons. Speaking in front of busy, but not packed, Labour benches he said:

“Whatever your view of her, Margaret Thatcher was a unique and towering figure.

“I disagreed with much of what she did but I respect what her death means for many, many people who admired her and I honour her personal achievements.

“Today we also remember a prime minister who defined her age.”

Paddy Ashdown: Thatcher greatest PM of our age

Former leader of the Liberal Democrats Paddy Ashdown paid a thoughtful tribute to Baroness Thatcher in the House of Lords this afternoon, giving personal anecdotes about their relationship and praising the former prime minister as “the greatest of our age.” He said:

“If politics is defined, and I think it can be, by principles, the courage to hold to them, and the ability to drive them through with success, then she was without a doubt the commanding politician and the greatest prime minister of our age.”

Norman Tebbit pays emotional tribute to Thatcher

Thatcher’s former cabinet minister Norman Tebbit paid an emotional tribute to his old boss and friend in the House of Commons today.

He spoke movingly of the support she provided his family after he and his wife were injured in an IRA bomb attack at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. He praised her courage and popularity, and reflected on her demise, saying:

“I left her, I fear at the mercy of her friends, that I do regret.”   “

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Even her ‘friends’ turned against Baroness Thatcher when she was Prime Minister when her own cabinet ousted her from government before she could do even more damage to the country.

There were few honest words spoken with regards to the brutal reality that faced millions of people that had to deal with the cuts under the last Tory government but here is one:

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Labour MP: Thatcher caused ‘pain and suffering’

MP David Winnick criticised the “human cost” of Thatcher’s policies, and said MPs should be free to criticise her time in government.

The veteran Labour MP, who was first elected to parliament in 1966 said it would be hypocritical for him not to voice his thoughts on the “brutal contempt” with which she treated “millions of working people.” In an impassioned speech in the House of Commons he said:

“What was done under her premiership, the way in which the policies that have been praised here today were carried out, in my view, and indeed the view of these benches at the time, were highly damaging and caused immense pain and suffering to ordinary people.”

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Now with all the current round of taxes, cuts and caps it is not only ordinary people that are suffering, but the most vulnerable people of our crumbling society, the disabled, and yet the government are going to spend X amount of money, probably hundreds of thousands of pounds if not a million or even more than that on a ‘Ceremonial Funeral with Full Military Honours’.  How dare they…..How…. Dare…. They!!!

The loudest protest that could easily be done and would be heard and would be seen (or rather not seen) by the international media that will be covering this pompous procession is to do absolutely……… NOTHING……………BOYCOTT the Iron Lady’s funeral, may she ‘rust’ sorry ‘rest’ in peace…….this means don’t watch it on TV either, and hopefully the streets will look as empty as the following video….

If the streets are full of people for the funeral procession, even if only to see the Queen and other high ranking officials and celebrities, then that footage will be used by historians in the future to prove that Baroness Thatcher was well liked and respected and was good for the country which is blatantly wrong, the historians, like our government will and are creating a false history.

FM

This is brilliant…..

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FM  🙂

Our government over the last two weeks have been handed the Truth And Lies Report, signed by some 43 Bishops, the  House Of Lords have asked parliament to look again at their proposals regarding the nations budget and even financial experts have told George Osborne that his budget proposals are unworkable…….

And still parliament are not listening to the church, the Lords or financial experts…..don’t you think that it is time for a vote of no-confidence in our current government????

During today’s PMQ‘s Mr Alexander (Rt Hon Douglas Alexander Labour Paisley and Renfrewshire South) said with regards to the Europe debate:

“The Opposition understand that the real agenda on certain Government Benches is not only to bring powers back, but to take rights away.”

Our government’s hidden agenda, would almost without a doubt, affect not only workers rights but those of benefit claimants too. Rather than change their new system to make it more fair and reduce the amount of claimants that have to appeal, they could take away our right of appeal, and without the European Court Of Human Rights to oversee our government, they will have full reins over the fate of all of us in England, no matter which party is in charge in the future.

And lets not forget who brought in the changes to our benefit system, it was the previous Labour government. Labour may well be saying that they want to stay in Europe but do they really? But then how could they be in opposition government if they agreed with what the coalition want? As Labour are mostly funded by Unions, do they want them to have to start fighting for workers rights again, our country will be moving backwards! Do Labour also have a hidden agenda?

People  have fought for people’s rights for decades and these could be lost in a matter of a couple of years if not sooner. In a nutshell, if we pull out of Europe, we are all screwed….aren’t we???

FM

Pat’s Debate – your support needed more than ever

After a year of very hard work and wonderful encouragement from all of our friends and supporters Pat’s Petition  closed with over 62,600 signatures. We then sent an open letter to Liam Byrne.

We are delighted to announce that all the effort succeeded

and we have a result.

Liam Byrne has been in touch and the Labour Party are giving us an Opposition Day Debate in the Commons based around Pat’s Petition. This means the debate will take place in the Chamber at the House of Commons with Ministers and front benchers as well as back benchers.

So fantastic news – Pat’s Petition is moving to Pat’s Debate. Tell everyone – shout, sing, tweet using hashtag #PatsDebate. Let’s shake this government into listening to us at last.

The debate will probably take place some time in January and we will only have a weeks notice so the important thing now is to get ready for the debate and make sure all the issues we have been campaigning on get attention.


The theme of the motion for the debate will be the Pat’s Petition demand that the government – Stopand review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families and a demand for a Cumulative Impact Assessment. It’s a very wide brief so if you want to focus on a particular issue that’s fine.

We will need lots of help from you all to make sure that after all your effort this debate gets real results.

We are hoping that many of you will put up blog posts in support of Pat’s Debate and that we can collect the links together here.

We will also need your help to ask MPs from all Parties to speak in this debate and if we can direct them to your blog posts it will show them the kind of messages we want to put across.

Contact your MP details via this link

Watch this space to see how the plans for the debate are progressing.

Time is running out.

Please get behind this debate and make it a game changer.

Pat x

for further details contact  –  patspetition@gmail.com

If you have any suggestions/comments, please add them below.

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For the original article and more information please see http://carerwatch.com/reform/

Many Thanks

FM  🙂

If we disabled people have to keep on proving that we are still worthy of support from the government, then shouldn’t MP’s have to retake their exams to prove that they are also still worthy of our support!!!If they fail then they should be sanctioned and/or kicked out of government.

Maybe we should start an e-petition to put this idea through parliament???

Maybe if ATOS had to assess their capability to run the country?

The ConDem‘s have attacked just about everyone since the banks screwed everyone, and everyone is so busy fighting their own corners that no-one is sticking together and people are becoming more & more divided. This is exactly what the government want as it makes it so easy for them to control the populace. This country is becoming more & more of a dictatorship than has ever been known in British history. Is this what the government have really learnt from going into Iraq and Afghanistan? And we went in dictating to them that they were wrong?

I see other countries sticking together, like Greece, Spain and Portugal. Even having a strike and a protest march on the same day.

What is the point in unions if no-one goes on strike anymore, if striking is or becomes illegal and then job losses are imminent due to strike action then that’s another dictatorship control of the masses.

What happened to the Labour party, aren’t they paid for at least partly if not fully by the Unions. Where’s their support for people’s rights?

By keeping inflation high and pay rises low there are many thousands more just like you that also cannot afford to strike, we are all just accepting the austerity measures and will continue to do so until it all collapses in on itself. (Stiff upper lip, and all that!) The English are far too tolerant….

I have ‘hopefully’ attached a map that I got from  BBC news website, which shows the EU trade union membership (% of working population).
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It looks to me, that those countries, (Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Finland) that have a higher % of union members don’t have the problems that the rest of the EU are going through…..Just an observation….leading to an idea……get the union to recruit more members and use the austerity measures to bring in the young who don’t know what union membership is!

Our grandparents fought tooth and nail to give their future generations a decent life, and now all their hard work is being undermined every single day in parliament.