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One of the most wanted terrorists in the world is now a Tory councillor
A former active member of the IRA is now an active member of the Tory Party despite admitting she once celebrated the deaths of British soldiers and even civilians killed in terrorist acts.
Maria Gatland – once known as Maria McGuire – is now a Conservative Party councillor in Croydon after being reelected in 2014.
Unsurprisingly, there is no mention of the fact she was an active IRA member on the Croydon Conservatives webpage:
Dump the Tories before they dump you!
Is this what Tory voters want?
Doctors are preparing to move abroad
Number of patients waiting to start treatment is increasing
GP vacancy rate is increasing as existing doctors leave the NHS
The chances of getting a hospital bed are decreasing
Nurses are leaving the NHS
From balancing the books and running a budget surplus to delivering a strong NHS, the past two years included plenty of broken pledges.
1 Promise : We will balance the books by 2017 and then run a budget surplus.
Reality : The deficit is still £50billion a year and will not even be closed by 2020.
2 Promise: We will not increase VAT, Income Tax or National Insurance Contributions.
Reality : Chancellor hiked NICs in first Budget before being shamed into a U-turn a week later.
3 Promise : We will work to end child poverty.
Reality : Child poverty is on the rise and forecast to get even worse when new welfare cuts kick in.
4 Promise : We will deliver a strong NHS.
Reality : Waiting times have soared, A&E is in meltdown and medics were forced to strike. Have a look how bad things are in YOUR area.
5 Promise : We will cut net migration to below 100,000 people a year.
Reality : Migration is running at 273,000 a year.
6 Promise : We will safeguard British interests in the EU single market.
Reality : Theresa May is pulling us out of the single market as part of her plan for Brexit .
7 Promise : We will protect schools funding.
Reality : Funding is being cut by 6.5% with many inner city schools facing even bigger losses.
8 Promise : We will boost mental health funding.
Reality : Only half of mental health trusts say they received a real-terms increase to budgets.
9 Promise : We will abolish long-term youth unemployment.
Reality : Latest stats show 80,000 aged 16-24 have been unemployed for more than 12 months.
10 Promise : We will recover £500million a year from migrants who use the NHS by the middle of the next Parliament.
Reality : Barely half of that is being recovered.
11 Promise : We will give workers the right to three days’ volunteering leave a year on full pay.
Reality : It never happened.
12 Promise : We will increase British exports to £1trillion by 2020.
Reality : Now admit target will not be hit.
13 Promise : We will ban wild animals in circuses.
Reality : Tory MPs blocked the Bill in Parliament.
14 Promise: We will ensure the NHS has enough staff to meet patients’ needs.
Reality: NHS has a staffing crisis while pay rises for key workers are still pegged below inflation.
15 Promise : We will clamp down on dangerous extremists with new Extremism Disruption Orders.
Reality : Counter-Extremism Bill never appeared as lawyers failed to agree a definition of “extremism”.
16 Promise : We will introduce a new Victims’ Law to enshrine key rights for victims of crime.
Reality : It never happened.
You may be familiar with the extremely important WOWPetition which was set up for MPs to debate the effect of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 on disabled people. The petition reached its goal of 100,000 near to the 12 month deadline. It was debated in the House of Commons and presented by John McDonnell on 27th February 2014.
Under new rules WOWPetition would NOT have reached its goal in time.
This is because the Tories shortened the deadline of which to reach 100,000 signatures from 12 months to 6 months along with other new rules.
We asked the HOC petitions committee to explain their reasoning behind the changes and this was their response.
It failed to address the petitions which would have reached their goal in 12 months. It’s clear why the changes were really brought about. The Tories do not want to debate the effect of welfare reform on disabled people.
The Tory government tried and failed to stop people relying on the Human Rights Act when appealing against them.
If the government had been successful, it could have had major implications for future cases.
“It’s an absolute disgrace that disabled families have to put their lives into fighting for human rights in 2017,” Jayson Carmichael said today. “We hope our fight, during the election campaign, draws voters’ attention to this.”
Since 2014 the Tories wanted Jayson Carmichael to pay the bedroom tax even though they knew full well he slept in a separate bedroom because his wife needed a special bed for her condition. There’s no room for Jayson’s bed in his wife’s bedroom.
David Cameron promised to look into this case when he was Prime Minister – but did nothing!
The supreme court granted the couple’s right to sleep in separate bedrooms without having to pay the hated bedroom tax. The Tories were fuming though and tried to block other couples taking the same legal route.