Rabid Tory isn’t too pleased.

That his Aunt Patsy is voting SNP.

Frazer Nelson of the daily telegraph, one of the biggest Tory fckutwits ever born, is raging that his aunt was photographed on the street getting all cosy with Nicola Sturgeon, it upset him so much he blames Sturgeon for using outdated methods of campaigning like meeting real members of the public – on the street – to express her views and at the same time taking the opportunity to listen to what the people want.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/11550469/Has-no-one-bothered-to-explain-the-basic-rules-of-politics-to-Nicola-Sturgeon.html

Nicola did rub it in though by sending Frazer a message…lol.

Westminster buys sold-off council homes

MORNING STAR

May
2015
Wednesday 6th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

Tory council spends £90m to claw back houses


by Lamiat Sabin

HOUSING campaigners highlighted the mockery of the right-to-buy scheme yesterday following revelations that a Tory council spent £90 million on clawing back former social homes after selling them off.

Westminster Council repurchased 295 properties at an average market price of £300,000 each, the Mirror reported, after they were heavily discounted and sold 30 years ago.

The borough was also embroiled in the “homes for votes” scandal, in which Dame Shirley Porter was found guilty of gerrymandering and allowing council tenants in marginal wards to buy their central London flats if they were likely to vote Conservative.

Now, with more than 2,300 households on its waiting list, the council is desperately shelling out tens of millions to regain possession under subsidiary company Westminster Community Homes.

The short-sighted Tory policy also escalated emergency housing costs to £41.8m in 2013-14 alone in order to put up homeless families in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation.

In yet another plot to bribe voters, Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to extend the right to buy to 1.3 million housing association tenants.

Defend Council Housing chair Eileen Short slammed the pledge as “complete nonsense” that “plays on the hopes and fears of social tenants.”

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David Cameron to declare victory on Friday without a coalition deal

THE TELEGRAPH

Prime Minister will insist Conservatives are legitimate winners if finish as the largest party, as George Osborne warns of fresh economic crisis

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David Cameron is preparing to declare election victory on Friday morning even if he falls short of a majority, senior sources have suggested, as potential coalition allies distanced themselves from Ed Miliband.

The Prime Minister is expected on Friday morning to say that only the Conservatives have a legitimate right to form a government if they win more seats than Labour on Thursday.

While pollsters are predicting a stalemate, bookmakers expect the Tories to finish with the most seats. In the early hours of Friday, the parties will scramble to assert themselves as the legitimate lead party in a coalition.

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MUM OF 4 FEARS HER KIDS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER TORY EVICTION

MORNING STAR

May
2015
Wednesday 6th
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

Tory Barnet Council ‘ knows landlords abuse those kicked out of social housing’


A MOTHER of four broke down in tears yesterday as she recounted how her north London council has made her homeless after the Sweets Way estate demolition.

Juliet Azie was left with nowhere to go when Barnet Homes decided she had made herself “intentionally homeless” and refused to find her new accommodation.

Ms Azie and her children, including her top-of-class daughter who is preparing for her GCSEs, had lived in the now-empty estate for four years.

Barnet Homes agreed to see her for an emergency meeting today, which the mother hopes will change her fate.

Crying on the phone to the Star, Ms Azie said: “I’m hoping they overturn the decision and find me a home for me and my children.

“That’s all I hope for, for it to be over, or else I know that they will take my kids off me because I won’t have anywhere to go and on my wages I can’t afford London.”

Ms Azie said that the council offered her one place that was simply too far away from her children’s school and her own work and that further options provided by Barnet Homes had proven unworkable.

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Patients will ‘ROUTINELY wait a month to see their GP this time next year’

THE MIRROR

The findings by GPs’ magazine Pulse suggest more than two million patients coud be waiting at least four weeks for an appointment

 GP Surgeries

Patients will routinely be waiting up to a month to see a GP by this time next year, family doctors are warning.

The findings by GPs’ magazine Pulse suggest more than two million patients coud be waiting at least four weeks for an appointment.

Family doctors expect the average waiting time will rise to two weeks, although in the busiest areas it will be twice as long.

GPs also warn that they are so overworked that standards of care are “dangerous” as they are prone to missing serious illnesses.

Dr Zishan Mehdi Syed, a GP partner in Maidstone, Kent, predicted that waiting times at his practice will be more than five weeks.

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Ban NHS doctors from private work, hospital consultant says

THE GUARDIAN

Cardiologist Dr John Dean says overlap of private and public healthcare results in ‘the greedy preying on the needy’ and deprives NHS of much-needed doctors

A surgeon and his theatre team perform an operation.

NHS doctors should be banned from also working in private medicine because it damages the health service and involves “the greedy preying on the needy”, claims a heart specialist who has given up working in an industry he calls a “con”.

Dr John Dean, a consultant cardiologist in Exeter, says NHS doctors who supplement their income by seeing patients privately end up compromising their ethics because they have a financial incentive to recommend treatment that may not be necessary.

Private healthcare deprives the NHS of doctors, increases waiting lists for care and does not give patients the superior treatment they think they are paying for, he argues.

“I have always been ambivalent about private practice, and I had become increasingly uncomfortable about my own involvement. I realised that, in all conscience, I could not go on with it,” Dean writes in an opinion piece in Wednesday’s edition of the BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal.

“No matter how high I set my own moral and ethical standards I could not escape the fact that I was involved in a business where the conduct of some was so venal it bordered on criminal – the greedy preying on the needy.”

Dean has shunned private medicine because it “encourages doctors to make decisions on the basis of profit rather than need. When confronted with a choice between two treatment pathways in equipoise – one that earns the doctor no money and the other with a fat fee attached – that conflict is stark. I cannot say, with hand on heart, that I have never chosen the second option,” he admits.

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Revealed: Coalition Proposals To Cut Welfare For Sick, Poor, Young And Disabled

WELFARE WEEKLY

A list of “very, highly or extremely controversial” potential cuts to benefits have been drawn up by civil servants in response to warnings that the next government would struggle to keep welfare spending below a legal cap of about £120bn a year.

The cuts proposed by officials at the Department for Work and Pensions include abolishing statutory maternity pay and barring under-25s from claiming incapacity benefit or housing benefit. Money could also be raised, civil servants suggested, by increasing the bedroom tax in certain cases.

In one of the DWP documents seen by the Guardian, two Whitehall officials say colleagues who were consulted in 2014 about the potential cuts described them as “very/highly/extremely controversial”, which highlighted that when it came to welfare spending that there was “not much low-hanging fruit left”.

The Conservatives have proposed cutting £12bn in welfare after the election, without specifying how. The DWP proposals were canvassed the year before, amid warnings that the failure of the coalition to get to grips with accelerating spending on key benefits would leave the next administration “vulnerable to a breach” of the welfare spending cap.

Other options laid out in the DWP documents include:

• Getting employers to contribute more to the cost of statutory maternity pay – or as an alternative abolishing it entirely.

• Freezing benefit payments at current levels across the board.

• Limiting welfare payments by family size.

• Forcing single parents on income support to seek work when their youngest child reaches the age of three (currently five).

• Making it harder for sick people to claim state aid when they are out of work by introducing “stricter” fit-for-work tests and/or tighter limits on eligibility.

• Increasing the bedroom tax on certain categories of renters.

• Barring under-25s from claiming incapacity benefit or housing benefit.

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