Not so funny picture irony

(Picture Source: ConservativeHome)
(Picture Source: ConservativeHome)

Front page of today’s Daily Telegraph. Pictured in the corner is Vincent Kompany, captain of Manchester City Football Club, celebrating after his club won the Premier League championship last night. At the same time, the Tory supporting Telegraph report on the Tory Liberal Government’s attack on the most vulnerable in society with 500,000 set to lose out on disability benefits.

Fraud for the Disability Living Allowance is estimated to be in the region of 0.5%. However, the Government will cut funding for the Personal Independence Payment (which is the new disability benefit replacing the Disabiliy Living Allowance) by 20%. This simply means that disabled people will have less support.

FullFact.org  highlights the lack of media understanding on disability benefits for the most vulnerable in our society.

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London Needs Ken

Compare Ken’s response to the 7/7 bombings to the Boris response to the London riots.

London needs a serious Mayor for serious times who can provide leadership. Not Boris, who is too preoccupied with his main job as a columnist for the Daily Telegraph and has no time to be an effective Mayor for London – and does not care enough to cut his luxury holiday short to fulfil his duty as Mayor of London to provide assurance to the City after major events such as the riots last summer.

Vote Ken Livingstone for a real leader for London!

Labour controlled Brent Council praised in Telegraph for providing innovative incentives to residents to give up their car

The moves that we have made show our commitment to making Brent a greener Borough. Our revolutionary Waste Strategy sets a vision will lay a platform that aims to increase our recycling rates and this recent proposal reported in the Telegraph reaffirms our commitment to contributing as a local authority in combating the negative impact of climate change.

LINK TO ARTICLE

Our incentivised based approach directly shows a stark contrast to the Coalition Government’s slash burn, cut and force approach.

Lib Dem MPs trained to exploit the expenses system and the Taxpayer

It’s not surprising that Brent East’s Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather has been caught up in what has been branded as “OfficeGate”.

Source: Political Scrapbook

In 2009, the Telegraph reported that the Liberal Democrat Party had produced a guide for their MPs on how to “systematically exploit their taxpayer-funded expenses” – LINK

The handbook on exploiting the system has come to light again following the revellation of expenses “saint” Sara Teather’s office expense irregularities.

Political Scrapbook has today published an extract of the handbook – LINK

Meanwhile Councillor James Powney has blogged on the fact that Sarah Teather’s appearance in Parliament has been somewhat scarce – LINK

Daniel Hannan MEP: I determine Tory manifesto without hassle of leading it

Next Left, the Fabian Society’s blog page, have posted referring to the Ani-NHS Tory MEPs own piece on the Telegraph website on his influence on David Cameron’s manifesto.

What’s better than leading a political party? Getting to determine its manifesto without any of the hassle of actually, you know, leading it. I’ve observed before that, line by line, chapter by chapter, The Plan: Twelve months to renew Britain is becoming official Tory policy. My friend and co-author Douglas Carswell is miffed at the lack of acknowledgement, and you can see his point: David Cameron’s policy wallah, Steve Hilton, has cut and pasted bits of our text with neither alteration nor attribution.

Source: Daniel Hannan MEP – Telegraph Blogs