Tag Archives: Conservative extremism

The Defunct Prime Minister

The political sharks, are circulating They won’t hesitate; They taste, defeat A weakened mortal morsel, Is now just – faded bait. Does she wait in anticipation For the fatal stab in the back Will she jump before, the push, or … Continue reading

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George Osborne, child benefit and the Conservative hard-right 2010-7

Hard-right chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne (2010-6) used the 2008 financial crash to reduce some British welfare payments. His ideological austerity programme was combined with political pragmatism. Child Benefit, which is paid to mothers as a tax free sum, … Continue reading

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