Category Archives: UK Politics

‘Rationing could save the planet’: UK celebrity Joanna Lumley calls for a return of war time restrictions in bid to tackle climate change – Rationing airline travel & meat —

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10130157/Joanna-Lumley-calls-return-1950s-style-deprivations-bid-tackle-climate-change.html By EMMA POWELL FOR THE DAILY MAIL Absolutely Fabulous star said legislation needed ‘for sake of this beautiful Earth’  She said we should cut back on weekend breaks abroad and stop eating meat  Joanna Lumley has called for a return to rationing to combat climate change. The Absolutely Fabulous star suggested legislation is needed ‘for the…

‘Rationing could save the planet’: UK celebrity Joanna Lumley calls for a return of war time restrictions in bid to tackle climate change – Rationing airline travel & meat —

Gary Powell: This mother’s anguish shows councils must banish extreme gender ideology from schools — Conservative Home

Gary Powell is a former councillor in Buckinghamshire. A distressed mother recently shared with me an account that lays bare the lamentable state of child safeguarding in British schools and the usurpation of parental rights by politicised state institutions. The promotion of gender ideology to children creates a long-term income stream for certain charities, pharmaceutical…

Gary Powell: This mother’s anguish shows councils must banish extreme gender ideology from schools — Conservative Home

UK Energy Secretary Appeals for Faith Leaders to Save COP26 — Watts Up With That?

COP26 President Alok Sharma has thanked 40 faith leaders for presenting a commitment to promote a voluntary permanent climate lockdown, in the form of “Encouraging our communities to embrace simple and sustainable lifestyles at home, so as to reduce our collective carbon footprint”. But more needs to be done to help spread the message.

UK Energy Secretary Appeals for Faith Leaders to Save COP26 — Watts Up With That?

WATCH: Morgan calls for all police officers to be re-vetted — Conservative Home

Former Minister for Women and Equalities @NickyMorgan01 says it would be right for all police officers to be re-vetted, and that forces should “get a grip” on ‘broader cultural issues’. #Phillips: https://t.co/6irCsXgqud pic.twitter.com/1EyVhrbLJu — Trevor Phillips on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) October 3, 2021

WATCH: Morgan calls for all police officers to be re-vetted — Conservative Home

WATCH: Rayner defends describing the Conservatives as “scum” — Conservative Home

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner refuses to apologise for calling the Prime Minister scum, but says she would if he apologised for his past comments deemed “racist, misogynistic and homophobic” Follow #Phillips live: https://t.co/p91FXzcLtp pic.twitter.com/6lEdFSEJ1t — Trevor Phillips on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) September 26, 2021

WATCH: Rayner defends describing the Conservatives as “scum” — Conservative Home

Chris Newton: The Government’s Free Speech Bill won’t fix universities if viewpoint diversity isn’t addressed too — Conservative Home

Dr Chris Newton is a military historian and a former defence policy adviser in the Conservative Research Department. As universities start a new academic year, the Government’s Higher Education (Free Speech) Bill is going through Parliament. The bill strengthens and protects university freedom of speech and is desperately needed. University “cancel culture” is not just…

Chris Newton: The Government’s Free Speech Bill won’t fix universities if viewpoint diversity isn’t addressed too — Conservative Home

Britain forced to fire up coal plant amid record power prices and winter squeeze — Iowa Climate Science Education

By Paul Homewood h/t Ian Magness Young Rachel seems surprised!! The UK has turned to a coal-fired power station to help boost its energy supply after global gas and power prices hit new highs and wind farms produced very low levels of electricity. National Grid ESO, which balances Britain’s electricity […]

via Britain forced to fire up coal plant amid record power prices and winter squeeze — Iowa Climate Science Education

UK Labour Party to Vote against ‘Freedom of Speech’ Bill, Claiming It Will Embolden ‘Hate Speech’ — The BFD

rt.com The British Labour Party will oppose a Tory-sponsored bill that would allow “deplatformed” political speakers to sue universities. Labour leader Keir Starmer claims the bill will enable “Holocaust deniers” and “anti-vaxxers.” The bill, proposed by the Conservative government and headed for a second reading in the House of Commons this week, would amend existing laws…

via UK Labour Party to Vote against ‘Freedom of Speech’ Bill, Claiming It Will Embolden ‘Hate Speech’ — The BFD

Scott Benton: Abortion clinic censorship zones would provide a chilling legal precedent for cracking down on freedom of expression — Conservative Home

The Commons should today reject proposals to limit the right to demonstrate outside abortion facilities in England and Wales.

via Scott Benton: Abortion clinic censorship zones would provide a chilling legal precedent for cracking down on freedom of expression — Conservative Home

Planned Parenthood flyers given to 8th graders informs students they can get abortion without parental consent — FOX News

Middle school students in Tacoma, Wash., were given a flyer detailing their legal rights on sex-based issues this week, including their ability to get an abortion without informing their parents.

via Planned Parenthood flyers given to 8th graders informs students they can get abortion without parental consent — FOX News

‘Prepare for the populist backlash, if Net Zero becomes an elite project’ — Iowa Climate Science Education

As public discontent and concerns over the astronomical costs of Net Zero keep growing, green Tories are beginning to fret that they may soon be facing a disastrous political backlash. In the Sunday Telegraph, the UK’s former energy minister, Chris Skidmore, is unnerved by this likely prospect and warns that the Net Zero agenda will […]

via ‘Prepare for the populist backlash, if Net Zero becomes an elite project’ — Iowa Climate Science Education

Connor Tomlinson: Why conservative students need strong students’ unions to protect their free speech — Conservative Home

Furthermore, they should be more proactive in defending the financial interests of their members.

via Connor Tomlinson: Why conservative students need strong students’ unions to protect their free speech — Conservative Home

Watch: UK PM Boris Johnson: We must ‘build back better’ in a ‘greener…more feminine way’ —

NEW – United Kingdom’s PM Boris Johnson says G7 nations must “build back better” in a “greener, more gender-neutral, and perhaps a more feminine way.” pic.twitter.com/CC2GZZ2pX9 — Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) June 11, 2021 SKY News: G7 summit: ‘We should build back in more feminine and gender-neutral way’, says Boris Johnson UK Independent: Boris Johnson…

via Watch: UK PM Boris Johnson: We must ‘build back better’ in a ‘greener…more feminine way’ —

G7 summit: Leaders pledge climate action but disappoint activists —

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-57461670 The G7 nations have agreed to step up action on climate change and renewed a pledge to raise $100bn a year to help poor countries cut emissions. After a summit in Britain, G7 leaders also promised to help developing countries move away from coal. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who hosted the three-day…

via G7 summit: Leaders pledge climate action but disappoint activists —

Our survey. On the environment, Tory members support action but not hysterics about an ’emergency’. — Conservative Home

There is a clear majority in favour of policies to cut the UK’s carbon emissions, but apparently limited appetite for radicalism.

via Our survey. On the environment, Tory members support action but not hysterics about an ’emergency’. — Conservative Home

Deborah Mattinson – Labour’s new strategist. What we know of her views on the Red Wall. — Conservative Home

Last year, ConservativeHome was delighted to have her on our panel about the Red Wall and social care. Here’s some of what she said.

via Deborah Mattinson – Labour’s new strategist. What we know of her views on the Red Wall. — Conservative Home

Robert Buckland: More prison places, a domestic abuse bill, tougher sentences. How we’re acting on the people’s priorities. — Conservative Home

We controlled Covid in our prisons, kept the courts running throughout lockdown, and were the first in the western world to resume jury trials.

via Robert Buckland: More prison places, a domestic abuse bill, tougher sentences. How we’re acting on the people’s priorities. — Conservative Home

Boris the Crazy Green Giant — The BFD

Whatever happened to Boris Johnson? When British voters went to the polls in 2019, they overwhelmingly rejected the reactionary leftism of Jeremy Corbyn and elected what they apparently thought was a conservative government. But, as happened in Australia from 2015 to 2018, voters who thought they were getting a conservative, somehow ended up with a…

via Boris the Crazy Green Giant — The BFD

UK government scraps green homes grant after six months — Watts Up With That?

The abandonment of the £1.5bn programme, which offered households grants of up to £5,000 or £10,000 to put in insulation or low-carbon heating, leaves the UK without a plan for tackling one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

via UK government scraps green homes grant after six months — Watts Up With That?

Boris Johnson vows to end ‘conversion therapy’; MPs attack prayer as harmful, like ‘torture’ — Family First NZ

The Christian Post 14 March 2021Family First Comment: This is just how radical they think….“UK Parliament members likened prayer and fasting to such past practices as electroshock therapy and “corrective rape.” Eliot Colburn, a Conservative member of Parliament ..said the practice shows up in several ways, “from pseudo-psychological treatments and aversion therapies to practices that are…

via Boris Johnson vows to end ‘conversion therapy’; MPs attack prayer as harmful, like ‘torture’ — Family First NZ

Gary Powell: My councillor handbook for the Census has arrived – with science abandoned for woke identity politics — Conservative Home

Unless the obvious definitions of biological sex are clearly established in law, then the sex-based protections of girls and women will be undermined.

via Gary Powell: My councillor handbook for the Census has arrived – with science abandoned for woke identity politics — Conservative Home

Don’t blame the police for failures to hold them accountable. To make streets safer, have more local control. — Conservative Home

That there may be as many as three investigations into Saturday’s events on Clapham Common tells us much we need to know.

via Don’t blame the police for failures to hold them accountable. To make streets safer, have more local control. — Conservative Home

If her truth be known, Brits are all guilty of Sussexism — The Wentworth Report

If her truth be known, Brits are all guilty of Sussexism. By Brendan O’Neill. There’s a new commandment: Thou shalt not criticise Meghan Markle. Woe betide anyone who even thinks about dissing this duchess. This commandment has been vigorously enforced here in Britain ever since Meghan and Harry’s sitdown with Oprah was broadcast on TV.…

via If her truth be known, Brits are all guilty of Sussexism — The Wentworth Report

When your belief in marriage results in job loss & court (UK) — Protect Marriage NZ

The Coalition for Marriage in their latest newsletter have highlighted a number of cases where people who disagree with same-sex marriage have been punished in their careers and occupations, despite recent legal victories, and despite assurances that this would not happen (similar to misleading assurances in New Zealand!) In 2006 Archbishop Mario Conti, then Roman…

via When your belief in marriage results in job loss & court (UK) — Protect Marriage NZ

“With one exception, those promoted in our intake have been women, ethnic minority members, or gay” — Conservative Home

The troubled story of Conservative MPs, identity politics, fairness, looking like modern Britain – and a headache for Party managers.

via “With one exception, those promoted in our intake have been women, ethnic minority members, or gay” — Conservative Home

We’re Walking in the Air — Climate Scepticism

In keeping with much of the country, our neighbourhood had a goodly fall of snow last week. Of course, to maintain my climate denial persona, I should now be saying, ‘So much for global warming’. But the reality is that it hasn’t been particularly cold for the time of year. I’d say instead that it […]

via We’re Walking in the Air — Climate Scepticism

Britain’s Supercharged Mutant Coronavirus Expected to Go Global — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Since the pandemic took hold, the world has learned largely what to expect from the coronavirus—but now the rulebook is being frantically rewritten by a fast-spreading new strain. From dailybeast.com EDINBURGH, Scotland—On Jan. 2, Boris Johnson was feeling pretty good about himself. Having just secured a massive majority in last year’s festive election, the British prime minister posted a thumbs-up […]

via Britain’s Supercharged Mutant Coronavirus Expected to Go Global — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Labour are divided over an EU deal, but no-deal Brexit would pose its own problem for Starmer — Conservative Home

As the denouement of the EU negotiations loom, the papers have offered a running commentary of Sir Keir Starmer’s struggle to unite the Labour Party behind his Brexit policy. The Labour leader is reportedly “leaning heavily towards whipping in favour of a deal if ministers strike one”, according to the Times, “but his top team is…

via Labour are divided over an EU deal, but no-deal Brexit would pose its own problem for Starmer — Conservative Home