Life, The Universe & Everything . . .

Well, not quite, but - it seems to me that things are coming to a head. I'm one of these weird folk who believe what the Bible says. Young earth, salvation through Christ's sacrifice on the cross, and that there is a time coming (very soon!) when He's coming back for His own. There is … Continue reading Life, The Universe & Everything . . .

Journalist ARRESTED for covering controversial demonstration in Tory marginal

Pride's Purge

There has been widespread international outrage after a journalist was arrested in the US for simply asking a question to one of Donald Trump’s cabinet members.

By contrast, when a UK photo-journalist is arrested here in Britain and is due in court for covering an anti-fracking demonstration – the compliant UK press is completely silent.

Photo-journalist Peter Yankowski-Walker is due in court on May 15th after attempting to cover a demonstration in Bolton against a fracking company (full information below).

Fracking is a controversial subject in Bolton as the local Tory MP Chris Green is defending an extremely narrow majority of just 801 against strong local feeling against fracking.

Could this be an attempt to intimidate local press from covering a subject which could damage a local MP in a Tory marginal – not to mention a government which supports fracking – during the election campaign?

Or are we in Britain…

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Tories & UKIP The Same? 

http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/05/ukip-all-but-wiped-out-in-local-elections-as-tories-make-big-gains-6616877/ A story in today's Metro. UKIP vote crashes. Tory vote soars. Ergo, UKIP voters think that the Tories are now so right-wing as to be worth voting for.  That is terrifying. Really.  Coupled with the National Front's Ms Le Pen doing very well in the French Presidential elections (she might actually win!), and we … Continue reading Tories & UKIP The Same? 

Desperately underpaid paramedic tells Theresa May: “I’ve seen things no one should have to witness”

Pride's Purge

A paramedic has written a moving description on Facebook (see below) of the difficulties he has to face every day in his job, and how he is paid a pittance of just £12.35 an hour to do it.

This is because the Tory government has over the last 7 years capped paramedics’ and other public workers’ pay rises at 1%.

The cabinet ministers who made that decision, however, have seen their own pay rise over the last 7 years to the point they are making approximately £117.92 an hour*, on top of which they can also claim expenses, subsidies and other perks.

A perfect example of Theresa May’s warped Britain today.

Brian Mear:

I joined the Ambulance Service in 1986.
For over 28 years I worked doing “Front Line” work. That’s Emergency work. Covering 999 calls. For the last 6 years of my service I worked alone predominantly on nights at…

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