THE WRITING HAS BEEN ON THE WALL FOR ALL TO SEE - POWELL HIGHLIGHTED THE SITUATION BUT IT DOES NOT FIT IN WITH ANY MODERN DAY AGENDA

THATCHERS LONG ROAD TO BECOME AN MP

THATCHER SEEMED OBSESSED WITH BECOMING AN MP

ACTIONS AGAINST THE PUBLIC INTEREST

NO SUCH THING AS SOCIETY

THE THATCHER YEARS What kind of Britain did Margaret Thatcher leave behind? Population | Families | Unemployment | The unions |

POPULATION - The UK was a smaller country then - 56.2m people lived here, compared to 62.3m people in 2010. That had been pretty stagnant since 1970, actually going down for four years before 1979 as the economy faltered. During the first years of Thatcher's reign, fewer people came to live in the UK - acceptances for settlement went down from 69,670 in 1979 to 53,200 by the time she resigned in 1990. Since then, the economy has boomed and eastern European countries have joined the EU. In fact, for much of the decade there were more people leaving the UK than coming here. Now it is the reverse. Net migration now is at a record high

FAMILIES - Ironically for a prime minister who focussed so much on family life, the 1980s saw the end of the traditional family unit for many. Divorce rates reached 13.4 per 1,000 married population in 1985, although that wasn't as high as the peak of 1994 after the recession. They have gone down now. The most recent figures show that 119,589 people got divorced in 2010, roughly half of the number of people who got married the same year. UNEMPLOYMENT - As Britain learnt to come to terms with the idea of "no such thing as society", unemployment shot up under the Conservatives to levels not seen since the Great Depression. The figures show how it lags behind the economy - even after the recession was over, many were unemployed

UNIONS - The unions were a major force in 1970s Britain, with around one in four of the UK population a member - 13.2m people. Those numbers went down significantly by 1990 to 9.8m - and in 2008/9 to 7.4m or one in eight of the population

MINERS STRIKES BEGIN

IAN MCGREGOR AN AMERICAN OVERSAW THE PIT CLOSURES

THE LONDON POLL TAX UNREST

THINGS GET OUT OF HAND FROM BOTH SIDES

THE IRON LADY 2011

APPARENTLY THACHER WENT THE SAME WAY AS WILSON

THE RISE AND FALL OF TONY BLAIR

WHO ACTUALLY WAS TONY BLAIR

ACTIONS AGAINT THE PUBLIC INTEREST

THE MASTER OF SPIN

THE BLAIR YEARS

JUSTICE - The most high-profile change contained in the anti-terror bill is an extension of the period in which a suspect may be held without charge from 14 days to three months. It will also make illegal the “glorification of the preparation or commission of terrorist acts”—an offence so vague that it effectively establishes a category of thought crime under which the government will be able to arbitrarily criminalise political dissent .

FOI – Freedon of Information Act . Requests can be refused if the cost of answering them exceeds certain limits, but only the time spent finding and extracting the information can be counted. The government proposed to also include the time officials spent thinking about the decision. Any complex request, or one raising new issues, would involve considerable 'thinking time' and so would be likely to be refused on cost grounds - freezing progress on openness. Another provision would have rationed the number of requests anyone could make within a 3 month period, limiting campaigners, and entire organisations such as the BBC, to perhaps one or two requests a quarter to any one authority.

CHILD PROTECTION  - Jack straw placed gagging orders on children to stop them disclosing child abuse / child protection issues.

IllEGAL WAR - Blair's admission, that he "would still have thought it right to remove him [Saddam]" regardless of the WMD issue, is also an acknowledgement that he lied to the House of Commons on February 25, 2003, when he told MPs: "I detest his [Saddam's] regime. But even now he [Saddam] can save it by complying with the UN's demand. Even now, we are prepared to go the extra step to achieve disarmament peacefully. I do not want war... But disarmament peacefully can only happen with Saddam's active co-operation."

WELFARE REFORM  - Government has a responsibility to provide real opportunities for individuals to gain skills and to get into work that pays. But individuals also have a responsibility to grasp those opportunities.

We are now seeing the beginnings of a sea-change in how people view our welfare state. There is growing public support for a welfare state that tackles poverty at its source; that gets people into work; that offers people hope - in exchange for a commitment to help themselves

PROTEST OUTSIDE IRAQ INQUIRY

BLAIR WENT TO WAR ON TOTAL FABRICATED REASONS

BLAIR BLATANLY LIED TO PARLIAMENT

BLAIR - SELF SELF SELF

ACTIONS AGAINST THE PUBLIC INTEREST

THE COALITION YEARS UNDER CAMERON                                         David Cameron became Prime Minister in May 2010, leading a Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government. He has been the Conservative MP for Witney in West Oxfordshire since 2001. He studied at Eton College before graduating from Oxford University with a first class degree in politics, philosophy and economics.

 Before being elected as an MP, David worked for the Conservative Party Research Department and then as a special adviser in government, first to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and then to the Home Secretary. In Parliament he held a number of positions on the Opposition Front Bench, including Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Front Bench Spokesman for Local Government Finance, and Head of Policy Coordination in the run-up to the 2005 General Election. He was also a member of the influential House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee from 2001 to 2003.

He was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills after the 2005 General Election and, on a mandate to change and modernise the Party, he was elected Leader of the Conservative Party in December 2005. In 2010 the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats formed a coalition government. Cameron became Prime Minister, making him the youngest Prime Minister in 198 years

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Conservative Party Manifesto 2010 chosen at random -

1. Bonfire of the Quango’s

2. Immigration down to 1os of 1000s

3. A full opt-out from the Charter of Fundamental Rights

Conservative promises for 2015

4. A five per cent pay cut for Ministers followed by a five-year freeze, and a 10 per cent reduction in the number of MPs

5. Simplifying the tax system

None of the above have changed .But welfare Reform and Benefit Cuts have dominated the Tory agenda to the detriment of the sick ,disabled  ,unemployed and employed .

Conservative promises for 2015

1. No tax rises

2.  A renegotiated deal on the EU

3. A referendum on EU membership

LONDON RIOTS March 2011

ATOS DEMONSTRATION AGAINT RIGGED ASSESSMENTS

CORONER STATES SUICIDES WERE RELATED TO ATOS ASSESSMENTS