The Green Party group on Norfolk County Council are shell shocked by the news that their leader, Philip Hardy has turned his back on Green ecomentalism and joined the Conservative Party.
The Greens won 13 seats in the 2009 council elections and became the third largest party on the Council.
Hardy thinks that the Conservative policies on deficit reduction make sense: Read the rest of this entry
At last after 18 months of Dave and his brand of social democracy and Blair worship, something approaching a real Conservative has stepped up and said the insanity of Liberal Climate Change Minister Chris Huhne must be stopped.
Huhne is currently trying to stop Britain’s shale gas revolution by pushing the mendacious warming alarmist propaganda documentary Gasland as a real and valid reason to stop fracking.
At the Conservative Party conference the Chancellor, George Osborne has said it is time to stop the insanity of the Greens: Read the rest of this entry
More people who served in the Falklands War have committed suicide since the war ended, than were killed in combat operations, just think about that for a moment.
A large number of the homeless on the streets of Britain today are ex-service people, people who have fought for us will tonight bed down in a cardboard box in a shop doorway.
The cause of all this suffering and misery can be directly traced to the effects of combat and viewing sudden violent death, on a daily basis and what happens to the individual after the war is over.
There is very little Aardvark can find to applaud about this Coalition Government, however the news that Liam Fox is taking immediate steps to stop what he calls “the national scandal of post conflict suicides” is very good news Read the rest of this entry
Last year we ran a rolling record of policy announcements from the 2009 Conservative Party Conference which proved popular so here we go again this year, this post will be updated as new policy announcements are made, the post is also “sticky” so it will remain as the first article on the blog until Sunday.
Last Updated 12:15 October 6th 2010
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announces that pilots for an inter-school sports competition will take place next year and that within weeks he will return the National Lottery to its original four pillars, with grassroots sport, but art and heritage all benefiting by as much as £50m each year from 2012. He also said that he will insist that lottery distributors spend no more than 5% of what they distribute on admin.
Foreign Secretary William Hague announced that the Government will legislate this autumn to put a sovereignty clause on EU law onto the statute book to enshrine the principle that what a sovereign parliament can do, a sovereign parliament can also undo
Defence Secretary Liam Fox confirmed that Trident would be replaced and made several announcements taking on board recommendations from Andrew Murrison MP’s review of mental health care for the armed forces, namely a dedicated 24 hour support line for veterans and introducing 30 additional mental health nurses in Mental Health Trusts to ensure the right support is organised for veterans. He also announced new funding to replace 125 Service Families Accommodation Units on Canadian Estate at Bulford with 260 new units at a cost of £47m
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announces the establishment of the New Enterprise Allowance Read the rest of this entry
About time, how could anyone in all seriousness, justify Child Benefit payments to people who earn in excess of £44,000 a year, when the national average wage is £25,000.
There is something very wrong about a system that pays benefits to people on higher rate tax, there can be no moral justification for this at all, Read the rest of this entry
For the record Aardvark does believe in Climate Change, it’s just not the man made variety supported by the junk science of Michael Mann, Phil Jones and an Indian Railway Engineer masquerading as a scientist. Repetitively repeated by the regimes of Barack Obama and Gordon Brown as “settled science” and “so many days to save the world” Copenhagen showed up the whole Climate Change Scam for what it was: a method of giving our money to third world dictators to stuff their Swiss bank accounts with. You may think the likes of Hugo Chavez and Robert Mugabe deserve our money, Read the rest of this entry
More news on yesterday’s post that David Cameron could offer the referendum that Labour promised and then failed to deliver.
The latest news is on the possibility of a Referendum is really encouraging:
First, it appears that this section of the Treaty is simply not subject to passerelle.
Second, even if it was, passerelle requires the unanimous agreement of every member state – and every state has the right to demand an InterGovernmental Conference and ratification instead. Britain would have a veto, and it would be in total conflict with David Cameron’s new EU policy for a Cameron Government not to use it.
Third, even if this area was subject to passerelle, and even if the British Government failed to use the veto and demand an IGC, Spain has already demanded one. Furthermore, the European Parliament looks set to vote in Spain’s support on Thursday, and the European Commission is in agreement too.
Beyond those technical, Brussels-derived arguments, there is also a compelling bit of evidence from an unlikely source here in Britain.
I spoke last night to Bruno Waterfield, the Brussels Correspondent for the Telegraph. He confirmed to me that he had checked the story with no less an authority than the Foreign Office, who had confirmed the need for Parliamentary approval of the new Treaty. Full story here
Neither Brown nor Clegg could be trusted to do anything but give more of our constitutional powers away to Brussels, Labour promised a referendum on Lisbon and broke that promise and Europhile does not even come close to describing Clegg.