Liabour election pledges tracker

#1
Remember the Liabour pledge cards of 2005?

Your family better off
Your child achieving more
Your children with the best start
Your family treated better and faster
Your community safer
Your country's borders protected
Let's keep a track of how they are doing.

Here is my one:

Your community safer
GRAN, 73 BEATEN BY GIRLS
By James Harper
PLUCKY gran Pat Hughes was left with two black eyes and a broken nose when she told a gang of girls to mind their language.

The three yobs were abusing a bus driver when 73-year-old Pat - just five foot tall and weighing six stone - told them to stop swearing. She was then punched and slapped, leaving her with blood streaming from her nose.

The row began on the bus in Newtown, Birmingham, when one of the girls tried to get on board without paying.

Pat, a retired cleaner and mum of six, said: "I won't let these cowards ruin my life. It's important that ordinary people make a stand against this sort of behaviour."

The bus firm is checking CCTV footage to identify the girls.
http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/...line=gran--73-beaten-by-girls--name_page.html
 
#2
Your community safer

Sex offender offered teaching job

A registered sex offender given clearance by Education Secretary Ruth Kelly to work as a teacher landed a job in a high school, it has emerged.

But he resigned after teaching for only a few days when police protested.

Ms Kelly had decided not to ban him because she apparently believed evidence he had accessed paedophile websites was inconclusive.

The teacher, who is on the sex offenders register, was given a job in Norfolk last month.

Ms Kelly had handed approval for him to work in schools the previous May.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/4591850.stm
 
#3
So, by this rationale can we attribute the antics of Fred West and Harold Shipman to the Tories?
 
#4
You can if you want, but those lot aren't in power any more and nothing can be done about it.

But it would be nice to think we can give Liabour the kick and give someone else a chance.
 
#5
Harold Shipman wasn't just poisoning the elderly under the Tories...some of his crimes probably go back to before Thatcher, and he wasn't arrested until 1998! :twisted:
 
#6
Can you provide a comparison to the example I quoted?

In any case, it was New Labour who made such a fuss about manifesto promises, who talked about no more sleaze, and who have signally failed to deliver. Then there's...(continued on p.94)
 
#7
For a more empirical list of all the things labour have been upto, visit

www.laboursleaze.com

makes for interesting reading :D
 
#8
MrPVRd said:
Harold Shipman wasn't just poisoning the elderly under the Tories...some of his crimes probably go back to before Thatcher, and he wasn't arrested until 1998! :twisted:
See? Within months of New Labour taking power, Harold Shipman was arrested and behind bars. A glorious victory for our Dear Leader! :lol:

The point I was trying to make was that there's no point in trying to blame all of society's ills on the government of the day. The basic premise of the thread is flawed, unless of course you demonstrate some sort of causality (ASBOs, soft of criminals etc, etc.).

VB, I can cite the example of the Tory "Back to Basics" campaign which amongst other things pledged a return to family values- only a few weeks later Steven Milligan was found to have suffocated to death with the help of a satsuma, electrical cord and a bin bag, while dressed in women's stockings.

Agent Smith: Do the names Jonathan Aitkin, Jeffrey Archer and Neil Hamilton mean anything to you? :D

Not defending Labour or TCB and cronies. Just making the point that everyone's at it.
 
#9
Yes, they do. Just that the New labour creeps have taken sleaze to a whole other level :D
 
#10
well said crabtastic
I really don't see how labour have taken sleaze to a new level, there are countless examples from all parties of far worse in the past than the current offerings "visa for mistress's babysitter" oooooooooh
they've all failed on pledges, ideals, whatever

on a slight aside did anyone else notice that paddy ashdown was running bosnia for a couple of years and has only just been replaced? not good enough for uk politics but fine to run a war ravaged and racially divided country!!!
 
#11
Phoney Tony hasn't got the initials "TB" for nothing! He's like an incipient disease!

MsG
 
#12
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#13
Agent_Smith said:
Yes, they do. Just that the New labour creeps have taken sleaze to a whole other level :D
Smithie - while I can see where you are coming from your basic premis is wrong.

Many of us believed T Bliar (Things can only get better) in 1979, but really we were only voting in a different set of 'snouts for the trough' and this is becoming more and more evident.

Politician = sleeze (regardless of party). Independants, not sure about as they don't come out and say anything and the media love them as they are instant quotes.

My own opinion - for what it is worth, and that is your decision, ALL politicians should be independant, but that will never work in our society (or any human society).

Over to you.
 
#14
Auld-Yin said:
Many of us believed T Bliar (Things can only get better) in 1979
Freudian Slip? :D
 
#15
Auld-Yin said:
My own opinion - for what it is worth, and that is your decision, ALL politicians should be independant, but that will never work in our society (or any human society).
Good point, Auld Yin.Top suggestion.
But just because nobody's ever tried it, doesn't mean it won't work. It the UK had a real gobment, instead of the hucksters, shysters and crooks in power at the moment, they'd at least "suck it and see".
Can't be any worse than the present bunch of fücking wasters, can it?

MsG
 
#16
Most politicians are as bad as each other, but if you look at the facts behind most of the Tory sleazy MP, they were guilty off nothing more than parking their penises in inappropriate locations, ie women who weren't their wives or other men. With Labour it's a lot more sininster: Bernie Ecclestone, the Hinduja bros, mortgage fraud, "badger watching" (good 'ole Ron Brown), dodgy PFI deals, dodgy dossiers, the Hutton inquiry, passports for nannies, punching the electorate, speeding with Home Secretary in the back, I could go on.

The free holidays enjoyed in Tuscan villas, Barbados and Sharm el Sheik must make the Hamiltons livid, all they had was a weekend in Paris!

And all that without mentioning the "First Lady"!
 

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