Category Archives: Elections

Bullygate Conservative Lead Doubles to 12% In Latest ICM Poll

The allegations of bullying against Gordon Brown have done immediate damage to Labour’s poll ratings with the Conservative leading doubling to 12%; Conservative Party Chairman Eric Pickles does counsel that people should wait for a trend to develop before drawing too many conclusions from this poll.

What does standout however is how fragile Brown’s support is, it takes weeks to start building up Labour’s poll standing and just hours to destroy it again as the floating voters flip back and forth; now is the time for David Cameron to strike.

Labour are on the back foot again and this time the opportunity for knock out blow must not be missed.

Meerkats Have Never Voted Labour

The Price Of Petrol Directly Impacts Labour’s Poll Rating

source:www.whatgas.com

During the years since 1997 the motorist, all 28 million of us have been used as a cash cow for Gordon Brown’s profligate spending with the ever increasing cost of fuel, speed and traffic cameras and Green Tax lies to try and extort still more money from the motoring public. From Brown’s first budget the cost of petrol and diesel has risen inexorably with the largest portion of the price of a litre of unleaded being tax; tax that we they pay VAT on!

Speed cameras spread like fleas on a hedgehog and quickly became a source of revenue, not a safety measure.

At the beginning of November the motorist and democracy were hit again when Brown changed the rules so that if you are found not guilty of a motoring offence you still have to pay the costs.

The chart from whatgas.com shows Labour’s poll rating against the price of a litre of unleaded, petrol was at it’s most expensive in July 2008, this is when the Conservatives had their biggest poll leads.

Several national newspapers have been predicting that unleaded will be £1.25 per litre at the time of the General Election.

Brown and Labour would do well to remember that 28 million of us own cars and we are fed up of being ripped off by Labour.

New Conservative Poster Campaign

Alistair Darling Told He Cannot Afford General Election Giveaways By The OECD

Darling no money for General Election giveaway

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned Chancellor Alistair Darling that he cannot afford pre-election sweeteners as there is no money.

The latest set of figures show October to be the worst month for public finances since records began 35 years ago. The budget deficit for October 2009 was £11 billion and national debt is now 60% of GDP. The deficit for the fiscal year 2009 – 2010 is likely to top £175 billion which blows the Governments financial predictions for the year to shreds, once again.

In the last year Government borrowing has almost doubled, tax receipts are falling and spending on unemployment benefit is rising.

If that is not bad enough the Bank of England reports that for the eighth month in a row, bank lending to business is still contracting. What happened to pumping money into the banks and the banks lending money to spark growth.

The OECD has another grim warning that cutting expenditure and increasing taxes will stifle growth.

With their heads firmly in the sand the Government are continuing to spend money at an ever-increasing rate and nowhere in the Queens Speech was there mention of spending cuts. Apart from a politically motivated law to force any government to cut the debt by 2014, not a word.

Then there are the  rumours in Westminster of Labour pursuing a scorched earth policy to make life difficult for any Conservative Government.

Labour – A Warning From History

By Tory Aardvark

1909_socialism_throttling

This is a Conservative Election poster from 1909 predicting what would happen if the then relatively new ideology of Socialism were to take hold in the United Kingdom.

Move on 20 years to the 1929 General Election.

Thanks to Iain Dale for this poster

Thanks to Iain Dale for this poster

80 years later the prediction has come true; dont forget Labour has told local councils to come and inspect every inch of your home so they can charge you more for having a patio, a nice garden or a nice view. With 20% of all council tax now paying for gold plated pensions for non jobbers, it’s nice to know we will all have less disposable income to support diversity officers and street football co-ordinators.

Full marks to the Conservative election strategists of 1929, they had the foresight to  see the insidious danger than socialism poses to any free society.

Would Bloggers be a good choice as MP’s?

By Tory Aardvark

MP’s behaviour after the Expensesgate scandal has been widely perceived as “completely out of touch” with the public mood, their laughable attempts to clean up their act with Gordon Brown’s failed legislation, have done nothing to improve the low esteem the public have for their MP’s.

One blogger and friend of TTAB is Iain Dale who is standing for open selection as the Conservative candidate for Bracknell Forest, currently represented by Andrew McKay.

Iain Dale

Iain Dale

Many of the most popular blogs now have more readers than some of the Daily papers. Blogs share one thing in common with a newspaper, you want to attract readers, which means the content of your blog has to either reflect the public mood or attack it head on. Either way you must be in touch with your readers.

Which leads me neatly to the point of this, bloggers are more in touch with the public by virtue of their job which should make them better MP’s and less likely to indulge in troughing, or lock the doors to the ivory tower and ignore the public mood.
This must surely be a good thing for rebuilding public trust in the “Mother of All Parliaments”

William Hague on Labour’s achievements since 1997

By Tory Aardvark

William Hague is probably the greatest parliamentary orator since Winston Churchill, his speeches not only get his message over, they can be very funny as well.
Yesterday at the Conservative Party conference was no different; from yesteday’s speech here is the list of Labour failures during their time in Government:

William Hague

William Hague

- £22,500 of debt for every child born in Britain
– 111 tax rises from a government that promised no tax rises at all
– The longest national tax code in the world
– 100,000 million pounds drained from British pension funds
– Gun crime up by 57%
– Violent crime up 70%
– The highest proportion of children living in workless households anywhere in Europe
– The number of pensioners living in poverty up by 100,000
– The lowest level of social mobility in the developed world
– The only G7 country with no growth this year
– One in six young people neither earning nor learning
– 5 million people on out-of –work benefits
– Missing the target of halving child poverty
– Ending up with child poverty rising in each of the last three years instead
– Cancer survival rates among the worst in Europe
– Hospital-acquired infections killing nearly three times as many people as are killed on the roads
– Falling from 4th to 13th in the world competitiveness league
– Falling from 8th to 24th in the world education rankings in maths
– Falling from 7th to 17th in the rankings in literacy
– The police spending more time on paperwork than on the beat
– Fatal stabbings at an all-time high
– Prisoners released without serving their sentences
– Foreign prisoners released and never deported
– 7 million people without an NHS dentist
– Small business taxes going up
– Business taxes raised from among the lowest to among the highest in Europe
– Tax rises for working people set for after the election
– The 10p tax rate abolished
– And the ludicrous promise to have ended boom and bust
– Our gold reserves sold for a quarter of their worth
– Our armed forces overstretched and under-supplied
– Profitable post offices closed against their will
– One of the highest rates of family breakdown in Europe
– The ‘Golden Rule’ on borrowing abandoned when it didn’t fit
– Police inspectors in 10,Downing Street
– Dossiers that were dodgy
– Mandelson resigning the first time
– Mandelson resigning the second time
– Mandelson coming back for a third time
– Bad news buried
– Personal details lost
– An election bottled
– A referendum denied

Is the Election Campaign being fought on the Internet?

By Tory Aardvark

When the Sun dumped Labour in favour of the Conservatives this week, much was made of the waning impact of news papers on political campaigns. The Conservatives expressed delight at the switch, but played down the overall impact it would have. Newly returned spinmeister Alastair Campbell followed the same line, albeit a bit late, as Mandelson’s “bunch of chumps” had long bolted the stable. So we will have to wait until the GE to find out if the newspapers carry the same influence as they did in 1997.

There are an impressive array of web sites being assembled for the coming battle; Labour has almost adopted Twitter as it’s own. Cynics would say that the 140 characters is all the Labour message can support. Facebook and You Tube also feature prominently in both sides “e-aresenals”.

The “blogosphere” is reckoned by one and all to be extremely important, political blogs like Guido and Iain Dale have more readers than some national dally papers and cause news stories from their blogging.

Our own experience from contributing to various discussion forums and public blogs is of a concerted and standard drive from Labour supporters that take the form of childish smears and name calling, followed by selective reporting of facts, or maybe they are not bright enough to assimilate information correctly?
It’s always the same misinformation and continual fear references to Lady Thatcher.

So we thought we would start our own investigation and we are busily collecting pro Labour posts (not an easy task) and then they are going to be computer analysed so we can publish the top ten propaganda lies and the top ten repetitive statements.

Should be interesting

Interest in Politics on the increase?

By Tory Aardvark

Today is one of those great Saturdays, nothing much to do and the latest copy of Land Rover Owner has just dropped through the door so time sit down with a brew, light a Dunhill and have a read.
This time last year LRO was full of ways to save fuel and the usual stories about world wide expeditions, not mention the pages of accessories that allow you to build your fantasy Land Rover if only you had the money. The editorials were starting to become a bit political with the Green VED Tax lie that Labour was once again trying to rip off the motorist and a socially engineer which cars people drive.

Over the last three months the tune of magazine has changed dramatically, articles and letters are now speaking about the ever increasing price of the fuel, the anti-car policies and dogma, of Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Green Party. All three of these  parties have more than one thing in common, but the most odious of all is the self-appointed control freaks, who know so much better than all of us, as to how we should live our lives and what they should allow us to do.

Using the same hysterical wailing of the banshee anyone who has dared speak out against anything “Politically Correct” was immediately tarred with an invented word suffixed by “ism” or “ist”. A few years ago anyone who spoke out against uncontrolled immigration was a “racist”, now that public opinion has made immigration a political hot potato the banshee are now using flawed science and wailing for England to force their “Green” ideas on the silent majority.

It’s always about state control of the individual covering everything from what they should think, to what they should do.

The last twelve years has seen the biggest loss of freedoms and intrusion of the state into just about very aspect of daily life. We have more CCTV cameras than any other nation on earth, are our streets safer and crime down? No
A plethora of speed cameras and traffic control cameras have allowed the Government to find new and inventive ways of raising money and monitoring our movements.
More and more databases track our lives and everything we do, Brown lied about ID cards because they are keeping the database behind which will track lots of things about our daily lives, soon everytime we go abroad on holiday or business we will have to notify the government or face a fine.

Slowly but inexorably the silent majority are  stirring and saying enough is enough.

When it comes to voting, most votes are cast by those in their fifties or older. I belong to the baby boom generation, those that were born between 1945 – 1960. We are an unusal generation in that there are more of us than any generation, before or since. We have had more spending power and we have more voting power, quite simply because we will vote.

My point is that if the normally silent majority who would rather tinker with engines and get muddy in quarries are becoming politically active because of the last twelve years then interest in politics is starting to increase, which can only be a good thing because votes will be cast on substance rather than spin.

Which as the polls  show leave Labour up “chumps” creek with a sinking canoe and no paddle

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