David Cameron has clearly put his idea of “de-toxifying” the Tory brand high up in his list of priorities since being elected as the Conservative leader five years ago. Creating his “compassionate conservatism” was supposed to allay the fears the electorate had about the Tories being the “nasty party”.
Now many of us cynical lefties thought this was all a ploy, words (crucially not really backed up with actual policies) by an opportunistic opposition doing whatever it took to try and win power. That Cameron was no Macmillan/Heath style one nation
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So now the verdict is in, the speculation is over, and we now know in some detail what the ConDem plans are in respect of the financial and economic future of the Country under their stewardship.
And here is what we now know beyond all reasonable doubt, this is a regressive budget, it effects the poor more than the rich, the sick more than the able bodied, the weak more than the strong, women more than men. We are most certainly not “in this together”.
When the Financial Times and the IFS
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That “Back to the Future” is twenty five years old seems stupidly weird to me. How could it have been out for *TWENTY FIVE* years?!?!?!? A film that in my mind is so quintessentially modern, is in fact a relic of a different era?
But it really is 25, and as a result is being screened in UK cinemas to mark
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the anniversary. So I was very tempted to go along, the last film to have such a re showing was “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, I decided
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