A Tory Said What: March 2021

March was a big month in politics. The clocks went forward and the MPs left Parliament for their Easter break but they are still busy. There is still the pandemic and restrictions started to be eased but it was not without controversy, questionable comments and even more corruption. That is why I am back with a new post of A Tory Said What.

So, what is the point of these posts and why am I publishing them? Well, do you ever feel like the Conservative Government [PM Boris Johnson pictured above; feature image from Manchester Evening News] are deliberately lying to you? Do you ever feel like they are deliberately trying to gaslight you? Questioning your sanity? Or, have they said something that sounds so bizarre that has you thinking what the f***, they surely could not have said it, read more

A Tory Said What: February 2021

January turned into February and although we are now several days into March 2021, I am back with the February 2021 edition of A Tory Said What. So, what is the point of these posts?

Do you ever feel like the Government are not being honest with you? Do you think they are lying? Or attempting to gaslight you? Or, have they said something that sounds so bizarre that you may think they did not actually say it at all? Well, that’s what I try to bring attention to with these posts. read more

A Tory Said What: January 2021

A new year is underway and while I initially aimed for this month to be the first one back for the ‘A Tory Said What’ series of posts, it is the second since I decided to start doing these posts again.

These posts were originally halted as it was immensely difficult to keep up with the number of lies, misinformation that was spread, especially after the rise of Boris Johnson to Prime Minister [Pictured in the feature image above from Manchester Evening News]. However, I then remember this quote from Joe Biden’s inspirational inauguration speech on January 20th and it reminds me why the amount of lies, misinformation and gaslighting from the Government infuriates me so much, especially while we are stick with ‘Britain Trump’ for the foreseeable… read more

A Tory Said What: December 2020

Yes, A Tory Said What is making a return. For those of you new to this blog, I attempted to from late 2018 to try, where I could, to fact check comments made by Tory MP’s that were false or alarming. These posts stopped not long after Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, as I just could not keep pace with the amount of false and/or potentially misleading claims they were making.

I was going to restart the posts in 2021 but once I had made that decision the urge of wanting to point out their lies and my head just exploding whenever I heard these comments on the news made me start early. These posts are basically, me trying to get this stuff off my chest. read more

A Tory Said What: August 2019

August and with MPs on their summer recess from Parliament, I would have expected this post to be pretty short. You would have imagined there was less time for any government MP to say something factually incorrect, alarming or concerning which is what these posts aim to do. However, with Boris Johnson as Prime Minister that was probably never going to happen. In fact, I could probably get a post just out of his comments alone.

So, what were the highlights for the government? The latest Q2 figures show that the economy shrunk meaning at the time we were only three months away from being in a recession; by the time this is published around two months away. The new Home Secretary Priti Patel tried to come out hard on immigration with plans for strict immigration rules and an end to free movement in the event of a no-deal Brexit. August ended with a constitutional crisis of sorts with Boris Johnson deciding to prorogue parliament in a bid to undemocratically force through a no-deal Brexit (more on that later). read more

Shocking and Surprising comments from Tory MP’s: January 2019.

I am back with another one of these Tory bashing posts where I dismantle some of the more shocking, surprising and alarming comments made by Government MP’s. At the third time of asking, I think I have come to a title for this series of posts that I like and it is the one above.

January was not a good month for the Conservatives. As a Government committed to delivering Brexit, 118 of their own MP’s voted down their flagship policy to help inflict the largest parliamentary defeat for a government in British history; 230 vote majority. They then saved their skin to survive a vote of no confidence motion that could have triggered a General Election. That said, it wasn’t a great month for other parties too with Labour having an MP sent to prison and a Scottish MP making controversial claims surrounding Winston Churchill but that could make for a separate post altogether. read more

Shocking and Surprising comments from Conservative MP’s: December 2018

The first post in this monthly series of posts did not go so well. It was not even published until mid-December. The original post also only had a working title (*Comments you Probably would not have expected a Government/Tory MP to say: November 2018) which has since been shortened down to the above. Granted, this is also a later post but then a part of that has been down to me adjusting to the new set up on Word Press which has been a slightly frustrating process. 

The purpose of these posts is to highlight the level of hypocrisy in the comments sprouted by government ministers. Seeing as the government is a Conservative minority one, but allows me to do something that I enjoy doing; Toy bashing. Would these posts happen in the event of a Labour government? Who knows but I don’t have to think about that until 2022 by which time I may not be doing this blog anymore. read more

*Comments you Probably would not have expected a Government/Tory MP to say: November 2018

This is new territory for me on this blog. It was prompted by some of the hypocrisy I saw in some of the comments coming from a number of Conservative MP’s in the aftermath of the Draft Brexit Agreement being announced and made public. Some of them I thought were totally mind-boggling, I really did. So, I thought I might start doing a monthly post picking out some of the more extraordinary comments uttered by an MP in government.

*The title of these posts is a working progress and is open to change. Please drop me a message on facebook, twitter or comment on this post if you have any suggestions for a more appropriate title. Additionally, each image along with the quotation comes from the individual’s bio page on the Parliament website. read more

Lancaster House: unfulfilled promises and the national interest

 

This post has been long considered by myself. It has had many draft ideas. For example, it was nearly entitled ‘In defence of the enemies of the people’ after the backlash to the result of Gina Millar’s High Court case. However, the wording would be quite problematic as would accusing the government of being the real enemies of the people. I have decided to be above the language used by these media outlets and question who is at most damaging the national interest.

The post was aimed for publication last Wednesday to mark the year anniversary of the Lancaster House Speech though a recent family bereavement (I don't feel this is the right place to go into such detail) and dealing with it delayed its publication.

Since the 2016 Referendum regarding the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union and the ascension of Theresa May as Prime Minister vowing to deliver the ‘will of the people’, some of the language used in the press has been alarming. It has been the language of segregation, division and hate.

Judges have been labelled ‘enemies of the people’ by the Daily Mail for insisting the government needed an Act of Parliament to invoke Article 50. All other political parties, members of the House of Lords and in fact anyone that has disagreed with Mrs May have been described as ‘saboteurs’ purely for having different views on Brexit. Then, last month, a group of Conservative MP’s were named and shamed including their pictures as ‘malcontents’ for voting against the government on ensuring Parliament has a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal reached between the UK and the EU. Though just why said newspaper quoted Nadine Dorries saying they should be ‘deselected’ is heavily ironic considering she faced calls to be sacked for going on I’m a Celebrity in 2012. read more