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Conservatism in a nutshell.

Conservatism in a nutshell.
Liberal Democrats may deny their support of this ideology. Judge them by their actions not their words.
Humanity deserves better than this.
Humanity is better than this.

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It’s not enough to defeat Tory ideology. We also have to defeat the “drum beat”. We have to defeat the Tory propaganda machine that brainwashes people with their slogans and catch-phrases. You’ve heard those slogans -“less government”, “personal responsibility”, “hard-working families” “making work pay” and lots of flag waving. These are shorthand for an entire world-view. But ever such a shabby, ruthless and paltry one.1209102_539900659412800_1664499134_n

A clue is in the name: The word “Tory” derives from the Middle Irish word tóraidhe, which means  outlaw, robber or brigand, from the Irish word tóir, meaning “pursuit”, since outlaws were “pursued men”. It was originally used to refer to an Irish outlaw and later applied to Confederates or Royalists in arms. The term was thus originally a term of abuse. The Tories live by plunder. They steal your taxes, your public services, your state provision and your labour, in order to raise more money…

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Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

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Exposing the unfair treatment of jobseekers, the horrors of Universal Credit, unfair sanctions and heinous treatment of claimants at Ashton under Lyne Jobcentre.

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