Monday, May 03, 2010
Why I don't want the Tories back
I thought I would start a blog about why I don't want the Tories back - about how bad it really was last time round.
Please feel free to join in through the comments, I will try to update them regularly to enable the free flow.
Here are my first thoughts
1. In 1996 Ann Widdecombe as prisons minister defended the Government's policy to shackle pregnant women with handcuffs and chains when in hospital giving birth. The policy was later dropped after public outcry. (From Wikipedia). This was one of the things that kept me going through the 1997 General Election when I was working 18 hour days.
2. Peter Lilley as Secretary of State for Social Security said there was no more poverty in the UK because everyone had a TV. I cannot find a source for this, but I remember it strongly.
3. Fox hunting
5. Security guards on £1 per hour who had to buy their own uniforms and dogs out of their wages
What are your top 5?