The Budget: Head vs Heart?

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Hazel Speed

The live UK Budget broadcast had a most surprising twist for this writer, but first let us consider the presentations in the order they took place. I leave the fine detail to the link herein but rather, my observations were as follows.

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Mrs May’s unrequited love for the UK

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Hazel Speed

Mrs May, yet again, did not disappoint with her outline of the importance and meaning of the United Kingdom.

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Mrs May’s financial penalty against the sick and disabled, despite her grand speech

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Hazel Speed

George Freeman, as Chief Policy Advisor to Mrs May, has created a whirlwind storm in the UK following his crass remarks in regard to wanting to differentiate between physically and mentally disabled (staying at home and taking pills for anxiety), denying the latter access to apply for PIPs Personal Independent Payments, replacing Disability Living Allowance.

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Mrs May wins Gold – Labour and UKIP ‘also rans’

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Hazel Speed

Mrs May is ‘on a political roll’ with no challengers in sight.

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Trumped by a Royal Flush

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Hazel Speed

The UK Parliament yesterday held a three hour debate as to whether President Trump’s state visit should be revoked following a petition signed by 1.8 million people to date.

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Where is the Moral Compass in Parliament?

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Hazel Speed

It was quite interesting the other day to watch The House of Lords commence their early debates on Brexit, a most sedate and honourable debate (no pun intended).

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Division in Brexit

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Hazel Speed

MPs voted on a Government amendment to Labour’s Opposition Day Motion on the Government’s Plan for Brexit. The Amendment accepts the need to publish a plan for Brexit and calls for Article 50 to be triggered by 31st March 2017.

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