Friday, 20 December 2013

David Cameron's Little Black Book

David Cameron has said he keeps a little black book of things the Liberal Democrats have stopped him doing in Government. Here are a few things we think are probably in it:

  • Inheritance tax cuts for millionaires
  • Bringing back O’ levels and a two-tier education system
  • Profit-making in schools
  • New childcare ratios
  • Firing workers at will, without any reasons given
  • Regional pay penalising public sector workers in the north
  • Scrapping housing benefit for young people
  • Ditching the Human Rights Act
  • Weakening the protections in the Equalities Act
  • Closing down the debate on Trident
  • The ‘go home’ poster vans
  • Boundary changes
  • Scrapping Natural England
  • Holding back green energy
  • Stopping teachers teaching children about how we can tackle climate change
  • The Snoopers’ Charter

Tory backbenchers have shown their true colours in recent months, not least when a group of them released their Alternative Queen’s Speech, which included plans to:

  • Bring back the death penalty
  • Ban the burka
  • Privatise the BBC
  • Introduce an annual ‘Margaret Thatcher Day’

It’s just as well that the Liberal Democrats are here to keep the Government anchored in the centre ground.