Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Public Sector Workers In Fight For Fairness

Remember when Teachers, Lecturers, Policemen, Police staff,Ambulance staff, Nurses, Midwives, Doctors and Fireman crashed the stock market, wiped out Banks, took billions in bonuses and paid no tax? No, me neither.

This hideous Government are trying to rule us by chaos and confusion they are trying to divide us and pit us against each other. 
Don't let them -  we are stronger united.

Support the Strikers!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tory MP Michael Gove A "Striking" Hypocrite

Tory MP Education Secretary, Michael Gove On Official NUJ Picket Line
A far cry from Union Bashing  Opinion of the Unions Now!

There are many hypocrites in the Tory cabinet but today the Education Secretary, Michael Gove really excelled himself!

Michael Gove started today by ferociously attacking union strike action, in other words it is "don't do as I do, do as I tell you", his hypocrisy beggars belief!

The above picture shows him on an official picket line where he could be found virtually all of the time and when the usual shop steward who was the strikers spokesman was absent, Gove would step in to become spokesman.

Part of the reason why he was taking industrial action was because; "Management are denying people the chance to be governed by a collective bargaining deal and denying freedom of choice in the workplace."
The government he is a part of is trying to stop workers going to tribunals, forcing them to pay at least £1000 to commence tribunal action and just last week they announced that they were going to make it easier for bosses to sack their workers, leaving workers open to abuse and bullying and totally unable to defend themselves. I wonder if Mr Gove would have considered striking for any of those reasons and whether he and his colleagues would have called them an all out assault on workers rights?

Gove has come under fire for many things this past 19 months, especially when he claimed £7000 to furnish his London home before "flipping" his address, he did pay the money back, but has never admitted wrongdoing, but this is the mark of this Tory cabinet and their little useful idiot friends the orange Tory Liberal Democrats, they are all hypocrites and never accept their actions were responsible for the harm their incompetence is causing the ordinary people in this country, from the prime minister ABC "Anyone But Cameron"!

I support the public service worker strikers.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cameron £140,000 Land Purchase From Tory Lobbyist & Donor

In July 2011 the Prime Minister David Cameron spent nearly £140,000 buying land neighbouring his Oxfordshire home from a Tory party donor, Lord Chadlington. He is the Chief executive of the powerful Huntsworth group, which runs a number of lobbying firms including Quiller and a close political ally and friend of the prime minister. 

Lord Chadlington also known as Peter Gummer is the brother of ex Tory MP now Lord John Gummer (Baron Debden) .Benedict Gummer (32)  is the son of John Gummer and was elected as Conservative MP in May 2010 for Ipswich. "His seat was secured by his father’s wealth, influence and by the support of Kenneth Clarke (Health Minister who allowed BSE infected material into baby food, school meals, and vaccines). Lord Chancellor Kenneth Clarke who is also a member of the Prime Ministers Cabinet travelled to Ipswich and met with wealthy landowners, businessmen during Benedict Gummers electioneering. Many meetings behind closed doors with the help of the ‘old boy network’ helped to secure Ben Gummers seat" (Justice for Andy)
Lord John Gummer is the Chairman of the environmental consultancy company Sancroft International and Chairman of Veolia Water. (No wonder the Tories privatised water!)

Lord John Gummer was one of the worse claimants of parliamentary expenses the former environment secretary, used the parliamentary expenses system to claim more than £9,000 a year for gardening., he also received hundreds of pounds to meet the costs of “treating” moles, removing a jackdaw nests, tackling insect infestations and an annual rodent service” contract, claiming more than £100 a year for the mole treatment alone.

Here are a few examples of how John Gummer earns his  money  "They Work For You".  
Valpak is especially interesting and it would be in the public interest to know more details about Valpak’s  interests in the [no 2] Suffolk Incinerator and the Tory-run County Council. 

Quiller Consultants is situated next door to the Queen at Buckingham Gate.
Lord Chadlington admitted priming four private equity leaders before they gave evidence to a highly charged Commons inquiry.He  helped senior figures from Permira, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, 3i and Carlyle to prepare for an appearance before the Treasury Select Committee on June 20, 2007.

Lord Chadlington was also a Key backer of Mr Cameron and bankrolled his bid for the Tory leadership and is the chairman of Cameron's Witney constituency association and donated £10,000 towards his run for the Conservative leadership. Since then, he has personally donated more than £60,000 to the party, while his company has donated a further £30,000.

Huntsworth owned Quiller lobbies for among others a private equity firm heavily invested in healthcare and also Capita  which is a huge outsourcing company which is also involved in the NHS and is headed up by George Bridges not only is Bridges an old Etonian friend of David Cameron, he is also an old friend of George Osborne the Tory chancellor.  Quiller is heavily connected to the Conservative Government and is enjoying regular access to top Tories.

 This explains still further why the Tories are so adamant that they are going to dismantle the NHS and allow private companies to come in and do what they like with it. With all these Lords closely associated with David Cameron, is it any wonder the NHS bill did not get voted out?

Not for the first time David Cameron's cavalier behaviour and crass political judgement is raising concerns.
Before  George Bridges joined Quiller as a lobbyist he was the Tory party's  former campaigns manager was invited by David Cameron to help run his general election campaign he also used to be employed as the former chief of staff  of Theresa May and was an ex strategist from the department of health, all lobbying for and pushing the agenda of these companies that hire Quiller consultants. He is currently still employed by Quiller Consultants along with other former Tory aides. 
Quiller Consultants also employs Stephen Parkinson, who used to prepare David Cameron for Prime Minister’s Questions, and Malcolm Morton, a former adviser to Cabinet Office minister Mark Harper. Quiller co-founder Jonathan Hill is now a junior minister in the Department for Education.
Departmental records show that in the first  10 months of the coalition government Tory ministers regularly held meetings with clients of Quiller Consultants, one Quiller client the BSA which is a lobbying company and lobbies on behalf of the outsourcing industry.
The City of London Corporation, had seven meetings with the Tory financial secretary to the Treasury Mark Hoban also in the first 10-month period. 
In the first 8 months of the coalition Migration Watch UK, a right wing pressure group which campaigns for less immigration and produces dubious statistics held two meetings with Home Secretary Theresa May and a further two meetings with immigration minister Damian Green.
In addition, May’s special advisers Fiona Cunningham and Nick Timothy have enjoyed lunch with Quiller".
Hey but don't worry - "we are all in this together" - How will you spend your £140.000?
Ever felt like you have been well and truly had?

Justice For Andy
Tendance Coatsy
PR Week

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Worrying Trend of "Anti-Immigrant Bile" Spewing From the British Conservative Party

Modern Take On an Old Poster campaign
Nothing Has Changed
"Same Old Tories"
It seems that hardly a day passes with a new headline coming from the Tory-led government about immigration and immigrants. Is it a coincidence that ever since the Conservatives somehow managed to get themselves into a position of absolute power (thanks to the Liberal Democrats) that almost daily we see rabid anti immigrants headlines in the right wing press? Is it really true then that "absolute power" really does "corrupt absolutely"?  This trend is especially evident in the more basket case newspapers like Rupert Murdoch's Sun and Times and of course the Daily Mail and Daily Express, however, the Daily Telegraph doesn't appear to have much compunction about joining in either, although they do appear to at least pull some of their punches.

Some of headlines coming from the British Conservative government and these so-called "newspapers" wouldn't look out of place on BNP literature. I loathe to refer to them as newspapers as they carry very little in the way of news, but what they do carry is heavily slanted and stacked statistics against immigrants and nearly always written in such a way as to totally mislead the public. Do these "publications" really carry any weight with normal rational thinking people? Or do normal rational thinking people avoid these so-called "newspapers" like the plague? I would dearly love to believe so, however, a frightening and cursory glance at some of the comments that accompany these " newspaper stories" can be a very sobering experience, they can only be describe as "racially vile", yet the papers concerned allow them to stand and in the case of the Daily Mail their moderators actually vet comments before deeming them fit for publication on their website- shocking!

It seems that every time that the prime minister, David Cameron, gets himself in one of his now infamous scrapes or gaffes and his standing in the polls begins to suffer, he manages to change the subject and starts talking "policy proposals" which nearly always appear to attack immigrants, it is as if he uses "immigrant bashing" as a get out of jail free card. We have long since realised that "attacking immigrants" along with "attacking" single mothers and generally denigrating all those (genuine or not, immigrant or not)  forced to live on state benefits, is a tried and tested "electioneering tool" that the Conservative party uses with impunity at election times, but now it appears they have cranked it up a few notches and use it  as a way to get David Cameron and the Tory party in general out of a "little local difficulty" of their very own making.

This is a very interesting report in the Guardian "Anti-Immigrant Bile On Sale Now At Your Asian Newsagent". Surely we are better than this? Surely we haven't sunk as low as the BNP? Is this really the kind of extreme right wing propaganda that we have come to expect as norm from the Tory government? And more, do we as a nation no longer see this as deeply disturbing and just plain wrong? When did Britain turn into the "nasty" country? When did Britain become desensitised and immune to such dreadful right wing anti-immigrant bias? What an anomaly these headlines are in the right wing press because without the thousands of Asian newsagents and corner shops that sell the Sun, Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express and Telegraph, these newspapers would not have a circulation and so would cease to exist in our shops.

Recently the Home Secretary, Theresa May, was embroiled in a spat with her senior civil servant in charge of Border Force, Brodie Clark, that resulted in Theresa May publicly admonishing Mr Clark in the newspapers and in parliament before the man had a chance to defend himself, he has since resigned and accused May of destroying his reputation and is suing the Home Secretary for constructive dismissal. Mr Clark has also appeared in front of the select committee, where he was shamelessly attacked by Tory MPs trying to get Theresa may off of the hook, the real story behind this will come out when Mr Clark appears before a tribunal.

Take the recent publication about drug seizures, the Tories have heralded their "tightening up" at UK borders for what they described as a doubling of of cases caught at UK borders, when in fact it was the direct opposite and there was a serious decline in the volume of drug seizures. Sir Michael Scholar has demanded the immigration minister, Damian Green, assure him that the advance briefing of partial class A drug seizures figures was not done to generate positive news coverage days ahead of the release of national statistics that showed an actual annual decline in the volume of drug seizures.

"Were it to be the case, the authority's view is that this would be highly corrosive and damaging public confidence in official statistics," Scholar warns Green.
The statistics authority statement says the latest Home Office statistics published on 10 November showed a fall in the volume of seizures of class A drugs in the most recent period.
"This contrasts with the 4 November press release, which highlights a large increase in seizures albeit for a different time period. The 4 November press release, which appears not to have been published on either the Home Office or the UK Border Agency websites, and seems to have been distributed only to a select group of journalists, makes no reference to the forthcoming bulletin," says Sir Michael's statement.

It turns out that the figures that the prime minister and Tory party have been touting were completely untrue and deliberately misleading. This is indicative of the way the Tory party is using distorted figures about highly emotive issues such as drugs and immigration in press releases to deliberately mislead the British public.
A typically misleading headline from the Daily Express screams that "90% of immigrants live in England", however, when you read further you discover that the so-called research has been carried out by an extreme right wing group calling themselves "Migration Watch" who regularly distort and slant statistics to suit their own anti-immigration agenda. Much of the anti-immigration bias in mainstream media originates from right-wing 'think-tanks' like Migration Watch and their blatant misuse of statistics.

So the initial headline that "90% of net migration live in England" may be correct  but this is probably because this is where the work is and broken down we see that while an estimated 572,000 people entered the UK on a long-term basis in the year to June 2010, 346,000 emigrated. So the 90% figure touted by Migration Watch and the Daily Express is just a sensationalist headline. 572.000 minus 346,000 leaves a total net figure of 226.000 and 90% of that figure spread over England really is not that much. certainly not as alarming as the Daily Express headline has made it appear!

In August 2010 7 HMRC employees were sacked for racial abuse and for deliberately underpaying ethnic minority claimants. It followed an internal investigation into nine men based at the HM Revenue and Customs call centre in Belfast..The allegations of racially-motivated gross misconduct were investigated last January when a complaint was lodged by somebody who said that their records had been changed.
However when the Daily mail covered the story, it was covered in such a way as to invoke outrage against the ethnic minority claimants rather than the seven employees sacked for racial abuse! At the time the BBC gave no further details about the victims other than that they lived in the UK and had now been fully reimbursed. No further details existed on the HMRC news site either, however the Daily Mail have added a detail that does not seem to exist elsewhere and was seen in their article title: Racist taxmen who deliberately under-paid child benefits to non-nationals are sacked‘. This title implies that the claimants were actually 'non nationals'  which infers to the Daily Mail reader that these people should not be claiming anyway. This diverts the reader's attention *away* from the fact that this was deliberate serious and fraudulent systematic racial abuse and subliminally concentrates their minds why we should not be paying benefits to "non-nationals, and further the daily Mail provides absolutely no proof that these people were non-nationals. This is yet another complete non-story and red herring designed solely to stoke up anti-immigrant tensions and completely distorts what was originally a very serious racially motivated crime.

So what has all of this got to do with David Cameron, George Osborne, Nick Clegg and the Conservative party?  Since the coming of the coalition government David Cameron, George Osborne and Nick Clegg have managed to make politics even more dispiriting than most people already believe and their reliance on "immigrant bashing" and "welfare recipient bashing" and persistently painting an untrue and negative image of our country and our economy just to further their own right wing ideology and political fortunes has not only been harmful to race relations, it has actually greatly affected the UK economy, which in turn affects each and everyone of us. This Tory-led government and in particular the British Prime Minister, David Cameron are playing deadly and dangerous mind games with the British public.

David Cameron was Responsible For This Tory
2005 Election Poster
Cast your minds back to the 2005 general election when Michael Howard was Tory leader, David Cameron was responsible for the morally bereft and repugnant slogans on a series of posters " Are You Thinking What We're Thinking"?  It then plays what the Tories believe to be the "racially safe card" and adds "It's not racist to impose limits on immigration" Only anyone that is honest knows fully well that the Tories are playing to base instincts over immigration. Back in 2005 staff and students of a multicultural sixth form college in inner London complained about the Tory anti-immigration election poster  within a day someone had taken matters into their own hands and painted out the word "not" from the poster, people were visibly upset by the Conservatives who placed that poster there in Islington on purpose - that was David Cameron's doing.

Tory "Racism" Throughout The Years!

In 2010 - David Cameron was hit by a Tory race row amid claims that up to 100 activists have signed a petition demanding the deselection of one of his leading black candidates.

"Tory Race Row Over Petition to Ditch Black Candidate"

In Novemeber 2007 - David Cameron was drawn into a row over race after a candidate in a high-profile Parliamentary seat praised Enoch Powell for his notorious 'rivers of blood' speech, which warned that Britain was 'literally mad' to allow widespread immigration

Race Row Over Enoch Powell "Rivers of Blood" Speech

In  March 2007  a top Tory Patrick Mercer (yes that Patrick Mercer) was axed over a

"Army Race Row"

September 2011 - TORY councillor Bob Frost is no longer teaching at Sir Roger Manwood’s School in Sandwich.

Race Row Tory Councillor Quits Teaching Post at  Sandwich school.

August 2010 - Bring back slavery Tory row returns to haunt future candidate.

The scramble to succeed Michael Rock 
as the chair of true blue youth wing Conservative Future.

In July 2008 - The Conservative party was dragged into a fresh race row last night after a frontbench peer made a controversial comment during a House of Lords debate.

Lord Dixon-Smith, the Tory spokesman for communities and local government, referred to a problem with a new government housing agency as the 'nigger in the woodpile'.

Tories involved in fresh race row after leading Tory's "nigger" remark

In March 2010 -A black businessman who accused the Conservative Party in Birmingham of racial discrimination will get the chance to put his claims to a judge. 

Judge Will Hear Tory Race Row Allegations

I could go on and on the internet is crammed full of Tory rows over race, it appears they are still very much the Nasty Party that Theresa May painted them as all those years ago.

If Cameron senses he is losing ground he gives himself and his "nasty racist party" a quick right-wing populist fix. In February 2010 just weeks before the general election was called, David Cameron's Tories were accused of resorting to Dog whistle politics  after the Conservative leader appeared on the front of flyers saying the floodgates had been opened to mass immigration. Critics blasted the Tory flyers as alarmist and misleading because they imply limits could be imposed on entrants from EU countries such as Poland and they cannot. caps can only be imposed on NON EU immigration.
The Tory party were forced to distance itself from the hard-hitting material, which was put out under the name of Cameron's home affairs spokesman, Andrew Rosindell. It appears that Cameron hasn't stopped fanning the flames of racism be cause he is still indulging in "dog whistle politics"and is not averse to generally playing the race card when it suits him.

For me the behaviour of David Cameron and his Tories holds the most vile unpleasant racist undertones, reminiscent of the 1964 inner city of Birmingham, Smethwick campaign, which ran posters of "If you want a nigger for a neighbour, vote Labour" and where one of the racist orchestrator's who thought up that vile slogan and ran that hideous racist campaign remained a Tory councillor right up until the late 1980's. if the Tories were ever serious about purging their party of racism, then they would sack anyone found guilty of promoting it.

 Careless talks Sparks Riots!

How long will it be before David Cameron and his Tory cronies manage to conjure up a full scale race riot in this country? We have already have riots sparked last summer by disaffected youth, people who Cameron constantly talks down to, people who he blames for the riots when the vast majority are good, decent, honest people. Yet again this was David Cameron diverting attention away from the fact that his impaired judgement prevented him from returning from his holiday, only coming home after images of lawlessness and riots and burning buildings were beamed across the world and attempting to place blame anywhere and on anyone rather than himself.
Cameron, Osborne and the useful idiot Clegg are playing a deadly game of setting immigrants against indigenous population, private sector against public sector, disabled against able bodied people, workers against the unemployed, single parent families against couples with families, childless people against people with children, young against old, black against white, Muslims against non Muslims, it just goes on and on, this is the deeply offensive Tory government we have in power today who are driving a wrecking ball through our economy, NHS, welfare, police and defence and when they make a mess they never accept responsibility, they simply turn around and bizarrely blame the Labour party or anyone else like the former head of Border Force, Brodie Clark, or divert attention with misleading talk about how "tough they are going to be on immigration".

What the Tories are doing is plumbing the depths of desperation and right-wing idealism which exposes how deep rooted the problem of racism still is in the Conservative party and David Cameron is no exception, only now he has added a whole host of other issues into his armoury The Tory party has not improved, it has just got better at hiding its "institutionalised racism" and for that it is even nastier than ever.

I'll Cut The Deficit Not the NHS!

More lies from Cameron the most manipulating lying prime minister of all time. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Now The Government Attacks the Sick!

 Now the Conservative government does not trust our GPs to do their job properly? The job they have trained for?

The government is now telling us that GPs do not have the time to make in-depth medical assessments of patients, but they have time to be accountants and run the budget for virtually the entire NHS?

The government is now telling us that GPs do not have the training to make in-depth *MEDICAL* assessments, but apparently *UNTRAINED* assessors like Atos are?

 They say this will save a £1 billion in working days for PRIVATE employers. But how much will it cost us the taxpayers? We will be footing the bill for all these referral boards with different specialists sitting on them that will have to spring up the length and breadth of this country in order to judge if someone is sick enough to require long term sickness? For the amount of long term sick there will have to be hundreds of these "referral units". Four weeks isn't even long enough to have surgery and be declared fit enough to return to work. How dare they undermine GPs like this? How dare they interfere in the doctor patient relationship?

So much for Cameron's small government and less interference from the state! (More lies of course) Subjecting those with terminal or chronic illnesses to even more distress, upset and stress and strain, how is this going to help? This is yet another ill thought out policy proposal it is not thought through will prove to be totally unworkable and totally impracticable, not to mention inhumane. 

Where do we insert the word "crazy" in the Conservative party?

Where are all these jobs that are suddenly going to appear for sick people to do? Will the government step in to say these people cannot be sacked when they take time off because they are too ill to work? Or take time off for hospital, doctor or physio appointments?

When are the Liberal Democrats going to come to their senses and walk away from this hideous government? Or will this be yet another time they all stamp their feet hurl a few insults and empty threats about and then meekly follow the government into their lobby when voting this bill through parliament? 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Drop The Bill - Andy Burnham - Labour

The Health and Social care Bill will destroy our NHS and is preparing the way for the privatisation of the NHS, if you want to preserve the NHS for yourself and your family please consider signing the on-line petition set up by the shadow health secretary, Andy Burnham. This may be our last chance to do something to do something to save the NHS.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Anthony Bamford - JCB and David Cameron - Midlands Industrial Council

In February 2011, I researched the Midlands Industrial Council (MIC) and its links to David Cameron and the Conservative party, you can read the fully researched article *HERE*.

The Midlands Industrial Council  is so interlinked with the Tories that although I should find it astonishing that this Tory led government even considered a company, (any company) which has anything remotely to do with the MIC to be the beneficiary of taxpayer's money astonishing, the fact is that I can't as I am not in the least surprised at the cavalier, and totally arrogant way that the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and Chancellor George Osborne, have behaved, they have been allowed to get away with so much that they now have entered totally dangerous waters where they think they can do what they like, when they like and we the 99% of people will just have to lump it if we do not like it as there is nothing we can do.

Sir Anthony Bamford whose company JCB have just been promised an *undisclosed* sum of taxpayers money from the government's £950 million Regional Growth Fund. JCB, the digger manufacturer, which made over £235 million profit last year, gets this money from the Conservative government in a desperate bid to boost the struggling UK economy.

When JCB were contacted yesterday by journalists and asked how much they received from the Conservative government they refused point blank to discuss it, they said "we are not announcing it - end of". I think that JCB has misunderstood, this is taxpayers money they are receiving and taxpayers have every right to know how much, and what the company intend to use it for!  We also have the right to know if their use of *OUR* money is successful. Especiallly as Sir Anthony Bamford is/has been investigated by the Inland revenue for tax discrepancies. It's the arrogance that is particularly galling, on one hand we have a Tory government who are treating the electorate with complete contempt and on the other who are now being joined by their rich corporate "mates" who think they can do the same! Many of these exact same people, the "friends of the Tory party", privately donate large sums to the Conservative party.

This is basically what I wrote about Sir Anthony Bamford back in February, Bamford was president of the Midlands Industrial Council then and as far as I know, he still is.

Their address is:  Midlands Industrial Council -  The Yews, 3 High Street, Bassingham Village, Lincolnshire - It looks pretty inconspicuous plac but out of it flows considerable financial support for the Conservative party. 

The Midlands Industrial Council  was formed in 1946, its goal is to lobby the Government on behalf of Midlands business interests.
When Conservative Central Office needs a new computer system or the Conservative association in a crucial marginal constituency needs campaign funds, they go to the Midlands Industrial Council.  Helicopters are also available for use of Cameron etc. The MIC is made up of more than 30 businessmen who make up the MIC council, their total worth is estimated at well over £4 billion. The council members are rich and want results in return for their generosity towards the Tory party, and they also like their privacy! However, the MIC stands accused of being little more than a front organisation for rich businessmen looking to funnel large amounts of cash into the Conservative Party, without the inconvenience of their names becoming public or having to endure the attached scrutiny. *Some* of the names of the MIC have been revealed, however, the amounts they donate and where the money went and to whom and what it was used for is still shrouded in Conservative mystery. 

The Conservative party uses an "unincorporated association"  loophole, which allows them to accept large donations without declaring them individually. "Focus on Scotland" for example is an "unincorporated associate", it is a legal entity that does not have to publish accounts or other financial details and since 2004 has given over £2 million (collectively since 2004) to the Tories.  The Midlands Industrial Council (MIC) is another "unincorporated association" that has given millions to the Tory party, which does not have to publish accounts or disclose members.
Sir Anthony Bamford - President MIC
Sir Anthony Bamford and wife Caroline

In September 2010 David Cameron was garlanded with flowers as he joined Sir Anthony to open a new £25m JCB factory in India. The links between JCB and the Conservative party go back many years. Bamford is also a supporter of the Tax Payers Alliance. The Taxpayers Alliance (TA) is an association that likes to say it is non party affiliated and independent, that could not be further from the truth as many members of the TA are also members of the MIC who donate millions to the Tory party.  He was knighted in 1990 and in 2010 was recommended for a peerage by the Tory prime minister, David Cameron, Bamford was due to be measured for his ermine robes when he suddenly decided to turn down the peerage because he was due to be investigated for tax irregularities by HMRC.

Sir Abthony Bamford was also part of George Osborne's round Robin letter condemning Labour's proposed National Insurance Contribution increase. Since Cameron assumed power, the Tories went on to halt the NICs rise for employers, while raising national insurance contributions for employees, again showing preferential treatment to employers and again forcing normal people to cough up more in taxes and force them to accept cuts in theor standard of living while the Tory "fat cats" live the high life.

In 2009 the JCB Group paid the then shadow foreign secretary, William Hague, £50,000 a year as its parliamentary adviser. 

David Cameron and Francis Maud  have regularly used JCB's helicopters. 

In 2008 David Cameron opened a JCB factory in India for Sir Anthony.

Look who is behind Cameron and Bamford
 George Osborne.
"They are 'obviously' all in it together!"
Sir Anthony also took part in a trade delegation to India in July 2010 headed by David Cameron. This was when Cameron caused controversy with Pakistan when Cameron decided to infer that the Pakistanis "looked both ways" and virtually accused them all of being terrorists, completely forgetting (if he ever knew) that the Pakistani presidents wife was herself murdered by a terrorist attack, by terrorists aggrieved at the way their government allows Allied Forces to use the Pakistani Border with Afghanistan!

  Anthony Bamford has donated over £4.5 million to the Conservative party through JCB's network of businesses.

A year ago in November 2010, the Guardian reported that: A feud at the heart of one of Britain's wealthiest families is set to reveal the workings of an obscure company that has channelled millions of pounds to the Tories.
Lawyers acting for the JCB scion, Sir Anthony Bamford, and his younger brother, Mark, will attempt to end their 13-year row via mediation this week in a last-ditch effort to keep the acrimonious affair out of the high court.
The two brothers are at odds over the ownership of JCB Research, a tiny, private company within the JCB earth-moving empire. Though reportedly worth only £27,000, the company was the biggest donor to the Tories during the three-month period surrounding the general election. Records filed with the electoral commission reveal the company has given the Tories almost £2m since 2001, including £750,000 in June – a week after Anthony withdrew his name from consideration for a peerage over apparent concerns about his tax affairs.
I cannot find any more mention of this case, I assume it is still making its way through the High Court.
Sir Anthony is estimated to have a fortune of £950 million, but his wife Carole’s organic food empire, Daylesford, has racked up losses of almost £27million since it was founded eight years ago.
It was rumoured in December 2009 that JCB boss Sir Anthony Bamford sold an unfinished yacht,  the 1930 steam super-yacht Nahlin, to a "vacuum cleaner millionaire".

The Conservative party has received millions of pounds in donations from the some of the companies that they are now doling out taxpayers money to, is this right? Again this government have shown they are open to favouritism and corruption. Look again at another of its former MPs.

Julie Kirkbride,  The Disgraced Former Midlands 

The former Conservative MP, admits to previously undisclosed links with the Midlands Industrial council.
The former Bromsgrove MP has been revealed as an "ex-officio" member of the secretive Midlands Industrial Council (MIC) after an investigation by the Politics Show in the West Midlands. 
There is no published record of Ms Kirkbride's connections to the organisation, even though she has now confirmed she is the "link person" between the MIC and the Conservative party in parliament. 

Ms Kirkbride's name emerged after the MIC said it was going to continue to conceal the identity of its members in future, unless there is a change in the law. 

Other MPs have gone to prison for a lot less than Julie Kirkbrid and her husand have been caught doing over their expense claims, yet the shamed former Tory MP  has landed a lucrative job in the lobbying industry days after being forced to quit the Commons because of public anger over her expenses.

Miss Kirkbride, 49, was appointed as a consultant to the Westminster-based lobbying firm Tetra Strategy on a salary rumoured to be approaching £100,000.
Last year her former MP husband Andrew Mackay, who was also embroiled in the expenses scandal, landed a six-figure salary post as ‘international consultant’ to the lobbying giant Burston-Marsteller.

The MIC was accused of being a clearing house for donations to the Tory party, and possibly open to challenge under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.
Between April 16, 2003, and March 14, 2006, the Conservative Party received 52 donations from the MIC totalling £968,690. This amount has increased to millions in the recent years leading up to and beyond the may 2010 general election.

The MIC's secretary - David Wall.  Mr Wall is a director within the IM Group, which is owned by Bob Edmiston. 

David Wall said: "We like to have the voice of business heard so that MPs and candidates have a full appreciation of what impact their decisions have on the business community."  Another member is recorded as saying that the MIC make financial donations to the Conservative party so they have input in the formation of government policy.

Is the kind of policy the MIC talks about the kind that allows the Tory government to divvy up £950 million of taxpayers money and hand it out to companies like JCB? The MIC who uses a legal loophole so it does not have to declare who it donates millions of pounds to and who uses the same legal loophole to conceal who its members are, is this the kind of companies that should be in receipt of taxpayers money?