About Tom Pride

Sarcastic, cynical, petty, vindictive and paranoid. But apart from that .............

How The Gove Stole Summer (with apologies to Dr. Suess)

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How The Gove Stole Summer In which Dr. Suess posthumously questions Michael Gove’s decision to abolish summer holidays for school children  Every schoolchild in England liked summer a lot… But the Gove, who lived in Westminster, did NOT! The Gove hated summer! The … Continue reading

Immigration bombshell: Cameron’s (very) secret deal to allow a flood of cheap labour from India

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(not satire) With opinion polls showing immigration – rightly or wrongly – the number one concern of voters, and with UKIP snapping at the heels of David Cameron,  you can only imagine how damaging it would be if the fact … Continue reading

It’s not the Left that believes in Magic Money Trees. It’s the Right.

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(it’s not satire – it’s the surreal world of banking) Very often some people on the Right who are less intelligent – or to be more charitable less well-informed – say the reason many on the Left are against the … Continue reading

Never mind a UK referendum on ceding power to Brussels. What about China?

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Everyone’s talking about how we’ve lost sovereignty to the EU and how we should have a referendum before any more powers are handed over to Brussels – but what about this government’s decision to sell off our infrastructure to foreign … Continue reading

Socially Housed

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I got up this morning at 6.30 am to get ready & set off to work (Job 1 of 3).

I ran around the freezing cold house (My home for 20 years, which I may lose soon as I am struggling to afford the rent), trying to get dressed as quickly as possible, as there is no heating.

This isn’t due to the timer not clicking on, or even because there is a temporary fault – This is due to the fact that living in Britain today, people like me, who work 2/3 part-time jobs, who are not “caught in the benefits trap“ completely but teeter very precariously at the edge of it; are in abject poverty.

There is no heating as there is NO Gas.

 

There is no Gas, as after I pay my monthly £500 rent & £140 Council tax, my £60 telephone & TV, my…

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