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New Education Secretary sold off school playing field to developer before handing school over to Tory peer

Just months after the successful 2012 Olympics, Justine Greening – the new Education Secretary – backed the sell-off of six tennis courts, a football pitch and a playground belonging a …

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New Education Secretary sold off school playing field to developer before handing school over to Tory peer

Pride's Purge

Just months after the successful 2012 Olympics, Justine Greening – the new Education Secretary – backed the sell-off of six tennis courts, a football pitch and a playground belonging a local school in her Putney constituency, of which she was a governor:

Justine Greening in school playing fields row

Just months after the sale, the school was handed over to a private Academy Chain ARK.

The chairman of ARK at the time happened to be a multi-millionaire investment banker called Stanley Fink.

Fink also happens to be a Tory peer who has served as co-Treasurer of the Conservative Party.

The sold-off school fields were subsequently bought by a private developer.

This is the woman now in charge of all our children’s schools.

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The UK, it had a future once

Bye then Davie Cameron, he was the future once. It must be something to do with not speaking ill of the walking dead, but Davie Cameron’s last PMQ’s was remarkably free of people tellin…

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The UK, it had a future once

Wee Ginger Dug

Bye then Davie Cameron, he was the future once. It must be something to do with not speaking ill of the walking dead, but Davie Cameron’s last PMQ’s was remarkably free of people telling him begone, you worst prime minister in living memory. It was all terribly jolly. Tory and Labour MPs united to stand in applause, and there was us thinking that clapping in the House of Commons was a worse breach of social etiquette than pulling down your trousers and sticking your wullie in a dead pig. He was clapped out of the Commons after leaving the UK clapped out, so it was quite appropriate really.

The usual suspects, that would be Scotland’s suspiciously large contingent of Tory journalists, were shocked and appalled that SNP MPs failed to join in the Davie Cameron applauding love-in. They were more shocked and appalled than they were about Scotland being dragged…

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How Theresa May has been slowly turning the UK into a civil liberties free zone

Before she was in power, Theresa May did a very good impersonation of someone who cared about civil liberties. But like any good Tory – scratch the surface and May is a good old-fashioned authorita…

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How Theresa May has been slowly turning the UK into a civil liberties free zone

We’re not going to suck it up

This week we discovered that the Chilcot report found Blair guilty of taking the country to war even though it was very far from being the last option. We discovered that most of the Parliamentary …

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We’re not going to suck it up

Wee Ginger Dug

This week we discovered that the Chilcot report found Blair guilty of taking the country to war even though it was very far from being the last option. We discovered that most of the Parliamentary Labour Party are venal careerists who put their place in the Commons before the good of the country. We discovered that even the Tories think Michael Govefish is a treacherous wee sleazebucket with the morals of a mantis.

And what’s the big story this weekend? It’s the mother of all arguments between Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May over Leadsom’s comments about who has the better uterus. Because apparently the state of your reproductive organs makes all the difference to your ability to become the most reactionary right wing authoritarian Tory leader that the country has ever seen. It’s the only organised labour that they approve of.

Andrea Leadsom thinks that being a mother is so…

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Make It Compulsory For Animal Abusers To Be Recorded On An Animal Abuse Register

Abuse against animals is increasing dramatically and includes domestic, wild and captive (such as circuses and zoos). Very rarely are offenders, when found guilty, barred from keeping or bei…

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The criminal incompetence of the British state, it’s not a bug, it’s a feature

After seven long years the Chilcot report was published on Wednesday, giving the country a bit of relief from the self-inflicted disaster of Brexit by focusing on the self-inflicted disaster of the…

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