Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Hairyloon, Nov 5, 2015.
No but they're almost entirely human
He claimed he did it because he was worried that parking fees for the disabled would go up to compensate for the loss of revenue from free parking for carers, I don't believe him, if he was worried then he could have proposed a solution rather than just blowing the whole thing out of parliament.
Disabled park free in hospital car parks if displaying Blue Badge, which makes the varmint's rubbish argument redundant. No way can hospitals charge Blue Badge holders for parking.
This practice of allowing MPs to speak against an opposition bill reading should be time limited.
They don't charge in Leeds but some places still do. Even where they don't some hospitals I've been to have signs saying that Blue Badge holders only get free parking if they are in a designated disabled space, which do tend to fill up really quickly.
Who is voting for him? Is it the Baildon vote?
Mr Davies is also the MP who said that the disabled should work for less than the minimum wage. His father is the former mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Davies_(politician)
As to who's voting for him, my own (potentially unreliable) anecdotal evidence suggests it's fairly well-off, middle-class, middle-aged people with grown-up kids, and they think they're never going to get ill/old/disabled/poor, etc., and don't really give a **** if other people do.
Official figures suggest that it is the people of Shipley.
And Baildon, and Bingley.
It's the only Tory-held constituency in West Yorkshire, apparently. And it was held by Marcus Fox for 27 years. He wasn't exactly on the left of the Conservative Party, so maybe we shouldn't be overly surprised that Mr Davies does so well there.
Keighley and Ilkley is tory (capital letters not needed here!!) - Kris Hopkins - he of Hopkin's Hole in Bradford when he was leader of the council following in the footsteps of his hero Eric Pickles who was such a good advert for localised politics when he was leader!!
For clarity I was referring to the parliamentary constituency of Shipley, which I don't think is precisely the same as the town.
I am yet to find a decent resource properly showing constituency boundaries.
This is a horrible site to use, but it does have constituency boundaries: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/election-maps/gb/
I stand corrected. I was looking at an old map, like a tit. This is more up to date: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...uencies_in_West_Yorkshire#2015_constituencies
You are a diamond. I could kiss you...
I used to share a house with a web-hosting expert. One of his favourite sayings was "It's all out there: you just have to know how to find it". As a general rule of thumb, it's not bad at all.
I had a mate at Uni who said "the best way to find something out is to ask someone who knows"...
That also works very well I reckon, if you trust your source.
It also works fairly well if you know how much to distrust your source.
Aye, it does. That's how information literacy works.
...and Gubmint is so full of crap.
Alistair Burt: Conservative Health Minister Filibusters Off-Patent Drugs Bill
The care and support minister prevented the bill from reaching a vote Friday. Supporters of the bill said it would have made drugs more available and cheaper for the National Health Service.
Psycopath in the pocket of big pharma.
I am not familiar with Gubmint. :?
I'm aware of Mr Burt's conduct, but I considered that North East Bedfordshire was a bit off our turf, whereas Shipley is right next door...
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