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By Big Arnold
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Tory minister Esther McVey calls on Ed Miliband to condemn 'sexist' campaign against her after she was branded a 'murderer' who is 'going to hell' by rivals
Esther McVey will not be cowered by 'misogynistic and sexist' attacks
Minister target of offensive graffiti and called 'wicked witch of the Wirral'
Sexist? I wouldn't call the Wizard of Oz reference sexist.


http://www.dailymailARD.co.uk/news/arti ... z3Xw97WmCv" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By The Red Arrow
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All in it together.

Having been rejected by the electorate, McVey has been handed a taxpayer-funded £530 a day job as Chair of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) by former colleague Transport Minister Patrick McLaughlin. £32,000 for working 60 days a year.

Oh, she'll be juggling that with a position at a lobbying firm whose clients include British American Tobacco (remember lobbying? It was the next big scandal once upon a time).

Open, transparent democracy in action.

See Vox Political for further details.
By PaulOnBooks
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The Red Arrow wrote:All in it together.

Having been rejected by the electorate, McVey has been handed a taxpayer-funded £530 a day job as Chair of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) by former colleague Transport Minister Patrick McLaughlin. £32,000 for working 60 days a year.

Oh, she'll be juggling that with a position at a lobbying firm whose clients include British American Tobacco (remember lobbying? It was the next big scandal once upon a time).

Open, transparent democracy in action.

See Vox Political for further details.
When is a lobbyist not a lobbyist? When she's an adviser to a firm of lobbyists. We can only hope her clients think the same of her as do the people of the Wirral - both parties.
 
By Big Arnold
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Arnold wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:38 pm
mr angry manchester wrote:And she has returned to politics, as my fucking MP!!!

Bollocks.
Could be worse. She's no longer a Minister.
Spoke too soon. :(

Esther McVey is now Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Expect many, many deaths


http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2018/01/0 ... ny-deaths/
 
By Samanfur
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Tory benefits chief Esther McVey torn apart by National Audit Office for 'incorrect' claims about Universal Credit

Tory welfare chief Esther McVey has been blasted by the national audit watchdog for making "incorrect" claims about benefits in Parliament.

The Work and Pensions Secretary has been thrown into an extraordinary public spat with the National Audit Office after she disowned its report on Universal Credit.

Ms McVey claimed the damning NAO study, which found the flagship six-in-one benefit has not delivered value for money and threw claimants into hardship, was out of date.

But today Auditor General Sir Amyas Morse wrote an unprecedented open letter - his first to a Cabinet minister in almost a decade's service - to "clarify the facts".

He accused the Cabinet minister of misrepresenting his report, branded her behaviour "odd" and suggested she has refused to meet him.

Crucially, he added her claim that Universal Credit is working "has not been proven".
 
By Big Arnold
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Labour’s David Hanson says on two occasions at DWP questions on Monday he told her things about the NAO report that were not correct. Will she apologise?

McVey said she summarised what she thought the NAO report had said. Because of Hanson’s persistence, she checked afterwards to make sure her understanding was correct. That led to her to apologise for saying the NAO had called for the universal credit rollout to be speeded up, she says.
So she's just incompetent. That's alright then.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/bl ... itics-live
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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You're not wrong about being incompetent.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45824590

Asked about those who would lose out, she said: "If those people can work, what they will be losing is benefits, but what they have got now is work. Work will be paying. Their wage will be increasing."
The concept of "incomes" is lost on her, isn't it?
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