Perhaps SW Surrey MP Jeremy Hunt, after praising the Prime Minister for finally… “biting the bullet,” believes Sajid is keeping the post warm for him in the imminent cabinet reshuffle?
The Hon Angie Richardson MP for Guildford and Cranleigh shared her concerns to the Prime Minister during the Social Care debate. She sought some assurances where the lashings of extra tax would actually be spent?
Angie bobbed up and down for hours in the chamber and was finally rewarded by the Speaker.
She was not alone – NHS management prompted suspicion from a couple of MP’s.
Angela and Damian Green (Con, Ashford) demanded reassurances that all extra funding would reach the front line. She asked the Prime Minister to ensure that it wouldn’t be spent on more NHS “middle management.” Fair point Angie, we have all been wondering that. Well done for bringing that little hot potato up.
When it comes to our health service, additional funding tends to get swallowed faster than a slippery fish down a sea lion’s gullet.
The Department of Stealth & Total Obscurity has already begun recruiting 42 additional pen-pushing middle managers on salaries of up to £270,000 a year. Nice little earner? So your concerns were valid, Angie. The national insurance increases imposed on us hard-working plebs have already begun sliding towards the dark recesses of the wallets of yet more managers while the nursing staff satisfy themselves with the seed corn thrown at them. Is it any wonder they are either leaving or considering leaving the NHS snd Social Care in their droves?
Hardworking taxpayers will foot a punishing bill from a hike in national insurance, taking the tax burden to a 70-year high. It’s not just employees but employers who will be hit hard too. There’s a reason that employers’ national insurance is called the “jobs tax” – it will increase the cost of hiring when we need employment to bounce back. This tax rise will only stifle job creation and wage increases.
So where will that £12 billion go?
We here at the Waverley Web started to think that for the first time since she arrived in Westminister, our MP, was not sycophantically following the Tory whips. Sadly later in the day, she spoiled her early concerns by blaming previous Labour Governments for ‘not mending the roof when it began leaking.’ Blah, Blah, and more blah. No mention by you on the removal of the triple lock on your elector’s pensions or taxes on their dividends – pity about that.“
Oh well, another shedload of our Waverley MPs’ manifesto promises down the pan!
A Twitter storm has erupted – and not for the first time – over remarks made by Guildford and Villages Tory MP Angela Richardson.
Gaffs of one sort or another are not unusual for the brown-nosing Tory MP who congratulates her colleagues and anyone else, any time, anywhere, and left Twitter when Trump was thrown out. Pity, she didn’t stick to it? NEWSFLASH! The Hon Angie has dumped TWITTER!
However, this week Guildford’s narcissistic exhibitionist MP excelled herself and caused a Twitter storm that went viral across the airwaves with many hundreds, if not thousands of Tweets. During which the threat of a Libel Action followed. Including offers from the public to help fund it.
Here’s what A James O’Brien said after Dominic Raab announced he was doing a parachute jump for charity.
“Brilliant Dom, jumping out the plane is a wonderful homage to all the Afghans you failed to help get on the plane. Always loved your ironic sense of humour. Go Dom!”
Ms Richardson jumped to Raab’s defence by saying:
James OBrien is an Arse! But many of you know that already.
Fancy going on to someone’s Fundraising Page intending to make the final weeks and months of a dying child’s life easier, making a sarky comment and not donating. The lengths some people will go to is astonishing! ARSE!
To which she received… this – from THE James O’Brien – Radio Presenter on LBC Radio.
Posting this apology once the Twitter storm had burst and after deleting the libellous tweet. But only after she had written…
“I have not tagged you. But I am happy to delete my tweet if your assumption that I meant you has caused you offence and I apologise as requested.”
But here are a few suggestions, including some from her constituents…
Is the joint effort being made by everyone in Surrey, including ‘Your Waverley’ quite up to standard for Guildford MP Angela Richardson?
From someone who can hardly manage to acknowledge communications from her constituents and has ignored the TW water crisis, the MP for Guildford managed to send a snipey letter to the leaders of both Guildford & Waverley borough councils this week.
Angie took time off from her self-promoting video chats telling us how much she enjoyed Ewhurst Carnival, what to watch on the Telly, and posting pictures of herself in the surf, to take a political sideswipe at the two non-Tory led local councils, who are doing their utmost to help the people of Afghanistan. What sort of person would politicise such a tragic situation in the full knowledge of the horrors that have unfolded during the past week?
Here’s the response she received from Lib Dem Leader Paul Follows, which should leave her in absolutely no doubt that ‘Your Waverley’ is stepping up to the plate, exactly as it has done so many times over the years. But, then Mrs Richardson wouldn’t know that would she? The narcissistic exhibitionist we have for an MP is far too busy promoting herself to learn about the local council’s efforts.
Perhaps she should cast her eyes over this too, whilst extolling the virtues of the Foreign Secretary? Perhaps she was having another Martini moment – ‘any time, anyplace, anywhere.’
Perhaps her shambolic Government should have come up with some constructive strategies over these past months to assist all the country’s local authorities? Perhaps provide them with adequate funding to support a multi-layered approach that will be necessary to aid Aghanistan’s asylum seekers, instead of presiding over such a diabolical crisis and then expecting our cash-strapped councils to get them out of the unholy mess successive Governments have got us all into?
Is Guildford MP Angela Richardson inferring that both Waverley & Guildford Borough Councils will do nothing to help Afghan refugees?
At this incredibly difficult time for Afghanistan, this country and the world, is she using the present crisis as a political football to be kicked around her constituency? Please note the last sentence of her letters.
If so – shame on her.
And, shame on her Government as many of us believe it has lost complete control of the situation. As Afghanistan crashed and burned our MP’s were on holiday, and have failed miserably to anticipate the disaster that has unfolded. Our MP was posting pictures of herself in the surf and what she was watching on the telly.
Here at the Waverley Web, we are in no doubt that both our borough councils and others around the country will do what they always do – rise to the challenge. But will they receive Government funding?
Hi Angela – I obviously received your letter too as Leader of Waverley BC, and you will of course receive a reply.
Considering the inaction..actually, inaction is wrong – the negative actions of your government on this matter (having prevented many trying to resettle in recent months) – this letter from you is either massively hypocritical or just outright political.
Waverley will be writing to you and the Home Secretary explaining where we can help but we will be asking YOU to explain what you will be doing to help us help these people that you have so utterly failed every step of the way.
Hi Paul, I wrote to Jeremy Hunt several weeks ago about the forecast for Afghanistan, which happened rapidly over the last week and at times requested hastening the ARAP scheme. To date, I have received no response, which may be due to holiday, but suspect he and the team hadn’t made mind up back then. I am interested in his view as a former Foreign Sec, but surprised by the lengthy time and still no response. I spent some time with the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association ACAA in West London last year, with Rory Stewart, and recommend contacting them if faced with refugees from the region. They are an excellent org.
Oh, these are the same people that have refused to give help to Afghans over the years, saying it’s safe for them and that they should be sent back. An acquaintance of mine was battling with this very government- albeit, under Theresa May or whoever the hell came before her, it’s such a joke these days how many leaders one party can go through in one term – arguing that the Taliban was waiting for him and that he’d be killed if he went home. They didn’t care. They sent him back. The Taliban was waiting and beheaded him immediately. THEY DO NOT CARE, they only do what wins them political points.