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A taste of life under the LibDem woke warriors

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AS SIR Keir Starmer waits in the wings to tighten the WEF/UN/WHO garrote throttling the British people, it is likely that he will be aided and abetted through a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. There is no doubt they will embolden the slimy Starmer permanently to erase the best attributes of the nation of which I was once proud to be part. 

By their tantrums both before and after the EU Referendum, Sir Ed Davey’s party have shown themselves to be neither liberal nor democratic. They are the warriors of woke, the manipulators of minorities, the clarions of climate change. They are barnacles on the rotting hulk of British politics, the pointless protest party of the pious Prius people, and the pushmi-pullyu in the jungle of representative democracy.

A vote for the LibDems is a vote for chaos disguised as compassion. 

A foretaste of their likely impact is the introduction of a four-day week on full pay for employees at South Cambridgeshire District Council. The council is overwhelmingly Liberal Democrat (37 LibDems; 8 Cons). The part-time working arrangements which were introduced in January as a trial have been extended until March next year.

A review by the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge found that the policy ‘increases workplace productivity, and maintains – in some services even improves – council performance’, but it added that two areas that consistently performed below target were average days to re-let housing stock and average call answer time. 

Council leader Bridget Smith, an alumna of Cambridge University, said the trial was launched to see if it would help improve staff recruitment and retention. She said ‘everything else had failed’ and that the four-day week experiment was a way to see if the district council could ‘level the playing field’ with private businesses by ‘doing something a bit differently’.

Her explanation falls a little flat when taken in the context of a ‘secret PhD’ being undertaken by the chief executive of the council, Liz Watts. The area of study for her doctorate at the University of the West of England is, surprise, surprise, concerned with the impact of  four-day weeks on staff performance and retention.

In an attempt to deflect criticism from those who might consider there to be a blatant predetermined connection, Ms Smith said: ‘Just to be perfectly clear, our chief executive’s studies were never dependent on the council trialling a four-day week. We have a very well-respected, quite high-profile chief executive, very well connected to other councils, quite a few of whom I gather would have bitten her hand off to run a trial in their own organisation.’

Unsurprisingly, there has been no reduction in council tax for the residents of South Cambridgeshire; with lockdowns and working from home they have been conditioned to accept what will be an increasingly substandard service from their local government. No doubt they will happily accept Universal Basic Income, CBDC, and 24-hour surveillance in the 15-minute ghettos as they are incrementally introduced. 

Bridget Smith was an attendee at COP26 and is proud of the wind turbine and ‘eco-hub’ in the district she represents. Chief executive Watts formerly worked for the Refugee Council. Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth and the other villages of South Cambridgeshire would seem the ideal locations to host some of the millions of ‘climate refugees’ Archbishop Welby is so keen for us to host.

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John Ellwood
John Ellwood
John is the father of four beautiful girls. He is, thankfully, not knowingly related to Tobias Ellwood. ‘My Dear Friends . . . ’ a compilation of many of John’s contributions to TCW Defending Freedom is available in paperback and on Kindle.

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