Fast Forward! SNP leftists demand higher BBC tax



Today, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will give a speech. Her message? That Scottish families should be clobbered with a new BBC tax, to pay for a bloated "federal" structure.

An enthusiastic fan of quangos, Sturgeon will propose that the broadcaster sets up a series of separate "boards" of Establishment careerists.  One each for Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which would all operate under a UK-wide board. A board for everyone!

 Her demands also include a separate TV channel for Scotland and a sister station for Radio Scotland.  Who will pay the bill, you may ask? Well, Sturgeon wants to cut the wages of working people in Scotland, with an increased license fee. How's that Socialism thing working out for you?



Molly Samuel-Leport MBE: A response to Andrew Kennedy on Conservative Area Groupings - I returned home from work on Sunday, sat down with a much needed hot cup of black coffee, then read Andrew Kennedy’s article on ConHome, which focused on forming Conservative area Groupings. I think he has a point but one size does not always fit or suit all.



Tonight our elected Organising Committee will hold their 2nd meeting to discuss future CWF events including our plans for Conference. For details of everything we have coming up CLICK HERE and look out for further announcements over the next few days!



1)      Philip Hammond MP: Why now is the time to renew our relationship with Iran – Conservative Home

2)     Edward Lucas: Corbyn’s friends abroad prove he’s unfit to lead – The Telegraph

3)     David Aaronovitch: We can’t hold back this tide of humanity – The Times

4)     Isabel Hardman: UKIP wars threaten to reignite over mayoral race – The Spectator

5)     REMINDER – Paul Goodman: Please take our special Feldman review and Party Reform survey –Conservative Home



On this day, August 27th, in 1979, Lord Mountbatten, his grandson, and a young crew member were brutally murdered by an IRA bomb. In her response to the tragedy, Margaret Thatcher paid tribute to Lord Mountbatten's service to Great Britain, which spanned three reigns and two world wars. She went on to say that the Government would "spare no effort to ensure that those responsible for these and for all other acts of terrorism are brought to justice. The people of the United Kingdom will wage the war against terrorism with relentless determination until it is won."


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