David Cameron may have only marched back into Number 10 less than a fortnight ago but the Conservative Party is already making the most of its new found freedom from the “shackles” of the Lib Dem coalition.
Here are the scariest things the Tories have said since returning to power.
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For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone. It's often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that's helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance. This government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach.
The prime minister uttered these rather sinister words to the National Security Council. He is expected to introduce a new counter-extremism bill later this month, which will include orders to ban extremist organisations and restrict those who seek to radicalise young people.
It’s important that the criminals aren’t able simply to say to people: ‘If you pay us money, we are going to put your lives at risk but don’t worry, you’ll get to Europe’... And that’s why it’s important that people picked up in the Mediterranean can be taken back to Africa.
The TL;DR version: send them back. Home secretary Theresa May told Sky News and wrote in the Times (£) that she flat out disagrees with EU high commissioner Erica Mogherini, who said that no migrants would be returned to their country of origin "against their will". The EU plans to take in and resettle 10,000 people who survived the journey across the Mediterranean from Libya.
[Spending] has risen significantly over the past five years... One of the significant strategic questions we face is how to establish the right balance between the need to support as many disabled people as possible and what it is reasonable to offer individual users
Just hours after the final election results came in, Iain Duncan Smith’s Department for Work and Pensions released a paper recommending cuts to the £108 million Access To Work scheme, which helps disabled people.
The first option outlined in the document is “to set a cap on the maximum value of support per user”.
We’ve already make clear that in strike laws [there will be] significant changes; thresholds for turnout at 50 per cent of those entitled to vote and when it comes to essential public services at least 40 per cent must vote for strike action... We will also ban the use of agency staff when strike action takes place.
New business sSecretary Sajid Javid is undemocratically cracking down on striking laws. This from a government that only commands the support of 24 per cent of the total electorate.
I made a comment a long time ago... This is not something that is relevant to today’s political debate.
More what wasn’t said here: When asked on Sky News if she still believed in the death penalty, as she said in 2011, new employment minister Priti Patel refused to say what her views are today.