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Esther McVey: Whip Round for Leaving Present.

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Esther McVey: Who is the former work and pensions secretary and why has she resigned over Brexit?

Esther McVey has resigned from Theresa May‘s government, saying the prime minister’s Brexit deal “does not honour the result of the referendum”.

The ex-work and pensions secretary called the draft withdrawal agreement a threat to the integrity of the UK and said she believed it would “bind the hands” of the current and future governments in trade negotiations.

“We wouldn’t be taking back control, we would be handing over control to the EU and even to a third country for arbitration,” she added in the second cabinet resignation letter to land on Ms May’s desk on Thursday morning, after Dominic Raab’s.

Her website describes her as a businesswoman and broadcaster; she is a former presenter of GMTV. “She has written several careers books for girls and boys which have been turned into plays by the National Youth Theatre and have been performed around the country as well as in London’s West End,” her biography adds.

In Ipswich we are already having a whip-round for her leaving present

Suggestions welcome.

Leaving Card from Silly Prints

Written by Andrew Coates

November 15, 2018 at 12:05 pm

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  1. There are even worse Tories waiting in the wings than McVey. Be afraid, be very afraid.


    November 15, 2018 at 12:08 pm

  2. YAY!!🙃

    Denise roulstone

    November 15, 2018 at 12:09 pm

  3. Andrew Coates

    November 15, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    • Yes she should be getting benefit sanctions, as we would if we voluntarily left a job


      November 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    • I did not voluntarily leave my job! It was constructive dismissal!

      Esther McVey MP

      November 16, 2018 at 7:20 am

  4. Ding, dong, the bitch is dead! Let’s hope her corpse doesn’t get warmed up and resurrected, under a new Tory leader, like Iain Duncan Smith!

    Van Helsing

    November 15, 2018 at 12:14 pm

  5. With no one at the helm, you just watch the excuses fly when things mentioned dont materialize.

    Only the other day we were talking about name one thing about the welfare that didn’t get found to have faults so its quite ironic to see yet another Secretary of State for Work and Pensions leave by the revolving door amount to how many now since its start.

    I have to think her decision to quit was one of a perfect opportunity rather than distain what with being constantly weighed,measured and found to be wanting in the honesty department.

    Lets be clear though that while this is indeed a Christmas present come early i doubt it paints a positive picture of Christmas to come for thousands who will be spending it penniless.


    November 15, 2018 at 12:37 pm

  6. Good riddance to bad rubbish.


    November 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

  7. I’ll be back.

    Esther McVey MP

    November 15, 2018 at 1:06 pm

  8. I wonder if anyone actually wants the DWP job now McVile has gone? Who will want Universal Credit on their CV? Is it now an unfillable vacancy or are Tories more stupid than we thought? Watch this space…


    November 15, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    • Iain Duncan Smith resigns from cabinet

      Esther McVey has resigned from Theresa May‘s government

      We’re all still here and are an example to these quitters.


      November 15, 2018 at 8:39 pm

  9. Who is going to take over the ‘poisoned chalice’ at the DWP? Is the rotting corpse of Iain Duncan Smith going to be resurrected from his grave?

    Burke and Hare (Grave Robbers)

    November 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

  10. Here is one of Esther’s prezzies:

    Andrew Coates

    November 15, 2018 at 4:29 pm

  11. She left her job voluntarily!


    November 15, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    • I’m claiming constructive dismissal!

      Esther McVey MP

      November 16, 2018 at 1:16 pm

  12. Foodbank use in the UK increased 13% last year but in areas that have moved to Universal Credit it has shot up an astonishing 52%. When an MP asked the head of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) why this was, he replied: “I don’t know, it is a really good question”.


    Given the recent headlines/publicity it has to be asked if there was more to this resignation?


    November 15, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    • when a ship starts to list the rats are the first ones to bolt 😉 uc is fooked!


      November 15, 2018 at 9:18 pm

  13. At the local joke centre the number of signing on desks for JSA has been slowly dwindling. Now they are all gone and the “Universal Credit/JSA” sign now reads “Universal Credit”. Now you have to be “squeezed in” with an accommodating uc roach when they are available like you are a curmudgeonly dinosaur who can’t get with the times. The whole office space is emblazoned with ‘Universal Credit’ signs and posters from top to tail. JSA has gone the way of the dodo.

    Idris E

    November 16, 2018 at 10:21 am

    • Watch yourself, Idris.

      Alice Morgan

      November 16, 2018 at 6:50 pm

  14. He had a very long tie to John Rees and Lindsey German – Counterfire – through the Stop the War Coalition.

    Andrew Coates

    November 16, 2018 at 11:32 am

  15. The Tories have destroyed our manufacturing,our infrastructure/assets,destroyed/divided communities now their destroying themselves,these are truly nasty evil people.If this Brexit goes badly and shortages price rises occur then the road ahead will be unimaginable.


    November 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm

  16. Our OAPs are being punished by savage benefit cuts, driven into severe penury and forced to rely on foodbanks to pay for the many under 30s on the benefit system who just refuse to work and all the fake disabled who’ve appeared in the UK, more now than at the end WW2. The sound of clicking NHS walking sticks on our High Streets are a national disgrace.

    Rosie Earle

    November 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    • The OAPs have enjoyed triple-locked increases under the Tories and coalition not cuts. They are the only benefit claimants that have seen their incomes rise every year above RPI inflation since 2010.

      Esther McVey MP

      November 16, 2018 at 3:58 pm

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