On Byline Times: The reactionary world of Therese Coffey, the new £154,000 a year secretary of state for work and pensions

Therese Coffey in relaxed mood: Pic Credit: Daily Mail reproduced on Twitter

Boris Johnson has appointed one of the most hard line and divisive women to replace Amber Rudd as secretary for state for work and pensions. The new secretary of state’s voting record reveals a tranche of reactionary views likely to be offensive to gays, women, pensioners and non smokers.   She would also like millions of Europeans who live in the UK to have no right to stay here.

 Cigar smoking Therese Coffey, MP for Suffolk, Coastal, would like to lift the ban on smoking in public places, bring back limitless betting odds on addictive gambling machines and is an opponent of gay marriage. Her voting record is recorded on Theyworkforyou.com

The full story is on Byline Times here.

11 thoughts on “On Byline Times: The reactionary world of Therese Coffey, the new £154,000 a year secretary of state for work and pensions

  1. I have come to the conclusion that the Tories should change their name to the “Mad Hatters Tea Party, I wondered how one MP ever got on a candidates shortlist, then doing a background check on the person I discovered links to Boris in his distant past.
    To be honest, when I seen the cigar smoking Minister at the DWP, I thought someone had mixed up the photo’s with one of the characters on Channel 4’s Benefit Street. I was discussing with a friend sometime ago that candidates for political parties should face some psychiatric evaluation as I am beginning to think that there is a conspiracy to destroy the Tory Party, not by electoral defeat but by making the late Screaming Lord Sutch Monster Raving Looney Party more aligned to the Modern world than the present Tory Party. Whatever happened to the people of the calibre of Whitelaw, Pym, Prior, Walker, etc . If this is the calibre of the modern Tory then in the words of Private Frazer of Dad’s Army “were doomed”

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    • When your pension has been stuffed, nothing can prepare you for the trauma of having to look at the bottom shelf of the wine counter in Morrisons. After trying something which had the bouquet of a sherbet dib-dab and the refreshing minerality of water, I was dozing off to sleep, when I thought I heard a TV announcer say that some American bloke was trying to buy Greenland. This week, I was flicking through the
      regurgitated news channels and couldn’t find any news. The only other thing on the Telly was the Parliament City Varieties Music Hall. I thought I’ll have a look at David Hencke’s blog as he usually has something interesting to say. I had to look at the
      wine label again. I could have sworn David said a cigar-smoking, supporter of the bedroom tax (who voted against changing the law to prevent landlords letting property that was unfit for human habitation) had been appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions? Someone who does not believe that people who are long-term disabled need higher benefits…? What next: David Cameron apologising for the referendum?


  2. I just want to cry, every day, what is happening to our wonderful country. We will be destroyed completely, if this awful government are not stopped.


  3. Do you think that this is bad news for our 50s
    Ladies receiving our compensation or do you
    think we will receive payment?
    Thanks again for all your hard work.


  4. Just when you think it can’t get any worse. Theresa Coffey’s new post puts the final nail in the Conservative coffin for me. I don’t want a head of DWP to be divisive and hard line and voting for the Conservatives would give us that. The DWP deal with people’s lives, the ones that desperately need support need a champion not a reactionary.

    The Great Britain the women of the 50’s knew has been hit by a storm greater than nature could ever throw at us. Our great Country is sadly a shell as the heart has been knocked out of it.

    Like so many I am truly disgusted at the behaviour in government and when there is an election I am sure the people will pay the main parties back for what they have brought upon us all, fools we are not.

    The judgement on our review is not far away now. We all deserve what’s rightfully ours we followed the rules we paid our dues. It was the government who were to blame for our pension fiasco and not us. Law is Law (Boris), we abide by it and you will to. We will get our pensions because as long as we have breath in our bodies we won’t give up.

    Boris you have seen the wrath of the government you’ve yet to see the wrath of the people of this Country. Your playing the game but not at the cost of our people’s lives. People who have worked damned hard all their lives who want to live and enjoy their lives not exist dreading every day.

    You may think your Donald Trump but your not. Grow up stop playing bloody mind games. Tell this country the truth, release the yellow hammer documents and other such documents so we can all see what we are walking into.

    Finally do something for the good of this once great Country and not for your own ego. You have hatched a plan to make yourself look like a super hero forcing everything through making out its for the people. Do you think we’re idiots, we can see your bending every rule in the book to make out your a martyr.

    The 50’s women are a proportion of the wrongs done on this Country and it must be stopped and it will be. The people will deal you all one mighty shock at the end of this.



  5. Therese Coffey needs to get her act together and listen to women born in the 50’s regarding our pensions we need our money back and we need the state pension age back to where it belongs women retire at 60 not 66. Where has are hard earned money gone. We need one of us ladies born in the 50’s to be running the DWP not someone who thinks its their right to rob us of our money!!!!


  6. We mustn’t despair because we must remember we all have a vital vote. The DWP deals with many things including Pensions and benefits. These are a necessary part of life for those needing support. I will not be voting for the Conservatives as this new appointment of Theresa Coffey proves how calculated and in human their party are. People needing support need a department to offer that support and guidance. I certainly dont want a radical hardliner who is both divisive and calculated. Where is the compassion in that?

    Please keep strong as were a few weeks away from our outcome. We will win because as long as we have a breath in our body we will fight. Truth is on our side and the truth will out.

    We have all seen for ourselves the mockery made of our once great country. The people we rely on and give our votes to have brought the Country to
    this, a joke across the world.

    Boris you may have power and you have witnessed the wrath of government. You have not yet seen the wrath of the people. You are there to serve the people of this country. It’s not a mind game to boost your ego and make you look a super hero to all those who want out of the EU.

    It’s way past all that were all sick to death of Brexit and sick to death of the main party in fighting. Documents such as yellow hammer need to be in the public domain and should have been made public years ago. We need to know what a no deal will mean. It’s us poor sods needing medicines, operations, etc because we rely on NHS services not bloody private health care like you lot. If there’s nothing to worry about then put your cards on the table and tell the truth.

    Boris whilst you model yourself on Donald Trump please don’t think it impresses any one of us. People are entitled to have their say and do not have to agree with you. The consequence of disagreeing is being sacked or silenced. That is not dimocracy…. nor freedom of speech.

    We want a prime minister and a party in office that actually cares for the people of this country and wants to build the Country back to a place to be proud of.

    We have an election looming and every last one of us knows the hand we have been dealt. We will win our pension rights and we will remember who put us through this nightmare in the first place.



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  8. I despair what chance do we have of winning our case now with this woman. I hope there is still a chance and we get what is rightfully ours.


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