'Thank you! Thank you!'— GB News (@GBNEWS) February 27, 2022
The Prime Minister received an emotional standing ovation from people attending the Ukrainian Cathedral of the Holy Family in Mayfair. pic.twitter.com/iVlHpa82Ca
Monday, 28 February 2022
Friday, 25 February 2022
Thursday, 24 February 2022
Wednesday, 23 February 2022
MPs on both sides of the house, and the rabid media are baying for more aggressive sanctions against Russia.
All very well and easy to call for. However, the mob needs to calm itself and note the following:
1 In order for the West to appear united, the sanctions imposed (albeit step by step) need to be imposed in unison. Were the UK to go lock stock and smoking barrel it will expose the lack of unity in the West about what to do.
2 Germany (despite postponing Nord Stream 2) is still buying oil and gas from Russia.
3 Putin is ready for sanctions.
4 Sanctions aren't very effective. Were sanctions effective, then North Korea would be a democracy and it wouldn't have nuclear weapons.
Tuesday, 22 February 2022
Monday, 21 February 2022
Cabinet delayed, no10 confirm.— Tamara Cohen (@tamcohen) February 21, 2022
On our camera feed cabinet ministers arrived just before 10am and then left shortly after.
I’m told the cabinet meeting was delayed while the PM is briefed and will be convened later to sign off on the living with covid strategy
Thursday, 17 February 2022
Losses at the hotel project of @unitetheunion are now estimated at £70m. Imagine if the govt had squandered so much money on a similar project! Unite would have been leading calls for strike action— Andrew Pierce (@toryboypierce) February 16, 2022
Wednesday, 16 February 2022
Friday, 11 February 2022
Thursday, 10 February 2022
Wednesday, 9 February 2022
There are many questions arising from this including, but not limited to:
1 What is the point of raising takes if the money is going to be wasted on a half baked plan?
2 Why is the plan so shit?
The fundamental problem facing both the Tories and Labour is that the NHS simply isn't working as effectively as other health systems.
Both parties are trapped by the myopia that the NHS is the only system that they can work with.
The Tories because if they touch it they will be accused of privatising it, and Labour because it is their baby and they are ideologically incapable of ever admitting it is now past its sell by date!
Tuesday, 8 February 2022
Outside parliament just after 17:00 yesterday, Starmer and Lammy were swarmed by a group of aggressive protesters whose main gripe appeared to be about COVID vaccines and restrictions.
The Sun’s Jack Elsom was an eyewitness and says he heard some of the group shouting about Savile, before Starmer and Lammy were put in a police car as protesters scrapped with the cops.
The Mirror’s Rachel Wearmouth reports the group was carrying a noose.
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “A man and a woman were arrested at the scene for assault of an emergency worker after a traffic cone was thrown at a police officer.”
Certain sections of the media, for reasons best know to themselves, focussed purely on the Savile abuse.
Monday, 7 February 2022
Carrie Johnson has taken a severe beating in the press over the weekend, probably in part somewhat unfairly, and will doubtless be dumped upon again by Cummings in his substack expected later today.
She is not the first spouse of a world leader to be vilified. However, aside from Marie Antoinette, she is one of the rare ones to have been brought down by cake.
That being said, Boris's troubles are of his own making (irrespective of whether Carrie tries to interfere or not). As such the media should concentrate on the key issues that are important, eg inflation, energy, NHS backlog etc.
Friday, 4 February 2022
Despite seeing himself as Churchill, Boris has in fact emulated Macmillan by overseeing the rout of four senior staff yesterday and preparing for a long weekend of bloody assassinations over the next 48 hours or so.
Whether this will work or not remains to be seen.
Thursday, 3 February 2022
Rishi Sunak is currently telling Parliament what he will do to try to ameliorate the 54% increase in the price cap announced by Ofgem this morning.
Average household will pay £693 more, Rishi will help with £350.
£200 rebate on energy bills for everyone in October, paid back over 5 years
£150 off council tax bills for people who live in Band A-D households in April
Local authorities will get £150m discretionary fund
Total cost is around £9 billion
Wednesday, 2 February 2022
This afternoon Gove will announce 12 “missions” to save Britain’s “forgotten communities” — with a target that all 12 objectives will be achieved by 2030.
The message to voters and Tory MPs is that Boris is asking for a decade in power to achieve the aims of the 2019 manifesto, and keep the promises that saw him break down Labour’s red wall.
Ten year plans only work if:
1 The plans are good
2 The people implementing them are competent
3 The people implementing them are around for 10 years.
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Sue Gray's "Update" has provided Boris with a small amount of breathing space.
Whilst he can probably get away with "gatherings" in the garden and the offices of Number 10, it will be a remarkable greasing of the pig if he can get away with attending Carrie's alleged "gatherings" in the private flat above Number 10.
Thus he and the rest of us will have to wait until Dame Dick's colleagues finish their investigations, and Sue Gray can publish her full report...unless of course photos emerge in the meantime of Boris at an alleged Carrie private "gathering".