Politics

This Conservative farce has been nothing short of a national embarassment.

I wonder if there will ever be a play written about the political turmoil of this year in Britain. It would be called something like The Year of the Three Prime Ministers. Makes it sound rather dashing doesn’t it? Evokes images of Errol Flynn swinging around on a chandelier, fighting off hordes of enemies with… Continue reading This Conservative farce has been nothing short of a national embarassment.

Politics

After Partygate, where on earth does Boris Johnson go from here?

Seriously, where can he go? The record of his government is awful and should be the primary criteria for which he is removed. But what the last ten days have shown to even the most happily ignorant Tory voter is that this man cannot be trusted to tell the truth. He will look for any… Continue reading After Partygate, where on earth does Boris Johnson go from here?

Politics

The next chapter of the Tories’ Northern Ireland squabble with the EU.

When will the Tories realise that the EU is waiting for the UK to actually use Article 16 of the trade agreement? After all, the government has been threatening to do so almost from the moment it signed the treaty in the first place. And now, the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has circled back around… Continue reading The next chapter of the Tories’ Northern Ireland squabble with the EU.

Politics, Sport

When the news is rubbish.

You know how you can feel looking at the news sometimes? Like it’s an avalanche of depressing stories? I feel a bit like that right now. I mean there really isn’t a lot to make you think otherwise. The continued revelations of potential sleaze and/or corruption coming out of Westminster continue to erode whatever confidence… Continue reading When the news is rubbish.

Politics

Say what you will about Blair and Brown; at least they took the job of government seriously

Over the past couple of days, I’ve been watching the BBC series Blair and Brown: The New Labour Revolution. It’s really interesting, although you do need to be a bit of a geek for this topic. I would really recommend watching it though. Not only was it a time of real change in the country,… Continue reading Say what you will about Blair and Brown; at least they took the job of government seriously

Politics

This fuel shortage is not just because of Brexit; it’s because of the inherent shortcomings of this Prime Minister.

We could see this coming. Let’s just be totally clear about that. We could see something like this coming. And it was always going to be something like this that opened many people’s eyes to the fact that all the vaunted and wonderful benefits of Brexit were no more than a lot of hot air.… Continue reading This fuel shortage is not just because of Brexit; it’s because of the inherent shortcomings of this Prime Minister.

Politics

How much is too much for the Conservatives?

We have yet another example given to us that Boris Johnson clearly does not think that the rules apply to him. Not even those placed on him by a wedding vow. His history of extramarital relationships is already known but we can add another to the list from over the years. Jennifer Acuri has added… Continue reading How much is too much for the Conservatives?

Politics

Trump’s post-presidency life continues to disintegrate.

Having been forced out of the presidency, Donald Trump’s post presidential life has not got off to a great start. He had his historic-for-all-the-wrong reasons second impeachment trial; he might be told he can’t live at his Mar-A-Lago estate permanently soon and now he has been ordered by the Supreme Court to hand over his… Continue reading Trump’s post-presidency life continues to disintegrate.

Politics, Sport

Lockdown and football musings.

If this is truly going to be the last lockdown, we must exit slowly and methodically As the government’s target of vaccinating the top four vulnerable groups in the England was hit, the prospect of easing lockdown restrictions has been raised by many, mainly in Conservative circles. Boris Johnson has gone to great lengths to… Continue reading Lockdown and football musings.

Politics, Sport

Republicans lack the stones to do what is right, and what does the future hold for Lewis Hamilton?

The Republican Party has abdicated its duty of oversight for a safe re-election. As Trump’s second impeachment trial continues, we have seen the Senate and wider Republican party totally abdicate its duty of oversight. They simply are not listening to the arguments put forward by the House managers, including harrowing videos of the January 6th… Continue reading Republicans lack the stones to do what is right, and what does the future hold for Lewis Hamilton?