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.

Sport

The Champions League final should not be held in Istanbul this year.

These are exceptional times, and plans have to change quickly. Istanbul has held European finals before, very successfully. Liverpool’s incredible comeback in the 2005 final against AC Milan. That was in Istanbul. The stadium is great, even if the pitch is a little far away for my liking. And there is no doubt that a… Continue reading The Champions League final should not be held in Istanbul this year.

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, 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

COVID restrictions are to stay for now, and Lampard sacked as Chelsea manager.

For once, Boris Johnson has made the right decision. Boris Johnson confirmed today that England’s schools would remain closed until at least the 8th March, adding that there was not yet enough data to make a decision on taking the country back out of lockdown. This was absolutely the right call. This wave of coronavirus… Continue reading COVID restrictions are to stay for now, and Lampard sacked as Chelsea manager.

Politics

A Week in Review: 3rd- 9th January

Johnson is too flatfooted to be an effective Prime Minister. How much more are Brexit and Conservative voters willing to take? Yet again, Boris Johnson has shown he is not willing to take the required action early enough to stay on top of this pandemic. Mere hours after proclaiming in the face of overwhelming evidence… Continue reading A Week in Review: 3rd- 9th January