Posts tagged with: Johnson

They’re All the Same – Really!?

  There is great scope for improvement and, unfortunately, plenty of scope for being worse than Johnson. It has now become obvious even to his own ministers that Johnson is not fit to be Prime Minister. And of course, that raises the question of who will come after, both for the remainder of this term […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Conservative Party won an 80-seat majority at the last election, adding the ‘Red Wall’ seats to its traditional safe seats; and it has at times seemed impregnable as a result. But there have since been by-election results which have cast increasing doubt on that position. North Shropshire (in the wake of the Owen Paterson […]

How Many Shades of Gray?

Photo leaked to ITV News Within two days of the publication of this article, Johnson responded to the risk it highlighted – of him being forced to resign for breaching his Ministerial Code – by rewriting the Code so that it has no teeth. There is no longer any serious penalty, even in principle, for […]

How Not to Handle Inflation

The UK now has high inflation both by international and historical standards.  And it is causing a serious cost-of-living crisis which our government needs to address. This article looks at why there is a serious risk of mis-handling inflation in the UK. If you wanted to mishandle inflation, you would: Treat it as a single, […]

Traditional Conservatives vs Johnson’s Party

  It is obvious why those who have never seen themselves as Conservative should not support this government. This article explains why those who do see themselves as traditional Conservatives should take a stand against this government: This government shares none of the values that traditional Conservatives hold dear; Traditional conservatives prize pragmatism and competence; […]

What Does the Queen’s Speech Tell Us?

In the space of a few short years, the government will have turned the UK from a prosperous, democratic country with a functioning social safety net into a poor, isolated banana republic off the coast of northern Europe. In a nutshell, the Queen’s Speech is full of good things that won’t happen and bad things […]

The Real Battle for Control of the UK

The battle in the UK is not the traditional competition between parties, but a much more dangerous struggle between a small number of billionaires and the bulk of the UK population On 5th May, much of the country went to the polls: most for local and mayoral elections, and Northern Ireland for the Assembly. The results […]

Democracy at the Cliff Edge

Sometimes a moment can be pivotal in a way which is not obvious at the time. This article explores whether the UK is at such a critical moment now, without most of the population realising it. And it suggests what we can do about it. The challenge is that we have a government which is […]

Judging Johnson

At some point, possibly this year, the Johnson premiership will be history. Johnson says that he would like to be judged on his record. How does that record look? Johnson’s record is extremely poor in terms of measurable things like wage growth, protecting the economy, keeping the citizens of the UK safe from COVID and […]

Drawing the Line

  In the light of the confirmed law-breaking by our most senior politicians, this article asks: where will the UK media and public draw the line? And what can individuals actually do? Why We Should Draw the Line Right Here There was widespread revulsion at the government’s desire not to feed starving children in the […]

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