Commentary

Welcome to the UK in 2023, a true Blue Monday where King Charles is suing Elon Musk for unpaid rent while new investigations have been launched into more Tory shenanigans. The third Monday of January, aka ‘Blue Monday’ is, for a combination of factors, considered the most depressing day of the year. This particular Blue Monday will, for a culmination...

Rishi Sunak must inspire or expire as members move to ‘take...

Rishi Sunak has challenged the country to judge him on his pledge to deliver five promises to fix the country - but it’s his delivery of that same quintet that reveals his challenge to stay in Number 10. Sunak’s big...

APPGs – No 10 ‘concerned’ about sex tourist,heavy drinking MPs and peers

Capping off an historic year of crises, sleaze and scandal is news that Downing Street is very “concerned” about MPs on APPGs trips abroad engaging in sex with prostitutes...

Santa Sunak’s immigration pledge as he breaks promise on workers’ rights

Rishi Sunak has used the cover of getting tough on immigration to ditch another manifesto promise and abandon a key levelling-up pledge to protect workers from rogue employers. Perhaps it...

Could King Charles strip Lady Mone of her title?

A bill giving King Charles the power to personally strip titles from anyone, without parliamentary interference gets its second reading in the Commons on Friday (Dec 9). Should the bill...

Rishi Sunak’s U-turn and litany of broken promises

Rishi Sunak’s Cop27 U-turn is not the first broken pledge of his nascent premiership, and it certainly won’t be the last. He famously vowed to restore “integrity” to No 10 after taking over from Liz...

PM beaten by 60p lettuce, now for something completely (not) different: Boris 2.0

Liz Truss has been beaten by a blond wig wearing lettuce in a contest to find out which would last longest. As the prime minister took to the lecturn outside No 10 today to...

Under Truss Tories have 2 options – be dead or a joke

Liz Truss has not been prime minister for a month but her days in Number 10 already look numbered as calls for a general election intensify. The PM’s authority is immediately weakened by the major...

Dr Thérèse ‘Karoke’ Coffey – no sugar tax, Mars and a PhD

Liz Truss’s mate, Dr Thérèse Coffey is the new cigar chomping, whisky swilling, real ale loving secretary of state for health and social care. Like many a doctor (medical and philosophical) – and many...

Ex-Shell worker Liz Truss will tax people not profits while borrowing billions

Former Shell worker Liz Truss has ruled out extending the windfall tax on energy companies’ £180 billion profits to help pay for her £130 billion plan to tackle soaring energy bills fuelling the UK’s...