Commentary

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 a politician too – the health secretary seems to be very much a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of person. Yet this...

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

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 cost of living crisis. Instead, Truss...

UK’s 56th prime minister must prioritise energy crisis

The UK’s 56th prime minister will finally be announced on Monday and installed by the Queen (in Scotland) on Tuesday after an unnecessarily long, drawn out leadership campaign. As...

Energy companies back price freeze but Johnson is on his jollies

Caretaker prime minister Boris Johnson is continuing his (second) holiday (in two weeks) with the country relieved to learn from Downing Street that he will be kept informed of...

Distortion of democracy – the Tory party members deciding the next PM

A “selectorate” of perhaps just 160,000 Tory members – the actual number is unknown because the party “simply does not know how many members they have”-  are receiving their...

‘Sinking ships fleeing the rat’ – tarnished Tories abandon Boris Johnson

Downing Street’s ‘greased piglet’ is losing his grip on power with the growing list of ministers abandoning Boris Johnson now standing at 27 (*and likely to be past 30 by the time this article...

Carrie and ‘the glass of wine’ with BJ. Are we the biggest suckers?

It appears Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie is a sucker. Or at least was, when she was Johnson’s mistress. And not just because a married man creates a vacancy when he marries his mistress. But,...

Media reacts to Starmer’s vow to resign if fined over partygate

Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to resign if he's fined by Durham police for beers and curry - a stance being covered as a 'high-stakes-high-reward gamble'. The Labour leader is framed as trying to...

Rogue Johnson prorogues after curtailing freedoms under veil of sleaze

A raft of legislation curtailing the rights of UK citizens sailed through parliament last week on the will of a rogue with barely a murmur from a compliant media that chose instead to focus...

Energy Security Strategy ignores ‘silver bullet’ and offers households no help now

The government’s long awaited Energy Security Strategy for the UK has finally been published – and immediately condemned for ignoring energy efficiencies and offering no help to deal with rising prices now. Despite energy efficiencies...