Commentary

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 Truss but only eight days of his premiership suggests it will be yet more of the same old Tory story. He’s barely been PM for...

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

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 announce her inevitable exit from...

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...

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...

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...

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 an exercise in navel-gazing during...

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 any “urgent issues” while he...

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 ballot papers for the election...

‘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,...