Opinion

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...

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 enjoys his jollies. This week Johnson...

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...

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...

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...

Williamson gets knighthood thanks to his ‘black book’ of dark secrets

The twice sacked and often mocked ‘stupid boy’ of the Tory party, Gavin Williamson is getting a knighthood. Why? Because. Priorities, innit. No matter war in Ukraine, the pandemic, the cost of living crisis, climate crisis,...

Johnson gaslights country at conference; Patel can’t lock up the weather

Boris Johnson delivers his first conference speech as an election winning prime minister on the very same day his government has chosen to make 5.5 million people poorer by more than £1,000 per year. Johnson...

Raab clings on after revelations foreign secretary ‘nobbled’ PM to stay on his luxury...

Dominic Raab’s tenure as foreign secretary is under increasing threat after it emerged he “nobbled” the prime minister into letting him stay in Crete despite being told by advisors to return and deal with...