Act now, Boris
THERE is only one crumb of comfort for the Government after its double by-election disaster.
Barely a soul really wants Keir Starmer to be Prime Minister.
Boris MUST convince them to do so, by governing as he promised before his 2019 victory.
He has taken them for granted.
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If these two terrible defeats cannot rouse him to act, nothing will.
There is still time to rule as Conservatives should.
To leave working people more of their money to cope with surging prices and bills.
To slash business-choking regulation and the size of the bloated State sector.
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To cut duty on fuel, and VAT and green levies on energy.
To end EU control over Northern Ireland and the ECHR veto over our courts.
It will take drive, determination and a more talented Cabinet.
A rapid and major reshuffle is a crucial first step.
Drill down into the by-election figures and you find little new support for Labour and the Lib-Dems.
Mainly just apathy among 2019 Tory voters. That is unsurprising.
Britain has been engulfed by Covid, war and the gravest inflation crisis in decades.
Worse, Partygate has shredded Boris’s popularity.
But Starmer is already making the same rookie error which cost Neil Kinnock in 1992, smugly assuming power is now in the bag.
“A Labour Government is coming,” he gloated on his Wakefield victory lap.
That’s laughable arrogance two years out from an election.
Millions of voters have zero wish to see this charmless, shifty policy vacuum in Downing Street.
They still want the Tories to win them back.
The question for the party is . . . can Boris do it?
No to nanny
ONE Tory policy to celebrate is the U-turn over bans on food and drink disapproved of by Whitehall’s nanny-state ninnies.
Labour in Wales may yet outlaw energy drinks and TEA being sold to teenagers.
The Health Secretary reckons “personal choice is crucial”.
Well said, Saj.
No one votes Tory to have their diet dictated by socialists in disguise.
HAS Katie Price got a real-life “get out of jail free” card?
How she escaped prison yet again is beyond us.
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No one, famous or not, should be able to cock a snook at the law as she does.
Judges keep conjuring excuses for her.
She’s making a fool of you, M’lud.