Fix price crisis or lose next election
BORIS Johnson’s Government has been stuck in Partygate paralysis for almost six months.
So finally this week there is a chance to move on after the publication of Sue Gray’s report into Downing Street wine and cake jollies during lockdown.
This probe, necessary though it is, has been a massive distraction, just like the Met’s own £500,000 inquiry.
Yet more blood may yet be spilt on No10’s carpet before the saga is over, although barring a bombshell it seems unlikely to trigger a major leadership challenge to the PM
But the PM must move decisively beyond Partygate and get to grips with the worst cost of living crisis for a generation.
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As rocketing inflation pushes food and energy bills beyond reach, voters are more concerned with where the next Pound is coming from than who poured the drinks at No10.
Boris Johnson must focus on cutting taxes and controlling spiralling prices.
Otherwise voters will never put their faith in him again.
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Derailing own future
MILITANT rail unions risk cutting their own throats if they ruin summer with strikes.
The entire industry has been a financial black hole for years.
Taxpayers wasted billions of pounds to keep empty trains running during the pandemic.
Billions more are now being spent on largely deserted carriages as people work from home.
The Government needs to urgently stem these enormous losses and strike action will only make them worse.
And the public, who pick up this bill, will be rightly outraged if union barons disrupt England football internationals and Wimbledon.
As Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warns, the industry is already on “life support”.
This pointless disruption could prove economically fatal.
Your cash for Lefties
WHEN Priti Patel announced her Rwanda plan for migrants we all knew there would be massive opposition.
But today we reveal that organisations determined to block the plan have happily pocketed £7.7million in public money over the last four years.
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So when we see Leftie lawyers pulling migrants off planes don’t forget.
We’re the mugs paying them to do it.