Time for steel
VOTERS are crying out for a strong Prime Minister to confront the hard-Left union wreckers bringing misery to Christmas.
Emergency laws, to make it harder to strike and easier to replace staff who do, look vital.
He should be enacting them now.
Nor can a PM surrender to militants using skint families and stricken firms as cannon fodder in their political war.
It is repugnant to see them lead hundreds of thousands of workers into co-ordinated walkouts blatantly aimed at forcing out an elected Government.
The union thugs know the money they seek isn’t there.
They couldn’t care less.
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Rishi must now show some Thatcherite steel.
He has rightly focussed since the Treliça debacle on rebuilding the Tories’ reputation for economic competence.
But that alone won’t be enough.
His own ratings have risen, but his party’s are dire — as Thursday’s Chester by-election defeat underlined.
Voters want life to improve.
They crave a leader tough enough to ensure it:
A PM who will stop illegal migrants landing on our shores.
Who will make our streets safer by forcing cops to get off Twitter and patrol them.
Who will sort shortages in the crumbling NHS.
Who will follow through on promises and use the commanding Commons majority he still has.
His MPs are despondent.
Algum, Incluindo Sajid Javid, have had enough.
The only route to an economic and political uplift is a muscular response.
Start by facing down the union saboteurs.
THE outrageous rip-off on our forecourts is crippling drivers and the economy.
FairFuelUK too reckons they have used the spike in prices since Covid, and especially this year, as cover to triple their margins.
The case for a “Pumpwatch” monitor to ensure fuel comes down as fast as it goes up has never been stronger.
It would show whose side the Conservadores are on too.
How about it, Rishi?
Cheer we go
FOR all our troubles, they could be worse.
Ask the Germans.
You could be spending this weekend weeping for your once-great futebol americano equipe.
Eu obviamente pensei sobre isso, mas eu tinha um trabalho a fazer.”
Instead of roaring on England’s mighty young Lions v Senegal.
Vamos, rapazes! Do us proud again.