For once every single member of the London Assembly is united against the Mayor of London over maverick, rule breaking Uber. The Uber licence is up for renewal in September, and if Sadiq Khan is fool enough to renew the licence, he will be ripped to pieces by his own Assembly members.
Sadiq’s big mouth bragging has finally come back to haunt him. This is the man who vowed when he was running for Mayor that if Uber trangressed only once, he would pull their licence! There are so many reasons to pull Uber off the road, critics have lost count, but instead, a year after becoming Mayor, Khan renewed the Uber licence. Continue reading
As Chancellor, George Osborne spent the least time of anyone in the Treasury sorting out the economy. Ever the delegator, he left that minor job to someone else. He was tied up with the important stuff, permanent manoeuvres to ensure that he succeeded David Cameron as PM. Smoozing, threatening, devoting hours every week to cultivating Tory back-benchers and ingratiating himself with allies in the Press, this was the work that really mattered.
Rupert Harrison, Osbo’s Chief of Staff, was “the real Chancellor”. When Harrison left, the economy went A over T. Now Harrison turns on his old boss to slaughter George for an attitude to Brexit that is “too gloomy and over the top”. Continue reading
There is a lot of fuss right now on twitter over why leading members of any government support a government motion when they don’t agree. Boris Johnson and Michael Gove think nurses particularly deserve a pay rise, but both of them voted in favour of keeping the cap on private sector wages. Members of the Cabinet are particularly bound by this convention.
This is because of something called collective responsibility.
Cabinet collective responsibility, also known as collective ministerial responsibility, is a constitutional convention in governments using the Westminster System, that members of the cabinet must publicly support all governmental decisions made in Cabinet, even if they do not privately agree with them. Continue reading
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Zac Goldsmith, was stitched up by Sadiq Khan and David Cameron over the Mayor of London job. He then lost his Richmond Park seat. Zac is showing huge guts and his thoroughbred calibre by fighting back. Continue reading
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During the interview with John Humphrys on BBC Radio 4, Boris Johnson, the leading Brexiteer in the Cabinet , was asked why Britain should try to control immigration if it is economically beneficial for the country.Boris answered: “It is not a good idea to have absolutely no control. And what is certainly not a good is for politicians to stand up year after year and say ‘We can cut immigration to the tens of thousands’ when they know fine well that is legally impossible. Continue reading
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As a conversion, it is more astonishing than St. Paul on the road to Damascus! PM May has suddenly become a clean Brexiteer! This is the lady who dubbed anyone who wanted a clean break from the EU “crazy” and a “fanatic!” This is the lady who admits she is a Remainer, who gave free rein to the Chancellor to slag off Brexit and whose husband Phil, a hedge fund manager, loves the EU almost more than life itself.It struck me as odd that when the PM announced the forthcoming election in Parliament, there was not a Brexiteer in sight. David Cameron, Blair, Cleggers, even the EU members were ecstatic at the news and announced glowingly that a huge mandate would “ensure the best deal for Britain” something they suddenly seemed awfully happy about. Continue reading
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Chuka Umunna continually insists that the Leave campaign “pledged” to pay £350M to the NHS. Oddly he has admitted in print that no Leaver ever explicitly made such a pledge – their remarks were only suggestions. This is confirmed by a quote he gave to the London Standard. (below).Labour is in such disarray, this is the sort of trivial snitching Chuka and Keir Starmer are reduced to. Much ridiculed “independent” Professor Bob Watt from Buckingham University has even reported the Leave campaign to the CPS, charging them with “undue influence.” Continue reading
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