As the smears, lies and vile abuse raged around him, Boris Johnson’s dignified response was that he stood by his referendum claim that we give £376 million a week to the EU – or more!
Now the truth is out! Since 2010, we have given a stonking £660 million a week to the EU. Continue reading
Posted in International, National
Tagged £12 billion welfare cut, £669 million a week, Boris, boris johnson, Bruges Group, EU, EU referendum, European Court of Justice, Eurozone bailouts, George Osborne, Treasury
What can they have to talk about? Michael Gove and George Osborne were spotted this week on holiday together in Germany. The former Cabinet pals were pictured attending Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle in the Bavarian town Bayreuth – an opera about the struggle for power.
The pages of the London Standard seem dipped in acid, as George works out his angst trashing his nemesis, Boris Johnson and ripping into Theresa May in the nastiest possible terms. Continue reading
Posted in National
Tagged Bayreuth, boris johnson, Emily Sheffield, George Osborne, Germany, Gove, London Standard, Luther, Michael Gove, Osbo, Ring Cycle, Sam Cam, Theresa May, Wagner
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
An excellent article by Peter Oborne discusses the vicious plot going on right now to get rid of Boris Johnson and many of the plotters are in the Tory party. But unless you are on twitter all the time like me, you wouldn’t know that the Get Boris campaigns have been going on for yonks, even before Brexit.
Here are some of the rivals who have been trying to take down Boris, one or two of them since before Theresa May became PM. They are waxing ever more desperate as they fail to achieve their goal. Continue reading
Journalist Peter Oborne has written repeatedly that the then PM Cameron and Osbo had done a deal with the Blairites. He later wrote that Cam was planning to kick out the right wing Brexiteers in the party, in favour of Tristram Hunt and Rachel Reeves, forming a “new” Remainer Tory party.
That plan was foiled by the guts of one man – Boris Johnson, backed by a rock solid phalanx of Brexiteers. All the advantages were on the side of Remain. The money, the media, the manpower were Remain’s – but every Brexiteer was so fired up, they were prepared to prevail or die. Continue reading
Posted in International, National
Tagged Boris, boris johnson, Cam, Cameron, Decepticons, George Osborne, Jeremy Corbyn, Mrs. May, Peter Oborne, PM, right wing Brexiteers, Sadiq Khan, Standard, Tristram Hunt, Uber
Hated Uber buddy George Osborne, in the Standard, has warm words for London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Odd, because in the first year of his Mayoralty, Sadiq Khan has achieved practically nothing. According to Ben Rogers (who works for Sadiq on the Finance Commission) Sadiq Khan has “pushed air pollution” up the agenda, but the obvious action – cutting down traffic, has yet to happen. As a Mayor, says Ben, Sadiq is more “deliberate and unifying”. That’s the excuse for his zero results. This has to be the joke of the year. Continue reading