Tag Archives: Michael Gove

D. Tel exclusive: Give an extra £100 million to NHS a week or lose, Boris urges May

Today’s Telegraph in an exclusive reported:  Boris Johnson has warned Theresa May that the Government must make a public commitment to giving the NHS an extra £100million a week after Brexit if the Tories are to beat Jeremy Corbyn at the next election.

The Foreign Secretary believes that the Government must adopt the flagship Vote Leave pledge and spend £5.2billion a year that would have been paid into Brussels on the health service instead. Continue reading

Strike one! Labour chiefs finally clock on abuse is losing them votes!

You couldn’t make it up!  The penny has finally dropped that maybe the reason Labour are still behind May and the Tories in the polls is because of the abuse and harassment that is their strategy on social media.

Because of this, they are cancelling the youth wing of Momentum on Facebook because of abuse and harassment!   So now on twitter, the abuse has stopped. The endless repetition of the same message over and over an nauseam is still being used,  which is great for us.   It is definitely a turnoff.  Continue reading

Boris Johnson and Gove want May to be Bad Santa!

A more cautious approach to May giving more cash to the EU is suggested by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.  Rather than May acting like Santa Claus and giving a huge wodge of cash gratis as a “divorce bill”, the two Brexiteers say no extra cash should be specified right now. Then disaster.  The EU has already turned down the offer of another 20 billion (that’s 36 billion in all).  !  Of course…..

The EU is clearly feeling the heat, because when we leave, the end of our massive payments mean they will be left with a huge black hole. They are sweating at the prospect.   Continue reading

Spy game. Gove and Osbo spotted on holiday in Germany

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

Why even if they disagree, members of any government must support government policy

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

Cynics sneer “Politicians are all the same” but we have seen the bravest and the best

Politicians generally get a pretty harsh press. The popular opinion is  “They are the same!” and anyone who argues differently is greeted with cynical laughter. Recent events, like the EU Referendum and the Westminster terrorist attack have proved how wrong this is.

Many of the politicians who fought for Brexit took a huge risk.  Boris Johnson took the  biggest gamble of his life to fight for the rights of ordinary people, so much so that his father believed he had ruined his career. Continue reading

The majority are not happy with how the PM is handling Brexit

The latest YouGov poll has disappointing news for Mrs. May.  Nearly 60% are unhappy with how she is handling Brexit.  The discontent is rising rising.  53% has risen to 57%. Only 20% believe Brexit is being handled well.maysmirkThe Sun reports:The numbers expecting the UK to be worse-off financially as a result of Brexit declined from 41% to 37% over the past month, against 29% who expect it to be better-off. And the proportion who said Brexit would be bad for jobs fell from 36% to 32%, compared to 28% who said it would be good for employment. Continue reading