Boris Johnson refuses calls for emergency cost-of-living relief

His answer: Boris Johnson won’t bother himself to help us tackle the cost-of-living crisis. He says it’s due to a Parliamentary convention – but conventions aren’t rules and necessity should overrule tradition; This Writer thinks he’s backing out because he wants the rest of us to suffer.

Boris Johnson has ruled out any measures to relieve the cost-of-living pressures his policies have brought down on the people of the UK before he leaves office as prime minister in September.

Here‘s the BBC:

Boris Johnson has no plans to introduce big tax and spending measures before he leaves office to ease the cost-of-living crisis, Downing Street has said.

Business group leader Tony Danker has urged ministers to “grip the emerging crisis”, arguing it “made no sense to wait” for the next PM to arrive.

Downing Street said it recognised the public were facing “challenging times”.

However, Mr Johnson’s spokesman argued it would be up to his successor to make any decisions on further help.

Mr Johnson is due to leave office in early September, and No 10 said “by convention it is not for this prime minister to make major fiscal interventions during this period”.

It’s an excuse and a cop-out, isn’t it?

Johnson probably isn’t doing anything about it because he’s sulking about being ousted from office.

Alternatively, it is possible that he won’t act because increasing the cost of living until working people can hardly afford to live is exactly what he intended.

Either way, by sitting on this crisis, he is ensuring that no effort to help those of us facing poverty and deprivation will be brought in until months after it is needed.

But there it is. Why would anybody be surprised?

That was his response to Covid-19, as well.

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2 thoughts on “Boris Johnson refuses calls for emergency cost-of-living relief

  1. Stu

    As ever, when he get’s bored and loses interest, there’s nothing in it for him or people start asking too many questions he drops it and walks away.
    Like you said, that’s what happened with Covid.

    The Terminated – Hasta Nunca you Big Baby !

  2. Hecuba

    ‘Not my problem guv’ says fascist little dictator duck johnson. ‘I’m only here for all the money I can scrounge from my fascist tory corporate supporters. Then when I leave my post as a fake prime minister I will earn huge sums of money by giving trivial talks to my fellow fascist billionaires!’

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