A smaller-than-usual edition of ‘Also in…’ today because This Site was afflicted with technical problems yesterday (September 14), Enjoy:
Social care: Boris Johnson’s “plan” won’t improve quality but is only intended to help the rich
Dominic Lawson points out that Boris Johnson’s Social Care Plan is “not about quality of care”.
It will not fix it “once and for all” and is more about protecting the inheritance of the wealthy at the expense of a deeply unequal #NationalInsurance tax on the lowest paid. #Marr pic.twitter.com/I7ksOMa8pJ
— Deirdre Heenan (@deirdreheenan) September 12, 2021
Winter flu: Johnson is ‘finalising’ plans – that will be diabolical if his social care ideas are a yardstick
So Johnson is finalising his plans for dealing with a possible autumn and winter Covid spike, as well as seasonal 'flu.
Ye Gods !
That should strike fear into the bravest hearts,
'cos the notion of a Johnson "plan" sure as hell terrifies me !
— Clare Hepworth OBE (@Hepworthclare) September 13, 2021
The Tory ‘chumocracy’ is huge: one quarter of donors have received honours in return
This is from Byline Times:
More than a quarter of Conservative donors who have given more than £100,000 to the party hold a title or honour.
Three-quarters of the party’s elite donors received these titles after the Conservatives came to power in 2010, an investigation by the Byline Intelligence Team and The Citizens has found.
Of the Conservative Party’s 20 biggest donors since 2010 – those donating more than £1.5 million – 55% (11) have received an honour or title. Ten were given these rewards in the last decade.
Industry boss says food and drink shortages are ‘permanent’ but Johnson protests that Christmas will be ‘normal’
This is from The Independent:
Food shortages in supermarkets and restaurants are “permanent” and shoppers will never again enjoy a full choice of items, an industry boss has told Britons.
In an extraordinary warning, the head of the Food and Drink Federation said staff shortages – triggered by a combination of Covid and Brexit – had killed off the “just-in-time” delivery model.
But Downing Street rejected the claim of a broken system and, in a potential hostage to fortune, predicted the shortages will be over by the festive season.
Pressed on whether the shortages will ease to allow people to enjoy a “normal Christmas”, Boris Johnson’s spokesman told The Independent: “I believe so, yes.”
It’s another wild boast from a man with a bad reputation for making false claims.
What will people think when Christmas arrives and it is plagued with the shortages Johnson swore would not happen?
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