Reshuffle resignation shames Johnson’s shambolic government

It says everything you need to know about Boris Johnson’s leadership that the big news today (February 13) hasn’t been his own cabinet reshuffle – but a resignation in protest against advisor Dominic Cummings. We’re being told that Sajid Javid has resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer in protest at being told to fire his team of special advisors. Apparently the prime minister’s office had told him to use SpAds from Number 10 instead, to “make it all one team”, but he had said no self-respecting minister would have accepted…

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Gollum Javid: chancellor’s unfortunate resemblance to another fantasy villain

Full disclosure time: This Writer has often compared current Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, with a fantasy character from Doctor Who called The Collector. The resemblance is astonishing. Now it seems he has deliberately likened himself to another such character, in his publicity photoshoot for the new commemorative Brexit 50p piece. Here’s Mr Javid: And now here’s the fantasy character he has made himself resemble: Oh dear. Perhaps Mr Javid should go back to his day job in the finance industry… Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds…

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No new money earmarked for NI in UK’s first post-Brexit budget

Is this a good enough reason to quit the UK? It will, at the very least, be something to talk about after the devolved government of Northern Ireland returns to duty this weekend. Sajid Javid – and Boris Johnson – may have reason to regret promising the Earth in September and leaving themselves with nothing to offer after the December election. Or will they say the Northern Irish should be glad they haven’t reneged on their September promises? And £290 million remains unspent out of the ‘bribe’ that Theresa May…

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Don’t believe the Tories. THEIR spending plans are ‘reckless’ and ‘unaffordable’ – because of their Brexit

The Tories are spinning so hard on their spending plans, it must be making them dizzy. The reason? They are lying to you again. Labour’s proposals are sustainable but theirs are not. That’s the verdict from Oxford University economist Simon Wren-Lewis, quoting the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Resolution Foundation (amongst others) in support. Both parties are proposing extra spending, and the Tories are trying to scare you with the scale of Labour’s plan: Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell would leave our country staring down the barrel of bankruptcy…

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Johnson’s Brexit policy means UK will be MUCH better-off under LABOUR

Listen to this: At a moment of national crisis this Government poses a threat to its own people and the economy they rely upon. — John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) October 8, 2019 John McDonnell was referring to a report by the respected Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), stating that the UK will be £110 billion better-off under a Labour government than with Tory rule, by 2022. The IFS stated that the outlook for the public finances has “worsened dramatically” since the spring and will deteriorate further if the UK leaves…

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Dupers’ delight: body language suggests Javid and Johnson’s policy promises are lies

Consider this: ‘This is Boris Johnson talking about his new policy in “building 40 new hospitals” – mouth curling and raised eyebrows are micro-expressions indicating someone is lying. It’s called “dupers delight”,’ according to a post on Facebook.   “Duper’s delight”… “Duper n. a person who deceives or tricks someone.” It seems Mr Johnson may not have been entirely truthful about his promise to invest billions in NHS hospitals, then. Now, what about this: Chancellor Sajid Javid has pledged to raise the National Living Wage to £10.50 within the next…

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Should this Home Secretary be held responsible for asylum-seeker’s cancer death?

It seems the Tory-run home office isn’t happy with the misery it has caused with the Windrush scandal and its “hostile environment” policy – it has branched out into causing death by withholding healthcare. Kelemua Mulat died after the Home Office said she should be refused life-saving cancer treatment. The excuse was that there was confusion over whether she should be charged for the treatment. That is an administrative matter. The immediate concern should have been ensuring that she did receive treatment – not who pays for it. Perhaps we should…

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These cabinet ministers said proroguing Parliament is wrong. Where are their resignations?

Of course it shouldn’t come as any surprise that people working for Boris Johnson are hypocrites. Here’s Amber Rudd saying she has told Mr Johnson that “prorogation is the wrong step… the wrong move… and I will continue to say that”. Is she still saying that, now BoJob has told the Queen to prorogue Parliament? How can she bear to continue working for him, if she is so set against prorogation? Yet I don’t see any resignation from our Work and Pensions Secretary. Perhaps she’s tired of handing in her…

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Sajid Javid helped cause the UK’s financial crisis. Why did BoJob make him CHANCELLOR?

I seem to be publishing a series on the uselessness of Boris Johnson’s new Conservative cabinet – so let’s discuss Sajid Javid. The genius Yorkshireman who runs Another Angry Voice showed us that we all have reason to be angry about his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer, only a decade after he helped cause the financial crisis that unleashed a decade of pointless Tory austerity on us all. Before we go on, let us all remember that there was absolutely no need at all for the Tory cuts to public services…

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Boris Johnson’s first cabinet appointments are as nightmarish as we all expected

A woman who was forced to resign from Theresa May’s cabinet as a threat to national security is now joining Boris Johnson’s – to take responsibility for national security. Priti Patel was forced out in 2017 after it was discovered that she was carrying out her own foreign policy, independent of the UK government, by having talks with the Israeli government and trying to support its objectives in the UK. She has been named as Mr Johnson’s new Home Secretary. It is ironic that a woman who was sacked as…

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