Commentary

Boris Johnson has taken control of Number 10 by sacking his chief adviser Dominic Cummings just 11 disastrous months after the chief advisor delivered a landslide election victory. It is also just seven weeks until the end of the UK’s transition period from the EU and Cummings’ exit from Number 10 follows fast behind director of communications Lee Cain’s departure....

Cain’s exit before the ‘Armageddon of Brexit’

The UK recorded its highest number of Covid cases in a 24 period with 33,470, while becoming became the first country in Europe to pass 50,000 deaths from the virus. Infections in over-80s are soaring while the NHS reports the...

This tragic farce is all too real for 1.3 million children

This morning, as Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis prepped for the round of Sunday media interviews Southend’s Conservative party headquarters woke to find scores of empty plates and angry...

The Dido Problem – bags of gold and an ox’s hide. Why Baroness Harding...

The UK has reached a “critical juncture” with the government announcing a three tier alert system to try and defeat the coronavirus. From the outset of the pandemic the country...

UK’s ‘world beating test and trace system’ runs on Microsoft Excel 1997-2003

A computer programme released in the year Tony Blair was elected prime minister is being blamed as the reason some 16,000 positive Covid tests went “missing”. It is a shocking...

Does Boris Johnson have ‘Covid brain’?

Among the many lingering maladies caused by Covid-19 and causing increasing concern to medics and scientists is the effect of the virus on the brain. Patients around the world have been found to have a...

U-turns and designed chaos from a government rotten to its core

There is something rotten in the state of the UK and the man at the top of it is absent, reportedly in Scotland, uttering perhaps that “fair is foul and foul is fair” while...

Starmer leads PM in poll – are Johnson’s days numbered?

Just eight months after securing an historic majority in the Commons, speculation is mounting as to how long Boris Johnson will remain in Number 10. Events have long since taken over the political agenda from...

A Russian-doll of a day ‘playing ducks and drakes’ at Westminster

Russia “is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” said Boris Johnson’s hero Winston Churchill in a famous quote that ends: “...but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national...

Left “speechless and aghast” by PM’s care home blaming

The prime minster’s attempt to shift the blame for thousands of deaths onto care homes has provoked outrage and disbelief across the care sector. A care home owner said they’ve been left “speechless and aghast”...