EVEN in the cynical world of politics the Lib-Dems’ tactics to win a “safe” Tory seat on Thursday were breath-taking.
Boris Johnson is in danger of neglecting traditionally Tory areas by appealing to Red Wall seats[/caption]
Dominic Grieve, the former Tory MP and Remoaner snob, smugly hailed the “sophisticated electorate” of suburban Buckinghamshire (unlike, presumably, the proles up north) for rejecting Boris.
But they weren’t sophisticated enough to see through the Libs’ blatant mis-selling.
Still, congrats to the Lib-Dems and their new electorate: Comfortable “small c” conservatives fighting a liberal building programme aimed at getting aspirational young people on to the housing ladder.
How proud Ed Davey must be.
Labour ought to be able to cash in on any protest vote.
Instead its 12.9 per cent share in 2019 was slashed to a mere 1.6: Just 622 votes.
We applaud Boris for doubling down on his vow to build for the millennial generation.
But he must be careful.
Theresa May alienated her voter base.
Boris too, in appealing to Red Wall seats, is in danger of neglecting traditionally Tory areas, especially those with a recent influx of leftie graduates.
The Tories have paid only a small price so far.
The complacency must end.
Too lax to prevent the Indian variant, but tight enough to scupper holidays.
Let people go to ‘amber list’ countries as the risk of the doubly-jabbed getting Covid is tiny[/caption]
The risk of the doubly-jabbed getting severe Covid is tiny.
So let millions of them go to “amber list” countries and enjoy the sun.
They can get tested before they return and again at home.
Isolating them for ten days is bonkers.
A tariffic idea
FOR years switching suppliers or tariffs has been key to cutting your energy bills.
But those who won’t, or can’t, are put on the highest rate and ripped off.
We applaud the Government plan to give customer the cheapest deal automatically when their contract expires[/caption]
So we applaud the Government plan to hand them the cheapest deal automatically when their contract expires.
We do fear firms may just hike their lowest price plan.
But we welcome any drive to force these greedy firms to give punters a better deal.
A lass, or Yorick?
Possibly. He was in two minds about most things.
Was Hamlet bisexual, as Gandalf says?[/caption]
The dithering, depressed prince does say this in Shakespeare’s play, though: “Man delights not me. No, nor Woman neither.”
So he may have swung both ways.
When he wasn’t feeling quite so bard.
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