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The worst Prime Minister ever? It’s all of them.

So, Farewell Then, Liz Truss.  In the days following her resignation, it felt almost beyond comprehension that a prime minister could arrive and then leave so soon. 44 days she lasted; her premiership was less than two advent calendars long. Some would say even that was too long. In the future, “Who was Prime Minister […]

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What on earth is going on in the Conservative party?

You would think that the events of the last week would be shocking. However, when Liz Truss resigned after the shortest term ever served by a UK Prime Minister, I felt the peculiar inclination to laugh. The state of the Government is akin to a satirical TV sketch, and I would definitely be making a […]

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Rishi Sunak to be next Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak will be the next Prime Minister of the UK. Penny Mordaunt pulled out of the conservative leadership race just before 2 this afternoon. Mordaunt said in her withdrawal statement: “This decision is an historic one and shows, once again, the diversity and talent of our party. Rishi has my full support. “I am […]

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Review: This England

This England, created by Michael Winterbottom, chronicles the mishandlings of the Covid pandemic by Boris Johnson’s Conservative Government. It concentrates heavily on the first lockdown, the failure to deliver adequate PPE and the disregard for care homes, culminating in the Dominic Cummings-Durham saga. The six-episode series is led by Kenneth Branagh, baring a questionable resemblance […]

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Boris Johnson’s resignation speech explained

This article was originally submitted on July 7. Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a speech in front of 10 Downing Street at noon following his resignation announcement to Sir Graham Brady earlier today [July 7]. “It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative party, that there should be a new leader of that […]

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Boris Johnson to resign as PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today told Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee, that he intends to step down from his role as leader of the Conservative Party. But Johnson wants to stay on in a caretaker role as prime minister until the Conservative Party choses a new leader to replace him. […]

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Character staining and its consequences – Johnson’s yellow journalism

Over the past few months, we have seen scandal after scandal leave Boris Johnson floundering – the Prime Minister’s disastrous handling of Brexit, the pandemic, and now Partygate have left him in desperate search of a way to deflect attention from his ever-growing number of blunders. On 31 January, the nation watched in disbelief as […]

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50 shades of Sue Gray

Now Sue Gray has released her findings it is clear to even the most ignorant of Cabinet Ministers that the government has been dancing the Macarena and Cha Cha Slide a few too many times to be considered ‘responsible’. And whilst the Tories were recreating their junior school discos behind the walls of 10 Downing […]