Several big problems stand in the new Prime Minister's way, including the Remainers in Parliament and the empire builders of the EU. They have buggered up our departure once. Will they manage it again and again?
Boris gets going . . .
The Chancellor is having to boot banks up the backside to make them give government-backed loans to struggling firms. Some banks have been attempting to hold their customers to ransom before offering loans or trying to charge crooked interest rates.
Tory Grand Old Man David Davis is leading the charge to put the current Chancellor back in touch with reality. Not including the self-employed in the national bail-out right from the start was wrong, says D.D. and taxing them out of existence when things return to what passes for normal in revenge for being made to look a bit of a Charlie is just plain vindictive.
The Chancellor has extended his pay-off delay for the self-employed to June. He is now claiming that there is no Magic Money Tree and everyone (except the usual suspects, of course) will have to pay for all the bail-outs through higher taxes. Everything paid out has to come back. Such is the reality of fiscal responsibility.
The Chancellor has upset 5 million self-employed customers by telling them they will have to wait until May for a cash lifeline. The problem is that employed people are relatively easy to deal with, whereas the self-employed come in all shapes and sizes and dealing with them rapidly is outwith the competence of the civil service.
Someone has kicked the new Chancellor's shin and he is having to rush out a rescue package for the self-employed, who were lost in the race to placate the trade unions by hurling cash at people with an employer.
An official report on the Windrush shambles, which saw people who had been here for decades deported because they didn't have the right pieces of paper, has concluded that it happened because the Home Office failed to give the people concerned special treatment because they were immigrants. The endemic speed of the civil service; dead slow or stop; also received a mention. No change is expected on this front.
The government has failed veterans of the campaign against Irish terrorists by excluding them from a new law protecting troops from vexatious and malicious prosecution attempts. So much for the military bloody covenant . . .
Work faster is the message to the EU trade deal negotiators. The talks are off for a corona break but there will be no extension to our December exit.
Our PM is not being allowed to forget that he promised to fix social care. But there are lots of other more pressing issues claiming his attention, like corona, keeping the economy going to pay for his spending splurge and flood defences, etc., etc.
The government has a good excuse for raiding the foreign aid budget to pay for helping the NHS to deal with the Chinese plague. After all, if wle're not healthy and working, no foreign aid is possible.
The government has booted doing anything about social care in to the long grass of May, presumably waiting to find out if there are any oldies left as the corona virus sweeps the nation. In the meantime, any ideas from anyone are welcome.
Oh, dear! The Trade Sec., L. Truss, has revealed that chlorine-washed chicken won't be coming to us from the US, which means that the people who put the 'git' into agitators are going to have to find something else to confect outrage about.
Our PM has told the EU that dragging its Brexit negotions on until December 30th is not going to happen. Get the outline of the trade deal sorted by the end of June or we walk away, is the message.
Tory MPs are taking the credit for talking the PM and his new Indian Chancellor out of doing a Gordon F. Brown and stealing even more from private pensions.
Is anyone surprised to learn that British overseas aid is being used to create schoolbooks for jihadi educational institutions in Islamist strongholds? No surprise that it's a UN agency which is distributing our cash to future terrorists.
Our idiot Education Sec. is promoting finger writing on a tablet in schools as a replacement for teaching kids to write properly using a pencil and paper. Where do they find people like him?
The government plans to strip funding from Mickey Mouse college courses such as horse riding, sugarcraft, fishing, intimate waxing, et al. The idea is to reduce the vast range of options available to students in the hope that they will pick something useful such as physics or maths or English literature.
Yes, H2S will cost over £106 BILLION and yes, PM Boris isn't bovvered by that.
Our 'incompetence is us' Home Office has failed to remove 7,300 criminals, who should have been deported. A small excuse is the misuse of the Windrush card by black racialists to frustrate the removal of Jamaican-origin criminals.
The government is to go ahead with H2S. Let us hope they get a grip on the cost of this particular elephant and do a proper job on the bits in the Northern Poorhouse zone to make it worth having.
The full roll-out of Universal Credit has been put back to September 2024 to get all of the bugs out of the system. Which will cost the taxpayer a mere half a billion quid in overpayments to claimants of the benefits being replaced.
PM Boris has confirmed that Britain will be free of EU rules and regulations and will not be subject to the edicts of the EU Court of alleged Justice when we are finally our of their clutches. Other nations have made trade deals with the EU without agreeing to be bound by its rules. Just because we live next door doesn't mean we have to be either. And we're having our fishing grounds back, too.
The Transport Sec. has been obliged to grot all over the lethal ‘smart' motorway plan in the interests of public safety and saving lives. Especially as the ‘finished' version of the radar system fails to spot 10% of broken-down vehicles.
It's bad enough being mown down on the pavement by yobs on push bikes, but the waxworks of the Dept. of Transport are thinking about letting yobs on electric scooters charge about on pavements @ 16 mph.
PM Boris has ordered a review of foreign aid excesses. An overhaul of the £14.6 BILLION annual expenditure will be completed 'in months'.
From February onward, all websites will have to treat visitors as if they are children by order of the government. Website visitors are advised that if they are offended by being treated like an ignorant, stroppy, teenage Greenhouse Greta, it's nothing to do with President Boris and all to do with the waxworks of the civil service, who come up with these silly regulations.
The government has decided that violent crininals should have to serve two-thirds of their sentence instead of just one-half. Whether it will do anything to stop dotty old judges from reducing sentences accordingly remains to be seen. Also, immigrant wannabes will not have to have evidence of a £30K job to show to an inspector of visas.
PM Boris has called off his big reorganization of government departments in favour of some deck chair shuffling. But he is launching a campaign to cut out waste and slaughter sacred cows. H2S should be a prime candidate for this initiative.
Sex criminals who decide they don't want to be on the Sex Offenders' Register and subject to scrutiny can do a self-assessment, conclude they are no longer a menace to public safety and get their name removed from the register. All with the full approval of the Home Office. You couldn't bloody make it up!
The government is planning to abolish the prevailing anti-expertise culture in the civil service, which shunts people around regularly to ensure that if someone is starting to get the hang of a job, they are moved to an area where they have no experience.
When Home Sec. a year ago, S. Javid declared a migrant emergency; which seems to have had as much effect as a cosmetic declaration of a climate emergency as the number of migrants being helped to cross the Channel by the Border Agency is UP and the number deported back to France, where they should have claimed asylum, is DOWN.
£151 MILLION of British taxpayers' cash went to China and India to fund probes sent to the Moon by their space agencies. And yet Boris is cool with that? Bad Boris!
Chancellor S. Javid has picked A. Bailey, who is the current head of the useless Financial Conduct Authority, to be a flop (?) as the Governor of the Bank of England for 8 years when the Canadian bloke is sent packing.
Shock horror! Public sector unions to be saddled with responsibilities in return for all their rights.
Brain overload from the Queen's Speech! Will everyone in the pay of the Russians and other hostile foreign powers really register with the government to avoid being sent to gaol for distributing anti-British propaganda and spying for our enemies? Will the Russians and others let them? Can't see that happening.
Brexit and doing something for people Up North who have been neglected by the Metropolitan Moochers are the story of the latest Queen's Speech.
The government will increase the standard retailer discount from 33% to 50% to cut business rates for 90% of independent high street businesses, and their rates will be reviewed @ the budget in March.
Boris Bursaries for student nurses are now on offer.
PM Boris wins big in the general election needed to sweep out the Bremoanersand keeps his job. Job No. 1 for his next term has to be ensuring proper redress for the postmasters who were persecuted and even gaoled over imaginary losses generated by dodgy Post Office software and that the waxworks responsible are held to account. [breath not being held over that]
Education standards in England are going up after Michael Gove took on the lefty Blob when he was Education Sec. In Scotland and Wales, with the SNP and Labour in charge, they are still sinking, says the OECD. It takes Conventional wisdom has it that 10 years are needed to reverse retrograde steps in education. Gove has delivered in England. Scotland, with the SNP in charge, can look forward to another decade in the doldrums, even after an immediate change for the better.
The law which compels newspapers to pay all the costs of a libel action, even if they win, will be scrapped before it comes in to force if the Tories win a decent majority.
Operation Northmoor, a police operation in Afghanistan, has wasted £10 million of taxpayers' cash on investigating bogus and malicious allegations made against British troops.
PM Boris unveils his election manifesto. No grammar schools, no fox hunting, modest spending compared to Labour's lunatic pledges, no income tax, VAT and NI increases, the pensions Triple Lock to remain, increases for schools and the NHS, more police, free hospital parking and January 31st is the new dead in a ditch deadline with no Xtension. And a plan to achieve the impossible and do something about care of the elderly.
Abolishing paper tax discs was supposed to save the nation £10 million/year. The actual effect has been a REDUCTION IN REVENUE of £94 million due to tax evasion facilitated by the new system.
Child-killers will get life meaning life if the Tories get in again next month.
Some of the cash going to the NHS is being used to mitigate the 2016 Osborne Attack on consultants' pensions to make them more inclined to take on extra work during the annual winter crisis if they're actually getting something out of it.
The power industry has announced that the government's target of a smart meter in 85% of homes by 2024 is a fantasy. Ain't gonna happen. The government has been relieved of the task of coming up with a wibble counterblast as there's a general election about to happen and the rules don't allow it.
PM Boris is offering a partial fix to the persecution of former service personnel in his election wish list. Will anything come of it? We'll see.
Despite multiple promises by successive waxworks at the ministries of Defence, Justice, etc., to end hysterical persecutions of British service personnel, it's still bloody going on! More lies and evasions from the politicians?
There's going to be a general election next month, which means that nothing much will get done for a month and a half. Which is either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on whether you have any faith in the competence of politicians.
Schools which overpay their head and staff will not be included in a £400 MILLION government hand-out plan. Sounds like a policy which should be applied to other fat-cat outfits, starting with local councils which pay their officers outrageous salaries.
The government is being urged to stomp on the waxworks running the Post Office to prevent them from causing serious damage to the network by failing to pay reasonable rates for work done and making the job of sub-postmaster unviable.
PM Boris has a deal with the EU which bins the backstop. But will the Bremoaners accept the referendum result and back it? Breath not being held.
The Transport Sec. is making noises about nationalizing the failing Northern Rail franchise to remind the great British public just how HUGE a mess the waxworks in the public sector can make of running a railway.
The current Culture Vulture Sec. is making noises about binning the BBC licence fee and making the Beeb charge subscription fees for its outputs. But given the general uselessness of politicians, no one is holding their breath.
Nothing about protecting retired Armed Services personnel from malicious hysterical prosecutions in this month's Queen's Speech. So was that all talk?
Her Majesty's Government will put up council tax to pay for social care (if the councils actually spend the cash on that).
The government will seize aircraft belonging to failed travel firms in the future to reduce the cost to the taxpayer of bringing stranded customers home, Transport Sec. G. Shapps has decided.
Justice Sec. R. Buckland has abolished the death tax rise in probate fees planned by TheRazor May. Not fair and proportionate, he decided. But probate fees will be going up after a review. By how much remains to be seen.
PM Boris is set to indulge in government spending on an industrial scale, which will make Gordon F. Broon's recklessness look positively Aberdonian. Okay, if the world is going to end in 12 years, as Democrat wack job show-off AO-C contends, why not? We might as well live a little before we croak.
The Department of Health's strategy for the scandal caused by using diseased blood products from the USA in the 1970s and 1980s appears to be to obfuscate until everyone who is responsible, everyone who was killed or damaged and everyone who has heard of the scandal . . . is dead.
Housing Minister R. Jenrick is getting himself noticed by opposing the pernicious death tax on inheritance. Personal project or general election preparation?
The government is to ban the export of a number of drugs which are in short supply in the UK. These drugs command higher prices abroad as, surprisingly, the NHS has a couple of staff members who can bargain prices downwards.
Chancellor Javid is on the right track if he's thinking of abolishing the pernicious inheritance tax on already fully taxed assets. It is just legalized grave robbery affecting only the thrifty, the enterprising and their descendants.
If judges are going to play politics, it's only fair that the government should become involved in the process for appointing judges. And that the judiciary should be made aware of the possibility.
The government has booted the 2020 target for imposing 'smart' meters on an unwilling nation into the long grass of 2024 and reduced the requirement to 85% coverage. This is as unrealistic as the full coverage by 2020 target, the experts reckon. Expect further boots to 75% by 2028 and then 50% by 2030 so that the government of the day can claim a great triumph.
Our Prime Minister is going to find £220 MILLION to save the elephant and the rhino from Xtinction.
Has our Prime Minister binned TheRazor May's Divorce On Demand bill? The word is that it won't be in the up-coming Queen's Speech.
Our Prime Minister is going in to battle with the Northern Poorhouse, which has been created by the policies of successive Labour governments. He's planning to make the South of England's impoverished cousin great again by letting the North do what Brexiteers want to doTake Back Control.
Health Sec. M. Hancock would like to see the return of booze cruises to the Continent in search of duty-free alcohol and tobacco post-Brexit.
After endless deliberations, the Commons transport committee has realized that parking on the pavement should be made illegal everywhere, not just in London. Took the useless buggers long enough.
The Home Sec. is doing a good job of refusing to jump through hoops set up by self-important BBC bods. Let us hope that he can continue to show a bit of steel with upstarts.
The Chancellor is going to splurge £14 zillion pounds of taxpayers' money to remove the austerity alibi from opposition parties.
PM Boris has promised to donate £1 BILLION of the Brexit Bonus to the social care crisis.
PM Boris has warned Bremoaner Tory MPs to stay on side or risk losing the whip and the right to stand as an official Tory candidate at the next general election. Upset the gravy boat and there will be none for you, mate. He also has the option to veto the next EU budget to make sure that the rest of the EU don't vote to extend our membership beyond October 31st and increase his potential to make like as difficult for them as they're making it for us.
Downing Street's corps of advisers are trembling in their boots now that PM Boris has an Enforcer who is prepared to tackle the endemic Sieve Culture there. The new Cummings Culture is "one leak and you're gone, no matter how many ministers it upsets". They are upset, of course, because their faulty judgement in picking advisers is exposed. Especially if they're a bit of a wide boy. No names, no pack drill, though.
It has been revealed that Government ministers have been lying about H2S being on time and on budget for at least the last 3 yearssince G. Osborne was Chancellor. Politicians, eh?
The Energy Department is going to waste £1.5 BILLION of taxpayers' cash on pretending to make Africa greener and helping people to adapt to climate change. Naturally, the politicians, who are actually being paid to think up crap like this, think it's the dog's bollocks.
There is a Brexit clock at the Treasury to concentrate the minds of Chancellor Javid's minions but there isn't one at 10 Downing Street on the grounds that the delicate flowers who get paid for being there would find it too stressful. Aaaah!
Fixing social care is such an impossible task that it will take a long time to plan it before anything can actually be done, the PM has concluded.
Boris the Revolutionary is making noises about building the northern stretch of H2S first, where it actually has some hope of making a difference to travel times and convenience. This recognizes that the southern section will have zero real impact on travel times between London and Birmingham when swapping trains at the out-of-Brum interchange is taken in to account.
His kite ended up in Charlie Brown's kite-eating tree and the Chancellor, S. Javid, will not be making sellers pay the stamp duty on house purchases.
We have yet another government pledge to stop the persecution of armed services veterans, this one from the current Defence Sec., B. Wallace. Whether anything will actually come of it remains to be seen. Based on past performances, no one should be getting their hopes up. Similarly, his promise that Irish terrorists will end up in court is less than convincing. And something which will never happen under a Corbyn government, which would give them medals.
PM Johnson is pulling no punches. Brexit-blockers are traitors in cahoots with the EU, especially that deadleg Hammond.
The Office for National Sadistics has published figures showing that George Osborne, when Chancellor in 2016, got his Project Fear forecast for Brexit completely wrong. There has been no deep recession, no huge increases in unemployment and no to all the rest of Osborne's garbage. "Honest mistake"? Honesty and error had nothing to do with it. It was obviously just politics rather than reality.
Senior staff at DfID, the department which shovels taxpayers' cash down drains and into the pockets of despots, have been awarded cash bonuses of up to £10Kout of the much-abused pockets of the nation's taxpayers.
Our PM will produce £100 MILLION from his hip pocket to prevent drugs and phones from being smuggled into HM prisons. That's a lot of articles for the Daily Telegraph!
The Commons Transport Committee is eager to ban all phone use, including hands-free, whilst driving as a dangerous distraction. One small problemthe experts reckon that enforcement would be impossible. Which means that the MPs are out of touch with reality, as usual.
Our PM is putting an end to slaps on the wrist and putting bad people in gaol for a lot longer.
Our new Transport Sec., G. Shapp, is going to make our trains run on time. Good luck with that, mate!
PM Boris is going to give the NHS a one-off injection of £1.8 BILLION, including a fabric fund for hospital repairs.
The new Home Sec.'s main aim is to restore public faith in the police. She should live that long! Ambition is a fine thing but it would be nice if reality could break through occasionally. No party is ever going to be in office for the number of years needed to turn the current state of policing round.
P. Patel, the new Home Sec., wants criminals to live in fear rather than everyone else. Which makes a pleasant change. She is also indicating that while she would not vote for the restoration of the death penalty herself, she would not be broken up if others made it part of the criminal justice system again.
P.M. Boris is planning to nominate Project Fear-tainted sacked Chancelllor G. Osborne for the position of head of the International Monetary Fund. Presumably, for the pleasure of watching him lose to the inevitable German or Frog with an equally dodgy record and/or an obligatory criminal conviction for financial crime like the last incumbent (French).
Chancellor Javid is going to contribute £2.1 BILLION to preparing for a No Deal Brexit? No, it's actually the taxpayer who is going to have to cough up.
The Boris Plan is to spend lots of money and cut taxes. Good luck with that, mate!
The new PM is putting his non-masochist credentials on display by not going to Brussels to let the burrocraps there tell him 'Non' to a better Brexit deal.
PM Johnson, on his trip to Manchester, announced that he wanted to give the city a rail link to Leeds like Crossrail in London. Let us hope that he is talking about the concept rather than the execution as Crossrail is years late, still under construction and way, way above budget.
Let us hope that the PM's 20,000 more coppers recruited over the next 3 years have more sense than the idiots who bought the paedophile Nick's silly stories, and those of Labour's disgraced deputy leader T. Watson.
The PM is promising an Aussie-style points system for migration and backing an amnesty for migrants who have been here illegally for years as long as they are not criminals. There will be more stop & search but no death penalty, not even for Bremoaners. It will be NO DEAL if the EU won't play fair and no £39 BILLION, and maybe there will be a general election in the autumn to shake up Parliament.
Mr. Johnson has inflicted his combination of mad professor and evil genius, D. Cummings, on the waxwork civil servants around him. Will the fur fly? We'll see.
Has anyone mentioned to the current Health Secretary, M. Hancock, that his plan to put doctors online is going to lead to a lot of old folks croaking because they can't handle the internet? And also because 10 minutes' access to a GP can lead to lots of cases of misdiagnosis.
First order of business, a major change to the Cabinet. 17 of 28 ministers exchanged. Some, like the Chancellor, Hammond, and the Boris-haters quit before they could be fired. The rest went for one reason or another.