opinion engagements

Bullish and boastful, Boris's resignation speech was entirely 'on brand'

Daily Telegraph: Bullish and Boastful Boriss Resignation Speech Entirely His Brand

Click here to view original web page at www.telegraph.co.uk No tears, not even a quivering lip. No grave-faced spouse in the background. No concession to an opponent. Instead, we had bullish Boris. He told us of his triumphs – how the country voted for his party; how he got Brexit done; how he led us through…
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Why did the Daily Mail support Johnson long after other press allies turned their backs?

Why did the Daily Mail support Johnson long after other press allies turned their backs?

Why did the Daily Mail support Johnson long after other press allies turned their backs? A newspaper that styles itself as a bastion of middle England morality should have been the first to ask hard questions of a doomed leader After Boris Johnson was elected to “get Brexit done” with a huge 80-seat majority, the…
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Time to fix Boris’s mistakes

Time to fix Boris’s mistakes

Never before in modern times have we seen quite such a dramatic shattering of a government . The abject collapse of Boris Johnson’s premiership now triggers a whole new series of problems. Notably the extent to which he will be allowed to continue in office until a replacement is […]   In 2019, it was…
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Woke Halifax no longer understands its ordinary customers

Woke Halifax no longer understands its ordinary customers

Yesterday the word “pronouns” was trending across social media. This wasn’t a campaign by the noun liberation front, it was a response to a tweet by Halifax bank which read “Pronouns matter. #It’sapeoplething.” A photograph accompanying the post displayed a badge with the name “Gemma” and pronouns “she/her/hers” written […] Click here to view original…
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The discovery of the polio virus in Britain proves we can never let our guard down | Andrew Pollard

Evidence of the disease in a London sewer shows that without widespread vaccination, no country is immune from its horrors The finding of a polio virus in repeated sampling from the sewage system in London during 2022 is less of a concern for highly vaccinated communities in the UK, where children are immune to the…
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Yes, the number of Covid cases in the UK is rising – but that is no cause for alarm | Matt Hancock

With vaccines preventing most serious illness and death, any talk of bringing back restrictions is pure scaremongering Four months ago, the UK took the decision to end all remaining legal Covid-19 restrictions, becoming the first major country in the world to do so. While some said it was too soon and that it would lead…
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Yes, the number of Covid cases in the UK is rising – but that is no cause for alarm | Matt Hancock

With vaccines preventing most serious illness and death, any talk of bringing back restrictions is pure scaremongering Four months ago, the UK took the decision to end all remaining legal Covid-19 restrictions, becoming the first major country in the world to do so. While some said it was too soon and that it would lead…
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Banning babies from parliament shows just how out of touch Westminster is | Stella Creasy

If we want more women with children to become MPs, we need family-friendly policies for parents like me in the Commons As the Speaker welcomes cats into the chamber, last night his deputy criticised my parenting for bringing my toddler to the voting lobbies. She demanded I hand her over to her instead, despite being…
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Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot

Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil What can you say about governments that, in the midst of a global food crisis, choose instead to feed machines? You might say they were crazy, uncaring or cruel. But these…
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The discovery of the polio virus in Britain proves we can never let our guard down | Andrew Pollard

Evidence of the disease in a London sewer shows that without widespread vaccination, no country is immune from its horrors The finding of a polio virus in repeated sampling from the sewage system in London during 2022 is less of a concern for highly vaccinated communities in the UK, where children are immune to the…
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