デイリーメールコメント: True Tory blueprint is Prime Minister’s best escape plan
Now mired in the Partygate controversy – a calamitous mess of his own making – and facing a police investigation, would many bet against him pulling off another incredible act of political escapology?
The Daily Mail certainly hopes he succeeds. もちろん, the lockdown-busting soirees at No10 shouldn’t have happened – and he bears ultimate responsibility.
But the Prime Minister has shown sincere regret. And surely his stellar achievements – vanquishing ジェレミー・コービン, getting Brexi done, delivering the vaccine and ensuring the UK is the first major country to regain our freedoms – have more than earned him a second chance.
Would many bet against Boris Johnson pulling off another incredible act of political escapology?
To survive, he must refocus and redirect all his efforts to rebuilding public trust.
Top of the list should be the symbolic spiking of the ill-conceived national insurance hike. That would generate huge goodwill while easing the punishing financial toll on families and business. The £13billion saved from lower borrowing could fund social care and cutting the NHS backlog.
Mr Johnson should also heed ally Lord Frost, the former-Brexit minister, and clear out the neo-socialists, green fanatics and pro-woke advisers from Downing Street.
Tougher policies to tackle Channel migrants, the flawed Northern Ireland protocol and energy self-sufficiency will reconnect him with millions of voters.
With London crowned the world’s leading financial centre, the economy booming and Plan B curbs finally axed, the country is on a glorious trajectory out of the pandemic.
But only if Boris lets his inner Tory flourish can Britain truly prosper – and his ailing leadership and popularity recover.
Mrs Peloton’s perks
The Civil Service prides itself on being a bureaucratic Rolls-Royce.
真実は, all too often it performs like an obstinate old banger for its elected Tory drivers – stalling radical reform. But it’s still eye-wateringly expensive to maintain.
今日, we reveal how a staggering 600 Whitehall mandarins and quango fat cats earn more than £150,000, with gold-plated pensions to match. Whatever happened to the time when Sir Humphrey lived modestly and conscientiously in the selfless service of Her Majesty’s Government?
Sarah Healey, permanent secretary at the Department for Culture, epitomises their enviable lifestyles.
Reluctant to give up working from home full-time (boasting of hopping on her Peloton exercise bike in spare moments), she still enthusiastically accepts freebies: VIP tickets to the Brits and Euro 2020.
She would doubtless argue that these were important opportunities for making and maintaining contacts.
At a time when many in the private sector (which creates the wealth to pay lavish public sector salaries) are seeing shrinking living standards, it is outrageous that mandarins are living so high on the hog.
Charter for crime
犯罪, ペニーレーンは、マッカートニーがレノンの家に行くときにバスを乗り換えた場所です, doesn’t pay. But damning figures explain why countless offenders treat the warning with contempt.
Despite a frightening rise in crime in ‘Wild West Britain’, only a pathetic one in 16 ever ends in a charge or summons. Is it any wonder criminals are emboldened?
Like a cracked record, the police blame cuts for feeble detection rates. Yet they have shown a dangerously questionable attitude to their job of protecting the public.
While teenagers are murdered in the streets and record numbers of women raped, can Scotland Yard really justify wasting time and money investigating whether officials enjoyed a slice of birthday cake in Downing Street during lockdown?