If Cummings Goes Down, Johnson Goes With Him!

Posted on May 26, 2020

So, what have we learnt from DomGate? Personally, it has been confirmation of what I thought would happen. Dominic Cummings was never going to resign, and Boris Johnson was never going to sack him. In many ways it has been a great exercise in understanding their relationship and how they are as individuals. It is widely thought that Cummings is a career psychopath, so there was no way he was going to be humble and apologise. But did Johnson ...

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Can Cummings be Removed?

Posted on May 24, 2020

I think that the first way to understand the rights and wrongs of unelected de facto Prime Minister, Dominic Cummings, is this. Imagine if leader of the opposition, Keir Starmer, had done the same. Take a minute or so. The thing that is a trifle odd about the outrage aimed at Dominic Cummings, is that it is small beer in comparison to his general behaviour. He used all kinds of legal and illegal forms of unethical practice during Brexit, and ...

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The Future Shift in UK Labour Requirements

Posted on May 19, 2020

The immigration points system vote in parliament yesterday was a crushing blow for people who come to the UK to work. It is also a crushing blow for businesses that rely on them. Leisure, retail, construction, agriculture and care services will all be trying to figure out where they can source their workforce. The government have squared that circle in the agricultural industry. Last week they voted down a bill that asked for American ...

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The Great British Agriculture Stitch Up!

Posted on May 15, 2020

I was speaking to a chap at our cricket club yesterday who is a local farmer. He is also a Tory but otherwise he is alright really. I had contacted him to find out his thoughts on a law that was defeated on Wednesday. This is part of a process to not have British food & agriculture restrictions on imported goods. The bill, put before parliament by Tory rebels, was a 'Common Agricultural Policy' to ensure imported food met British food ...

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Not So Much Fun Time for the Blagging Buffoon!

Posted on May 13, 2020

Who would have thought that within six months of being Prime Minister, Boris Johnson would have his friends in the right-wing media circling above him like vultures? For Johnson to have The Daily Telegraph turning on him is a special moment. It is just unfortunate it is a health crisis he is making a hash of. Although, in truth it would always have taken something like this. Anyone who has followed Johnson with a reasonably keen eye, will ...

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