'After another terrible week for the government that saw two more screeching U-turns and warnings from the Tory backbenchers of mounting discontent in the ranks, a former Cabinet minister from Teresa May's time had this to say: "If we were in normal times you would be hearing talk by now about removing the prime minister. It is that bad. But you don't get rid of leaders in a crisis like this."
Which minister whispered that in the ear of Toby Helm? My money is on Jeremy Hunt. I will be surprised if Johnson is still the PM by Christmas; these Tories are ruthless when their own self-interest is at stake - and the moronic and criminal performance of their leader must be troubling to many Tory MPs, especially the very ambitious few who await their turn at the top of the greasy pole.
Here is my round-up of the awfulness of it all, courtesy of the Skwawkbox:
Tory babbles and evades - but no regrets in spite of desperate plea from Sky News journalist
(Wednesday, 10 June 2020)
|Not guilty plea entered|
Boris Johnson refused at least twice during his appearance at this evening's coronavirus press briefing to express any regret for the at least 25,000 needless deaths caused by his refusal to lock down the country properly.
victims and their bereaved families, but Johnson simply dodged the question - twice - by babbling about data and claiming it was too early to assess whether decisions had been good or bad:
|The architect of Universal Credit and co-conspirator in the Tory dismantling of the Welfare State|
|A very fine man - check my blogposts to see how far he has always understood what needed to happen -and what was going wrong.|