UK prime minister attacked for inconsistency after allowing more #gas and #oil exploration in the #NorthSea
#ToryPoliciesInAction #ActionsLouderThanWords #ToryHypocrisy
If the Tories needed proof that Rishi Sunak is a loser, they found it in a game of marbles | Isabel Hardman https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/dec/03/parthenon-sculptures-if-tories-needed-proof-rishi-sunak-loser-found-in-game-of-marbles #RishiSunak #Politics #Parthenonmarbles #Immigrationandasylum
“Rishi Sunak accused of hypocrisy after backing phase-out of fossil fuels at Cop28”
A global consensus emerges that Sunak is full of shit.
"Al Gore Suggests UK Government 'In The Pocket' Of Fossil Fuel Industry"
Difficult to disagree with Al Gore on this point.
Parthenon marbles row derails talks between UK’s Sunak, Greece’s Mitsotakis
However, the backlog of claims currently lies at 123,000, which (incidentally) is over 25,000 more than arrived via the channel (in 'small boats') between Jan 2018 & June this year.
No wonder #RishiSunak wants them processed abroad; its the only way he can make his policies appear to be 'working'!
Just saw a headline saying Rishi Sunak accused the Greek prime minister of “grandstanding” re: the Elgin Marbles.
The Elgin Marbles that Britain stole, and then put on display in a museum. The Elgin Marbles we have no right to possess whatsoever, and if we had a shred of decency as a country, we would give back and repatriate.
𝑻𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 Elgin Marbles?
🥥 How an English web site used the 200-year-old tale of the stolen #ElginMarbles to take the piss out of anti-immigration supporters and the #RishiSunak Tories with satire.
Trust me, it's read-worthy. 🥥 https://newsthump.com/2023/11/29/proud-british-patriots-demand-elgin-marbles-be-sent-back-where-they-came-from-after-learning-they-came-here-illegally-on-a-small-boat/
I think the majority of the British People understand how our masters see us, with utter contempt.
Well poshos, the feeling is mutual. We've begun negotiations with the Orcas....
'Sunak attacks Starmer for "supporting the EU instead of his country" by choosing the Ode To Joy as the music to 'sum up' Labour.
Did that work for Rish! Sunk? Nope. Starmer's response: : "Is he now saying that meeting the Greek PM is supporting the EU? Rather than deal with facts he's prosecuting a one-man war on reality."'
A zinger from Starmer today:
"It is ironic that [the PM's] suddenly taken such a keen interest in Greek culture when he's clearly become the man with the reverse Midas touch," says Keir Starmer.
"Everything he touches turns to... well maybe the Home Secretary can help us out here."
"Sunak accused of trying to ‘reset’ climate credentials at Cop28"
Sigh. Rish! Sunak is a very stupid person who thinks that everybody else is as thick as him and that they will have forgotten recent headlines like:
"Rishi Sunak Prepares To Row Back On Net Zero Commitments In Wake Of Uxbridge Victory"
Sehr wahrscheinlich stehen die Pyramiden nur aus dem Grund noch immer in Ägypten, dass sie den britischen Imperialisten zu schwer und unhandlich gewesen waren, um sie für eines ihrer Museen zu stehlen.
Quite apart from concerns about the costing & planning for #RishiSunak's #NetworkNorth rail proposals (intended to replace aspects of #HS2), for those of us living in #Lancaster & the surrounding areas, once again the large urban area of Lancaster-Morecambe is right in the middle of a blank area....
There's a strange blindness about Lancaster; we have a top 10 University, a major new visitor economy development (Eden North) & a large population yet somehow are always missing from plans!
For those hoping to see some clear blue water open up between the #LabourParty & the #Tories, you'll be glad to know that while #RishiSunak seems to be dismissing the prospect of any sort of arrangement to return the #ElginMarbles (so called), #KeirStarmer has let it be known that he is willing to discuss the artefacts return to #greece.
(that is unless #RachelReeves' commitment to fiscal probity halts that too?)
But throughout he'll oscillate between that self-satisfied smile & looking like a brow-beaten school boy.
The big Q. is how much blame will end up being attached to him, and how that plays out afterwards in the #tory party.
More letters of no confidence?
Or a shrug of their (collective) shoulders....
I thought #Brexit was going to curb immigration and “give us control of our borders”. I cant recall what proportion of leave-voters voted for it on that basis but it wasn’t a small number. They can’t blame the opposition for that.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was set to arrive in the U.K. on Tuesday to launch negotiations on a new free trade agreement, as both he and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak try to burnish their international credentials ahead of respective general elections. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/11/21/asia-pacific/politics/south-korea-yoon-ai-uk-trade/?utm_content=buffer1bcce&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #asiapacific #politics #uk #southkorea #rishisunak #bloomberg #yoonsukyeol #ai #trade
and already #DavidCameron's fantasy #politics is having an effect, as #RishiSunak thinks about calling a snap #generalelection... just like Cameron's #EUReferendum to keep the Euroscpetics quiet (and which he thought he would win for remain)....
Of course, that said, having an election right now would suit a lot of us, although not the best time (it transpires) for Labour to be pulling together... but again, for some here, a weak(er) Labour Govt. might be no bad thing!
Most of us would welcome less potholes (don't get me wrong), but the transfer of funds from a pubic transport project to maintenance of #infrastructure that supports car journeys is not really quite the right direction if one is serious about #climatechange actions... but then the #Tories aren't!
And of course the answer is sweet FA.... he's been too busy playing party politics to be attending to real issues.... and if he then claims its the BoE what done it, then the Q, is at what medium term cost...
ggrrrrrr [the sound of an Emeritus Professor of Political Economy grinding his teeth]
UK's Rwanda deportation policy ruled unlawful by Supreme Court
Major blow to Rishi Sunak's government as court rules Rwanda is not a safe country to send asylum seekers to.
Spare a minute this morning to think about poor Terry Smith of Fundsmith, whose pay last year dropped from £36mn to £31mn last year (and of course this was further eroded by #inflation).
Which is why #RishiSunak who is of this world, really isn't fit to head up a government. The sooner he heads back to his chums the better.
When the FT asked an un-named Cabinet member whether the letter would be a rallying call for 'her troops'... their response was ''Definitely not. She has no troops'!
Well, I guess we are about to find out whether that's right or (for the #Tories at least) dangerous complacency.
Shambles isn't the half of it!
News at 12PM: Rishi Sunak reshuffled his cabinet, with former PM David #Cameron appointed as Foreign Secretary and Suella #Braverman sacked as Home Secretary. In international news, concerns escalate over #Gaza's hospitals, particularly Al-Shifa, amid Israel-Hamas conflict. On the economic front, #UK wages rose 7.7% year-on-year in Q3, outpacing inflation, while Eurozone employment increased by 0.3%. US economy remains 'fundamentally strong', says Treasury Secretary Yellen. #RishiSunak #BBC
As Tim Durrant (Inst.of Gov) has argued this focusses ministers on 'quick wins' leaving strategic issues ignored or under-emphasised. Moreover, this lack of continuity means a repeated change of priorities & emphasis that makes governance incoherent.
Its pretty clear that this country is not being governed so much as farmed for personal advantage.
Good afternoon. It's 12PM, Monday, 13th November. The headlines: David #Cameron has been appointed as Foreign Secretary, while Suella #Braverman has been sacked as Home Secretary, with James Cleverly taking her place. This comes amid a government reshuffle by Rishi Sunak. Five people have tragically died in a house fire in Hounslow. #DavidCameron #SuellaBraverman #RishiSunak #BBC #News