PKPs Powerfromspace1
2 hours ago

@chunkymark ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

The #tory Party Conference preview: itโ€™s being called
โ€˜The Wakeโ€™

Via Ytube:

Via X :

John Earle
4 hours ago

Tory Party Splitting and Mogg and Other Factions Publishing their Own Manifestos | Beastrabban\โ€™s Weblog | Vox Political

#Conservative #Tory #Tories #Party #conference #split

SubtleBlade โš”๏ธ
6 hours ago

Vultures circle around #Sunak as dead-eyed delegates look on

The #Tory party conference in Manchester is all about survival โ€“ no one except those close to the PM have much faith in a reset

8 hours ago

@jackLondon @AnthonyFStevens .....for example , you could count a "dont know" who previously voted #tory as 50% likely to vote for tories, 5% likely to vote reform etc etc...

Different polling companies do lots of analysis beyond the published polls to try to model results better - if you want those data you have to pay - its a subject that interests me, and maybe few others

But back to the point... Ignoring the "dont knows" misrepresents the true picture

#Tories #Tory #CONservatives #ToryCONference #Sunak #GTTO

Is everyone ready for the week of the Rat? ๐Ÿ€ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Roland Rat - Rishi Sunak
Peter Nimmo
11 hours ago

I'm wondering if those #Tory plans to give money to "overlooked" towns are being checked to make sure they don't include #pedestrianisation and other "hindrances" to #car #congestion?

15 hours ago

It appears that amongst the various protest groups at the #Tory Party Conference in Manchester, some faceless cowards representing NI Unionists have turned up with a coffin. Today is the first day of the Red [for EU] Green [for NI only] lane system for goods coming into Northern Ireland from England. While in local media in NI there are press releases from Heaton-Harris & Sunak saying how close to a deal they are with the DUPโ€ฆ.. #WindsorFramework #NIprotocol #dup

12:36 Sun 1 Oct Conservative Party Conference 
Funeral for Sunak: 
Protesters ambush Conservative Party Conference with staged memorial 
A series of individuals wearing white masks and dressed in black are carrying a black coffin 
There are posters and which read 

The AGREEMENT - It's Your Decision 

KILLED BY THE 1998 - 2021 

Good Friday Agreement

#Tories #CONservatives #GTTO

๐Ÿšจ #Sunak mocked in leaked #Tory WhatsApp messages ๐Ÿšจ

Grassroots CONservative supporters are saying they want to oust Rishi Sunak & "go to war" with the liberal wing of the party in leaked WhatsApp messages obtained by Sky News ๐Ÿ‘€

Supporters are mocking Sunak, with one saying he has the charisma of a "doorknob".

Another says he is "uninspiring" & saying the "govt can't get anything right", & characterise it as a party of "globalists"! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Rishi Sunak
WhatsApp logo

#Tories #CONservatives #GE2024

๐Ÿšจ*Tory turmoil as third of voters desert party & factions launch rival manifestoes*๐Ÿšจ

Support amongst voters who delivered the Tories a big majority in 2019 is crumbling, & they're losing support in key battlegrounds across England.

The findings, revealed in a special poll for the Observer, comes as Rishi #Sunak faces a series of competing & contradictory demands from warring #Tory factions ahead of the partyโ€™s conference in #Manchester.

Tory meme featuring Give, Sunak & Braverman

If, like me, sometime the relentless news cycle gets you down (notably in the coverage this weekend of the #Tory conference next week), let me recommend the #slownews magazine Delayed Gratification (I've been a subscriber for some years).

It does long-form reporting on the news but after an interval of three or more months... it also has absolutely brilliant data visualisations.

The journalism is great & offers views of issues often missing from the mainstream press.

Daniel Pavey
19 hours ago

All this talk of polls, elections and Sunak kinda makes me feel neasuous / livid... These #Tory f**kers are wrecking our country, the environment and lining their own pockets as much as possible.... They need to be gone, never to return ๐Ÿคฌ #ToryShambles #ToryCriminals

Screenshot of newspaper headlines all about Tory popularity and polls.

Two charts that suggest even #Tory voters have had enough of this government - with the two issues the #Tories are seen by most as failing on, being the very issues that #voters now regard as key.

However, while that may be good news on the #NHScrisis - people may appreciate its an Govt, engineered crisis... the issue of 'handling' #immigration may be less positive result if that means a tougher stance is preferred (by these voters)

(the poll is of people who voted Tory in the last election)

Chart: What are the main failures of Conservative Governments since 2010?
(respondents asked to select three)
Management of the NHS - nearly 60%
Handling of immigration - over 50%
Management of economy - just under 30%
the rest (in defending order but all low than 20%):
Reducing emissions
Chart: Which of the following are the most important issues facing the country
(respondents asked to pick three)
Health/NHS - 70%
Immigration - over 50%
Economy -45%
Energy/power - just over 30%
Crime - 25%
all the rest (in deciding order, but 20% or below):
Environmental issues
Public services/benefits
foreign affairs (excl. brexit)
constitutional issues

#Tories #Tory #Conservatives #Immigration #GTTO #Rwanda

๐Ÿšจ*Far-right figures praise Braverman's illegal #Migration comments & vow to capitalise on her intervention!*๐Ÿšจ

The BNP, Patriotic Alternative Group & Britain First were amongst many fascists who enthusiatically endorsed her claims that "Multiculturalism has failed".

Ironically, #Braverman, the daughter of #Indian #Immigrants, also wants the #UK to withdraw from the #European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Cruella Braverman
The Far Right Fascist group, Britain First marching
Miro Collas
21 hours ago

ยฃ9bn Thames tunnel faces axe amid fears over Tory infrastructure plans | Infrastructure | The Guardian

Yet another #Tory mess

1 day ago

@bullivant @harriettmb @ToniScott

I think Labour should ditch Starmer, he is only being kept afloat by the fact that Sunak is so bad.

#ukpolitics #labour #tory #sunak #starmer

Sinai approval rating at -45 after ditching green commitments. Starmer now down to -25
Russ Cheshire
1 day ago


The answer is simple:

Don't vote for a #Tory. Ever.

(Although even that's not as simple as it might be, with the drift of the Labour Party ever further to the right. Not all Tories wear a blue rosette...)

SubtleBlade โš”๏ธ
2 days ago

#Tory #donorโ€™s #Hastings โ€˜fun factoryโ€™ closes abruptly after ยฃ150,000 grant

#LubovChernukhinโ€™s amusement centre, which received money from #LevellingUp fund, shuts doors after less than a year

Peter Keating
2 days ago
PKPs Powerfromspace1
2 days ago

Is @chunkymark OMG!!! Moronic 30p #LeeAnderson deputy chair of Tory party to interview Cruella the #Tory Home Secretary on the Gammon #GB news ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Steve Faulkner
3 days ago

Best of #Tory ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

"More than a million children in the UK either sleep on the floor or share a bed with parents or siblings because their family cannot afford the โ€œluxuryโ€ of replacing broken frames and mouldy linen, according to the childrenโ€™s charity Barnardoโ€™s."

#UK #politics #poverty #ToryScum

3 days ago

#Tory destruction of the NHS

Sky News: Alarm over NHS dropout rates as UK producing just two in five doctors joining register

Miro Collas
3 days ago

โ€˜We are a political projectโ€™: how HS2โ€™s costs have spiralled out of control | HS2 | The Guardian

Yet more #Tory waste and incompetence.

#HS2 #UK

@Curia @EU_Commission I assume this will result in more #tory threats to withdraw from the ECJ. :-(

Peter Keating
4 days ago

@LauraKT When she becomes the leader of the newly proclaimed #nazi party of England the electronically successful brand of the #tory party. I'm sure he'll have the last laugh without fear of arrest

Adrian Fry
4 days ago

@SteveJonesnono1 I'm finding #Starmer's #Labour Party increasingly difficult to distinguish from the #Tory Party as it was maybe a decade ago, before it crossed the event horizon of the black hole of Brexit.

How the Overton Window has shifted.


@HeatherMJ @harriettmb

Agreed 100%. May has as much personality as a rotting carrot, but at least she tried to conceal her hard right intents.

Don't forget, May was the Minister behind the abhorrent Windrush Scandal for which her mate Amber Heard fell on her sword to save her.

To become a #Tory leader, you have to display your hard right credentials, & the cold heartless Braverman has got this down to a tee.

If newspapers objectively reported the facts they would have to say:

"Sunak plans ยฃ7Bn a year cash giveaway bonanza to the wealthiest 4% of families."

"Half of it is going to the richest 1% of the population with estates worth over ยฃ2.1m"

"Move is set to be a hit with core Tory base as well as other members of the public who (thanks to us) are not well informed about how costly and damaging this attack on their wellbeing is."

#sunak #uk #tory #theft #inheritance #Homelessness

"good news, everyone!"

I wonder why this is such an unpopular tax, given that almost nobody in the country actually pays it. Could it be something to do with the fact that newspaper and TV station owners pay it?

And they pay it the moment they hand over their horde of gold to their layabout children so they can unfairly get access to opportunities denied to your children...

Gold that they acquired by misleading us about who benefits from the policies they support.

#sunak #uk #tory #theft #inheritance #Homelessness

If your estate is worth ยฃ1,000,001 you are paying 40p in tax.

If your house, contents, and jewellery is worth ยฃ1,000,001 and you have a ยฃ10m farm and a ยฃ50m business, you still pay 40p since farms and businesses are exempt.

If you live in a 4bd townhouse in oxford gardens worth ยฃ2m, you pay ยฃ400k, your kids would have to downsize to a 2bd townhouse in Islington and have ยฃ600k cash left over to stuff their pillows.

#sunak #uk #tory #theft #inheritance #Homelessness

A [twit] wrote "The threshold for paying Inheritance tax is if the value of your estate is ยฃ325k."

"Doesnโ€™t sound like a tax cut which only benefits the rich when you consider property valuations in London and the South East."

Right, but doesn't mention the allowance is per person, not per estate and there's another ยฃ175k tax-free allowance on top of it, so the tax doesn't apply for the first ยฃ1m.

#sunak #uk #tory #theft #inheritance #Homelessness

'The ... plans have been celebrated with jubilation by many, with one person describing [Sunak] as a "born winner".'

I'd love to know who this "one person" is? The lord viscount of Dunny on the Wold? An investment banker? A newspaper editor's wife?

A born winner anyway, not like those bums we could be housing for "anything up to circa ยฃ1bn (gross) annually [but] the net cost is likely to be lower."

#sunak #uk #tory #theft #inheritance #Homelessness

"[Sunak] is set to unveil a raft of ambitious long-term policies designed to change Britain."

For the worse, by robbing the treasury of ยฃ7Bn a year, increasing to ยฃ15Bn a year by 2032 according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

"Not a lot of revenue", according to the IFS. Only enough to house the homeless seven times over according to the government.

#sunak #uk #tory #theft #inheritance #Homelessness

'Slashing inheritance task [sic] is expected to be framed as an "aspirational offer to voters" before the next general election, The Times reports.'

An astonishing aspiration. The poorest 20% of UK households leave less than ยฃ2,000 for each child. That's ยฃ998,000 less than the minimum threshold for payment of this tax - which only applies to wealth above the that first ยฃ1m in most cases.

#sunak #uk #tory #theft #inheritance

"Rishi Sunak plans to slash inheritance tax in 'crowd-pleasing' announcement"

A tax that only 4% of people pay, and pay once, not even in their life. After they're dead!

Must be a very small crowd, and quite hard to please...

#sunak #uk #tory #theft #inheritance

Why is #RishiSunak interested in reforming #inheritancetax, a #tax which is paid by less than 4% of estates annually... well, perhaps its do with the fact that most people who pay IHT live in constituencies that have a #Tory MP.

As we hurtle towards the next #election, his sudden interest in inheritance(s) make sense.

The problem he faces is this is just so easy to fit into a narrative of a party only interested in helping the rich(est); a slogan handed to Labour on a plate!

h/t FT


If we can all pull together, I'm sure we can put this #Tory nightmare behind us mate.

#Tory #CONservatives #SevenBinsSunak

๐Ÿšจ*Inheritance Tax*๐Ÿšจ

Billionaire #UK PM Rishi #Sunak has announced plans to Slash inheritance tax.

The #Tories also indicate they'll cancel HS2, cut benefits from 14% of the average wage to 12%, & they plan to row back on the UK's #NetZero commitments

The money saved will be used for pre-election income tax & inheritance tax cuts for the rich, which will save Rishi Sunakโ€™s own family ยฃ300m! ๐Ÿ˜ณ
As for the majority of UK households? ๐Ÿค”

Absolutely nothing! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

The News Agents: Jon Sopel - Emily Maitlis talking about Sunak slashing inheritance tax


It's a case of Braverman's family being in the lifeboat, so she & her family are OK.

They've crossed the moat, & pulled up the drawbridge behind them. Migration is an issue, but instead of workable solutions being proffered, she's opting for far right dog whistling, with an election & potential #Tory party leadership bid in mind.

She's an uncaring, grotesque caricature of a politician with zero ideas outside of being as cruel as possible to stop Asylum seekers.

@Melinda @harriettmb

Agreed 100%. There are major holes in her stated issues.

EG: Where does an English speaking lesbian Iranian woman with family in the UK, who's also persecuted for not wearing a hijab go?

She ticks the female, gay & religious persecution box, as someone who could face years in prison, & the death penalty on several fronts.

Just like Rwanda & the prison barge, Cruella hasn't thought this through. She's evidently playing up to the ERG far right of the #Tory party.

5 days ago

Seems Suella is about as popular as a bucket of cold sick, even with some in her own party.. #tory #misogyny #racism #homophobia


It's what comes next that worries me. The #Tories face an almighty battle for the heart, Soul & direction of the party.

There's a sizeable & powerful collection of Centre Right politicians lying in wait for the expected #Tory collapse at #GE2024.

They want to regain control of the party from the clutches of the far right ERG, & return them to being #Liberal, one nation #CONservatives again!

Let the battle for the CONservative Party commence! ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

#Tories #Immigration #CONservatives

๐Ÿšจ*Fearing discrimination for being gay or a woman not qualification for #Asylum, says #Braverman*๐Ÿšจ

Addressing a #US think tank, Braverman will question whether the application of the UN's 1951 #Refugee Convention is "fit for our modern age".

With #Sunak weak & vulnerable, the fiscally unhinged #Truss & grotesque fascist Braverman make early plays to lead the #Tory far right in anticipated leadership bids.

The #CONservatives! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ™„

Cruella Braverman


It's the #Tory way... How the heck do they justify projects like this, & how does it pass public scrutiny? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

1 week ago

the #tory party is not looking good for the #uk elections since there #brexit anit-science anit-climate change and move to far-right extremis

"How Britainโ€™s Tories lost their electoral base"

"Voting intentions in a general election in the United Kingdom from July 2017 to September 2023"

"Likelihood to vote Conservative in the next general election"

1 week ago

"Labour tries to clarify Starmer comments on EU relationship"

"John Curtice: Lib Dems are losing votes to Labour"

and nothing from the #tory view on #brexit yet


1 week ago

the #tory are slowly taking back control of there party from the far-right and from there policies that they have passed or not passed, the last one being the EU rules on standards and now the conversations about the EU trading market is now going around and heating up

"UK poised to confirm fifth delay to post-Brexit checks on imports"

"Sunak hails โ€˜right deal for countryโ€™ as UK rejoins EU Horizon project"

#uk #brexit

@jackLondon @jschwa1

Connect all these polls in favour of rejoining, with #Labour finally being willing to address #Brexit. After 3 years of avoiding talk of it, why all of a sudden has #Starmer been happy to discuss it?

It's evident it's not just poll after poll. The winds of Brexit change are blowing across the #UK, BUT Starmer isn't pushing his luck.

He's dangled a juicy carrot, whilst still limiting potential #Tory attack points & it's working. Few are listening to #Farage or #Sunak.

#Brexit #Europe #Tories

๐ŸšจRed tape & nimbyism blamed as infrastructure projects cost 850% more in UK than EU๐Ÿšจ

The Britain Remade study compared more than 200 projects in Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden & Norway

HS2 to Manchester, is costing 8ยฝ times more than comparable #EU projects!

Londonโ€™s new Elizabeth Line is โ€œthe worldโ€™s most expensive metro systemโ€ at ยฃ1.4bn per mile!

Like PPE, it's SHEER profiteering from #Tory donors!

More Brexit benefits! ๐Ÿ™„

Elizabeth Line - London
Vivienne Dunstan
1 week ago

There was a substantial amount of #inheritanceTax paid on my dadโ€™s estate, which is still going through legal processes 16 months after he died. I just looked back at the calculations the solicitor sent us. I was very happy for them to pay this. Iโ€™d have been happy to pay more. Iโ€™m strongly opposed to any reduction in inheritance tax which favours the very wealthiest at the expense of the general population and its needs as a whole. Another appalling #RishiSunak #Tory plan. #Politics #UKPolitics

#Sunak #HS2 #NorthernIndependence

๐Ÿšจ #Tory big beasts Cameron, Doris & it's own infrastructure Tsar turn on Rishi Sunakโ€™s โ€˜Insaneโ€™ plan to SCRAP HS2! ๐Ÿšจ

#Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is apoplectic with rage that yet again the North gets the shitty end of the stick from #Westminster.

Opinion: What happened to leveling up? ๐Ÿค”

Evidently, the #North & #UK benefits claimants can go swing for it in the #Tories pursuit of desperate, election saving tax cuts for the wealthy! ๐Ÿ˜ก

1 week ago

#RishiSunak urged to stop attacking #ClimateChange Committee

#Scientists ask PM to cease โ€˜politicisingโ€™ governmentโ€™s independent advisers after his remarks and #Tory letter to journalists

There is the #science (that on average refers to the evidence) & there are the people that for varying personal reasons, attack that #science on social media.

Sunakโ€™s family firm signed a billion-dollar deal with BP before PM opened new North Sea licences

Pauline von Hellermann
2 weeks ago

#ClimateDiary A few (uniformed) thoughts on #RishiSunakโ€™s speech yesterday - the #Tory row back on #NetZero. Mainly i just found it depressing in so many ways; calling people who ask for more #ClimateAction โ€œideological zealotsโ€ etc etc

Hopefully once in power #Labour will reverse this, but all the confusion and pampering to those unwilling to change (industry and โ€œfreedomโ€ lovers) hugely damaging; especially as #Starmer will probably respond trying to please those, too 1/2

2 weeks ago

@simon_brooke @AnthonyFStevens

OK I get it - you want to attack #labour (like all SNP people do) because they threaten #SNP dominance in #scotland - unlike the hopeless #tory

You can stop now....address your criticisms to the Labout party

@MutualityWSDEs @OliverNoble


6. All we hear about from far left #Corbynistas is the Forde Report, Clause IV & the Ten Pledges, & NOT ONE alternative solution to save the UK, from #Tory destruction!

It's seriously like their way or no way! One guy on #Twitter spewed he was making it his life mission to DESTROY #Labour for what they did to #Corbyn?

HOWEVER, every time I ask what the far left's solution is, they don't have one! ๐Ÿ™„

#Labour #CONservatives #Tories #Tory #Starmer #Sunak #GTTO #GeneralElectionNow

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๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ โŽ ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ

General Election Now!
Alexander Hay
2 weeks ago

It's almost as if the people most qualified to know what harm #Brexit could do were having an appropriate response...

(Note all the macho bollocks from the gammons too.)

"Thereโ€™s rage at #CivilServants who cried over Brexit. But virtually all of us have wept over #Tory antics since 2016

"We donโ€™t need to be true believers to do our jobs, but we know an incompetent government when we see it โ€“ and feel its effect..."

#UK #News #ToxicMasculinity

2 weeks ago

โ€œIโ€™m not arguing there are no decent people in the Tory party but they're like sweetcorn in a turd; technically they kept their integrity but they're still embedded in shitโ€

- Iain Banks -

#quotes #tory #leftisthumour

3 weeks ago

Britain โ€˜toxic poster child of Europeโ€™ as ministers break Brexit promises on standards

#Tory ministers promised not to water down EU environmental standards after Brexit

Now, the country is failing to phase out pesticides that have been found to be harmful to human health

Thirteen of the 36 chemicals considered highly toxic by UN definitions

#ToryLies #BrexitLies #BrexitHasFailed #ToryDictatorship #ToryFascists #pesticides #chemicals #toxic #PeopleNotProfits #poison

#Labour #Tories #CONservatives #Tory #GTTO #Brexit #China

#Starmer to #Sunak at #PMQ's

"The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, aka 'Inaction Man'" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Sir Keir Starmer - Rishi Sunak
3 weeks ago

@AnthonyFStevens @benjamineskola @MutualityWSDEs @Loukas that particular stumbling block is resolved by...

Stating where the money will be raised

But #labour have ruled out a wealth tax despite it being popular even with #tory voters

Alexander Hay
3 weeks ago

Nothing quite sums up 13 years of #Tory misrule than this:

"...In 2014, an air traffic control training centre by #Bournemouth airport was bought to house another free school, #Parkfield, after a four-page vendorโ€™s report. #Asbestos and #Bats were later found on the site and unexploded bombs have yet to be ruled out..."

[From: "How #Austerity (and #Ideology) broke #Britain"]

#UK #News #Politics #Tories #DanielKhalife #Wandsworth #Birmingham #BirminghamCityCouncil

Peter Nimmo
3 weeks ago

IPSOS #poll: bad news for #SNP, but voters in #Scotland doubt #Labour would do any better on #health and #economy. This article has nothing about #Conservative ratings on these issues, but notes that #Tory leader #DouglasRoss has the lowest party leader #favourablity rating. Labour's #AnasSarwar has the least worst rating, but SNP's #HumzaYousaf's has seen his rating rise 20 points
#politics #ScotPol #NHS

@OliverNoble @MutualityWSDEs @Judeet98 @Loukas

1/ They've all connected the dots & are well aware of the tactical game being played.

It's 21st Century political warfare. Where the #Tory machine is concerned, millions of us have acknowledged it's the best way to oust them, as well as forming a non-aggression progressive alliance pact.

The #Tories are well aware what #Starmer's #Labour are up to, but even having 80% of the UK's print media behind them, there's little they can do to stop it. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

@OliverNoble @MutualityWSDEs @Judeet98 @Loukas

2/ Also, when you say #Starmer "Allowed" the #Tories... How's Starmer supposed to do that when the Tories have a 70+ seat majority? ๐Ÿค”

Mate, #Labour aren't in power, & as we've seen, they can't affect what the Tories want to vote through unless #Tory MPs rebel... ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

@OliverNoble @MutualityWSDEs @Judeet98 @Loukas

Which is better than losing a race between a dodo & a turkey I suppose

Let it go bruv. Jezza's gone & he ain't coming back

You seem more interested in seeing Labour fail, which means the Tories win by default

Again, you seem full of bitterness & criticism toward #Starmer & #Labour, but you're yet to offer a realistic alternative to end 13 horrific years of #Tory damage, mismanagement & corruption

Do you have an alternative solution to offer? ๐Ÿค”

Can it be any surprise that after a decade of stagnant real #wages, the dire state of UK #management practice, the continued media focus on celebrity culture (where the talentless but 'entertaining' are rewarded) & a #Tory government that has made it its #business to shove money to its mates, that a significant minority of young people increasingly do not see a clear link between hard work and a 'better life'.

The only Q. is how fast is this feeling spreading?

@OliverNoble @MutualityWSDEs @Loukas

There's a reason. Without power, whatever position #Starmer takes just makes #Labour an ideology talking shop in opposition.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! How many more years of these self serving, crooked, incompetent #Tory clowns do you want?

Evidently you're happy with what we have, OR you want a rerun of the 2019 General Election, where the best we were told in consolation of the largest election dry bumming in political history was, "We won all the arguments". ๐Ÿ™„

Sir Keir Starmer - Rishi Sunak
4 weeks ago

A year and half after the Ukrainian war started... Classic #Tory gov is always late to the party.