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FINALLY, few signs suggest Boris Johnson is taking steps to bring some order to his chaotic Downing Street activity.
The Prime Minister’s Wise Appointments About Cabinet Office Minister Steve Barclay as chief of staff, and Guto Harri – a former ally from his time as Mayor of London – as his spin leader, sends a signal that the “grown-ups” are belatedly given the reins.
An experienced executive, Mr. Barclay’s jobs at the Treasury have demonstrated a determination to at least try to ensure taxpayers’ cash is properly spent.
As an avid Brexiteer, he now needs to urge the Prime Minister to be less timid in seizing our exit from the EU, while as an ally of Rishi Sunak, he can help repair the rift between No10 and No11.
This past weekend has been a perilous time for BoJo, but it failed to bring in the series of new revelations some feared, while letters of distrust of him also did not flood.
Only time will tell if the “greased piglet” is too late to escape.
Any path to redemption is narrow and precarious but one thing is certain: it must include more measures to protect households from the cost of living scourge.
A morbid obstacle
YOU don’t have to have personal experience in caring for a child with a disability to realize that it is one of the most difficult situations anyone can face.
The last thing these families have to endure is an expensive and time-consuming legal battle just to access the care they are entitled to.
Alarmingly, a study shows that almost a third of families with children with disabilities are currently in debt.
It is an amazingly pointless challenge, shown by the fact that 97% of such cases that go to court end up in favor of the child.
Just last week, our Give It Back campaign secured 10,000 more accommodations for families with young people with disabilities.
But if ministers think we’re going to stop there, they’re in for a rude awakening.
Pump it up
FOR age-old calls to phase out fossil fuel boilers, it’s puzzling that the plumbing industry remains baffled when it comes to eco-friendly alternatives .
We therefore support the timely call of a consulting organization to recruit and train an army of heat pump savvy workers.
Meanwhile, ministers can also find a way to overcome bloody opposition to exploiting our natural shale gas resources, even if only as a backup in difficult times like these.
It is true that No10’s immediate focus in the cost-of-living crisis must be on financial measures to ease the pain this year. But it must also improve the UK’s long-term energy resilience.
The less exposed we are to cold winds from global energy fluctuations, the better.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17566995/boris-johnson-too-late-to-escape/ Only time will tell if the ‘fatted piglet’ is too late to escape