I suppose that we should not be to harsh on the government for a lack of a Plan B on the small boats issue – they rarely have a Plan A! TBH though Plan A is diabolical just like its mentor Braverman. Sunak is proving to be more right wing every day. Actually Plan B seems to be joining with Russia and Belarus and leqving the ECHR – hopefully there will be a general election before that catastrophe happens. In the meantime it would be prudent to set up leagal ways of getting to Britain, with permission to work (and pay rent) after a quick security check.
Meanwhile Sunak has done nothing to reprimand those identified as undermining Parliamentary democracy. it will be debated in Parliament on Monday and could lead to a call for a new Priveledges Commottee to be set up as the present one is the subject of the dispute. However such is the undermining of democracy that there are concerns that no one would come forward to be on the commottee due to the abuse and threats the present one has received. Will Sunak attend on Monday or find a pressing meeting with his tailor takes priority – he is a grown up now and should wear long trousers! So Dorries and Rees-Mogg shouyld be denied the whip forthwith, Goldsmith should be sacked as Foreign Office minister, Cruddas and Greenhaigh should have the House of Lords take actionnalongside Goldsmith. As for the others, Clarke-Smith, Jenkinson, Jenkins, Fabricant and Patel – Sunak should make it clear that bullying will not be tolerated. At present he has refused to criticise any of them. Is he trying to outdo Truss as our worst PM in recent times.
The head of the British Army may resign over spending cuts and the money being spent on warships? Evidence from Ukraine would suggest employing ‘gamers’ to control drones as a viable alternative?
Sunak has 5 priorities; small boats which most people do not care about; inflation which he proposes to bring down via interest rates and repossessions and bankruptcies; NHS waiting lists which despite 220000 Covid deaths to mainly old people are at record levels and show no signs of approaching manageable levels anytime soon (he was bragging about waiting times comong down to 18 months ffs!),: Economic growth – without accepting the failings of Brexit there is little chance of that. ; Debt falling – it is increasing and only a higher tax regieme will bring it down in the short term. The poor and middle classes are squeezed enough at the moment so that leaves the banks and energy companies and TNC’s. Which is against his right wing principles. Or he could cut public spending, although with 700000 school children being taught in unsafe and ageing buildings, councils going bankrupt, swimming pools closing, potholes in roads, rape prosecutions at record lows it would be electoral suicide to do so.