Not looking good. Can’t be much fun worrying that you are going wake up with Russian tanks rumbling down the street. Also worrying that Putin had been talking about the nuclear threat. How do we let these nut jobs anywhere near power? Surely the Russian people are no different to us and just want to get on with their lives peacefully?
For a while after the death of Diana the situation seemed to be the the public would not accept Camilla as Queen. Time has passed and the Queen has given Camilla her blessing as Queen Consort. Although it all happened a while ago it doesn’t change the fact that they both behaved badly during Charles’s marriage to Diana. Is it ok for her to become Queen when Charles is crowned?
For some time we have been trying to consolidate our finances as we are paying too much in interest on loans. Our bank has turned us down several times. Attempts to remortgage have been turned down. My wife just had another loan request turned down but was suggested another with an interest rate of 67.9%! This given the bank rates are still very low. My wife works. I have a pension and work 2 days a week at the moment. We have no savings and are getting nowhere with our outgoings as we are paying mostly interest each month. This is before the new economic hikes hit our bills. We are just normal people living normal, un extravagant lives and we are struggling. God knows how others are coping? This is supposed to be one of the richest nations on the planet yet we appear to be going down the shi iter. It looks like I will have to go back to work full time and forgot about full retirement all together. Happy days. Things aren’t great now but goodness only knows what state this country will be in this time next year.
So what do we think? Will it bury Johnson or allow him to wriggle off the hook? My thinking is it will be the latter. It will be vague enough to allow him to pin the blame on a few of the people who he joined the work do/party to thank for their hard work. They will be thrown under the bus to save Johnson’s career. No bad thing really (although not great for the country or for the scapegoats). The longer he stays in post now the more the anger will fester and, hopefully, the stronger the opposition will become. More and more people who have been in denial about him and his behaviour are now seeing him for what he is - another Trump with an over inflated ego and no self awareness or care for the people he is paid to represent. It is all about Boris. What a total plum this bloke is. He would rather cling on embarrassingly to power than let someone with a semblance of competence take over and help us navigate out of this mess.
Fascinating drama series on the BBC this week about the Barking murders with a documentary follow up last night. The Barking & Dagenham police made a right pigs ear of the investigation and probably could have saved 3 lives if they had dealt with the first murder properly. 9 officers were singled out for criticism but amazingly 5 of them went on to get promotion. Stephen Merchant played the part of Stephen Port very well.