Boris Johnson, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and the rest of the Tory blame-shifters dumping responsibility on others is typical of a party making mistake after mistake
Petrol shortages are a crisis made in Downing Street by a Government which failed to heed the warning alarms.
Boris Johnson, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and the rest of the Tory blame-shifters dumping responsibility on others is typical of a party making mistake after mistake.
They must accept that their chronic incompetence is inflicting immense inconvenience and damage on the nation. Had those in office listened to the fuel sector and hauliers months ago all petrol stations would be open.
Instead the party responsible for a lethally flawed Brexit deal stuck its fingers in its ears and ignored a driver shortage.
And pointing the finger at motorists filling up their cars does not work either when the official “don’t panic” appeal sparked just that. Instantly disbelieving a Government which is headed by a serial liar usually saves time.
Restocking forecourts will end the queues and closures so there is a strong case for deploying Army drivers but it would be welcome if Tory Ministers, particularly the Prime Minister, faced up to their errors.
Good ideas are the key to political success and Labour promising to replace business rates with a fairer system to revive high streets is a fine start.
Improving people’s lives and demonstrating how life will be better is key if leader Keir Starmer’s to talk his way into Downing Street.
Voters are crying out for a credible opposition to challenge and hopefully replace a Tory Party riddled with incompetence. British politics is volatile and anything’s possible, Keir must seize the moment in Brighton to genuinely build back better.
Bake Off star John Whaite is one of the few Strictly contestants to pile on weight when the rigorous training regime usually results in dancers shedding the pounds.
He certainly lived up to the weight of expectation, getting a standing ovation on the show.