eye of the storm
SOME will have heard Prime Minister Liz Truss’ optimistic call to the nation yesterday and will be ready to fail her.
They have neither the interests of Britain nor the fate of families and businesses at heart because they want a Labor government at all costs.
The rest of us are desperately hoping Truss can weather the tsunami of challenges facing her, the most mountainous of all prime ministers since at least Maggie Thatcher. The first signs are promising.
She correctly identified the three most pressing issues that need to be addressed immediately: Boost the economy. Sorting our bills and energy supplies. Getting the NHS back on track.
The right priorities for the first week. But Truss must not overlook our lawless streets and wide-open borders. Week two for you, Liz?
Britain, she says, can weather the storm. . . as she did, smoothly delivering her first address as Prime Minister shortly after a passing deluge soaked Downing Street.
But the nation fears we are adrift in the eye of this global storm.
We can only get behind Truss as she tries to steer us off the rocks and into calmer seas.
THE real problem with the BBC’s left-leaning bias, and why boss Tim Davie may never fix it, is that their staff don’t even acknowledge their bias.
They regard their Brexit-hating metropolitan liberalism less as an unchallengeable truth.
This is why ex-BBC star Emily Maitlis can’t accept that her 2020 Dominic Cummings rant on Newsnight was wrong. That’s why she sees a Tory supporter on the BBC board as a sinister “Tory agent”.
No wonder former Deputy Prime Minister Damien Green referred to her as an “employment agent”.
The BBC is funded by millions of us, including large numbers who defy the beliefs of their staff.
The Sun wants the license fee to be abolished. But a true political balance would be crucial to its survival.
Mr Davie will never get there without educating his Tory-hating Remainers that there are other views just as valid as theirs.
Fix the bill
THE new culture minister should waste no time rewriting part of online safety law before it threatens freedom of expression.
Nadine Dorries drafted the law with the best of intentions – to hold social media giants legally accountable for the most heinous content they post. Totally right.
But it also prohibits speech that is legal but deemed “harmful.” Who would judge that? The woolly wording of this bill allows anyone to claim harm from something they disagree with online.
Snowflakes could result in swaths of legitimate content being censored.
Ms. Dorries’ successor needs to rethink.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6163031/britain-get-behind-liz-truss/ Britain can only get behind Liz Truss as she tries to steer us off the rocks and into calmer seas