NO GOVERNMENT can afford to be absent without furlough during a national emergency.
So it’s a terrifying sight for Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab to be playing laser games while Boris Johnson was abroad on a trip to Ukraine.
Boris’ tireless commitment to Ukraine’s struggle for democracy is one of his greatest legacies and Mr Raab has every right to pause.
But millions of ailing Britons, fearful of the rising cost-of-living crisis, have every right to ask who exactly is running the country at the moment. The lack of leadership while the economy falters has been a national disgrace.
Boris can’t say anything constructive because he’s on his way out.
His likely successor, Liz Truss, will hold her cards close to her chest until she has the keys to Downing Street.
This ongoing paralysis stems from the absurdly protracted Tory leadership contest.
We warned six weeks ago that a new leader was urgently needed. Amazingly, we still have to wait another eight days for the next PM to be crowned.
Meanwhile, the public’s patience is dangerously dwindling. The next government risks being judged not so much for what it did as for what it didn’t do.
The new Prime Minister must act decisively and immediately so that the public can forgive the unnecessary power vacuum.
Korma from it
BRITAIN has given the French over £80million to help them patrol their own coasts.
But the number of illegal migrants crossing the English Channel has only skyrocketed. So what were British Border Force officials hoping for when they spent almost £1,500 on lunch for their French colleagues?
Britain has gotten little in return for the money it has already spent bolstering French beach patrols. Spoiling the French with food and drink in an Indian restaurant is unlikely to work either.
As nice as we are to them, it seems our Gallic buddies will always be doing Tikka the Mickey.
Get up, Sir Volodymyr
BORIS JOHNSON’s retirement honors should be led by a name.
We hope that courageous Volodymyr Zelenskyi will receive the honorary knighthood.
Ukraine’s president has shamed shaky Western leaders with his staunch defense of democracy.
What a powerful message for the Prime Minister to send as he leaves Downing Street.
Sir Volodymyr would be a knight in shining armor indeed.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6093838/dominic-raab-laser-games-disgrace/ It’s a shame that Dominic Raab plays laser games as an economy tank