FEW Prime Ministers are ever willing to face their own mortality or admit the deep troubles they find themselves in.
Hence promises to go on and on.
But Boris Johnson’s claim that he can win not only the next general election, but the one after that, is ridiculously cocky given the mountain of trouble that lies ahead
Voters gave him the bluntest message they could get in Thursday’s crushing defeat in the by-election.
If it didn’t get through, we’d like to make it clearer to the PM.
Before you start planning for a third term, clear up the mess we’re in right now.
Give your government much-needed vision and purpose, based on solid Tory ideology.
This should crystallize in two core principles: downsizing the state and reducing the burdensome tax burden.
Voters are drowning in debt, they need help now.
The prime minister can pay for it by scrapping cutthroat environmental taxes and wasteful foreign aid projects.
Focus on the needs at home instead of channeling money abroad.
He should also cut VAT on fuel and energy bills and reverse the disastrous National Insurance tax hike.
Lowering taxes and allowing voters to spend more of their hard-earned money should always be at the heart of conservative ideology.
Even more so when the nation faces a livelihood crisis.
With a rising Tory rebellion on his doorstep, Boris Johnson must face the painful reality that voters’ time and patience are rapidly running out.
Regardless, a third term, he needs to focus on holding out this summer.
The real workers
RAIL strikers and their Liberal cheerleaders say they stand with ordinary workers.
How about the young nurse we are reporting on today?
The strikes have forced the dedicated Tally Birchall to get up at 3am and walk five miles to work 12-hour shifts.
She earns just £18,000 a year, less than a third of the average train driver’s salary.
Do well-heeled union barons and middle-class virtue signalers on the picket line understand the havoc they wreak on low-paid key workers?
You should hang your head in shame.
Throw away the key
MONSTERS that harm or kill children deserve to rot in prison.
We therefore welcome tougher penalties, meaning those who cause or allow the death of a child face life rather than a maximum of 14 years.
But why did it take so long?
Our children should have had this protection years ago.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5641119/pull-your-finger-out-boris-johnson/ Pull your finger out of Boris Johnson if you want to stay PM