Also: Both Drakeford and Yousaf accused of misleading their legislatures over their WhatsApps as the Covid Inquiry seeks records from the devolved governments.
Let’s be frank. What we’re seeing here is little more than a brazen attempt at censorship, a desire to virtue signal, and a clear demonstration of the disdain some of our politicians have towards large swathes of the population.
The lesson they will draw is: don’t risk letting the Many upset the apple cart that the Few have so artfully constructed.
His three big preoccupations are a bit remote from the public. But his new approach has one unmissable virtue to it – namely, that he really believes in it.
Consumed by HS2 and stalked by critics, he has put his faith in his instincts, and what he hopes will be three big, historic offers – none of which can be delivered without victory at the next election.
“I’ve already mentioned London,” says the Party Chairman. “Look at Wales. Patients almost twice as likely to be on the NHS waiting list as in England. What about Birmingham? A Council that spent time thinking up woke street names instead of looking after its finances.”
Also: Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland grapple with RAAC in schools and health buildings; ex-SNP MP receives trivial fine for embezzlement as short-term lets sector revolts against Scottish Government’s new licencing regime.
Also: Welsh Government winds down flagship life sciences investment fund after writing off more than half it’s value.
Also: leader of backbench unionist caucus quits government over Northern Irish sex education changes; Orkney floats idea of joining Norway.
The Welsh Labour Government spent less than 16p per person in Wales in each of the last three years to tackle loneliness and social isolation. Is this a picture of what Labour in Downing Street would do?
In Scotland, the National Crime Agency have been called in to support Police Scotland’s investigation into the SNP’s finances.
Meanwhile, both Humza Yousaf’s personal ratings and support for independence on the wane as the Sturgeon magic wears off.
As two thirds of people in Britain agreed, the monarchy might seem a strange system in this day and age, but it works.
The Order of St Patrick also has no business being dormant so long as Northern Ireland remains part of the United Kingdom.