Freedom day kicks in and it’s not looking good for Keir.
IT’S FREEDOM DAY!
After 16 months of widespread covid restrictions, Freedom Day arrived on July 19th. This means nightclubs will be able to open, masks are no longer mandatory, there’ll be no legal obligation to provide social distancing and people can order drinks at the bar without track and trace.
There’s been some scepticism that the restrictions are being lifted too soon, but Covid deaths have fallen dramatically as are the cases. I think it had to happen at some point and we need to learn to live with Covid like we do the flu.
Boris’ vaccination rollout has been extraordinary - I’ve had one jab now - and millions are now protected. For all the hate Boris receives for his handling of this pandemic, we need to remember this. Freedom Day has the potential to go down as the next V.E Day if it sticks and Boris will go down as the next Churchill.
Sir Keir hasn’t saved Labour
Keir Starmer expects the public to believe that the Batley and Spen by-election was a victory for Labour. He forgets they only won by 323 votes, Labour have held that seat since 1997 and the candidate Kim Leadbeater is the sister of the murdered Jo Cox, suggesting a sympathy vote might have taken place.
Keir’s approval ratings are still dismal. He’s only the 5th most Labour politician and only 40% of the general public think he looks like a Prime Minister in waiting. Compare this with Boris, who is the 2nd most popular Tory politician.
Labour shouldn’t celebrating, they’ve still suffered their worst defeat since 1935 at the last election and Sir Keir is a robotic text speech leader with no humanity or vision for the country - a total armchair Leftie and Champagne Socialist. This by-election win for Labour is a mild loss for the Tories - they’re going to come back with a sweeping landslide at the next election.
Foreign Aid Cuts
The government is cutting spending on foreign aid to 0.5% of national income. It has been at 0.7% at the 2019 election and a commitment in Boris’ 2019 manifesto.
Naturally Boris faces backlash and rebellion from aid agencies and MPs including former Prime Minister Theresa May. As harsh as it sounds, I am fully supportive of the cuts. We barely have the money and resources to look after our own people, how are we going to have money to afford on Syria and Yemen in war-torn crisis? These are exceptionally difficult times and exceptionally difficult decisions need to be made.
Boris and Biden on the beach
Boris met Joe Biden for the first time on the beach of Cornwall. He had a lot of bonhomie fun with the wives and their new little son who is in photographs of the women playing with him.
Boris and Carrie get married...in a catholic church
Boris Johnson and his fiance Carrie Symonds got married in Westminster Cathedral. What’s particularly notable about this is that it’s a catholic wedding and Boris has been divorced twice and committed adultery.
There’s been countless columns in the smug, morally superior and left wing loonie Guardian that Boris shouldn’t be getting married by the Catholics because he has committed sin. As a Christian, I think we need to exercise the godly practice of forgiveness here. Boris may be a divorcer and an adulterer, but so have many. I beg that, unless you are completely without sin, you don’t judge and forgive Boris for his misdemeanors and allow him to celebrate the joys of marriage. That’s the Christian thing to do.
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