Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss have their eyes on the Prime Minister prize, says Paul Routledge, however each have a scrap on their palms…
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Mariupol, Kharkiv, Irpin, Sumy, Lviv, Kyiv and Kherson…
The names of the Ukraine battlegrounds have gotten as acquainted because the Somme, Coventry and el Alamein.
As the conflict went right into a second month, world leaders gathered in Brussels yesterday to accentuate the battle towards Russia’s onslaught on democracy.
Here, one other battle took a brand new twist: the chilly conflict between Foreign Secretary Truss and Chancellor Sunak to succeed Boris Johnson.
Risky Rishi spent a lot of his pretend-giveaway spring “budgette” speaking about Ukraine, parking his tanks on Liz’s garden.
And his promise of a 1p revenue tax lower earlier than an election in 2024 was crimson meat thrown to Tory MPs to spice up his shaky rankings.
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Loopy Liz bids to out-warrior the Prime Minister with more and more bellicose rhetoric, accusing France and Germany of a sell-out of the Ukranians, and denouncing peace talks as a smokescreen for Putin.
This is the Foreign Secretary who didn’t know Voronezh and Rostov-on-Don are in Russia, not the Ukraine. And combined up the Baltic Sea with the Black Sea, 700 miles away. Somebody can buy her an atlas.
In the Liz v Rishi psychodrama, she appears amateurish beside her rival, who now poses because the Chancellor for staff and households.
Truth is, neither may inherit the crown. Boris Johnson has it superglued to his thatch.
Rumour at Westminster mentioned he would bravely fly to Kyiv, the capital underneath siege, nevertheless it turned out to be faux information, reasonably like the person himself.
A metropolis not hald Brad
Bradford has made it by means of to the shortlist to develop into the UK City of Culture in 2025.
Fair dos to the opposite three – Durham, Southampton and the Welsh borough of Wrexham – however I don’t assume they fairly measure as much as the house of JB Priestley, David Hockney, the Brontes and Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not to say (however I do) the capital of curry.
Bradford has had it powerful for many years, with large cuts in public spending and most just lately the cancellation of Northern Powerhouse Rail.
A panel headed by Sir Phil Redmond, creator of Channel 4’s Brookside, will announce the winner in May. Fingers crossed for “woolopolis.”
Homeless Christopher Cornish, 31, demanded £10 in a stick-up from his wheelchair in Taunton’s KFC retailer in April 2019.
He pretended to have a gun, however fearless workers refused to pay up and locked him within the bathroom.
Justice lastly caught up with the one-legged desperado this week when he received six months at Exeter Crown Court for affray.
Call me comfortable, however I don’t assume jail is the proper reply for offenders like him.
Russian hoaxers received by means of on secret cellphone traces to prime authorities ministers, together with Priti “Hopeless” Patel.
“Hello, is that the private office of the Home Secretary? Pavel Routledgski here, Prime Minister of the Ukraine!”
“Putting you thru, Sir…”