Of course, Emily Maitlis should be sacked. But the axe shouldn’t stop with her. The whole Newsnight programme should feel the blade and this lefty, anti-UK production should be scrapped.
It’s become almost impossible to have a rational debate about Covid-19 and the policies that governments have brought in in its wake, as the virus has gone from being a health issue and instead become a religion.
For a few seconds I thought I’d pressed the wrong button on the remote and tuned into UKGold instead of the BBC Parliament channel. Worzel Gummidge appeared to be on my screen but instead of a walking, talking and annoying scarecrow it was actually the elected Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson.
Dominic Cummings is a genius. Without him we probably wouldn’t have got Brexit, Boris wouldn’t have got his massive majority and I desperately want him to drain the Westminster swamp… BUT what he has done in breaking the lockdown is unforgivable.
Richard Grenell, the US ambassador to Germany, is stepping down from his post after two years in the job.
Pioneer of European integration Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi thought Europe would be better off without Russia and Britain. A contemporary of his, Heinrich Mann, begged to differ. Now that Brexit is a fact, Coudenhove-Kalergi's vision has finally become reality.
As I was writing this column the arrogant piece of work who leads the publicly funded gang of SPADS (Special Government Advisers) within Boris Johnson’s government has been supported despite his flagrant flaunting of the Covid19 rules he himself was involved in devising.
Breaking News! Thousands in Southend, Brighton, Cornwall and London are immune from COVID-19. Well, how else do you explain the crowds sunbathing and playing in the sea forgetting all about social distancing this week? It’s great news that it appears we are beginning to turn the corner on Coronavirus but there is clearly still a long way to go.
Watching Boris Johnson perform at Prime Ministers’ Questions in Parliament yesterday sent a shiver up my spine. His blustery deployment of drivel and garbage with the aplomb of a Vaudeville veteran bellied the serious deceit and cold, callous cruelty which his comments were drenched in.
You have to be amused at this headline: “US masses planes at Japan airbase to show foes and allies it can handle coronavirus,” reports Reuters.
With almost all the media focus on Covid-19, it’s easy to get the impression that the ‘novel coronavirus’ is the only show in town. But it isn’t. In large parts of the world there are even worse public health hazards, only they don’t get anywhere near the same coverage.
San Francisco's city hall leadership has lost control. They have effectively surrendered. It's time for federal intervention.
Sadiq Khan should not be getting a yearlong extension as Mayor of London. Rather he deserves a long stretch at her majesty’s pleasure for the way he has and continues to criminally damage the greatest city in the world.
Glasgow Celtic have been officially crowned the Champions yet again. The decision is the right one and was greeted with joy and jubilation across most of Glasgow and much of Scotland as some semblance of normality amid the Covid19 lockdown was restored.
Angela Merkel is a formidable European leader, having served as German Chancellor for 15 years and still going strong. She also no doubt has a formidable intellect, having earned a doctorate in quantum chemistry and previously working as a research scientist before she entered politics.
Anti-Russia hysteria reaches an all-time high: The Kremlin is being accused of using the Corona crisis to sow discord within the European Union. Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Kajsa Ollongren is a prominent advocate of this ludicrous conspiracy theory.
Most people have accepted a temporary period of ’social distancing’ to contain the spread of COVID-19, but it seems that some in authority, like UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, would like to see us keep our distance from each other indefinitely. We must never let this happen because if we do, humanity is dead.
Boris has declared the next front in his ‘war’ against Covid-19 is obesity and I’m backing him 100 percent.
One particularly ugly feature of the Covid19 crisis is the sight of tax dodging billionaires lining up with grubby demands for state bail outs and/or soft loans from central government despite their long and sordid records of avoiding any tax contributions over many years.
Appropriately attired, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Israel this week wearing a face-mask, along with his usual crumpled suit – which had the unfortunate effect of making him look rather more like a gangster than someone taking precautions to avoid COVID-19.