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As we approach the twentieth anniversary of 9/11

As we approach the twentieth anniversary of 9/11

I was out on a lunch break when my mother rang me to tell me about a plane hitting the North Tower, shortly thereafter she rang me after she saw the second plane hit South Tower. 9/11 simultaneously feels like yesterday and an aeon ago for me. TSE

Next London Mayor betting

Next London Mayor betting

As it stands both the next general election and the next London mayoral election are scheduled for May 2024 but I suspect the government will not allow that to happen and move to the London mayoral election a month later or so because there’s also the London Assembly elections as well. It might be similar to the decision not to hold devolved government elections on the same day as a UK wide general election. I wonder if we have a…

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Labour have their first opinion poll lead since January

Labour have their first opinion poll lead since January

Creating a client vote has consequences. Just one poll but those who backed a Labour poll lead in 2021 will be smiling. This poll is quite the eye opener and reputation shredder for the PM and the Conservatives if other pollsters show something similar. From The Times write up of this poll Less than a third of voters think Johnson and the Conservatives care about improving the NHS compared with more than half who do not, despite the fact the…

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Reshuffle betting

Reshuffle betting

Yesterday’s Times reported that Boris Johnson is considering a cabinet reshuffle this month as Westminster is engulfed by rumours about demotions for some of his most senior ministers. In the middle of a pivotal week for the prime minister, ambitious Tories and career officials are convinced that a shake-up is imminent and could come as soon as [Thursday]. Publicly Downing Street has said that there are “no plans” for a reshuffle — stopping short of scotching speculation altogether — while…

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Gavin Williamson has done another whoopsie

Gavin Williamson has done another whoopsie

It’s going to be a difficult day for government press officers this afternoon with the news that Geronimo the Alpaca, who was executed last week, didn’t have tuberculosis according to his supporters following his autopsy, DEFRA sources say Geronimo has TB like lesions then there’s Gavin Williamson’s jaw dropping blunder, confusing two black men, Marcus Rashford and Maro Itoje. I wish I could say that such a faux pas from the Frank Spencer tribute act comes as a surprise but…

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If you’re betting on Raab as next PM/Con leader look away now

If you’re betting on Raab as next PM/Con leader look away now

The more the public see of Raab recently they appear to dislike him more. I suspect what most people will remember about Raab is his role in the ignominious withdrawal from Afghanistan and left many people who helped us at the mercy of the Taliban whilst he went and stayed on holiday. Ladbrokes have a market up on whether Raab wins or doesn’t win ANY seat at the next general election, the 2019 election saw his majority slashed from 23,298…

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