What is going on in the public space?


Boris 2The last 24 hours appears to have proven once again that a week is a terribly long time in politics. Given how MPs in our Parliament regularly stand up and shout at Prime Ministers and leaders of the opposition and even less senior MPs it seems strange that our current Prime Minister is unwilling to speak in a public place alongside the leader of another nation, in a context with a noisy crowd of people, some of whom are clearly opposed to him. It is however a fact that Boris Johnson has curtailed Parliament after 6 working days of Parliament, which included only one day on the fourth of September when he was involved as Prime Minister in Prime Ministers Questions. As the tweets above show, his unwillingness to stand up and speak at Luxembourg could be blamed on Xavier Bettel, on the public, on the inability of both No 10 and Luxembourg to organise a quiet press conference and possibly a string of other matters. However whatever the real issue it is a clear fact that since he began to campaign as the leader of the Tory Party that he was unwilling to take part in less than a handful of events that placed him in situations alongside other leaders in settings where the press or the public or a combination of them will be in attendance. It is true what Huw states that a step back needs to be taken, however perhaps that should be taken by Huw and his colleagues who are personally accountable for the decision to choose two candidates for leadership, and the 93,000 people who voted for their new leader.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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