Will today be a significant day for our Politics?


It is clear that when people in senior political positions make very poor quality decisions that there needs to be a way for both their party, and for the Parliament and for the public who pay them for the work they are supposed to be doing to be able to challenge and indeed remove them, just as much as we may have selected them. The poor actions of Boris Johnson have taken place over many occasions but the current theme is clearly a very challenging issue under our current pandemic. Last week in his Prime Minister Questions he made claims that were clearly wrong and yet there did not seem to be any way for those to get challenged? When he has criticised people who are working well or approved people that were not working well there should be some way of raising challenges. No doubt he will make a range of comments today that will not move things in the right direction as he will be protecting himself. Sadly the damage he created 18 months ago will continue to raise challenges for our Government and indeed for Politics for many years. A similar example for the Tony Blair mistake back in 2003 now that he is being approved to become a member of the House of Lords. Yet my view is that Blair was far less damaging than Johnson in many senses although of course causing wars and people getting killed is very much more serious than some of the problems that Johnson has created. However his actions took place when many people died and that is one of the reasons why this current position is going to go very deep into society. Another element that will arise in the next few months as it has in the past year is his approach to the EU departure.

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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