+It seems that Johnson is going to defy the law and still go for Brexit on the 31st October with or without a deal. It also seems that his poll ratings have gone up. He sits in No.10 dreaming of how his ‘strong leadership’ model is going to pay off handsomely. He is like an arsonist who sets fires in order to reap the reward when he rings 999 to report the conflagration. It’s very disappointing, if the polls are correct, that so many of my fellow citizens can’t see through this irresponsible gamble.
+At the LibDem conference: watch out Jo, Chuka will be eyeing up your job faster than your comrades can say ‘wacky baccy.’
+Swinson was on the Today programme this morning trying to sound firm and decisive. The former minister for austerity misery even had the effrontery to suggest that the social contract was broken and lots of people were feeling the pinch. I hope there’s some vents in the roof of the Bournemouth conference centre to ensure that the stench can escape.
+The Guardian has apparently changed a leader comment which posited that David Cameron had demonstrated his privileged concerns thus: ‘Even his experience of the NHS, which looked after his severely disabled son, has been that of the better functioning and better funded parts of the system. Had he been forced to wrestle with the understaffed and over-managed hospitals of much of England, or had he been trying to get the system to look after a dying parent rather than a dying child, he might have understood a little of the damage that his policies have done.’ (copied from the Spectator website) Why can’t the Guardian stand up for the truth? Apparently they’ve made a humble apology to Cameron. Cameron has yet to apologise for the thousands of people who died as a result of austerity.
+Despite being the same age as me (66) Tony Blair looks 10 years older. The cares of office. At least Cameron will not suffer the same fate, he can just be Photoshopped. Again.
+ Type into Google ‘How much has Brexit cost so far?’ and you get a variety of answers with one thing in common—a bloody lot. The hit on the economy is said to be around £500 million a week. Direct government expenditure also runs into the billions. The government seems reluctant to release all the figures. But this is a bonanza for consultants and others out for a quick buck. They must be very disappointed that Chris ‘Failing’ Grayling left government. He was personally responsible for much of the waste. He should be made to pay some of it back.