THE gulf between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn has rarely been more obvious. Ignore the choreographed abuse being hurled at the PM by Remainer politicians and their media friends. The Tory leader is the only sane choice next Thursday and millions of BBC viewers saw why during last night’s live debate. Corbyn’s Brexit plan is ludicrous: Negotiating a new deal no one in his party would champion, then campaigning against it in a referendum he would rig against Leavers by giving votes to children and EU migrants. That is patently not what Britain wants. The PM, with a majority, can simply get us out of the EU on January 31.On the NHS, Corbyn trotted out his baseless conspiracy theory about the Tories selling it to Trump. It was clear how preposterous the audience found it. He then claimed, absurdly, that socialism has a better record than capitalism for raising the poor’s living standards. That will be news to Venezuela, which Corbyn once hailed as an ideal … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit plan is clearly not what Britain wants — Boris Johnson is the only sane choice
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BORIS Johnson is backing Britain’s bid to bring football home in the 2030 World Cup. The Prime Minister promises to “put our Government machine at the heart” of the ambitious move to host the tournament. If we are selected it would be the first time since England won the World Cup in 1966. Writing in The Sun today Mr Johnson, pictured left playing in an England legends game, pledges £550million to overhaul football pitches. The money would go on building 2,000 new astro-turf pitches and fixing 20,000 current grass ones. It is the biggest injection of cash ever made into the sport at grassroots level.The plan aims to help Britain’s bid to host the 2030 World Cup. 'UNITE IN CELEBRATION ' Mr Johnson writes: “It’s time for football to come home and that’s why, if elected, I’ll put our Government machine at the heart of a UK and Ireland 2030 World Cup bid. “Above all, I want it to unite us in celebration like the 2012 … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Boris Johnson is backing Britain’s bid to bring football home in the 2030 World Cup
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed in the final head-to-head debate of the 2019 election campaign. The pair faced off in an hour-long challenge on the BBC over terror, tax, the NHS and their plans for spending. As usual Boris Johnson made a string of claims about both Labour's claims and his own. But as usual, not all of those claims were in fact true. From Labour's tax plans to the party's record on security, Mr Johnson trotted out a string of claims which just don't entirely stand up to scrutiny. We've debunked his usual whoppers about 50,000 more nurses and 40 new hospitals before - you can read our explanations here. But here are six new claims he made that left us scratching our heads. On Labour's tax plans WHAT HE SAID: "I think it's quite incredible that Mr Corbyn should claim that people on £20,000 a year are amongst the richest in society and therefore deserve to be clobbered by his tax increases." THE FACTS:Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to raise Income Tax only … [Read more...] about BBC election debate: 6 misleading claims Boris Johnson made on live TV
Michael Heseltine today warned Tory colleagues their victory in Copeland was a 'fluke', and tore strips of Boris Johnson for 'waffling'. The Tory Grandee dismissed the Foreign Secretary's assurance that Britain would be "perfectly OK" leaving the EU without a deal, saying: "Well, it’s rubbish, isn’t it." Lord Heseltine told ITV's Robert Peston that Johnson had "turned the art of political communication into a science in which waffle, charm, delay, anything to stop actually answering questions. He does it magnificently." His comments came after an evasive Mr Johnson told the same programme: "I don’t think that the consequences are by any means as apocalyptic as as some people like to protest." Speaking to the BBC this morning, Brexit Secretary David Davis appeared to confirm the Government was engaged in contingency planning for the possibility of Britain being unable to reach a deal with European counterparts over Brexit. Lord Heseltine was unceremoniously sacked … [Read more...] about Michael Heseltine says Tories’ Copeland win was a ‘fluke’ and savages ‘waffling’ Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson’s self-identification as the new Winston Churchill invites widespread scepticism. But, if the member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip forms a government this summer, he will, in one respect, immediately emulate Churchill, and indeed Benjamin Disraeli – as a Conservative prime minister who is also a novelist. Disraeli had published 14 works of fiction by the time he took the highest office, while Churchill was a one-off novelist – an African adventure yarn, Savrola (1900) – in common with his modern Tory impersonator. Seventy-Two Virgins – A Comedy of Errors came out at the start of September 2004, when Johnson was MP for Henley, shadow arts minister, and simultaneously editor of the Spectator, in contradiction of an apparent undertaking to the then proprietor not to combine the editorship with parliament. A hostage thriller in which an ambulance plays the role of the wooden horse the Greeks built to fool the Trojans, Seventy-Two Virgins is … [Read more...] about What does Boris Johnson’s terrible novel Seventy-Two Virgins tell us about him?
BORIS Johnson has vowed to bring back pounds and ounces as measurements once Britain finally leaves the EU. The PM said there was no reason why people shouldn't be able to use the old-style measurements once we're finally out. In an interview with the Daily Mail with just days to go before polling day he laid out his plans. "I think the reality is a lot of people are now educated in the metric system, we have to recognise that. "But people… I understand what a pound of apples is. I also understand what a kilo of apples is." Britain officially switched to using the metric system from 1965 onwards - using kilos and grams as opposed to pounds and ounces.Most of the country uses the metric system now, but old units are still used on road signs (miles), and for drinks (a pint of beer for example), and vehicle speeds (miles per hour). When Britain joined the European Economic Community in 1973, the country was obliged to incorporate all directives into law, including incorporating … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson vows to bring back pounds and ounces once Britain finally leaves the EU