Small loans announced by the Government are cold comfort after the energy price cap was lifted £700. Labour deserves congratulations for backing a windfall tax and suspension of VAT
Cash machine BP might not know what to do with all its money but we do – spend it on a windfall tax to cut soaring fuel bills.
The near £10billion profit – following Shell’s £14bn bonanza – shows BP and other North Sea producers could easily afford to share lottery wins triggered by rising global prices.
Small loans announced by the Government – that must be repaid by us – are cold comfort after the energy price cap was lifted £700.
Labour deserves congratulations for backing a windfall tax and suspension of VAT.
Even Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron imposed one-off levies on North Sea producers.
The resistance of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak to a similar move means this Government is siding with big corporations against working people.
Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle rebuked lying Boris Johnson over his Jimmy Savile smear against Keir Starmer
He showed how an unprincipled Prime Minister exploits Parliament loopholes.
The Speaker judging the slur inappropriate rather than disorderly showed how Johnson will be dishonest but avoid punishment.
What’s more, his incitement fuelled a mob to abuse the Labour leader.
The PM’s desperate mini-reshuffle was a reshuffling of diehards in the deckchairs on board his sinking Government ship.
Unconditional support isn’t repaid by Johnson when he demoted fanatical defender Jacob Rees-Mogg from Leader of the House to an invented Brexit Opportunities post as a middle-ranking minister of state, albeit invited to sit in the Cabinet room with his superiors.
Once again we witness Johnson caring only about himself. Conservative MPs should throw him overboard to save themselves.
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