I'll get the ball rolling... The news this week has been mostly dominated by tory distraction pieces.
Most of the last 7 days have seen a substantial strop from the Tories, crying intensely about the future possibility of Sue Gray being appointed Kier Starmer's head of staff. Tremendously dense claims were made all round, with many of them blabbering on about 'rULeS bEiNg BrOkeN', while not being able to name a single existing rule that has been contravened, or insinuating that this potential appointment in some way invalidates the independent Civil Service report into Boris Johnson's fragrant, unashamed law-breaking. All of this is rubbish. And, despite calling for an emergency debate in the House of Commons, spamming Hoyle with pre-arranged, mass-lobbying correspondences, making repeated fools of themselves on national television, not a single shot has landed. Nothing they have said, claimed or alleged has had any negative impact on the opposition's polling. All this shitstorm has served to do, is reignite partygate anger amongst the public, and further fracture the already limping Conservative party by splitting its members into the pro- and anti-Boris camps. It's a wonderful example of a self-inflicted injury by the Tories; although considering they've sold off all of our manufacturing and infrastructure, and 'delivered' us Brexit, self-harm seems to be the Conservative MO.
Another attempt at distraction was Sunak's desperate press conference yesterday, held due to the so-called 'small boat crisis'. Despite his party being in power for thirteen years, and having recently an 80-seat majority, the right-wing seems to consistently claim that some mysterious powers work against the government, in favour of 'illegal immigrants'. This is nonsense. Until the Tories provide a safe and legal route for asylum seekers to reach the UK and have their documents checked, people will still arrive on small boats. It's as simple as that. This dog-whistling press conference was very clearly just a move playing straight into the laps of their racist old uneducated hardcore followers. The fact that people who aren't unhealthily obsessed with 'illegals' have barely caught wind of this 'emergency press conference' confirms it was the equivalent of Trump's rallies he held while still being president! It's very silly.
Looking forward, the local elections are coming up in about 8 weeks; I'm excited for more heavy Tory defeats.