March. War crimes in Crimea. A theatre sheltering hundreds of women and children is destroyed in the eastern port city of Mariupol while extraordinarily the harbour facilities remain intact.
February. A Prime Minister under siege, more goings and comings in Downing Street, a tasteless `dead cat` smear on the Leader of the Opposition and a hurried scrapping of the remaining Covid restrictions in a bid to placate the fractious Tory right.
As the song says, “When will they ever learn……?”
January. Downing Street parties while the UK is locked down and Covid rages. Sue Gray`s report into the conduct of the Prime Minister and officials is delayed through the belated intervention of the Metropolitan police. A Conservative MP crosses the floor to join the Labour benches and there are rising demands for Mayor Bunter to leave Downing Street.
In the last national elections, 673,206 votes cast for valid parties, did not count. The Hondt Method says each vote will only count if that party elected an MP (Member of Parliament), in that constituency.
December Oh-My-God-Cron dominates the political stage and the headlines worldwide. In the UK the spread of the virulent new strain of Covid once again sets science against the economy and public health against political interest as indecision remains the order of the day.
November. COP 26, the Climate change conference, finally arrives in Glasgow hot on the heels of the G20 summit of Rome. The World`s leaders and climate-change activists clock up the air-miles in their determination to get to Scotland to Save the Planet.
October. A Tory Party conference in Manchester, The G20 meets in Rome, preparations for the COP 26 World Leaders Summit in Glasgow continue, Her Majesty is ordered – well, advised – to take some rest, Chancellor Sunak delivers a Big State, High Tax budget, the Entente becomes rather less than Cordiale as a `Fish War` breaks out with France.
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