Voice of the Mirror: Boris Johnson’s burbling about wind energy shows he’s a hypocrite
All wind & no wisdom
Bluster is no substitute for sound judgment and sensible strategy.
But Boris Johnson ’s rambling keynote speech at the Tory annual conference generated more hot air than a fossil-fuel power station.
The Prime Minister’s burbling about electricity-generating turbines was typical of the charlatan, who previously sneered that green energy couldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding.
Blowing with the wind and never sounding as if he believes what he’s spouting, his authority is shot and unlikely ever to return.
His mishandling of the coronavirus crisis confirms he’s a lightweight PM.
But the greater worry is that whoever succeeds him may not fare much better.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak, a possible contend-er, is failing to protect jobs and businesses.
Saving cancer patients and a myriad of other diseases is harder than ever as National Health Service resources are diverted to deal with Covid-19.
Criminally underfunded for a Tory decade, our most precious public service continues to perform medical miracles – but we can’t ignore the distressing tales of families losing loved ones because cancers were not diagnosed early enough, or treated fully.
We deservedly praise and value the NHS but its managers must address these crucial issues.
Gasping Donald Trump would have no right to complain if medics in white coats turned up to force him back to hospital.
The coronavirus-infected US President is a wheezing health hazard to all around him.
Flying to the White House in a helicopter might have made him feel like a hero in Apocalypse Now. But in reality Trump is a failure who would be booted out of the Apprentice.
America should tell him on November 3, Presidential election day: You’re fired!
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