The Britain Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson along with his party is trying to shift the focus of the people and the opposition off from his scandals by bringing the Ukraine war into the limelight. SNP Shadow Chancellor Ms Thewliss has now said Mr Sunak “must not cynically use the war in Ukraine as cover for Tory failure in cost of living crisis” – and demanded a comprehensive package of support for families including converting the £200 energy loan into a grant and introducing a Real Living Wage to boost incomes.
The scandals of Boris Johnson and his government
Boris Johnson and his government have been hit with a series of scandals that made him helpless and handcuffed before his nation and opposition. The United Kingdom’s history is filled with scandals but all were in different phases, Mr Boris took the nation to a different level, by getting involved directly in scandals like financial, police, sex, helping his criminal friends, etc. A few are discussed here; Voters in Britain awoke to accusations of corruption against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government as a newspaper investigation found donors to the Conservative Party had been offered seats in the House of Lords. reported that 15 out of a total of 16 Conservative treasurers over the last two decades had donated more than £3 million to the party and then been offered a seat in parliament’s upper chamber.
Besides, government watchdog the Parliamentary Commission for Standards found Paterson had repeatedly lobbied government and officials on behalf of two companies whom he was working for as a consultant for a fee of £100,000 a year. While paid consultancy is allowed under government rules, the report found that Paterson’s actions on behalf of the two companies in parliament amounted to “paid advocacy”, with one of the companies, Randox, winning a Covid testing contract from the government worth £133 million. The official report recommended Paterson be suspended from parliament for 30 days as a penalty, but in a highly unusual move, his fellow MPs in the Conservative Party refused the measure.
The other failure, which is a scandal in itself, is the mismanagement of the health crisis – which has left the UK with one of the highest Covid death tolls in Europe with 142,000 Covid deaths so far could be put down to the exceptional circumstances. The downing street party scandal is the major scandal of Boris’s government which proved the carelessness of the PM as he was directly involved in the scandal.
How did Boris and his government push the UK into a ‘cost of living crisis’?
The soaring inflation of 5.1%, is the highest for a decade. It means that the £1 pot of jam we bought last month is going to cost £1.05p the other month. Except that it is not just jam prices that have risen. Food, petrol and energy costs have all gone through the roof and consumers are going to take a big hit in their pockets running up to Christmas and into next year. A global shutdown and pandemic have caused some of these soaring costs but the Tory government has done nothing to help the situation. Brexit, which cost the UK economy £12billion in lost trade last October alone, also tore out a skilled and willing European workforce from the country. Boris Johnson promised that wages would rise to meet the demand for vacancies but he has inflated his promises as much as prices have increased. Real terms wage cuts, not rises, loom for many in the new year. On top of that, Rishi Sunak and Johnson have increased taxes by hiking national insurance to pay for social care in England so that the rich do not have to sell their houses in old age. The impact of price rises in petrol, food and clothes have all become greater because of the Tories’ incompetent handling of the economy.
Along with that, the other crisis in the United Kingdom is the consumption of deadly drugs. Boris Johnson’s government did nothing to tackle the increasing drug deaths. Police also seems to be blind and deaf to this crime and are even giving green signals to the drug dealers. This drug consumption has alone taken the lives of thousands of people in Britain, mostly teenagers. Thus, Boris Johnson and his government have pushed Great Britain into a “cost of living crisis”.
Westminster overshadowing its scandals under Ukraine War
As Westminster is consumed by political scandals and manoeuvring, it has started to raise the issue of Ukraine more and more to drive the focus of the people off from the government’s scandals. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to escape his domestic woes during a trip to Belgium and Poland a few weeks ago, was trying to show NATO’s resolve in response to Russia massing troops near its neighbour’s borders but he faced questions about a police investigation into lockdown-breaching government parties that has shaken his grip on power.
Alison Thewliss MP said there was “no excuse for inaction” from the Chancellor, warning the catastrophe has been ”a decade throughout the making” with “rising costs compounded by damaging Westminster alternatives over Brexit, Tory austerity cuts, and a failure to spend cash on renewable energy”. Her suggestions are her latest concerning supporting stretched household purse strings, having joined forces with the SNP’s Westminster chief Ian Blackford to earlier this month write to Mr Sunak calling for the additional movement to kind out raising funds, urging Frequent Credit score rating to be raised and the Scottish Teenager Value revenue to be matched UK-wide.
SNP Shadow Chancellor Ms Thewliss has now said Mr Sunak “shouldn’t cynically use the battle in Ukraine as cowl for Tory failure” – and demanded a whole bundle of help for households along with altering the £200 energy mortgage proper right into a grant and introducing a Precise Dwelling Wage to boost incomes. Her suggestions follow Money Saving Expert’s Martin Lewis reportedly saying: “I’m barely nervous that we’re seeing what is also in all probability a deliberate narrative shift that efficiently says the entire cost of living crisis is due to Ukraine, and subsequently all of us need to make sacrifices. And that isn’t applicable.” Ms Thewliss said: “The UK authorities can’t be allowed to cowl behind the battle in Ukraine as an excuse for the spiralling Tory cost of living crisis when for lots of months the SNP has warned that households are struggling.
Westminster must not hide behind Ukraine over the cost of living crisis. The conservatives have driven Great Britain into the mess which has become hell for the people of Britain who are struggling even for two meals. Boris Johnson and his government are more into its benefits than the progress of the nation. The way he is sweating day and night is mere deception for the people of Britain, trying to hide his scandals under this Ukraine and Russia war. He’s so afraid of facing the people and giving the justifications for his scandals and along with that, he’s also afraid of the people’s anger over his scandals, thinking people might collapse his chair in the next elections. But now Britons have become more aware of the moves and wrongdoings of the conservative party for this government has brought nothing but the crisis to Great Britain.