Britain can only get behind Liz Truss as she tries to lead us away from the rocks and into calmer seas
Some will have heard Prime Minister Liz Truss’ optimistic rallying call to the nation yesterday and be prepared to fail it.
They don’t have Britain’s interests at heart, nor the fate of Skint families and businesses, because they want a Labor government at all costs.
The rest of us are desperately hoping that Truss can ride out the tsunami of challenges facing her, the most mountainous of any PM since at least Maggie Thatcher. The first omens are promising.
She correctly identified the three most pressing issues that need to be addressed immediately: Boosting the economy. Sorting out our bills and energy supply. Putting the NHS back on a level playing field.
The right priorities for the first week. But Truss must not overlook our anarchic streets and our wide-open borders. Second week for those, Liz?
Britain, she says, can weather the storm. . . as she gently delivered her first address as PM moments after a passing downpour inundated Downing Street.
But the nation is afraid that we are adrift in the eye of this global storm.
We can only get behind Truss as she tries to pull us away from the rocks and into calmer seas.
THE real problem with the BBC’s left-wing orientation, and the reason boss Tim Davie may never solve it, is that his staff don’t even recognize their bias.
They do not see their anti-Brexit metropolitan liberalism as an irrefutable vision.
That’s why ex-BBC star Emily Maitlis can’t accept that her 2020 Dominic Cummings rant on Newsnight was wrong. That’s why she believes a Tory supporter on the BBC’s board is a sinister ‘Tory agent’.
No wonder former Deputy Prime Minister Damien Green called her a “labour agent”.
The BBC is funded by millions of us, including many who oppose the beliefs of its staff.
The Sun wants licensing fees waived. But a true political balance would be essential to its survival.
Mr Davie will never achieve this without educating his Tory-hating Remainers that there are other views of equal validity to theirs.
Fix the bill
THE new Culture Secretary should waste no time rewriting part of the Online Safety Bill before it threatens free speech.
Nadine Dorries wrote the law with the best of intentions – to hold social media giants legally accountable for the most despicable content they post. Very well.
But it also proscribes speeches that are legal but deemed “harmful”. Who would judge that? The vague wording of this bill allows anyone to claim harm online for something they disagree with.
Snowflakes could get whole swathes of legitimate content censored.
Mrs. Dorries’ replacement needs to rethink.