16 Jan

Politicians almost solve all the problems of the day. Sadly, this is not sufficient to get us out of the financial mess now. We need resolute solutions today so our children and their children inherit more than a memory of a first world society.

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Today’s London Evening Standard devotes significant space to the resignation of Colin Barrow, the Tory Westminster councillor at the centre of the parking charges fiasco. In his piece “No 10’s relief at abrupt departure” political editor Joe Murphy includes the following hilarious paragraph:

Senior political sources reveal that the Prime Minister was almost ready to speak out against the scheme days before it was postponed at Christmas. David Cameron was worried that the parking charges would damage jobs and growth, by driving customers and staff away from the West End.” [my emphasis]

I can now exclusively reveal that according to thoroughly unreliable (and frankly, non-existent) insider sources, David Cameron also:

– was almost ready to sack Andy Coulson, days before he had to resign in disgrace;

– was almost ready to oppose the privatisation of the NHS, days before it was agreed with private healthcare providers and other…

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