Wednesday, September 07, 2022

The Minister for Fracking

 The new and highly dangerious Minister with responsibilities for Fracking - 

Lee Rowley our local Tory MP supported the election of Liz Truss as Prime Minister. How does he now feel about her appointment of Jacob Rees-Mogg to the key fracking role of Business Secretary? We can only hope that Rees-Mogg falls asleep on his new job. 

8th September. Watch out -

Added 23 September. See what we are now up against from Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Govenment on Fracking -

Monday, September 05, 2022

Was Liz Truss elected as Prime Minister on a Minority Vote ?

 It is claimed here that the Conservative Party had a total membership of between 180,000 and 200,000 on 1st July 2019 -

If this estimate has held up since then, it means that Liz Truss has just been elected as leader of Conservative Party and thus Prime Minister on the votes of a minority of its party's membership.  She obtained 81,326 votes to Sunacks 60,399, making it a total of 141,725 legitimate votes being cast. This is well below the membership estimate for 2019.

This time 624 members submitted invalid voting papers, but what number of others could not be bothered to vote given the nature of the choices ?

3:4 portrait of Elizabeth Truss

P.S. This claims that Truss received only 47% of the eligable votes -

Added 28 September - What vote would she have got now ?


Saturday, September 03, 2022

The Day War Broke Out.

83 years ago today the then Prime Minister (Neville Chamberlain) announced that Britain was at war with Germany.  I was three years old at the time. See -


The photo is taken from his radio announcement.

 Primary History KS2: WW2 Clips. The declaration of war - BBC ...

 For the full 13 minute announcement with additions to Chamberlain's statement, see-