By Denis Sheehan, Publisher, H&C News
The past few days have seen the PM unleash all his Machiavellian traits in a desperate attempt to cling onto his job. No lie now unspeakable, no action unthinkable.
Without any debate or announcement in Parliament and contrary of requests from MPs following PMQ’s on Tuesday, restrictions were brought in without due diligence of data, that was part of the government’s Covid rationale prior to partygate.
Alongside dropping parliamentary process, the PM also dropped hospitality and the wider economy to deflect attention from the compounding list of his personal misdemeanours.
The distractions of firefighting the ramifications flowing from the PM’s Downing Street culture leaves hospitality businesses once again facing the consequences.
Facing the consequences with no financial or fiscal planning to support them in doing so.
Repeatedly the PM and his government show that their own positions are a higher priority than the businesses and jobs fueling the economy.
The impact from advising people to work from home drives footfall down in cafes, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. Caterers catering for the workplace are once again looking at reduced demand, and hotels see lower requirements for business stays.
And all are served with no notice of the change, no time to prepare, and no support of any kind from a government making the changes.
It seems all too evident that the latest round of restrictions were brought in for no other reason than an attempt to protect the PM and his government from facing the consequences of their actions.
When will this all end, and when will this country return to some semblance of normality?