THE shambolic response to the climate loons shutting down London this week is a national embarrassment.
The Mayor and the Met have huffed and puffed in the press — but the green tents are still standing.
Our top cops run what should be a respected force more like a team of social workers.
Their pathetic efforts have emboldened protesters.
The weak response has sent a message to every other fringe leftie movement that they’ll be able to do the same thing.
This lot have been given plenty of time to make their point.
Would the protesters have been given a week to block London streets if they’d been pro-Brexit demonstrators? We doubt it.
If this open-air Swampy tribute act isn’t shifted soon there must be consequences — including resignations.
Tomorrow, Britain goes back to work. The Home Secretary must ensure police have cleared the streets.
Because the Mayor looks to have given up.
EVEN BBC lifers can see the writing is on the wall unless Auntie modernises, quickly.
In a world of subscription services, the licence fee is increasingly out of date.
And when the Beeb fills its schedules with endless cookery shows and wastes bucketloads of cash on a new podcast app that barely works, you can hardly blame the increasing number of people refusing to pay.
Online isn’t much better, with the BBC creeping ever more into areas of journalism that commercial providers are already covering without its massive public subsidy.
The corporation has spread itself far too thin. It must get smaller, and get better.
Or it could be the end of the Beeb as we know it.
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THE sheer number of pubs closing every day is staggering.
These community hubs can knit a neighbourhood together.
But landlords are battered by a perfect storm, much of which is created by the Treasury.
It’s not just booze taxes. The recent business rates revaluation has been the death knell for pubs across the country.
The bean-counters at No11 have promised they will reform rates before they strangle the high street.
The clock is ticking.
A HAPPY 93rd birthday to the Queen.
Her commitment to public service and her dedication are an example to the rest of us.
Let’s hope some of the younger royals are paying attention.