Conservative government watch

What can we do to change the minds of decision makers and people in general to actually do something about preparing for the forthcoming economic/energy crises (the ones after this one!)?

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Sir Philip Rutnam said there had been a "vicious and orchestrated" campaign against him in Home Secretary Priti Patel's office.
Reported tensions between the pair included claims she mistreated officials - which she has denied.
The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said Sir Philip's move was "highly unusual".
Our political editor added: "I can't remember a senior public official taking a step like this."
Sir Philip, who has had a career spanning 33 years, said he received allegations that Ms Patel's conduct towards employees included "shouting and swearing" and "belittling people".

Well this is really going to help with getting things done! I thought it might be 6 months before the Johnson project began to run aground but it looks as though things are getting banjaxed much faster than anticipated. We can now look forward to the Home Secretary digging herself and her boss into a bigger and bigger hole.
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Two conservative MPs, Sir Nicholas Soames [grandson of Sir Winston Churchill] and Charlotte Lesley passed information about the Russian government contacts and business interests of party donor Mohamed Amersi to Conservative party chairman Ben Elliot. Amersi has now threatened Soames and Lesley with libel action, meanwhile and after being warned by the MPs, the Conservative Party accepted a further £50,000 donation from Amersi, making a total of more than £750,000 since 2017.

Mr Amersi donated £10,000 to each of the candidates in the last leadership election. Only Rory Stewart declined the donation, the other three candidates, including BoJo accepted.

Story in the Financial Times: ... c999d4321f
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