1. Sewage on the beaches
S**t has hit the fan in Britain, but it has also hit the coastline.
Why? Because water companies have been pumping raw sewage into the oceans and opposition parties are angry at the government, saying they should deal with it.
2. Cost of living crisis
No matter, though. It is not like people can afford to go on trips to the beach. Thanks to rising inflation, an energy crisis and no new measures to help from the PM, who is faffing about while Tories decide who should replace him, people are struggling to pay their bills.
3. Climate change
And while money isn’t burning a hole in anyone’s pockets, the sun is certainly burning and we’ve experienced soaring temperatures in the last few weeks.
4. Liz Truss saying GB News gets its ‘facts right’
Well, the next PM is likely to be Liz Truss and it seems she is too busy slagging off the media to deal with anything else.
She took part in a hustings event in Manchester on Friday evening and accused the BBC of “not getting their facts right”, in comparison to the bastion of accuracy, GB News.
5. A TalkTV caller called for migrant boats to be sabotaged with drones
And while GB News was punching below its weight, so was TalkTV. Yes, showing a lot of kindness and empathy, not, this weekend a TalkTV caller suggested migrant boats should be shot with darts to stop people coming to the UK.
6. Rachel Johnson interviewed Stanley Johnson about Boris Johnson
Over to LBC now which showed that there is absolutely no nepotism in politics at all when Boris Johnson’s sister interviewed her dad about her brother on LBC over the weekend.
We’re not sure how you can hold your brother or son to account personally, but that’s the breaks.
7. Boris Johnson is wasting his final weeks in office
We can hold power to account, though, and here we go: Johnson has been wasting his final weeks in office by going on a series of holidays and messing around in jets. We never thought we’d say we miss him and saying that now is probably too far, but it would be nice having someone in office dealing with the mess we are in, even if it that person is someone is a splayed toothbrush that’s run out of batteries.
8. Just Tories in general
Living on what appears to be Johnson island is bad enough, but being ruled for the last 12 years by a party who could organise a p**s-up in a brewery (as long as it is during lockdown) but can’t organise effective measures to deal with all the societal ills that are plaguing the nation really is something else.
9. Tory leadership election
And with our potential replacements for PM being either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak, we aren’t hopeful that things are going to get better any time soon.
Yep, we’re screwed.
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