As we step into 2023 we face multiple challenges, here in the UK and around the world. It is impossible to pick a single continent, other than Antarctica, which is not facing conflict and turmoil, either man made aggression, or Mother Nature venting her fury in one form or another.
As we look around, we see chaos being dripped like poison disrupting our lives by those who wish to see Great Britain fall into the hands of Bolsheviks. It is up to the decent often silent majority, to demonstrate their determination to stand up for tolerance and democracy, as the hard-working backbone of our society.
It is that majority who turned out to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth. It is those who continue to play their part in ensuring the well-oiled wheels of the country continue to turn, working for the NHS, the transport network, border force, civil servants, teachers, and many others while watching their colleagues withdrawing their labour. Thus, making life challenging for millions of hard-working individuals desperate to get to work, attend medical appointments, get to school, or go on holiday.
Surely it is time for the whole country to get back to work, get behind the government, and industry of all guises, to pull us out of the quagmire left in the wake of the pandemic, not helped by the war in Ukraine.
In January 2020, the UK was on the crest of a wave. There was an air of optimism as Brexit was done, Boris had an 80-seat majority, and the UK was the fastest growing economy amongst G7 countries. And then COVID happened followed by Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
Now at the start of 2023, we have union leaders determined to cripple the economy, and train drivers on £75,000 prepared to ‘walkout’.
We have a chancellor clearly wanting to see Brexit fail, who talks down the UK at every opportunity with his doom and gloom, and plans to tax us all ‘until the pips squeak’
We cannot change Prime Ministers, but Rishi Sunak surely recognizes this Eeyore of a chancellor will drag him and the country down into the depths of despair well before the next General election.
We need a remarkable leader, someone outstanding and charismatic. Someone who can communicate – sadly, there is no sign of that from this PM.
We are all keen to ‘save the planet’, but as motorists queued for hours to charge their cars, it is clear going all electric is not the solution. The country obviously requires a reliable supply of primary energy and millions more charging points. But considering the plan is to power transport, heating, lighting, engineering, manufacturing, and farming by batteries and electricity, there is a long, long way to go.