Voice of the Mirror – Boris Johnson’s empty words while Britain sinks in floods

Boris Johnson’s empty words, arrogance and inaction while Britain sinks under floods shows that he is part of the problem not part of the solution.

When the country is crying out for short-term relief and a longer-term Green shift to save the planet, the complacency in Downing Street is shocking but not surprising.

The Tory Party’s dependency on money from fossil fuel polluters, which are driving the climate change emergency, explains a lot.

A former Tory Minister who recently warned Mr Johnson doesn’t really get climate change was on the money.

Communities under water need help now. Yet it seems Mr Johnson mistakenly believes he is impregnable with an 80-seat Parliamentary majority so need not bother too much.

But just as tides turn, so too does public opinion. The PM’s manifest failure in this crisis could help to sink him, hopefully for good.

Support staff

Yobs who abuse and attack health workers trying to help them are despicable.

The rise in NHS assaults is both infuriating and depressing. Yet we also need to acknowledge that victims of such wrath will be the first to defend universal treatment.

The public may at first agree with Matt Hancock’s threat to ban abusers of medical staff. But the picture changes, especially when mental illness is a factor.

Assaults on staff are unforgivable and the posting of police in A&E units is a shaming commentary on our disrespectful times.

Yet the truth is our hard-pressed medics deserve better support. This will encourage all patients to behave.

Scientists proving that beer goggles momentarily enhance attractiveness is something many know from the morning after the night before.

When beauty is in the eye of the beholder, temporarily enhanced 20-20 sight is usually followed by the mother of all hangovers.

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