Tory party members, sure, but mainly newspaper owners.
It might sound backwards, but think both candidates’ strategy is less to to appeal directly to members, and more to seek good coverage and endorsements from the tory press, as that’s a better way to get members’ votes.
I’m constantly amazed (ha, not amazed) at the number of times various energy industry shills are going on TV and saying ‘Of course they’re making more money, prices have gone up and maintenance etc,’ and everyone just nods along like that makes sense. I’m sat there thinking, ‘You’re so lucky that seemingly no one understands how a P&L document works because profit is what happens AFTER that.’
(Unless for some reason they’re posting their EBITDAs or something and they’re being editorialised as profit, but that would be such a self-own given how much ire it’s stoking)
Everybody’s doing that today, even @maosm. It’s the new craze.
Aw hell now I’m imagining accountancy TikTok and I hate it
Interviews with Truss supporters on Today are increasingly starting to resemble something like performance art. The other day Brandon Lewis nearly reduced to just repeating “putting money in people’s pockets” without taking a breath and this morning Coffey just flat out spouted continuous stream of consciousness nonsense over the interviewer asking her questions.
It’s going to be hard for us to get used to the concept that we’re just waiting for the British Prime Minister to make the mistake big enough to bring herself down.
Very relieved that Johnson and Zahawi met with the energy companies yesterday. I was worried nothing useful would come of it so imagine my relief when I was reassured that they are taking a very hard look at it.
“I think that people like me should be able to make vast profit on the toil of others but I DRAW THE LINE at others making a profit out of me!”
Toryism in a nutshell
‘‘Actually, you all dying is good’’ is basically all Tory philosophy at it’s core anyway.
Jeremy Corbyn is still the leader of the opposition I see
Honestly Starmie’s team views this as a triumph, that he’s so invisible on any policy issue that the Tories have to direct their remarks to the ghost in the room instead
Harsh. They also kept “urging the electricity sector to continue working on ways we can ease the cost of living pressures and to invest further and faster in British energy security.”
You can’t beat urging as government policy imo.
Here we, here we, here we go!
Paying energy companies to end a predatory practice, saving those on pre-payment meters about £45, when bills are going up by thousands. The other announcements need to be huge.
Honestly the dryest of all the people. His twitter announcements just read like a boring corporate AI bot
I guess Liz’s strategy is that she can blame the previous government (that she was a key part of) for the shitstorm this winter whilst claiming that the inevitable period of growth that will happen just prior to the election being entirely a result of her tax cuts. Like doing a rain dance during a drought and then claiming credit when the inevitable rains come.
Honestly thought this headline was satire when I saw it earlier.