SECONDS OUT…ROUND NINE by Ian Hernon

Boris Johnson has effectively adopted the slogan “Buy British” for the election campaign, promising to help struggling UK companies after Brexit. The prime minister said freedom from EU rules on state aid would enable the government to speedily intervene where and when necessary. He believes that current EU rules on state aid are bureaucratic and…

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SECONDS OUT…ROUND EIGHT by Ian Hernon

Former Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt abandoned election door-knocking in Portsmouth North in favour of local boozers. She invited her constituents to join her in the pub to get her views, saying that people didn’t like candidates knocking on the door in the evening.   The Royal Navy reservist had better not buy a round as that…

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THEY say you learn from your mistakes. Perhaps that’s why Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is making so many? He’s trying to reach genius level.

His stubbornness not to improve a creaking squad and keep a young, progressive manager happy has been compounded by bringing in old damaged-goods Jose Mourinho. https://amzn.to/2OOlLCa We’ve seen this play out three times already – twice at Chelsea and once at Manchester United. At first it’s all smart suits, new haircut, tanned face, a smile…

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SECONDS OUT…ROUND SEVEN by Ian Hernon

Election door-knocking by sitting MPs is a rough trade given doorstep death threats and the abuse dished out on social media thanks in part to Britain’s Brexit divide.. But while the past was hardly a wholly safe place for politicians, particularly during the Northern Ireland Troubles, it was a whole lot funnier. Former Lib Dem…

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