Boris Johnson and his government will continue to promise the moon, the sun and the stars, whilst destroying the country. We must hold them to account.


First published in December 2019.


During the General Election campaign, Boris Johnson and the Conservatives spent millions of pounds to bulldoze-post social media with false claims, fake news and lies in order to win the election.

Indeed, 88% of Conservative ads on Facebook were found to contain misleading claims.

And it worked! They have achieved a very comfortable win in the election with a majority of 80 seats in the House of Commons, and reduced the opposition to crumbles.

Now is not the time to give up the fight for truth and decency. We all know too well that Boris Johnson and his government will continue to promise the moon, the sun and the stars, whilst destroying the country with their bulldozers.

They already started:

“I want the people of the north-east to know that we in the Conservative party, and I, will repay your trust. Everything I do as your prime minister will be devoted to repaying that trust.”
(Boris Johnson’s speech in Sedgefield, 14 Dec 2019.)

Seeing through Boris. / Flickr - Ninian Reid

FIGHT ON!

We must accept that we have lost the battle for a Peoples’ Vote and for Remain, but it was nevertheless a battle worth fighting for.

The results of the General Election are very painful to look at, even depressing to some of us, especially the most vulnerable in our society who will suffer the most the consequences of Brexit and another 5 years of Conservative rule.

But we must now recharge the batteries, and prepare to march on again after the new year with new battles also worth fighting for in order to hold the Conservatives to account.

We only lost a battle. Let’s now fight on for truth and decency.

Let’s #HoldBORIStoAccount.

Number 10. / Wikipedia - Sergeant Tom Robinson RLC

And so, the need for credible news is more relevant now than ever before to help our readers make fully-informed decisions in future elections.

OUR NEW MISSION:

At PMP Magazine, our new mission for the next five years of Conservative rule is to provide our readers with a FREE political public service that will:

- put facts first;
- fight fake news;
- publish challenging opinion pieces;
- publish quality analyses written by experts;
- give a voice to the unheard and the voiceless;
- fact-check claims from politicians on all sides of the political spectrum;
- challenge the populist politicians’ misguiding claims, hidden agenda and irrelevant information designed to intentionally mislead the public;
- and... hold Boris and his government to account on everything from Social Inequality, Poverty, the NHS, Mental Health, Education, Citizens’ Rights, Workers’ Rights, Women’s Rights, LGBTQ Rights, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Racism, Housing, to Pensions and Climate Change.

Together, let’s get after it!


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[This is an original piece, first published by the author in PoliticsMeansPolitics.com on 15 December 2019. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]

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