SAJID Javid is a long shot for Prime Minister — but has a compelling story to tell.
The Pakistani immigrants’ son rose to wealth and power entirely on talent.
And his humble background could not be more different from, say, Boris Johnson’s. Many of his ideas chime with The Sun and our readers too.
And we agree, to an extent, when he says the country needs a “new kind of leader”, one that’s “not just for Brexit”.
The reality, though, is that delivering Brexit and defeating Corbyn ARE currently all that matters.
If Labour’s Marxist extremists win power, via the Tories shipping votes to Nigel Farage, they will not only wreak havoc. They will skew the voting system to keep power for a decade or more.
The threat is monumental.
None of the leadership contenders’ backstories, grand philosophical visions or elegant speeches will matter a damn if they can’t prevent it.
For all the leftie sniping, this race has revealed the makings of a highly talented and energetic new Cabinet under a PM capable — unlike Theresa May — of letting them off the leash.
That new leader must be the one most capable of delivering on Brexit, winning back Farage voters and beating Corbyn.
That’s all Tories have to decide. The rest, for now, is noise.
End telly tax
THE time has come to stop prosecuting TV viewers for non-payment of the licence fee.
This absurd tax on your telly belongs to another century. Not one in which fantastic subscription services open up a world of choice.
The BBC’s callous decision to sting 3.7million OAPs for £154 a year — pleading poverty despite its £4billion annual subsidy — should be the last straw.
Hundreds of thousands may forget to pay, or refuse. And it will be an outrage if ANY of society’s most vulnerable people are dragged to court and punished.
If the Government will not scrap the licence fee entirely, the BBC must cut executive salaries and waste, reduce its services and relent over old folk.
If it won’t, its power must be limited to cutting off services, like an energy firm does as a last resort, and only then the live TV or iPlayer the licence covers.
Luckily there’s plenty more now to watch.
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