Time and again Boris Johnson pledged there would be no watering down of workers’ rights because of Brexit.
We should not be surprised – it was always the plan of those wanting to leave the EU.
When they talked about cutting Brussels’ red tape, they meant removing hard-won rights that protect workers from exploitation.
Let’s not forget that four Cabinet members – Dominic Raab, Priti Patel, Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng – co-wrote a book criticising the UK’s “bloated state, high taxes and excessive regulation” and dismissed British workers as “among the worst idlers in the world”.
Mr Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, has also argued for small firms to be exempt from paying the minimum wage and maternity pay.
Nor should we forget that when Labour sought to ensure there was no watering down of labour laws, the Tories voted it down.
Forget about levelling up, the Tories are only interested in doing workers down.
Don and out
Right to the end of his presidency, Donald Trump fails to serve America.
He has authorised a string of executions while pardoning his political cronies.
As hundreds of Americans die of Covid each day, this shows a warped sense of priorities.
By contrast, President-elect Joe Biden has set out plans to vaccinate 100 million people in 100 days in a £1.4billion Covid aid package.
Not only is Trump the first president to be impeached twice, he leaves a legacy of a country divided by hate, rising unemployment and a deteriorating economy.
Next Wednesday’s inauguration cannot come soon enough.
A Historical re-enactment group has been banned from Facebook after it was mistaken for a far-right militia.
Conspiracy theorists may think it’s a gunpowder plot, but it’s more likely Facebook has shot itself in the foot…