The fed up people of Hartlepool now have a choice — change with Boris or be short-changed by Labour

Take Hart, PM

IT will be a “tough fight” for the Tories to turn the traditionally rock-solid Labour seat of Hartlepool blue, Boris Johnson cautioned yesterday.

But why not? Change is in the air. The constituency voted overwhelmingly for the Brexit that the Prime Minister promised and delivered.

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Hartlepool voted overwhelmingly for the Brexit that the Prime Minister promised and delivered[/caption]

That paved the way for Britain’s astonishingly successful vaccine roll-out, and for the jobs boom of a Teesside Freeport.

More evidence of Boris’s determination to level up has come in the creation of Treasury jobs in nearby Darlington and, with plans for the region to benefit from green energy investment, he offers a “new world” of opportunity.

Back in the old world, Labour leader Keir Starmer offers only personal attacks on Boris.

People in Hartlepool fed up with being taken for granted now have a choice.

Change with Boris, or be short-changed by Labour.

Cruel omission

EVERY day brings more signs of a bright post-Covid future, unless you are the families of Britain’s one million disabled kids.

Children’s services were already in dire need of extra funding, but the pandemic has been devastating for kids whose care, therapies and education were put on hold.

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Exhausted parents have had to watch this regression while acting as nurses, teachers, physiotherapists and 24-hour health monitors, without respite[/caption]

Devastating, too, for their parents, whose vital support dried up.

Complex conditions have deteriorated; health problems have been exacerbated; and social isolation has worsened.

Exhausted parents have had to watch this regression while acting as nurses, teachers, physiotherapists and 24-hour health monitors, without respite.

That is why disabled children and their families must be at the forefront of the Government’s “building back better” plan.

Seeing Red

SCENES of violence at Old Trafford were deplorable, but the frustration of those Man United supporters who protested peacefully on Sunday is understandable.

They have seen their club saddled with debt and used as a cash cow for 16 years by their American owners.

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The frustration of those Man United supporters who protested peacefully on Sunday is understandable[/caption]

The Glazers’ shamelessly greedy plans for a breakaway European Super League may have been defeated but should herald a re-think of football’s ownership model.

Reboot system

IT was bad enough that wealthy peers hoovered up yet more taxpayers’ cash for new laptops to work from home.

Now we learn dozens of them have barely used the expensive equipment.

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It’s time to press Ctrl-Alt-Del on the ermine-clad wasters[/caption]

Several didn’t even bother to vote once.

It’s time to press Ctrl-Alt-Del on the ermine-clad wasters.



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