Grant Shapps, the Transport minister, is in private talks with the rail companies over their franchises. Emergency contracts that were signed in March expire on Sunday. Some rail companies want to walk away entirely because they are losing money.The uncertainty over when Covid-19 will end has left them with no idea when they will return to profitabilty.
Nationalisation through the back door. Govt. are betraying the private sector by admitting that public owned companies are better run. Thatcherism is dead/doesn't work shocker.
Crossrail : Give us 450million and we'll open in 2021. Johnson : Um...ah...Ok, what's another 450m on the national debt matter. Crossrail : You um'ed and ah'ed so it won't be until 2022. Your fault. Johnson : Me? Never. It was Covids fault (or was it Hancock?)
Trump is going to ban Tik-Tok - or so he says. He's on a golf course so it's probably all talk. The US has 100million users apparently. If he wants to get re-elected why is he going out of his way to p*ss off so many US citizens. It could be the final straw for some americans. They might not care for BLM or other political issues but having another one of their pastimes curtailed, along with sports and music gigs, means that Trump isn't their guy - he's an old fogey.
3rd hottest day on record apparently - at Heathrow airport. In Bristol it was warm with a breeze - perfect. This evening feels like the heat will last till about 10. G&T's till dusk then. What's it been like in Suffolk?
He claimed that he now lives in Washington DC not New York, so the New York courts couldn't persue a case against him and they should throw out the case.
On a recent call to the nation’s governors, President Donald Trump urged them to “dominate” streets full of protesters, adding that as a New Yorker he was especially appalled at unrest in his home town. "I live in Manhattan" he said.