BORIS Johnson and Rishi Sunak today vow to stand united and steer us through the cost of living crisis.
It is a welcome show of unity. But they must get their act together fast if they are to save this country’s tanking economy.
In their joint article, they highlight the National Insurance changes that will hand back hundreds of pounds to cash-strapped Brits on Wednesday.
But taxes are still rising for millions and the PM and Chancellor are still addicted to disastrous high-spending policies.
They point out that “we need to rebuild and grow the economy”.
But that won’t happen while public sector spending is ballooning.
Boris and Rishi must take an axe to the profligate State sector, and stop hosing away money on the likes of foreign aid and armies of woke diversity officers.
It’s also time for an end to every hare-brained scheme where the taxpayer foots the bill.
We reveal today that UK public money is helping Mexican and Guatemalan migrants deported from the US.
All very worthy, but why should hard-pressed British taxpayers cough up for it?
The PM and Chancellor are fast running out of time.
If they don’t tackle public spending now they won’t be able to make meaningful tax cuts down the line.
Only that will turbocharge the stuttering economy, restore growth and win back the trust of voters.
Plane blame shame
IT is a scandal that travellers are still facing chaos at Britain’s airports.
Hundreds of thousands of holidays have already been ruined in recent weeks.
The latest flight cancellations will only deepen the misery as schools break up for the summer.
Ministers have repeatedly told airlines and airports struggling with shortages to get their house in order.
Yes, civil servants have been taking far too long to vet new workers like baggage handlers.
But under new plans announced by Transport Minister Grant Shapps these applications will now be fast-tracked.
Under the new system, most counter-terror checks are taking no more than five days, speeding up recruitment.
As Mr Shapps says, it is now unforgivable if the air industry still fails to deliver.
It is high time they stopped pointing the finger at others and got on with the job of ensuring families can enjoy their well-deserved holiday breaks.
Over to you, Heathrow.
Source: The Sun