Nick Boles hits out over release of John Worboys, the housing crisis and NHS funding
Theresa May has been ordered to raise her game by a Conservative MP and former minister who says her government is guilty of “timidity and lack of ambition”.
Nick Boles launched an extraordinary attack on his party leader on Twitter, listing the controversy over the release of John Worboys, the housing crisis and NHS funding as key areas of concern.
Critics of the attacker’s early release have been called over-emotional. But it is not irrational to be angry about a system that brings so few offenders to justice
In a faintly mirthless sort of way, I am enjoying the various people telling despairing women not to rush to judgment on the news that black-cab rapist John Worboys is to be released from prison after nine years inside. Rush? My darlings, it took us a lifetime to get here. You work for this skill, you acquire it, you hone it. Only by laying down a couple or more decades’ experience of being female can we be perfectly placed to judge, when such a revelation emerges, that we are Really Not Happy about it.
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