Op-ed: OK let's cut to the chase.
Thursday the Hull Daily Mail went with "'They've messed it up' - anger after Hull rail electrification is cancelled" as the Tory government pulled the plug.
Yes government Northern Powerhouse spin is just that - spin. The truth is more like the Northern Poorhouse some have used as a satirical poke at the Tories.
But Friday news that Buckingham Palace is about to get a tax-payer funded refurbishment even made right-wing celebrities like Piers Morgan respond angrily.
Morgan tweeted "On Children In Need day, the Royals get handed £369m of taxpayer money to refurbish Buckingham Palace. Is this a ****ing joke?"
Yes it is. It is a sick joke.
Unelected Prime Minister Theresa May appears to be going for broke committing to all that SHE holds dear while she is in office.
She is tying the hands of future governments and doing so with intent.
She met with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and others in Berlin this week. Yes world leaders once again fail to live up to their words about the necessary changes needed to address climate change.
It seems only we the people will take up the slack.
World leaders, their entourages and mainstream media representatives have huge carbon bootprints and make a mockery of us all.
But Ms May committing to a 10-year refurbishment of Buckingham Palace at a cost of £369m could be the straw that broke the camel's back.
The work will begin in April; April Fool's day would be appropriate.
The Queen will stay in residence apparently, phased works with workers pussyfooting round the family maybe, but hey she and the rest of the gang have enough other residences to use if they fancy a change.
The work will be undertaken room by room surely extending the time frame for the work and upping the costs?
Some of the work such as improving heating, pipework and electricity will reportedly be the first for 60 years.
Presumably the Royals thought it was best to wait until the country was truly cash strapped, people were experiencing financial pain, the country faced an uncertian future and there was an unelected Prime Minister before any work commenced?
Homeowners know that home repairs need to be nipped in the bud. Procrastination costs much more money in the long run.
Still unlike we the people of the UK the wealthy Royal Family do not have to foot the bill - we do!
Friday is Children in Need. A host of celebrities will take over BBC TV airtime in order to raise money to help children in need at home and abroad.
Next week Chancellor Philip Hammond will unveil his first budget. Watch out for the fine detail and more financial pain hidden or masked by smoke and mirrors.
As for the Queen and her handout from her people let me know what you think in the comments below.
We the people have not been consulted on this huge spend. We did not elect the current government.
Parliament will now vote on the proposals.
The number of homeless people in the UK continues to rise and affordable homes are few and far between. Add to that the devastating Bedroom Tax which reduces the Housing Benefit of claimants who dare to have at least one spare bedroom and if you are not angry WHY?
We are expected to fund the refurb of a Royal Palace indirectly or directly?
Come on Mrs May you have to be taking the proverbial.
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The decision to undertake the building works was made after an independent report found that without urgent work there is a "serious risk of fire and water damage".
That means the Treasury will have less money to play around with.
It also means the refurnishment is likely to be ready for the next in line to the throne when he or she takes over.
With many people wanting a referendum on the future of the British Monarchy post Queen Elizabeth II there could be many reasons for this huge spend.
Op-ed: Wednesday PMQs the dead cat in the room was Hamas and the real unreported story allegations of Tory election fraud.
Tuesday night #toryelectionfraud flew through the cloud and in some ways reported a story the mainstream media prefer to ignore.
Thursday there are elections in parts of the UK. They may only be local and PCC elections but they are important; very important.
If you watched PMQs Wednesday and scratched the surface the PMs hostility toward Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was telling; Cameron waved a false flag against Mr Corbyn which was left to hang in the air.
Citing old Labour history from his glass-house Cameron took a calculated risk and was helped along by a silent Tory Speaker of the House, John Bercow.
Cameron flung a series of accusations against Mr Corbyn in relation to an alleged friendship to Hamas missing the point of PMQs once more.
Maybe someone should explain to brainbox Cameron that PMQs means HE is questioned and not the leader of the opposition.
Perhaps Cameron wants to re-brand PMQs Jeremy Corbyn under attack? The Tories have already rebranded Social Security into welfare making it sound like a hand out.
The main point of the accusations against Corbyn today was the London Mayoral election Thursday. It was all about undermining Labour candidate Sadiq Khan and strengthening the position of Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith.
PMQs is painful viewing these days but ahead of the elections it was interesting Wednesday.
Cameron has all the hallmarks of a party leader about to resign his role; that means he has nothing to lose.
He cannot lose his credibility as he lost that years ago.
But it was distraction tactics and political campaigning in the HoC at its worst.
As someone responded to a tweet Hamas are the elected party of a country. Corbyn explained his position on Hamas perfectly in the Commons but not to Cameron's satisfaction.
Again Corbyn stood head and shoulders above Cameron who is a man of no principles.
But either way the smear tactics were dodgy like Dodgy Dave Cameron himself.
Update: BBC daily politics Wednesday finally mentioned Tory election fraud. Grant Shapps was left holding the baby but refusing to take any responsibility.
Channel 4 news Wednesday evening went further updating the story.
They met with the electoral commission and police and it now looks like pass the buck time.
Will the police forces involved now act?
26 Tory MPs could have been unfairly elected. If suspended the Tory government's slim majority will vanish.
It is now up to the affected police forces to decide what next.
If Tory PCC candidates are successful Thursday will police forces ditch election fraud investigations?
Check out the following stories for background to tory election fraud and the smear campaign, and watch the footage above from Owen Jones: