As someone on the wrong side of the pond, help me out...
There's a PM who's mouthing platitudes about spending money. Apparently he either has or hasn't a clue, not being familiar with him, I'm not sure? Is this a deep insight or just political feel-good?
You just need to remember two simple facts.
a - Our PM is a career politician.
b - There's an election coming up.
I'm sure you can work out the rest...
Then there's the two [academics] who seem to be at odds over how the money should be spent
And this is wrong how...?
Science moves forward by people having different ideas and trying to work out who (If anyone!) is right.
I know nothing about Rachel Oliver, but I know Ross Anderson isn't a man known for keeping his opinions private or "on message".