Tag Archives: Brexit

How we treat unaccompanied child refugees is a test of our humanity

An unaccompanied child refugee on train tracks

I was saddened to discover this week that Conservative MPs voted unanimously to reject rights for unaccompanied child refugees to be put back into the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). The guarantee for the right of unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with family living in the UK, was removed from the WAB by the Conservatives after the General Election

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BMA ‘Beyond Alarmed’ At No-Deal Brexit Medicine Plans

Medication Tablets

The British Medical Association (BMA) has released a firm statement in response to news that the government has only just begun the tender process for an ‘express freight service’ to deliver medicine supplies in event of no-deal Brexit. The Trade union’s deputy chair stated that it was “boyond alarming” that a supplier has yet to be named despite it being just

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EXCLUSIVE — Theresa May Reported To Police For Endangering MP’s Safety

Prime Minister Theresa May and The Metropolitan Police Logo

The Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the country last night regarding her decision to extend Article 50. In it she lay blame firmly at the door of MPs. MPs have hit back accusing her of endangering their safety. As such, I have today submitted a report to The Metropolitan Police regarding Theresa May’s reckless actions. Brexit negotiations have not been

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Sarah Newton’s Resignation Is Nothing To Rejoice About

Sarah Newton and Wheelchair User

This evening saw the resignation of Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP. Unlike her colleagues, Newton resigned as she was voting against the wishes of the government. This is known as collective responsibility. Collective responsibility applies to all Ministers in government. It requires that they all vote as agreed at Cabinet. Should they not, they are expected to resign

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Tory Minister gives disgusting response when questioned about disabled claimant

Kwasi Kwarteng MP

Kwasi Kwarteng has only just been promoted to a junior ministerial role and he’s already drawing attention to himself. Appearing on BBC Sunday morning political show Marr, the MP for Spelthorne gave a frankly disgusting response when he was confronted with a story of a deaf child who’s unable to speak & walk and faces losing her home because of

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McVey has gone but Amber Rudd’s welfare record is just as bad

Amber Rudd DWP

There was much celebration amongst benefit claimants on Thursday when Esther McVey resigned and Work and Pensions Secretary. Her claim that it was over brexit raised eyebrows, this is due to the fact that she knew a damning UN report was due the next day. However, that celebration was short lived when Theresa May appointed disgraced former Home Secretary Amber Rudd

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Don’t let the UN poverty report get lost in Brexit Translation – ACT

Professor Philip Alston, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights will deliver the preliminary findings of his investigation into UK poverty tomorrow. Conveniently for the government, the mainstream press will likely be to busy covering Brexit to push the findings. This will be the fifth, (yes fifth), report by the UN since 2010 and although

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My battle with the HMRC to get their Brexit Impact Assessments.

HMRC Sign

So I thought I would upload all the correspondence that I have had with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in my battle to get them to release their Brexit impact assessments which they have confirmed exist.   My initial request was submitted on 23rd July and was as follows; “Dear HM Revenue and Customs, I would like to know

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UN visit will leave Tories nowhere to hide on poverty failings

Theresa May UN

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) are sending a world renowned human rights and law Professor to the UK in November. What won’t please the government, is that he has asked for public submissions to aid him in his investigation. This will make it hard for the Tories to spin as teething issues. The United Nations Human Rights Council

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Jacob Rees-Mogg Prime Minister by proxy?

Theresa May and Jacob Rees-Mogg

Theresa May’s Chequers Agreement lays in tatters as she agreed to Jacob Rees-Mogg’s amendments to the custom bill. So who is the Prime Minister? Theresa May today agreed to a series of amendments to the customs bill put forward by Jacob Rees-Mogg which are designed to impose strict conditions on the PM in negotiations with the EU. The Chequers Agreement set out

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Dominic Raab attempts to mislead MPs & what’s in thy ‘hallowed’ Brexit white paper?

Dominic Rabb Commons

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Rabb has already tried to pull the wool over the eyes of MPs by not giving them prior access to the governments white paper before he addressed parliament on it. Is this a sign of things to come?

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