Tag Archives: UK Politics

Tenants and Homeless Abandoned for Lockdown

Homeless person affected by Austerity sitting in front of At Paul's Cathedral

As we enter the third lockdown, over 76,000 deaths have been recorded as being COVID-19 related in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Since the lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, there has been no mention of re-introducing the ban on tenants being evicted that was put in place last March. Nor have provisions for rough sleepers been

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Starmer Is Driving Muslims Away From Labour

The Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has found himself under fire today for failing to call out a racist far-right conspiracy theory on national radio. While appearing on LBC for his regular #CallKeir segment, a caller challenged him on immigration by citing a debunked conspiracy theory that says White People will become a minority in Britian by 2066, better known

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Mark Francois Rape Investigation Dropped Paving Way for His Return

Early this morning, The Metropolitan Police confirmed that the investigation into rape allegations made against a former Tory Minister had concluded with no charges being brought. The MP in question, Mark Francois, has been informed of this decision as has the victim. The Met stated that the evidentiary threshold for prosecution had not been met. On August 1st, news broke

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Universal Credit Failing Millions Say Lords Committee

DWP sign

A cross party report by the House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee has said that Universal Credit is “failing millions of people”. The committee took evidence from charities and benefit claimants during its investigation in which it also found the Tories flagship benefit’s design responsible for “soaring rent arrears and the use of food banks”. This is yet another damning

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Durham Council open investigation into cummings lockdown cottage

Dominic Cummings Durham County Council

Durham County Council (DCC) have confirmed that they have opened an investigation into Dominic Cummings cottage at North Lodge following complaints that it does not have the correct planning permissions or council tax banding. The investigation came about after I broke the story surrounding the “spare cottage” Mr Cummings stated he stayed at during his trip north during lockdown. I

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Cummings “Spare Cottage” Without Planning Permission and Pays No Council Tax

Dominic Cummings Cottage

Dominic Cummimgs; Senior Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, made it clear that he had stayed at a “spare cottage” at his father’s farm when he addressed allegations that he had broken lockdown restrictions in April. In an Exclusive, I can now reveal that the cottage in question is not registered for Council Tax, nor has planning permission be sought

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Dominic Cummings Owns “Spare Cottage” in Durham

Dominic Cummings told people that when he made his questionable trip to Durham, that he stayed at a “spare cottage” on his parents estate. However, as of today, Mr Cummings is still shown as the registered owner of the property along with his parents and another family member. Therefore, Cummings trip was more of a journey to his second home,

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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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HMRC & DWP Hid Universal Credit Migration Study from 2017

DWP - Department for Work and Pensions sign

The government has been accused of covering up a significant report on Universal Credit to hide the poor results. The study which looks at the transition from Tax Credits to Universal Credit is dated November 2017. It was carried out jointly by HMRC and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and its results although dated, paints a dire picture

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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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EXCLUSIVE- Has Iain Duncan Smith broken House of Commons rules?

Iain Duncan Smith Centre for Social Justice

Former Work and Pensions Secretary and architect of Universal Credit, Iain Duncan Smith may have broken rules that require MPs to register their financial interests. Despite being a company director for the think tank he founded, it does not appear on his register of financial interests. Duncan Smith is well known to have founded the think tank; The Centre for

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