Why was Hancock given shares in sister’s firm right before it won Welsh NHS contract?

There seems to be a lot of disillusionment with politics in the UK at the moment – evidenced by a lack of interest in political news. At least, that’s how it seems to this commentator on political news. It doesn’t help that there seems to be only one story in UK politics at the moment:…

Why was Hancock given shares in sister’s firm right before it won Welsh NHS contract?
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Labour’s polling falls again under Starmer – Tories fourteen points ahead

Starmer falls further back against a government overseeing ‘social murder’ of 150,000 and more The latest YouGov poll for the Times suggests that Labour has falling seven points further behind the Tories – in the space of just a week: This is against a Tory government whose policies have killed 150,000 and more people in…

Labour’s polling falls again under Starmer – Tories fourteen points ahead
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Priti Patel attacks immigrants again: her policies breached human rights rules on deaths in detention

Priti Patel has been creating prejudiced policies to frustrate or undermine inquiries into the deaths of people held at her immigration detention centres. That is the ruling of two judges in the immigration court (and be honest, did you even know we had one?) on Wednesday. It relates to two friends, Ahmed Lawal and Oscar…

Priti Patel attacks immigrants again: her policies breached human rights rules on deaths in detention
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Mandatory vaccinations for care home workers – a slippery slope?

Or, as Andrew Neil put it on the Spectator TV News Channel this week, “A Dripping Roast For Lawyers”. To be fair, Neil was referring to the patchwork of mandatory vaccines across the United States. But with the publication yesterday of the Government’s consultation paper on vaccine requirements for all staff deployed in a care…

Mandatory vaccinations for care home workers – a slippery slope?
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Tory corruption is here to stay, judging by the people involved in the Greensill scandal

A lobbyist is running the Tory government’s inquiry into the Greensill scandal. A lobbyist is running Parliament’s watchdog on lobbying. And more people in public life are being identified as employees of the collapsed finance firm Greensill Capital, meaning their loyalties were divided between working for the public good and making profits for this private…

Tory corruption is here to stay, judging by the people involved in the Greensill scandal
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Breaking: BBC news site omits Beckett from list of Unite GS candidates

Who does the Establishment fear? Hmmm… The BBC has published a list of the candidates to replace Len McCluskey as general secretary of Labour’s biggest affiliate union, Unite. There is a glaring omission: As Andy Williams, who published the screengrab on Facebook, pointed out, the BBC’s ‘Red Book’ page leaves out Howard Beckett – so…

Breaking: BBC news site omits Beckett from list of Unite GS candidates
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Half a million Universal Credit claimants hit by tax debt deduction.

Half a Million of Them Hit by New Deductions. Universal credit is held back by failures of the past. As we build back better, we will need universal credit to be the poverty-fighting weapon it was designed to be. Making the most of this national asset means freeing it from the failures of the past. […]

Half a million Universal Credit claimants hit by tax debt deduction.
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If you’re with British Gas, you need to read this right now | The Canary

If you’re with British Gas, you need to read this right now

If you’re with British Gas, you need to read this right now | The Canary
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Young Woman Left In Wheelchair By Endometriosis

A 23-year-old woman who begged doctors to remove her womb to relieve chronic pain says the surgery is being refused due to her age and childless status. Hannah Lockhart has endometriosis, a condition that can cause debilitating pain, heavy periods and infertility. Although she has always wanted her own children, Hannah says her daily pain […]

Young Woman Left In Wheelchair By Endometriosis
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Beckett formally enters Unite contest as McCluskey confirms retirement

Unite’s Howard Beckett, the strongly-supported left prospect to be the union’s next leader, has formally entered the contest with an announcement that he is seeking nominations to stand for election after the race was started by incumbent Len McCluskey’s announcement of his impending retirement to Unite’s executive yesterday. Beckett has already attracted huge support from…

Beckett formally enters Unite contest as McCluskey confirms retirement
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