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Government helpless! Bank of England warns of ‘apocalyptic’ global food shortage

Government helpless! Bank of England warns of ‘apocalyptic’ global food shortage May 17, 2022 The Governor of the Bank of England has warned of “apocalyptic” global food price rises and said he is “helpless” in the face of surging inflation … Continue reading

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No more Partygate fines for Johnson – if we trust Downing Street – but what will Sue Gray say?

The prime minister’s office at Downing Street has said that Boris Johnson will not receive a second fine for taking part in illegal parties there during the Covid-19 lockdowns that he himself had imposed. With the police refusing to name … Continue reading

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First UC Forced Migration Notices Sent To Claimants In Bolton And Medway

With many thanks to Benefits And Work. The DWP has begun sending out the first 500 forced Migration Notices moving claimants from legacy benefits to universal credit (UC) in the Medway and Bolton areas.  The forced move comes in defiance … Continue reading

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No emergency budget to help with cost-of-living crisis

The Secretary of State for ‘Levelling Up’ has made a mockery of his title by saying there will be no emergency budget to provide help for families facing financial hardship in the cost-of-living crisis his government has caused. Michael Gove … Continue reading

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The elephant in the room: why are the Tories trying to sideline Northern Ireland?

Isn’t it strange that the Queen’s Speech made no mention of the Northern Ireland Protocol that is currently the greatest threat to peace in the United Kingdom? Prince Charles, standing in for Her Majesty, announced no fewer than 38 planned … Continue reading

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Terrible things the Tories did while Parliament was in recess

As Boris Johnson prepares to drag us all through another diabolical Parliamentary session, let’s just remember some rotten things they’ve done while Parliament was in recess, courtesy of Indy100: 1. Tory party chairman hypocritically moans about electoral pacts Oliver Dowden complained about … Continue reading

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Will Sunak bow to pressure over cost of living – or will he stick to doing the wrong thing?

With Parliament about to reconvene with a new legislative programme, Chancellor Rishi Sunak is being urged to (at last) address the cost-of-living crisis. The British Chambers of Commerce have called for a three-point plan that would slash VAT on energy bills … Continue reading

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1.2 million live in social housing squalor says Queen’s Speech

1.2 million tenants live in social housing squalor is my take on the Queens Speech today! 12% of council and housing association properties do not meet the Decent Homes Standard says Government in the background paper on the Queens Speech … Continue reading

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Six-figure payout for civil servant who endured ‘insidious’ Ministry of Justice racism

The face of the problem? It must be hard to clamp down on racism in government when the prime minister is a man who (allegedly) danced around in front of a black woman, waving a banana at her. This may … Continue reading

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Motor Neurone Disease: Man Scales Snowdon In Wheelchair

A man with motor neurone disease who has always wanted to scale Snowdon is using his off-road wheelchair to do so. The challenge has been made harder as Ian Flatt lost the use of his legs after a fall five … Continue reading

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