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Partygate: should we be asking if Boris Johnson spent public money on lawyers?

A criminal defence lawyer has suggested that Boris Johnson, and possibly other senior Tory politicians, escaped Partygate fines because they employed expensive lawyers to rubbish the evidence. And Lucinda Nicholls told the I that the Metropolitan Police may also have been … Continue reading

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The UK is supposed to have no institutional racism – so why are POLICE apologising for ‘racism, discrimination and bias’?

Remember when the Tory government released a report claiming that the UK is an “exemplar” of racial equality in all its institutions? Now members of one of those institutions – the police – are having to apologise for “racism, discrimination … Continue reading

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By-elections: For a country suffering Long Tory disease under Boris Johnson, Change Is Good

Boris Johnson is facing a double-defeat more deadly to his premiership than Partygate as the public turns against him in two by-elections. People in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, together with Tiverton and Honiton in Devon, seem certain to turn against the … Continue reading

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Johnson tries to take credit for Crossrail – but he won’t railroad us

Lying Boris Johnson has been caught being dishonest again – this time about the new Elizabeth Line in London, formerly known as Crossrail. In Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday (May 18), Johnson attacked his opponents in the Labour Party, saying: … Continue reading

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DWP To Be Given Power To Arrest Universal Credit Claimants

In a recent report by Benefits and Work the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will be giving their officers the power to mass-request bank data more efficiently to enable them to conduct more spot-checks to see if people are … Continue reading

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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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