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Video – Boris accused of telling lies during Kerry press conference

An American reporter put the new foreign secretary Boris Johnson on the spot during a press conference with John Kerry, the US Secretary of State. The journalist said Boris has been guilty of telling "outright lies" as he and Kerry both squirmed in front of the cameras. Kerry said Boris was of “considerable intellect” and “a very smart and capable man”. But the American news outlets who have travelled across the pond with Kerry didn't seem as friendly. They grilled Johnson...

Legal Action To Commence Against Tony Blair

Legal action is to commence against Tony Blair after a crowdfunding campaign reached its objective. The Iraq War Families Campaign Group, which represents the families of the 179 servicemen and women killed in the conflict, is to commence legal action against the former Prime Minister after reaching its £50,000 target on Crowd Justice. Led by Roger Bacon and Reg Keys, who sons were killed in the War, the Iraq-War Families Campaign Group (IFCG) has campaigned tirelessly to find answers to what...

UK growth forecasts cut by IMF due to Brexit

The successful Leave campaign during the EU referendum has “thrown a spanner in the works” of the global economies recovery. The IMF (International Monetary Fund) has just cut the UK growth forecast for 2017 citing Brexit as the reason for the slow down in the British economy. During the lead up to the vote, the IMF was vocal in its support for Britain to remain part of the European project. The warnings about an economic downturn fell on deaf ears,...

Most children living in poverty have working parent

A shocking new piece of research has discovered that the largest percentage of children who suffer “absolute poverty” actually have at least one parent who earns an income. The IFS (Institute for Fiscal Studies) discovered that young people who live under the poverty threshold actually have one or more parents in work. This news will worry the Government who constantly claim that there are more people in work in the UK than there has ever been. However, this work doesn’t...

List of 140 Labour MPs who voted for Trident

Here is a list of Labour MPs and how they voted on Trident renewal, the final vote in the Commons was 472 votes in favour against 117 against, so the margin was very large. Out of the Labour members 140 voted for the renewal of the controversial nuclear deterrent renewal. 47 MPs said no to the £205bn upgrade and 41 abstained and or simply kept themselves away from the chamber. Corbyn's two leadership challengers Owen Smith and Angela Eagle voted...

Britain’s Middle Class Closer To The Poor Than The Rich

A new report has revealed that the standard of living of Britain's middle class is edging closer to that of the poor rather than the rich. The Institute of Fiscal Studies study showed half of middle income families with children rent their homes rather than owning and get 30 per cent of their income from benefits and tax credits. Millennials are also increasingly turning to their parents to tackle sky-high rents. The report argues that the income of working households...

Video – SNP MP Mhairi Black slams Trident renewal

One of the youngest MPs, Mhairi Black, made another passionate speech, this time attacking the vote to renew Trident, which passed by a huge majority. She called the nuclear deterrent the "long term economic sham," in a speech that would probably strike a chord with anyone who doesn't agree with the Government's £205bn weaponry cost. Black's maiden speech regarding the Government's austerity measures, brought her to the attention of many outside of the Westminster and this speech was just as...

Melania Trump’s Speech “Plagiarised”

Melania Trump has been accused of plagiarising a speech written for First Lady Michelle Obama. Donald's wife Melania was speaking at the Republican National Convention and was widely praised by the media for delivering a rousing speech. But she appears to have lifted at least one crucial section of her speech from the one Michelle Obama gave at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. They do look eerily similar: Trump: My parents impressed on me the values... Obama: ...like: you work hard for what...

Video – Theresa May would press the red button

Our new PM Theresa May has told the Commons that she would press the red button and launch a nuclear attack that could kill one hundred thousand people. She said that the fact she was willing to take such drastic action means others would not attack the UK with the same weaponry. May added it was "sad" that the Green Party and some members of the Labour party are the "first to defend the country’s enemies. Additionally she said it would...

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