PMQs 11th May – Royal fail & posted workers

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor My lack of knowledge of EU working directives is probably (ok definitely) to blame, but I don’t think I was alone in being temporarily lost in a mail bag when Jeremy Corbyn used up the majority of his questions on the issue of posted workers. He was really quite animated, and managed to ramble on about it, without even asking a question on one occasion. To be fair to Cameron he picked an answer out...

Redundancy payments paid to MPs’ staff just before new Commons jobs

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A Government watchdog has indicated that £925k was given out to 125 people prior to the election, however each had a new jobs within three months. In every case the member of staff was made redundant due to their MP standing down or losing their seat, but they were back working for a new MP within a very short space of time. In 60.3% of these cases there was no break in employment at all....

7 months to save child refugees – Tories criticised

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A row has broken out in parliament as child refugees who will now be given access to the UK, “by the end of the year,” reports the Mirror. The Government has been attacked as this could mean a seven-month wait to come into Britain. Labour’s Yvette Cooper was furious and said: "Seven months may be a fast time for a bureaucrat - it's a very slow time for a child." The argument broke only a...

In Pictures: Bernie Sanders Packs California Stadium Beyond Capacity

An unprecedented number of people flocked to a Bernie Sanders rally in Sacramento on Monday night, packing a stadium beyond capacity. Despite the race to become the Democrat candidate for presidency looking pretty much wrapped up, Sanders attracted some 15,000 to 20,000 people, with more than 10,000 more continuing to wait outside. Kathy Dennis, a member of the National Nurses Union, told US Uncut: “You got to fight to the end, and Bernie’s creating a bigger movement than just a nomination for the...

VIDEO – Cameron heard telling Queen Nigeria and Afghanistan are ‘corrupt’

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor On the eve of a major corruption conference in London, David Cameron was captured on camera describing Afghanistan and Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt countries,” while chatting to the Queen Cameron is going to host delegates from both countries later in the week and it might cause some very awkward conversations with both groups. Additionally, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to deliver a keynote address entitled: "Why We Must Tackle Corruption Together". The Prime Minister...

Khan may be ‘exception’ to Muslim ban, claims Trump

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Controversial figure and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had previously argued that he wanted to ban Muslims, for an indefinite period, from entering the US, assuming he was made President. Trump put forward the idea of the blanket muslim ban after deadly attacks by Islamist militants in Paris and California last year. However, this raises an issue for new London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a western European city. Khan is keen...

Tax havens ‘serve no useful economic purpose’ – only benefit rich at expense of poor

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Three hundred leading economists have said that tax havens serve no useful purpose and only increase inequality. The charity Oxfam organised the open letter and has been released ahead of an anti-corruption summit this week in London. In the letter to world leaders the economists, including the Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang, say that tax havens “undoubtedly benefit” rich individuals and multinational corporations, but this benefit is at the expense of the rest of society. The...

The Myth of American Democracy

By Oliver Ward With dark clouds gathering Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton look set to be the two presidential nominations. Like the rest of the world I have been watching the race with a kind of suspended belief. Even when states began toppling into the abyss like Eisenhower's dominoes in an effort to make "America hate/great again", I still didn´t quite make the connection that this means that the next president will have to be picked from these two rather...

Is A Boris/ Gove-Led Tory Government The Scariest Thing About A Brexit?

There has been a lot of scaremongering about a Brexit eventuality in the press of late, but we've got a humdinger. Economy, security and borders aside, the prospect of a Boris Johnson / Michael Gove-led Conservative government is surely the most frightening outcome if Britain votes 'out' in the EU referendum. Boris is the 11/4 favourite to lead the Tory party if David Cameron resigns, according to Betway odds, with other prominent Brexiteers Michael Gove (6/1) and Priti Patel (14/1) in...

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