VIDEO – Question Time audience member attacks Tory MEP over cuts

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A very irate audience member laid into Tory MEP Daniel Hannan during Question Time on the BBC from Doncaster. Eventually the staff took the microphone away, it looked like she could have went on all night. There were cheers when she said the PM had “stripped us of everything” during years of austerity. She said: “we were told a lie. We were told a lie. We were told we had to take austerity. We were...

House of Lords speaker splurged £4k of YOUR cash on flowers

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor More lavish spending from our peers has been revealed as Baroness D’Souza squandered £30k entertaining overseas diplomats. Of that huge chunk of money, £4k was wasted on flowers to make her office look and smell nice. She used £6k of taxpayers’ money to put a Russian delegation in a five-star hotel and then a further £890 for the diplomats to go to the ballet. During this trip she billed taxpayers £230 for a limousine trip...

We Need Lower and Simpler Taxes to Prevent Tax Avoidance

By Ben Ramanauskas The recent revelation that many leading political figures around the world have been using offshore tax havens to hide their money has caused widespread outrage in the the UK and abroad. The Prime Minister of Iceland has resigned as a result, and there are calls by many in Britain for David Cameron to do the same. It has also focussed the public’s attention on UK tax law and those who both evade and avoid paying tax in...

Banning Headscarves: Where Prejudice Meets Idiocy

Look at photos of Irish women from the 1950s and '60s and you'll see plenty of covered heads. Women of all ages wore wool shawls pulled over their heads as they went about their daily chores, bustling children off to school, buying fresh fish at little stalls or rushing off to mass. Some Irish women are old enough to remember and some still won't go into a church with uncovered hair. When France's prime minister Manuel Valls said Muslim headscarves...

Official: EU Referendum Will Be Vote Leave Vs Britain Stronger in Europe

The official Leave and Remain camps for the EU referendum have been named as Vote Leave and Britain Stronger in Europe. Vote Leave saw off challenges from Grassroots Out, backed by UKIP leader Nigel Farage. The decision will come as a kick in the teeth for the UK Independence Party, which was campaigned since its inception for an independent United Kingdom, only to be pipped at the post by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove who backed to Vote Leave campaign. That...

Parliamentary Sketch 13th April – One sours the urine the other takes the piss

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The main thing I’ve noticed since the Panama papers were released has been the defensive reaction by various Tory MPs. It appears it’s ok to chase down “low achievers” who have been leeching off the state, but when the shoe is on the other foot, it is a disgrace. The anger shown by some of them during various TV interviews has been comical; show me yours, but I’ll not show you mine appears to be...

NHS worker’s open letter to Tory MP who called non-millionaires “low achievers”

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Please have a read of NHS worker Olaya De la Iglesia open letter to rich Tory MP Alan Duncan who indicated that people who are not millionaires are "low achievers." Open letter to Sir Alan Duncan I heard what you had to say today about achievement and I would like to explain why I disagree in your interpretation of what a high achiever is. I work for the NHS, I have done so since 2003. And...

Huge wait for Ambulances after privatisation

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Putting ambulance services into the private sector has descended into a “total shambles,” it has been revealed. An investigation by the NHS is going to be launched into a £63.5 million four year contract after patients have been left waiting for hours for their ambulance to arrive. Patients suffering with cancer and kidney failure were among the hundreds who have missed appointments and treatments when their transport didn’t arrive or arrived far too late. Cancer...

VIDEO – Pro Brexit Tory MEP gives wanker sign

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Pro-Brexit Tory MEP leader Syed Kamall responds to Guy Verhofstadt’s calls for further integration...with a wanker sign. Playground politics at its finest. The Conservative MEP has been vocal over his dislike of many aspects of the EU Parliament. He couldn't keep his feelings in check though when Verhofstadt's Belgian MEP spoke as part of a session of Council and Commission statements on Counterterrorism following the recent terrorist attacks. Watch Video here 

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