Cross-party resistance to Tory ‘Toxic Politics’

Today a joint statement was released, signed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Leader of Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood, and Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, the co-leaders of the Green Party calling for progressive parties to work together to resist the ‘Tories' toxic politics’. Here is the statement in full: The countries of the United Kingdom face a spiralling political and economic crisis. At the top of the Conservative Party, the narrow vote in favour of leaving the EU has now...

Tories Debate Brexit in Convention Centre Paid For by EU

The Conservative Party Conference in which Theresa May promised to "look beyond Europe" is being held in a conference hall paid for by the European Union. As pointed out in an amusing letter submitted to the Financial Times, Birmingham International Convention Centre received £49.7 million of its construction costs from the European Regional Development Fund. Indeed, the foundation stone was laid by European Commission president Jacques Delors. Prime Minister May has used the conference to unveil plans to trigger Article 50 by...

Junior doctors lose fight over new contract

The Government has dealt junior doctors a huge blow after they lost a high court battle over the new contract. Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, has defeated a group, Justice for Health, - founded by Dr Nadia Masood, Dr Ben White, Dr Fran Silman, Dr Amar Mashru and Dr Marie-Estella McVeigh - who had claimed the new contract was “unsafe and unsustainable.” However, Mr Justice Green threw this out of court. Green said Hunt had the power to impose the unwanted...

Media attacks Corbyn as it fears a left-wing Labour victory, claims Union Leader

The leader of the Unite union, Len McCluskey, said that the mainstream media is highly critical of Jeremy Corbyn, as they fear he could lead Labour to victory in the 2020 general election. His comments came as he made a speech during the Labour party conference. He also had a stark warning for Labour supporters who were not fully behind Corbyn’s leadership, saying: “If you have no stomach for this fight depart from the battlefield.” In a separate speech at...

Fracking ban if Labour win election & will aim for nuclear disarmament

Now Jeremy Corbyn has retained his position as leader of the Labour party, it appears it is time to actually launch some polices. The party has, and some would stay still is, at war with itself, but Corbyn has asked for the party to unite to battle the Tories and build towards a Labour win in 2020. So during their party conference they have decided to back “clean technologies of the future,” and reject fracking, the controversial extraction process, that...

Brexit Means Out of the Single Market

Britain's exit from the European Union means an exit from the single market, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has today re-emphasised. The outspoken politician tweeted a video where he says Britain has voted to take control back of our "laws, our borders, our fisheries, and crucially, we voted to leave the single market". Many 'out' voters have been confident that Britain would be able to renegotiate inclusion in the single market if we voted to leave. However, like promises on the...

Corbyn Wins – What Next?

Former underdog Jeremy Corbyn is on course to beat challenger Owen Smith and will most likely be re-elected leader of the Labour Party next week. But then what? From purges to merges, deselections to elections, here are ten things to keep an eye on: 1. Reselections It used to be the case that before every election, Labour MPs would have to sit down and persuade their local parties to let them keep their seats. This process was called mandatory reselection, and it was abandoned in 1990. Local...

2,500 Life Jackets Used By Refugees Laid Outside Parliament

Some 2,500 life jackets used by refugees have been laid outside Parliament today to represent those who died on their way to Europe. According to new figures the World is on course to register the highest number of migrant deaths this year, with pressure mounting on governments to do something about it. Forecasts from analysts at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) indicate that the number of fatalities among refugees will pass the landmark figure of 10,000 in 2016. This...

Paltry two-day suspension looming Tory MP who leaked report to Wonga

A Tory MP has issued a “full and unreserved apology,” after it was discovered he leaked a draft report to pay day loan company Wonga. The company has come under constant attack from the public for charging sky-high rates of interest and preying on the vulnerable and desperate, who can’t seek credit elsewhere. North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson, will be handed a two-day suspension from the Commons for leaking a draft committee report to the credit company. Many people will...

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