Ed Miliband: Sir Philip Green must cover Arcadia pension shortfall

Lady Tina Green, the ultimate owner of the Arcadia fashion group, has announced she is accelerating a planned £50million contribution to its pension fund after the firm collapsed into administration. Last year she committed to paying £100million into the fund in three instalments as part of a restructuring plan for the group that was agreed by creditors. … Read more Ed Miliband: Sir Philip Green must cover Arcadia pension shortfall

Matt Hancock hints again that low-infection areas WILL be downgraded in two weeks

Matt Hancock today delivered another hint that low-infection areas will see lockdown downgraded by December 16 as the government reels from a huge Tory revolt. The new tiers system for England came into force at midnight after the Commons approved it by 291 to 78 – but the healthy majority masked a disaster for Boris … Read more Matt Hancock hints again that low-infection areas WILL be downgraded in two weeks

Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson’s tiers come into force despite Tory rebellion

Boris Johnson got his brutal post-lockdown tiers approved by the Commons last night thanks to Sir Keir Starmer’s tacit support after suffering the biggest Tory revolt of this Parliament as more than 50 Tories defied the whip.  The new three-tier system was signed off by a margin of 291 to 78 and came into force … Read more Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson’s tiers come into force despite Tory rebellion

Jeremy Corbyn leads 15 left-wing Labour MPs who defy party leader Keir Starmer over tiers vote

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined a group of 15 backbench rebels who defied his successor Sir Keir Starmer to vote against the Government’s coronavirus tiers tonight.  Mr Corbyn, who is currently sitting as an independent after being stripped of the Labour whip, was joined by more than a dozen of his supporters from within … Read more Jeremy Corbyn leads 15 left-wing Labour MPs who defy party leader Keir Starmer over tiers vote

PM’s brutal lockdown tiers are APPROVED in the Commons

Boris Johnson’s brutal lockdown tiers were approved by the Commons tonight despite a major Tory revolt at the ‘back of fag packet’ curbs, The new system was signed off by a margin of 291 to 78 and will come into force tomorrow after Labour opted to abstain, complaining the regime was not tough enough and … Read more PM’s brutal lockdown tiers are APPROVED in the Commons

Wales labour leader Mark Drakeford is BARRED from more than 100 pubs for ‘anti-social behaviour’

Wales labour leader Mark Drakeford is BARRED from more than 100 pubs for ‘anti-social behaviour’ after banning bars and restaurants from serving alcohol West Conwy Pubwatch shares open letter saying he faces arrest if he shows up Letter said landlords had legal duty to prevent ‘antisocial behaviour’ on premises It comes as Mark Drakeford announced … Read more Wales labour leader Mark Drakeford is BARRED from more than 100 pubs for ‘anti-social behaviour’

Coronavirus lockdown England: Boris Johnson faces revolt over Tiers

Boris Johnson pleaded with mutinous Tories to back the ‘compelling’ case for his new tiers today amid claims of back-room deals and promises. The PM struck a compromise tone as he opened the debate ahead of a crunch vote this evening, with up to 100 thought to be ready to rebel. In a key signal, … Read more Coronavirus lockdown England: Boris Johnson faces revolt over Tiers

Keir Starmer accused of ‘playing politics’ after he orders Labour to ABSTAIN in Covid Tiers vote

Sir Keir Starmer was accused of ‘playing politics’ in the middle of the pandemic after he ordered his MPs to sit out a crucial vote tonight on the rules that will replace lockdown.   Labour will abstain on the Commons vote on whether to adopt the stiffened three-tier system wanted by the Government, a move that … Read more Keir Starmer accused of ‘playing politics’ after he orders Labour to ABSTAIN in Covid Tiers vote

Coronavirus UK: Keir Starmer orders Labour to ABSTAIN in Commons vote on tiers system

Sir Keir Starmer has decided to break from Boris Johnson in a vote today on new Covid tier restrictions for the first time, in a split that could damage the PM and leave him at the mercy of Tory rebels. No10 expects to win today’s Commons vote on the three-tier lockdown curbs, which are due … Read more Coronavirus UK: Keir Starmer orders Labour to ABSTAIN in Commons vote on tiers system

ANDREW PIERCE: Will Labour curb the fat cats in own their back yard? 

As the Government jumps from one Covid mishap to another, Labour is frothing at the mouth at the Tories’ use of private companies to solve its logistical problems. In particular, Serco has been singled out by Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, for being one of the biggest private provider of Government services. Certainly … Read more ANDREW PIERCE: Will Labour curb the fat cats in own their back yard?