David Cameron Greensill lobbying row: Labour accuses Rishi Sunak of ‘running scared’

Labour accuses Rishi Sunak of ‘running scared’ over David Cameron Greensill lobbying row after he dodges grilling in the House of Commons as Government sends junior minister to answer questions Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds was granted urgent question on the issue She wanted to get answers from Chancellor Rishi Sunak but he failed to attend … Read more

Boris Johnson: David Cameron Greensill lobbying investigation has ‘carte blanche’ to ask anything

Boris Johnson today said there are questions that need to be ‘satisfied’ over the David Cameron Greensill lobbying row as he insisted an independent probe will be given ‘carte blanche’ to ask anybody anything.  The Prime Minister said he wants a review led by Nigel Boardman to be ‘done quickly’, with the legal expert to … Read more

Prince Philip dies: Labour insiders moan on WhatsApp about ‘circle jerk’ parliament recall

Labour MPs’ office managers moan on WhatsApp chat that early parliament recall to allow tributes for Prince Philip will be ‘ninety minute circle jerk of what a great man he was’ Labour apparatchiks moaned about Commons recall for tributes to Prince Philip Office managers called it ‘a ninety-minute circle jerk of what great man he was’ … Read more

Prince Philip dies: Labour insiders moan about ‘circle jerk’ parliament recall

Labour MPs’ office managers moan on WhatsApp chat that early parliament recall to allow tributes for Prince Philip will be ‘ninety minute circle jerk of what a great man he was’ Labour apparatchiks moaned about Commons recall for tributes to Prince Philip Office managers called it ‘a ninety-minute circle jerk of what great man he was’ … Read more

Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer agree to suspend election campaigning due to Prince Philip’s death

Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer agree to suspend campaigning ahead of elections in May as mark of respect following the death of Prince Philip The PM Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer spoke on the phone this afternoon They agreed to suspend campaigning ahead of elections scheduled in May Political parties across UK have … Read more

UK foreign aid spending falls £712m to £14.5bn due to Covid pandemic

UK’s foreign aid spending falls by £712million to £14.5billion due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time it has gone down since the global financial crisis in 2007 International aid spending stats for 2020 show it declined by £712m to £14.5bn  Figure linked to UK economic prosperity, battered by Covid shutdowns last … Read more

UK foreign aid spending falls £712m to £14.5bn due to Covid pandemic

UK’s foreign aid spending falls by £712million to £14.5billion due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time it has gone down since the global financial crisis in 2007 International aid spending stats for 2020 show it declined by £712m to £14.5bn  Figure linked to UK economic prosperity, battered by Covid shutdowns last … Read more

UK minimum wage increases 2.2%, with pay rise for 2m low-paid workers

Pay hike for 2million low-paid workers as minimum wage increases today by 2.2%… more than £300 extra a year for full time staff The National Living Wage rises by 2.2 per cent to £8.91 per hour from Thursday The boost is the equivalent of £345 extra per year for someone working full time The rate … Read more

Labour’s ex-director of governance among 21 suing party for libel over anti-Semitism report leak

Labour’s ex-director of governance is among 21 people suing party for libel over leaked internal report into its handling of anti-Semitism allegations Emilie Oldknow took legal action against party in February to find source of leak  860-page report on Labour’s anti-Semitism complaints was leaked in April 2020  Ms Oldknow and 20 other unnamed individuals filed … Read more

Former Army Lance Corporal, 47, who threatened to shoot Alastair Campbell i email avoids jail

Former Army Lance Corporal, 47, who sent email to Alastair Campbell threatening to shoot him in the back of the head avoids jail Lee Gould, 47, emailed Campbell to say: ‘I would happily put one in…your skull’  Gould sent the email during a mental health crisis, his prosecutor told the court  He was sentenced to … Read more