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In his 59 years as front man of the Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger can rarely, if indeed ever, have penned a more aptly named song that coincided so perfectly with political events than yesterday’s surprise release, Easy Sleazy. Jagger’s duet with the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl is about lockdown but its title could well make it the soundtrack for...

Scottish govt slams ‘morally repugnant’ UK govt in children’s rights row

The Scottish government has condemned the UK government’s decision to launch a Supreme Court challenge against laws protecting children’s rights that were unanimously passed by Holyrood last month. The SNP leader and first minister of Scotland described the legal action...

Is ex-PM Cameron at centre of ‘the greatest ethical scandal in British political history’?

David Cameron has broken his month silence over his lobbying for “scandal-hit” finance company Greensill Capital, admitting he should have acted through “the most formal channels”. Cameron said “there are...

New advice ‘plays into hands of anti-vaxxers,’ says ex-Tory leader; did PM breach ministerial...

A former leader of the Conservative party has warned that the decision to offer under 30-year-olds an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine “plays into hands of anti-vaxxers”. Sir Ian Duncan...

UK and EU seek ‘win-win’ solution to escalating vaccine row

The UK government and European commission have moved to avert a trade war over vaccines by pledging to “create a win-win situation and expand vaccine supply for all”. A joint...

Sturgeon fights for her future; Johnson gets jabbed

Nicola Sturgeon has come out fighting against calls for her resignation, declaring she stands by “every word” of evidence given to the Alex Salmond committee. Scottish Conservatives have escalated their demands for the first minister...

Johnson’s Brexit Britain goes nuclear with measures ‘that’d make a dictator blush’

Boris Johnson has unveiled his blueprint to get Brexit-Britain “match-fit” for its future, laying out his government’s foreign policy to the very same chamber debating his alarming plans to curb democratic rights with a...

Harry and Meghan interview – ‘A total sh*t-show for UK’s global reputation’ says Neil

The UK’s international standing has been hammered by the explosive revelations about the Royal Family coming from the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah Winfrey. The Queen released her address to 54 nations to mark...

Sunak set to extend furlough while PM spends £100k to refurbish flat

Rishi Sunak is set to announce the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of September in with the chancellor pledging to use the “full firepower” at his disposal to protect jobs. The chancellor...

Sturgeon faces off SNP rebels as PM acts to thwart threat to union

Nicola Sturgeon is facing off a growing rebellion in the ranks of the SNP and has been accused of using “weasel words” to question the innocence of Alex Salmond, who was cleared of committing...