Westminster

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has sacked his shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey for sharing an article containing “an antisemitic conspiracy theory”. Starmer’s intervention follows a call from the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) who condemned Long-Bailey’s action and told her to apologise for the tweet and delete it. Long-Bailey’s tweet called actor Maxine Peake “an absolute diamond” and...

PM has ‘full confidence’ in Jenrick – Labour calls for inquiry...

Labour has called for an inquiry into the planning row surrounding the housing secretary Robert Jenrick and Tory donor and property developer Richard Desmond. Calls for Jenrick’s resignation have escalated since documents were released yesterday (Wednesday) revealing the secretary of...

Russia report delay blamed on chlorinated chickens – MPs denounce ‘affront to democracy’

The government’s failure to release the report into Russian interference in the UK’s democracy has been denounced as “utterly reprehensible underhand behaviour” – as it emerged the latest delay...

UK hesitant to reopen classes amid fierce debate

The UK government turned sceptical about its plans to reopen schools as it admitted that not all primary pupils would be able to return to the classroom. With only six...

UK relaxes visa regulations for 3M Hong Kongers

The United Kingdom is opening its doors to three million residents of Hong Kong by relaxing its visa restrictions amid the ongoing political turmoil in the former British territory. In...

Starmer tells Johnson to ‘get a grip’ of the crisis

Keir Starmer has called on the prime minister to “get a grip” of the coronavirus crisis and accused the government of making “a difficult situation ten times worse”. The Labour leader’s stinging attack on Boris...

Lesser mobility affects mental health and governments should take it seriously

And it suddenly came to a kick in the face. Once you were enjoying your cup of coffee at your favourite coffee shop, pursuing the things you were passionate about, chatting with your friends...
UK coronavirus response

UK coronavirus response – government and scientists clash over care homes

In anticipation of a future investigation into the UK coronavirus response and the government's handling of the pandemic, the blame game between scientists and politicians has begun. While the government has always insisted that...

Immigration Bill is ‘slap in the face’ for NHS migrant workers

The government’s highly anticipated Immigration Bill has been condemned as a “slap in the face” for NHS and care sector migrant workers fighting against the coronavirus. "The current crisis has shone a light on how...
NHS contact tracing app

NHS contact tracing app – Amnesty raises privacy concerns at NI Executive

With the NHS contact tracing app pilot scheme well underway on the Isle of Wight, civil liberty groups remain concerned about privacy violations. Although uptake may be as low as 20 per cent, the...