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Johnson To Stand Down, But Intends To Stay Until Autumn

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to stand down as Conservative leader, but he intends to carry on as Prime Minister until the autumn. Johnson is expected to make a resignation speech at midday setting out the steps to choose his successor. However, the events of the past 24 hours have led man Conservative MPs to call for an interim PM

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Attorney General Calls on Johnson to Quit, But She Doesn’t

Attorney General Suella Braverman has called for Boris Johnson to stand down as Prime Minister live on ITV’s Peston show. The Attorney General who has previously been loyal to Johnson, also confirmed she would stand for leader of the Conservative Party. You can watch her unexpected statement below. Braverman said she is not resigning as she has “constitutional duties to

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Who’s Resigned From Johnson’s Government So Far

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitting that he promoted Chris Pincher to Deputy Chief Whip, despite knowing of sexual assault allegations against him, several Ministers and Parliamentary Private Secretaries have resigned. The list below will be updated as required. Rishi Sunak – Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid – Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Health Secretary) Andrew

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ITV Suppressed Stratton Video For Weeks

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Tuesday night saw ITV News’ UK Editor Paul Brand tweeted an Exclusive video showing Allegra Stratton, now former Spokesperson for Boris Johnson, joking about a party held in Downing Street last December. However, it has now been revealed that ITV News had known about the video for weeks, but decided not to publish it as they didn’t believe it met

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UK Plan to Process Asylum Seekers Overseas

This article was updated on 5th April 2022 to reflect a Government decision. EXCLUSIVE – The U.K. Government has asked Civil Servants in Whitehall to draw up plans to house people seeking asylum in the UK on The Falkland Islands and/or Ascension Island. The move seen as controversial is said to have left Whitehall officials perplexed and angry. The Falkland

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Government Ignores Medicine Regulator on School Testing

Today it was reported by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) that the average the rate of COVID-19 infection is 1.9 times higher amongst primary and secondary teachers, than in the general population. For teaching assistants, the rate of COVID infection is three times higher in primary schools. Despite this, the Government are using Lateral Flow tests against the Medicine

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Tenants and Homeless Abandoned for Lockdown

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As we enter the third lockdown, over 76,000 deaths have been recorded as being COVID-19 related in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Since the lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, there has been no mention of re-introducing the ban on tenants being evicted that was put in place last March. Nor have provisions for rough sleepers been

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Over Half of Flammable Cladding Removal Hasn’t Even Started

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The National Audit Office (NAO) has found that work to remove flammable cladding identified in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire, hasn’t even begun on over half of the buildings identified by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). Furthermore, the government spending watchdog also found that private landlords are lagging behind in remedial works, in comparison

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The Exercise Cygnus Report the Government Didn’t Want You to See

Read in full the damning secret report into Exercise Cygnus which revealed the UK government knew it was not prepared for a pandemic. The Guardian obtained a copy via a brave whistleblower and made it available for for anyone who wishes to read it. It should be a national scandal that the government has fought to keep this report from the

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BMA ‘Beyond Alarmed’ At No-Deal Brexit Medicine Plans

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has released a firm statement in response to news that the government has only just begun the tender process for an ‘express freight service’ to deliver medicine supplies in event of no-deal Brexit. The Trade union’s deputy chair stated that it was “boyond alarming” that a supplier has yet to be named despite it being just

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DWP Errors Cost £1.7 Billion in 2018 Says Report

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released its annual audit of the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) accounts. The government spending watchdog has reported that benefit payment errors are at their highest since 2005/06 and that the DWP is losing more money through its own errors than it does by fraud. Universal Credit has also been criticised for having

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Tory MPs Ignore Debate On Work Capability Assessments

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Yesterday saw MPs debate 10-years of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) that sick and disabled benefit claimants go through. Despite the mountain of evidence that WCA cause harm to claimants, excluding the minister responding, not one Tory MP thought it worthwhile attending the debate. Conservative MPs rarely, if ever, take part in debates about welfare unless they’re there to defend

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4,600 disabled claimants wrongly stripped of benefits, still not told a year on

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Minister for Disabled People, Sarah Newton MP gave a statement on the 20th of December updating the House of Commons on the progress of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). What seems to have gone largely unreported is that at least 4,600 people who were found to have incorrectly lost their Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in 2017, still haven’t been contacted by

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University study labels Austerity as ‘Social Murder’

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A study by The University of Lancaster on the effects of austerity in the social security system has labelled the policy as ‘social murder’. While this is of no surprise to many, it does add weight to the growing calls to end cuts to the benefit system. The research titled:“‘Violent proletarianisation: social murder, the reserve army of labour and social

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