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U.S. Reviewing Aid To Rwanda Over Human Rights Concerns

The chairman of the powerful U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he would place a hold on U.S. financial aid to Rwanda over concerns about the Rwandan government’s human rights record and their role in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Senator Robert Menendez wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken asking for an immediate comprehensive

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Patrick Grady’s Victim Threatened With Disciplinary Action by SNP MP

The SNP’s handling of the sexual harassment complaint against their former Westminster whip Patrick Grady has been poor at best. Now a new development only threatens to deepen the pain caused to the victim. The staffer who still works in Westminster, has been threatened with disciplinary action for sending an email internally to defend themselves. It is one of the

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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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Keir Starmer’s Full Speech on Making Brexit Work

Sir Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party gave a Speech to the Centre for EU Reform setting out Labour’s 5-point plan to “Make Brexit Work”. Below is a full transcript of that speech. Thank you.It’s a real privilege to be here tonight. We are here to mark the 26th birthday of the CER. In that time, the world

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MoD Scrambles To Stop British Soldiers Going AWOL To Ukraine

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is scrambling to stop and discourage serving British soldiers from travelling to Ukraine to fight Russian Forces. This comes as several troops have already gone Absent Without Leave (AWOL) stating an intention to travel to Ukraine. British authorities fear Russia may see this as Britain becoming directly involved in hostilities, not to mention the

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Cummings “Spare Cottage” Without Planning Permission and Pays No Council Tax

Dominic Cummings Cottage

Dominic Cummimgs; Senior Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, made it clear that he had stayed at a “spare cottage” at his father’s farm when he addressed allegations that he had broken lockdown restrictions in April. In an Exclusive, I can now reveal that the cottage in question is not registered for Council Tax, nor has planning permission be sought

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How we treat unaccompanied child refugees is a test of our humanity

An unaccompanied child refugee on train tracks

I was saddened to discover this week that Conservative MPs voted unanimously to reject rights for unaccompanied child refugees to be put back into the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). The guarantee for the right of unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with family living in the UK, was removed from the WAB by the Conservatives after the General Election

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Advertising Watchdog Slams DWP for Misleading Universal Credit Adverts

Metro DWP Advert onm

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has criticised the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), for the manner in which they ran an advertising campaign for Universal Credit. The high profile campaign drew criticism from the beginning for the misleading nature of the advertorials that claimed to “debunk myths about Universal Credit”. Now the ASA has upheld three complaints, and partially

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Claimants will feel let down if Labour don’t call for Universal Credit to be scrapped at Annual Conference

Labour Conference Universal Credit

The Labour Party Conference starts this weekend and there’s much speculation if a motion calling for Universal Credit to be scrapped will feature on the program. The motions have yet to be announced but with unions now joining claimants in calling for it to be scrapped, Labour would be letting claimants down if they don’t hold a vote at the

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