Boris Johnson: Former minister joins calls for PM to resign

Another Conservative MP has called for Boris Johnson to resign as the turmoil at 10 Downing Street continues. Former minister Nick Gibb is the latest Tory to submit a letter of no confidence in the row over events held at No 10 during lockdown. And Tory MP Stephen Hammond said he is “considering very carefully”Continue reading “Boris Johnson: Former minister joins calls for PM to resign”

Tory MP who pleaded for Saudi work reported to standards watchdog

Move comes after Guardian revealed Daniel Kawczynski hosted businessman in parliament while hoping to secure lucrative work Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski has been reported to the parliamentary commissioner for standards, after the Guardian revealed how the politician hosted a Saudi Arabian businessman in parliament while hoping to secure a lucrative second job. Thangam Debbonaire, theContinue reading “Tory MP who pleaded for Saudi work reported to standards watchdog”

Party furore deepens for Britain’s Johnson, spokesman was at lockdown gathering

Johnson’s spokesman spoke at gathering Conservatives lose lead in YouGov poll Second poll shows Labour ahead Lockdown party scandal hits Johnson Johnson faces rebellion from own lawmakers British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced mounting pressure on Friday after his Conservatives lost their poll lead over Labour and it was revealed that his communications chief attendedContinue reading “Party furore deepens for Britain’s Johnson, spokesman was at lockdown gathering”

MP loses charity role after allegedly saying Asian ministers ‘look the same’

Tory James Gray told to step back from St John Ambulance after he reportedly introduced Nadhim Zahawi as health secretary A Conservative MP has been axed from his senior role with a charity for apparently mixing up two senior Asian ministers, allegedly saying “they all look the same to me”. James Gray was told toContinue reading “MP loses charity role after allegedly saying Asian ministers ‘look the same’”

Britain may revert to the imperial system as part of its plans to ‘capitalize on new Brexit freedoms’

The UK announced plans on Thursday to reevaluate leftover laws from the European Union. The government said it will review the EU ban on imperial units and legislate “in due course.” The EU-imposed metric system has “long been a flashpoint for anti-EU campaigners,” i news said. The UK is considering reverting to the imperial system,Continue reading “Britain may revert to the imperial system as part of its plans to ‘capitalize on new Brexit freedoms’”

Tories want every school in Oldham to display a portrait of the queen as people ‘should not be ashamed to be British’

They also want the council to agree to reject ‘cancel culture’ and ‘cherish’ freedom of speech Tory councillors want all of Oldham’s schools to display a portrait of the queen and teach pupils to sing the national anthem as they say people ‘should not be ashamed to be British’. In a motion entitled ‘for queenContinue reading “Tories want every school in Oldham to display a portrait of the queen as people ‘should not be ashamed to be British’”

UK: Elections bill is ‘a power grab to rig polls in favour of Tories’

Charities and unions slam move as an attack on fundamental rights Boris Johnson’s government is today accused of trying to rig future elections by stifling opposition and deterring participation, as a storm of protest erupts over its controversial elections bill, which is to be debated in parliament this week. In an open letter, charities including Save theContinue reading “UK: Elections bill is ‘a power grab to rig polls in favour of Tories’”

Embarrassing defeat as UK PM Johnson’s party loses out at election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered an embarrassing defeat in a election on the outskirts of London on Friday, when his governing Conservative Party lost a previously safe parliamentary seat to the Liberal Democrats. The Conservatives had comfortably held the leafy, affluent Chesham and Amersham constituency in southern England since its creation in 1974, capturingContinue reading “Embarrassing defeat as UK PM Johnson’s party loses out at election”

At least 130,000 households in England made homeless in pandemic

While ban on evictions protected some people, domestic abuse and loss of temporary accommodation were common triggers for homelessness At least 130,000 households in England were made homeless during the first year of the pandemic, despite the government’s ban on evictions, according to data sourced by the Observer. With the ban now over, fears are risingContinue reading “At least 130,000 households in England made homeless in pandemic”

Boris Johnson being investigated over luxury £15,000 Caribbean holiday

Parliamentary commissioner for standards reveals probe – with powers that can lead to suspensions of MPs for serious breaches Boris Johnson is being investigated for a possible breach of Commons rules over a luxury £15,000 Christmas holiday in the Caribbean. The parliamentary commissioner for standards has powers that can trigger suspensions of MPs – or even byelectionsContinue reading “Boris Johnson being investigated over luxury £15,000 Caribbean holiday”

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