‘While the circus over parties, cakes and flat refurbishments continues the climate crisis only gets worse’

‘The Glasgow Climate Pact needs to move “from words on a page” to a lived reality’ Mike Buckley is the director of the Independent Commission on UK-EU Relations and a former Labour Party adviser COP26 feels like a long time ago. That crucial climate conference ended on a note of muted optimism after its accord… Continue reading ‘While the circus over parties, cakes and flat refurbishments continues the climate crisis only gets worse’

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Jacob Rees-Mogg slammed for dismissing Afghan airlift controversy as ‘fussing about a few animals’

“What a horror of a man you are, sir.” Jacob Rees-Mogg has been condemned after rejecting calls for a debate on the evacuation during the Afghanistan crisis, where the government stands accused of prioritising saving animals over people during the emergency airlift from Kabul in August. It comes after emails published by the Commons Foreign… Continue reading Jacob Rees-Mogg slammed for dismissing Afghan airlift controversy as ‘fussing about a few animals’

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What the government needs to do to bring down energy bills and tackle the cost of living crisis

‘61% of people are already paying more for their energy bills than they did this time last year’. Matthew McGregor, CEO, 38 Degrees, & Myles Cummins, Campaigner,  38 Degrees Household finances in this country are at breaking point. The cost of living crisis has hit the pockets of millions, with energy bills rocketing to record… Continue reading What the government needs to do to bring down energy bills and tackle the cost of living crisis

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Radical Roundup: 10 stories that have got buried – Week 4, January 2022

The news you didn’t see this week… Your weekly dose of under-reported news… Got a story tip? Email us: [email protected] 1.Unite vows to fight threat to axe 700 Royal Mail manager jobs Unite the union has pledged to fight plans by the Royal Mail to axe 700 managerial jobs, after a £400 million giveaway to key shareholders.… Continue reading Radical Roundup: 10 stories that have got buried – Week 4, January 2022

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Boris Johnson is the shameful product of a rotten political system

Why does the country have such a clearly inappropriate man as Prime Minister, one who’s making us an international laughing stock and leaving a long-term legacy of disastrous laws and regulations inadequately administered, and a demoralised, deeply damaged civil service? On BBC Politics North on Sunday, I was asked to talk about the situation of… Continue reading Boris Johnson is the shameful product of a rotten political system

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‘He’s a habitual liar’: Emails suggest Boris Johnson did personally authorise evacuation of animals from Afghanistan

‘He’s a proven liar. Yet more proof’. Boris Johnson has once again found himself at the centre of allegations he lied, after emails suggested that the prime minister did personally authorise the evacuation of 173 dogs and cats from Afghanistan. He had previously insisted that he played no role in the evacuation of the animals.… Continue reading ‘He’s a habitual liar’: Emails suggest Boris Johnson did personally authorise evacuation of animals from Afghanistan

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MPs renew calls for Boris Johnson’s resignation at fiery PMQs

‘People out there are sick to the back teeth of it being one rule for the Tories, and another for everyone else. The Prime Minister, for once, needs to do the right thing – for God’s sake, resign!’ As Westminster, and the rest of the country, await the publication of Sue Gray’s report into the… Continue reading MPs renew calls for Boris Johnson’s resignation at fiery PMQs

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EXCLUSIVE: Majority of voters support a wealth tax, poll finds

A majority of voters across both Labour and Conservative support a wealth tax A majority of voters support a wealth tax, exclusive polling for LFF has revealed. The poll, which was carried out by Savanta ComRes, asked respondents the following: “To what extent do you support or oppose a ‘wealth tax’, where those with assets… Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Majority of voters support a wealth tax, poll finds

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Tory MP humiliated for absurd claim Boris Johnson was ‘ambushed with a cake’ at birthday party

“As far as I can see, he was in a sense, ambushed with a cake.” Tory MP Conor Burns has been humiliated for his claim that Boris Johnson was ‘ambushed with a cake’ at a birthday party, as he sought to defend the prime minister for breaking lockdown rules. It was revealed by ITV that… Continue reading Tory MP humiliated for absurd claim Boris Johnson was ‘ambushed with a cake’ at birthday party

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EXCLUSIVE: Over 70% of voters think the government has not done enough to tackle cost of living crisis, poll finds

64% of Conservative Party voters also feel that the government has not done enough as do 78% of Labour voters, 74% of Lib Dem voters and 93% of Green Party voters. Over 70% of voters think the government has not done enough to tackle the cost of living crisis, an exclusive poll for LFF has… Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Over 70% of voters think the government has not done enough to tackle cost of living crisis, poll finds

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