Westminster

The Queen’s speech, outlining the government’s legislative programme, has been attacked by Labour for lacking any strategy, detail or ideas to deal with the cost of living crisis. While Boris Johnson effused about the need for legislation to “level-up” and “get Britain back on track”, Sir Keir Stamer said the speech showed the government is “bereft of ideas or purpose,...

Rogue Johnson prorogues after curtailing freedoms under veil of sleaze

A raft of legislation curtailing the rights of UK citizens sailed through parliament last week on the will of a rogue with barely a murmur from a compliant media that chose instead to focus on the wave of salacious...

Scandal hit parliament needs urgent, radical reform says Speaker Hoyle

Commons speaker Sir Lyndsay Hoyle has called for “radical” reform of parliament’s working practices following a series of scandals capped by the resignation of porn-watching Conservative MP Neil Parish. The...

56 MPs face sexual misconduct allegations, including 3 cabinet ministers

Three cabinet ministers are among 56 serving MPs who have been reported to a parliamentary watchdog over allegations of sexual misconduct. Around 70 separate complaints – including at least one...

Tories turn on PM as MPs agree to investigate ‘liar’ Boris Johnson

MPs have agreed to investigate Boris Johnson over whether he deliberately misled parliament over the ‘partygate’ scandal following another dramatic day in the Commons. Senior Tories called on the prime...

Former Tory chief whip calls on ‘unworthy’ Johnson to resign

A former Conservative party chief whip has called on Boris Johnson to resign after the prime minister “unreservedly” apologised to the Commons for being fined by police for breaking lockdown laws. Senior Tory Mark Harper...

April Fools? MPs £2,200 pay rise on day of energy hikes and tax rises

On the same day that energy bills are hiked 54% and council tax and national insurance contributions rise, MPs have been given a £2,212 pay rise. It takes their basic pay to £84,144, which doesn’t...

P&O Ferries boss admits company broke law to sack UK crew

The chief executive of P&O Ferries has admitted it knowingly broke the law in order to sack its entire UK crew – and said he would make the same decision again. Peter Hebblethwaite told MPs...

Sunak’s tax-cutting claims debunked by OBR

Rishi Sunak’s claims to be a tax-cutting Tory chancellor have been debunked by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Sunak’s Spring Statement turned out to be a mini-budget and featured headline grabbing measures such as...

‘P&O Ferries can’t get away with sacking 800’, says furious Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has said P&O Ferries “must not be allowed to get away” with the “disgusting” sacking of 800 workers and replacing them with foreign staff. “It just makes my blood boil,” said the...