Oxford economics professor asks whether austerity can survive the hypocrisy of the “magic money tree” and the DUP deal

Simon Wren-Lewis, an Economics professor at Oxford University, asks: “Can austerity survive such hypocrisy?” He says there is “no economic problem with ending austerity”, but recognises austerity is a “vote loser” for the Tories, especially with top Tories such as … Continue reading Oxford economics professor asks whether austerity can survive the hypocrisy of the “magic money tree” and the DUP deal

Catholic Herald accuses government of having an “imprecise and shiftily disingenuous Counter-Extremism Strategy”

The Catholic Herald have warned that counter-extremism measures after the recent terrorist attacks may cause “very serious threats to religious freedom in the years to come.” They accuse the government of not being specific with the term extremism, and say … Continue reading Catholic Herald accuses government of having an “imprecise and shiftily disingenuous Counter-Extremism Strategy”

David Lidington blames leadership gossip on hot weather and “too many summer parties”

David Lidington has spoken out against rumours of Theresa May being branded “dead in the water” by a former Tory chief whip, blaming July’s “hot weather” and “too many summer parties”. He called it a “silly story” and “self-indulgent gossip”. … Continue reading David Lidington blames leadership gossip on hot weather and “too many summer parties”

The government refuses to publish data showing the impact of the badger cull on local ecosystems

Conservationists have warned that eliminating badgers from certain areas is “likely to trigger an increase in other predators, such as foxes, leading to serious consequences for species and habitats”. The government is refusing to publish data showing the impact of … Continue reading The government refuses to publish data showing the impact of the badger cull on local ecosystems

Grant Shapps says countless MPs didn’t exchange “a single word” with Theresa May over her first year as PM

Grant Shapps has written a scathing article for The Sun about Theresa May’s team, in which he claims countless of her own MPs were “left bemused and excluded, not having exchanged a single word with the PM.” Shapps is the … Continue reading Grant Shapps says countless MPs didn’t exchange “a single word” with Theresa May over her first year as PM

Top economist Richard Murphy slams austerity: “The economic crash was not Labour’s fault”

Top economist Richard Murphy reported for Tax Research UK that Cameron and Osborne would be found guilty by a jury of their peers for a mishandling of the economy after the economic crash. He adds that the UK crash “would … Continue reading Top economist Richard Murphy slams austerity: “The economic crash was not Labour’s fault”