Government interventions have actually pushed up energy prices

An extensive review of the UK’s energy sector suggests government interventions have helped pushed electricity costs higher for consumers. The independent review, commissioned by the government, was carried out by Oxford University professor Dieter Helm. Helm looked into each element … Continue reading Government interventions have actually pushed up energy prices

Tories promised CCTV in slaughterhouses – “Now they must deliver” says author Chas Newkey-Burden

Earlier this week, Theresa May slammed animal cruelty in parliament, and Chas Newkey-Burden has demanded the government deliver on its manifesto promise to make it mandatory to install CCTV in slaughterhouses. Animal welfare groups have spent years calling for compulsory … Continue reading Tories promised CCTV in slaughterhouses – “Now they must deliver” says author Chas Newkey-Burden

New grammar schools plan shelved

Justine Greening has confirmed grammar schools proposed by the Tories in 2016 and included in their manifesto have been abandoned. Angela Rayner (Labour) tweeted the announcement was “sneaked out” in a written statement. But grammar schools weren’t entirely popular with … Continue reading New grammar schools plan shelved

DUP claimed they were enemies of austerity, but the only concessions in the deal were for pensioners

According to CapX, ahead of the deal made between the DUP and the Tories, the DUP told the Guardian they were “keen to defend the rights and welfare of the vulnerable across the UK”. During the election campaign, Theresa May … Continue reading DUP claimed they were enemies of austerity, but the only concessions in the deal were for pensioners

Tory manifesto pledge on teacher tuition fees dropped causing concern to head teachers

The Conservative manifesto promised teachers wouldn’t have to pay tuition fees while they remained in teaching, which would help to tackle teacher shortages. However, head teachers observed the government has “gone quiet” on the issue after it failed to be … Continue reading Tory manifesto pledge on teacher tuition fees dropped causing concern to head teachers

John McDonnell says vital public services are in crisis as a result of Tory austerity

In a short video he posted to his Facebook page, the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has criticised the Tory government, accusing them of forcing vital public services into crisis. John McDonnell has been strongly opposed to austerity for years, and … Continue reading John McDonnell says vital public services are in crisis as a result of Tory austerity

Unpopular manifesto plans for grammar school expansions and the scrapping of free lunches abandoned

A new wave of grammar schools which was planned in the Conservative manifesto did not feature in the Queen’s speech, alongside the controversial plan to scrap free school lunches. This was supposed to be the “biggest source of extra funding … Continue reading Unpopular manifesto plans for grammar school expansions and the scrapping of free lunches abandoned