MP Mark Garnier admits using assistant to buy sex toys for his wife and another woman, and calling her “sugar tits”

He took her to Soho and gave her the money for two vibrators, waiting outside a shop as she bought them. He also called her “sugar tits”. The Cabinet Office is investigating to determine whether he broke the ministerial code with these … Continue reading MP Mark Garnier admits using assistant to buy sex toys for his wife and another woman, and calling her “sugar tits”

DWP “quietly” drops Universal Credit child poverty aims, instead swaps to vague hopes of eliminating child poverty

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has quietly dropped its estimates of how many children will be lifted out of poverty because of Universal Credit. A white paper from 2010, which set out the government’s plans for the new programme, suggested … Continue reading DWP “quietly” drops Universal Credit child poverty aims, instead swaps to vague hopes of eliminating child poverty

Michael Gove makes insensitive “rape joke” about Weinstein

Tory MP Michael Gove was today accused of “trivialising sexual assault” after comments he made comparing a tough radio interview to going into Harvey Weinstein’s bedroom. Source: Evening Standard Gove’s highly insensitive comments come just days after comedian James Corden … Continue reading Michael Gove makes insensitive “rape joke” about Weinstein

Heaton-Harris might have breached the MP’s code of conduct by using parliamentary headed notepaper to write to universities

Jo Johnson, the universities minister, insisted that Mr Heaton-Harris had been pursuing an “academic inquiry” that may “lead to a book on these questions”. However, Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman, said that because a book is “a private … Continue reading Heaton-Harris might have breached the MP’s code of conduct by using parliamentary headed notepaper to write to universities

Having an abortion if pregnant from rape is a “second wrong”, claims Rees-Mogg

Mr Rees-Mogg also called abortions after rape a “second wrong” in a heated exchange with BBC 5 Live presenter Emma Barnett. He said: “A great wrong has been created at the point of a rape. The question is – does … Continue reading Having an abortion if pregnant from rape is a “second wrong”, claims Rees-Mogg

Woman who has been in the UK for 50 years threatened with deportation and detained for a week

Ms Wilson, who now lives in Wolverhampton, was looked after by her grandparents in Wellington, Telford, when she first arrived in Britain. She has remained in the country, never visited Jamaica, and has 34 years of National Insurance payments. She … Continue reading Woman who has been in the UK for 50 years threatened with deportation and detained for a week

Michael Fallon says criticisms of Saudi Arabia are “unhelpful” when Britain are trying to sell arms to them

Many calls have been made for the government to stop selling arms to Saudia Arabia, who have been bombing Yemen since 2015, leading to thousands of innocent civilian deaths including children, and millions subjected to famine and disease. However, Michael … Continue reading Michael Fallon says criticisms of Saudi Arabia are “unhelpful” when Britain are trying to sell arms to them

“It may be part of an attempt to question, challenge or undermine academic freedom,” says York University chancellor regarding Heaton-Harris request

Dear students, As some of you may be aware from recent media reports, a member of Parliament, Chris Heaton-Harris, has written to every vice chancellor in England, asking for the names of academic colleagues who are engaged in teaching ‘European … Continue reading “It may be part of an attempt to question, challenge or undermine academic freedom,” says York University chancellor regarding Heaton-Harris request