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”

Evening Standard claims “Top Tories plot to go over Theresa May’s head and seek their own EU talks”

A group of rebels wants an independent line of communication to check whether the Prime Minister is genuinely offering the best terms available. The plan emerged after Brexit Secretary David Davis made clear that the Government intends to engineer a … Continue reading Evening Standard claims “Top Tories plot to go over Theresa May’s head and seek their own EU talks”

Article 50 negotiations are a “shambles”, and the negotiators are “delusional” says Oxford economic professor

Yet we were led by Theresa May and David Davis, who were instead determined to treat this as a classical zero sum negotiation where, because you had more power, your best hope was to make the other side believe you will walk … Continue reading Article 50 negotiations are a “shambles”, and the negotiators are “delusional” says Oxford economic professor

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

NHS and Department of Health must “get their act together” to avoid further hacking chaos, says National Audit Office

The NHS could have avoided the crippling effects of the “relatively unsophisticated” WannaCry ransomware outbreak in May with “basic IT security”, according to an independent investigation into the cyber-attack. The National Audit Office (NAO) said that 19,500 medical appointments were cancelled, computers … Continue reading NHS and Department of Health must “get their act together” to avoid further hacking chaos, says National Audit Office

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

Ministry of Jusice reveal 1,700 prison officers have been dropped from eight highest security prisons

High-security prisons holding Britain’s most dangerous prisoners have lost one in four officers since the Conservatives have been in government, it can be revealed. HMP Belmarsh, the category-A men’s prison that has inmates including serial killer Stephen Port and extreme Islamist preacher Anjem … Continue reading Ministry of Jusice reveal 1,700 prison officers have been dropped from eight highest security prisons

Lloyds Pharmacy to close 190 stores, blames government funding cuts

Cormac Tobin, managing director at LloydsPharmacy owner Celesio UK, said the closures were in response to “the dramatic funding and reimbursement cuts over the past 24 months”. “Community pharmacy needs to adapt to the changing requirements of patients and the NHS, indeed it … Continue reading Lloyds Pharmacy to close 190 stores, blames government funding cuts