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

Tory MP very angry his daughter received a pro-EU leaflet from her engineering lecturer

Angry that his daughter’s lecturer took a moment to hand her a leaflet about a protest regarding the EU, Tory MP Paul Scully took to twitter to complain that she pays £9,000 a year to learn engineering, not politics. Source: … Continue reading Tory MP very angry his daughter received a pro-EU leaflet from her engineering lecturer

Mark Carney, governor of Bank of England, is an “enemy of Brexit” says Jacob Rees-Mogg

The Tories are always looking for enemies lately. Just a few weeks ago, Phillip Hammond said the EU is the enemy, and now Rees-Mogg is blaming the governor of the Bank of England. Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Mark Carney is one … Continue reading Mark Carney, governor of Bank of England, is an “enemy of Brexit” says Jacob Rees-Mogg

David Davis doesn’t know Czechoslovakia has not been a country since 1993

Jim Pickard @PickardJE Quote of the day so far from David Davis, former Europe minister: “Czechoslovakia doesn’t currently have a government” Replying to @PickardJE I think he needs to catch up as Czechoslovakia has been 2 countries now for a … Continue reading David Davis doesn’t know Czechoslovakia has not been a country since 1993

Conservative peer Lord Lawson denies climate change, says world temperatures have actually “slightly declined”

During the interview, Lord Lawson said “official figures” showed that “during this past 10 years, if anything… average world temperature has slightly declined”. He also claimed the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had confirmed there had not been … Continue reading Conservative peer Lord Lawson denies climate change, says world temperatures have actually “slightly declined”

Tory MP wants to spend £1bn on preparing for possible “no deal” Brexit

Recently, talk has focused on what will happen if no deal is in place by the time the UK leaves. Both sides say they are confident of a deal being reached, but Mr Elphicke, the MP for Dover who voted … Continue reading Tory MP wants to spend £1bn on preparing for possible “no deal” Brexit