Tory MP Heidi Allen speaks out against “new DUP cash” and “public sector wage cap”, votes against scrapping the cap

An outspoken Tory MP tweeted her discontent with the DUP deal, adding that it “must surely mean funding will be urgently reviewed for pub sector wages, schools, social care, Univ Credit across whole UK too?” However, when an amendment was … Continue reading Tory MP Heidi Allen speaks out against “new DUP cash” and “public sector wage cap”, votes against scrapping the cap

MPs from all parties forming alliance to defeat May’s ‘hard Brexit’

Businesses, people and parliament have been calling for a ‘softer’ Brexit, but Theresa May has thus far stuck to the idea that a Hard Brexit is necessary to ensure the EU referendum is properly honoured. Now it appears MPs from … Continue reading MPs from all parties forming alliance to defeat May’s ‘hard Brexit’

Tories will give Northern Ireland more money “at Wales’ expense” says Carwyn Jones

Conservative UK ministers will find an “underhand way” to give Northern Ireland more money at Wales’ expense, First Minister Carwyn Jones has said. -BBC Though the reports have been since refuted by the DUP, it was alleged they were demanding … Continue reading Tories will give Northern Ireland more money “at Wales’ expense” says Carwyn Jones

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

Jeremy Corbyn dismisses Queen’s speech as “threadbare”

The leader of the Labour party says the government has “apparently run out of ideas all together”, and highlighted manifesto pledges which were absent from the Queen’s speech, such as grammar schools and winter fuel payment cuts. He highlighted some … Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn dismisses Queen’s speech as “threadbare”