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

GE17: Tories crossed the line to “unlawful direct marketing”, receive warning

We’ve found that two small sections of the written scripts used by those making the calls crossed the line from legitimate market research to unlawful direct marketing. We’ve warned the Conservative Party to get it right next time. We’ve stopped … Continue reading GE17: Tories crossed the line to “unlawful direct marketing”, receive warning

Labour pressure government to listen to High Court ruling on “unlawful” benefit cap

The benefit cap ruled “unlawful” by the High Court is believed to hit 20,000 families, and Labour are now pressuring the government to listen to the ruling. The court said the cap causes “real misery for no good reason” and … Continue reading Labour pressure government to listen to High Court ruling on “unlawful” benefit cap

MRS writes to Tories about the “secret call centre” activities during general election

MRS, the world’s leading research association, has written to the Conservative Party to inform them that if the Channel 4 documentary’s allegations about a secret call centre are true, they would be in breach of code of conduct and the … Continue reading MRS writes to Tories about the “secret call centre” activities during general election

After #DarkMoney controversy, future donations to Northern Ireland parties will be public

Donations made to Northern Ireland parties made from the 1st of July 2017 will be subject to the same standard of transparency as other political parties across the UK, according to the BBC. The Electoral Commission had hoped to see … Continue reading After #DarkMoney controversy, future donations to Northern Ireland parties will be public

Legal proceedings against UK government for undisclosed “Third Direction”

According to Leak of Nations, Reprieve and Privacy International launched legal proceedings against the UK government yesterday for refusing to reveal the subject matter or contents of a Prime Ministerial order governing the activities of the British security services. It … Continue reading Legal proceedings against UK government for undisclosed “Third Direction”

“Underhand and potentially unlawful practices” at a Tory election call centre

A Channel 4 News investigation has found the Conservative party contracted a secretive call centre during the election campaign which “may have broken data protection and election laws”. The Information Commissioners Officer confirmed it will be asking the Tories about … Continue reading “Underhand and potentially unlawful practices” at a Tory election call centre