News & Politics

Opposition Fail in Dismal Battle Over Brexit Bill Amendments

When the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly last week in favour of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, granting Theresa May the ability to invoke Article 50 and steam ahead with a hard Brexit, there was some muttering among members of the real and supposed opposition regarding potential amendments. The cursory bill, introduced by Brexit secretary David Davis after the…

MPs Pass Brexit Bill Despite ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Consequences

When it comes to the most corrupt Member of Parliament, it is hard to choose. Could it be Theresa May for her dodgy dealings with Saudi Arabia and the wrongful deportation of tens of thousands of foreign students, Liam Fox for masquerading as a charity and scheming with Adam Werritty while Secretary of State for Defence, or Grant Shapps whose web…

Keir Starmer Accepts Vague Plan While Committing Labour to Brexit

One would think that with parliamentary sovereignty at stake, as the connotations of only the third nationwide referendum in British history make their way through the court system, all eyes at the current time would be on the Supreme Court as it prepares to confirm just who has the right to invoke Article 50. Article 50 when triggered will formally notify…

Passage of Investigatory Powers Bill Places UK Under Extreme Surveillance

If the mere thought of migrant corpses brings you immediately to orgasm, then you probably don’t need much privacy and you certainly don’t need no porn. That’s why Theresa May, the Tory government, and their abettors in the Labour Party this week were able to boast the long-brewing success of the Investigatory Powers Bill, which after passing in the House…

Conservative Party Conference Condemns Foreign Workers and Human Rights

Blithe or rabid comparisons to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party are never hard to come by in any walk of life, but when they’re not confined to internet forums and Twitter, recently in British politics they have been as much a preserve of the right. Take for instance the New Labour fanatic and prominent party donor Michael Foster, who after…

Amber Rudd’s Foreign Student Crackdown Would Impoverish Britain

As the Conservatives under Theresa May – despite fervently supporting six years of austerity – seek to present themselves as in touch with the working class, one of the easiest methods as always is to go on the attack. And in the lead up to the Conservative conference the right-wing press pushed a line which seems set to become a mainstay of…

Chuka Umunna’s Squared Circle is an Immigration Dead End

Chuka Umunna has kept more or less to the shadows since withdrawing last spring from the race for the Labour leadership – just three days after he announced his candidacy, when he realised to his horror that by running he might draw the attention of the press. He has remained politically active, but has largely carried himself within the confines of…

Jeremy Hunt Described as ‘Not Helpful’ by Department of Health

As the government continues to wage both covert and overt war on the NHS – leading figures in the Cameron and May ministries like Michael Gove, Oliver Letwin, Greg Clark, and Liam Fox have previously called for dismantling the service, much of the year has been spent in a row with junior doctors which forced a series of strikes, and now draft sustainability…

Daily Visual 01.03.16: Super Tuesday Round One

By the time the United States presidential election is upon us towards the end of 2016, everything ought to seem very simple, a straightforward slugfest between a Democrat and a Republican with the prize the occupancy of the White House and leadership of what is still the most powerful nation in the world. But the nominating process ahead of presidential elections is…