Friday, 30 October 2020
Thursday, 29 October 2020
— EHRC (@EHRC) October 29, 2020
"Our investigation has identified serious failings in leadership and an inadequate process for handling antisemitism complaints across the Labour Party, and we have identified multiple failures in the systems it uses to resolve them. We have concluded that there were unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination for which the Labour Party is responsible.
While there have been some recent improvements in how the Labour Party deals with antisemitism complaints, our analysis points to a culture within the Party which, at best, did not do enough to prevent antisemitism and, at worst, could be seen to accept it."
Corbyn has issued a statement:
Jeremy Corbyn responds to EHRC report: "One antisemite is one too many, but the scale of the problem was also dramatically overstated for political reasons by our opponents inside and outside the party, as well as by much of the media." pic.twitter.com/iIyTZ9CT2A— John Johnston (@johnjohnstonmi) October 29, 2020
The issue facing Sir Keir now is to decide if Corbyn should remain a member of the Labour Party.
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Monday, 26 October 2020
NEW: Boris Johnson says ministers will, "make sure that we have no children" in England "who go hungry this winter... certainly not as a result of any government inattention" #freeschoolmeals— Jessica Parker (@MarkerJParker) October 26, 2020
This is one way to avoid a U turn on offering free school meals, albeit a messy one!
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Friday, 16 October 2020
NEW: Speaker bans the sale of alcohol in Commons bars.— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) October 15, 2020
“As MPs represent different constituencies in different tiers – with the very highest level ordering the closure of pubs – I have decided to stop the sale of alcohol across the Commons-end of the estate from this Saturday."
Thursday, 15 October 2020
BREAK: Quite extraordinary moment in France this morning...— Darren McCaffrey (@DarrenEuronews) October 15, 2020
The homes and offices of France's health minister and director general of health have been searched by police as part of a judicial enquiry into the government's handling of the #coronavirus pandemic
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Labour's Shadow Health Secretary John Ashworth said yesterday that a national lockdown "would be disastrous for society... but I don't believe anyone in the house is proposing that..." Hours later Starmer proposed precisely that...https://t.co/4vN3DbNc5b pic.twitter.com/nOzcE4pXou— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) October 14, 2020
Thursday, 8 October 2020
I am gemused to see that Sturgeon does "irony", for on the very same day that this appears in the Herald she chooses to announce the death-knell of the hospitality industry in Scotland.
Salmond affair: Sturgeon claims she 'forgot' about explosive meeting https://t.co/qymb8CbQEj— Tom Gordon (@HTScotPol) October 7, 2020
Oh the "irony"!
"Matt Hancock has come under so much fire since the beginning of March there’s been speculation that Boris Johnson is only keeping him in the cabinet as a human shield. The time to initiate Operation Scapegoat may have arrived.” https://t.co/QgV7rpSq5A— Toby Young (@toadmeister) October 8, 2020
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
One Tory backbencher said: "Undoubtedly there will be an autumn showdown in Parliament at some point but I don't think there's any point in me going balls to the wall on a 10pm curfew unless the opposition come and help."https://t.co/8EA2gfD6Ca— PoliticsHome (@politicshome) October 6, 2020
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Boris Johnson channelling his inner Alex Salmond claiming to make UK the "Saudi Arabia of wind". The then first Minister promised to do that for Scotland. Nothing new in politics.— Andrew Neil (@afneil) October 6, 2020
Monday, 5 October 2020
Handcock has to explain this shite to Parliament today, under any other circumstances he would have been fired!
Whoever thought that Excel was the right solution for a database built to withstand a 2nd wave? https://t.co/dOctmmoLRY— Alistair Haimes (@AlistairHaimes) October 5, 2020
Friday, 2 October 2020
I’ve spoken to Margaret Ferrier and made clear my view that she should step down as an MP. I did so with a heavy heart - she is a friend & colleague - but her actions were dangerous & indefensible. I have no power to force an MP to resign but I hope she will do the right thing.— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) October 2, 2020
Unsurprisingly social media and others are using this to try to force Cummings to resign.
1 He's not an MP
2 He didn't sit on a train traversing the country whilst knowingly infected.
Thursday, 1 October 2020
A Whitehall source (otherwise known as Cummings) re the leaks:— PrimalPolitical (@PrimalPolitical) October 1, 2020
“There is a rotten core of civil servants who have never gotten over Brexit, want revenge for the incompetent [Philip] Rutnam and fear the hard rain that is coming. They’re the enemy within and will be rooted out.”
Operation Hard Rain continues apace!