Out of the corner of my eye yesterday I spotted someone on the rolling news. He looked vaguely familiar. It took me a minute to realise it was Gordon Brown. Less than four years ago Gordon was Labour Leader and Prime Minister. It feels like another era. We are really a bit rubbish as a country about working out what role our former PMs should have. None of them get any formal status in the way a US President does, […]
Tory Minister under fire after implying there are no women on the MPC because appointments are “based on merit”
Treasury Minister Sajid Javid has come under fire today over his comments regarding the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) which currently has no female members. In response to a question in the Commons, Javid said: “The Monetary Policy Committee consists...
Ed Miliband on Bob Crow “a major figure in the labour movement…loved and deeply respected by his members”
Reacting to the shock passing of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow today at just 52, Ed Miliband released the following statement: “Bob Crow was a major figure in the labour movement and was loved and deeply respected by his members. “I didn’t always...
Tory Minister Lord Freud – who once referred to people on benefits as corpses – has come under fire again after he said that it was “very hard” to know why people use Food Banks. Speaking in the Lords, Freud said: “Clearly nobody...
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Today, Jeremy Hunt will ask Parliament to give him new powers to impose cuts to hospitals across the country and give local people and clinicians little chance to object. The debate comes after his plan to downgrade Lewisham Hospital last year –...
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