Boris Johnson’s general election tax cut 'will mainly help richer voters'

Boris Johnson’s general election tax cut ‘will mainly help richer voters’

Blundering Boris Johnson blurted out details of the Tories’ flagship election pledge – and experts say it will mainly help the richest voters. The Prime Minister planned to keep details of the National Insurance contributions shake-up under wraps until the Tories reveal their manifesto this weekend. But the bungling party leader let them slip as […]

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Boost housing benefit to ease homeless crisis, says charity in general election plea

Boost housing benefit to ease homeless crisis, says charity in general election plea

Fewer than one in 10 homes is affordable to small families on housing benefit across swathes of the country, a study warns today. Analysis by homelessness charity Crisis says a third of Britain is clobbered by having less than 10% of housing affordable for households relying on the welfare benefit. Urgent investment in housing benefit is needed so it covers rental […]

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Meet the last person who said 'n***** in the woodpile' - she's a Tory candidate

Meet the last person who said ‘n***** in the woodpile’ – she’s a Tory candidate

Prince Andrew has hit the headlines again – this time after being accused of using a racial slur in a meeting at Buckingham Palace. Ex-No10 aide Rohan Silva claimed the Duke of York used the phrase ‘n***** in the woodpile’ – an offensive term for a hidden menace. Palace sources categorically denied Andrew ever used […]

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Labour would rewrite rules of UK economy, says John McDonnell | Politics

John McDonnell has promised that a Labour government would “rewrite the rules of our economy” as he announced radical reforms to business regulation that he said would help workers to “take back control”. In a speech that made a series of attacks on corporate excess, the shadow chancellor also ruled out imposing a windfall tax […]

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US congressman denies 'farting' during live TV interview on impeachment hearing

US congressman denies ‘farting’ during live TV interview on impeachment hearing

A US congressman suffered sheer embarrassment during a live interview on MSNBC after a ‘farting’ noise was heard during the broadcast. California Democrat Eric Swalwell appeared on the show Hardball on Monday with host Chris Matthews regarding the impeachment hearing. Mr Matthews asked Swalwell about the evidence submitted in relation to President Trump’s alleged phone […]

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Donald Trump has dragged America’s global reputation to an all-time low | Simon Tisdall | Opinion

Europeans, if they can bear to watch, are observing US politics with a mixture of fascination and horror – and it’s all down to Donald Trump. Each week seems to bring another democracy-shattering rumpus, scandalous revelation or shocking tweet. The depth and evident bitterness of America’s public divisions are unsettling for friends and allies who […]

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Jeremy Corbyn can shake Boris Johnson in tonight's ITV election debate - Jason Beattie

Jeremy Corbyn can shake Boris Johnson in tonight’s ITV election debate – Jason Beattie

Tonight Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will go head-to-head in the first TV debate of the campaign. The consensus is that Johnson has everything to lose and Corbyn has everything to gain. Corbyn did better than expected in the 2017 election because he was, despite three years as Labour leader, relatively unknown. This time voters […]

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Francis Lotodo, warmonger who defied Moi

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Tory politician kicked out of party after 'offering to whip a woman on Twitter'

Tory politician kicked out of party after ‘offering to whip a woman on Twitter’

A Tory politician has been kicked out of the party over making inappropriate sexual comments on social media. The remarks made by the local politician included him ‘offering to whip a woman on Twitter ‘. Councillor Steve Iles, who had been Mayor of Medway, was expelled from the Conservative Party after the “thoroughly unacceptable” Facebook […]

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General election live updates: Lib Dems and SNP launch legal bid to get on TV

General election live updates: Lib Dems and SNP launch legal bid to get on TV

Legal challenge to take part in debates on Tuesday High Court judges will hear a legal challenge against ITV over an election debate which excludes the Liberal Democrat and SNP leaders. ITV is hosting a head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday, which will not include any other party leaders. The Lib […]

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