Labour leader Keir Starmer taunted the prime minister at the dispatch box last week, gloating that a windfall tax – the flagship proposal from the opposition to cut down energy bills – was now “inevitable”. Such confidence from Starmer is not unearned, as it has been fuelled by a litany of u-turns from Boris Johnson’s government since he took office, from the country’s entire pandemic response to the legal status of buy-one-get-one-free offers for sugar-filled confectionary.
Denbighshire County Council will elect its new leader today. The new council will convene for the first time since the election at 10am at the council chambers in Ruthin – although some members will join remotely. Labour has the largest representation with 19 seats in the chamber. The independent group has the second largest with 13 members.
The study argues that Conservative support remains rooted in economically secure voters, even within the Red Wall. Politicians need to end their “preoccupation” with the Red Wall and focus on younger non-graduates across the country, new research has argued. The Conservatives’ victory in a swathe of Northern seats previously held by Labour in 2019 has led to intense focus on the so-called Red Wall and a belief that poorer, “left behind” voters have switched from supporting Labour to the Tories.
At the first meeting of Full Council following the recent elections, Monmouthshire County Council elected its new Leader. The meeting at County Hall in Usk on Thursday 19th May saw the 46 councillors from across the county confirming key positions within the cabinet, including the Deputy Leader, at the same time.
Photographs emerge of PM raising glass at leaving party Boris Johnson is facing fresh accusations he lied to Parliament after photographs emerged of him raising a glass at a Downing Street leaving party during lockdown. The images, obtained by ITV News, were taken at an event for departing communications chief Lee Cain on November 13, 2020, just days after Mr Johnson had ordered a second national lockdown in England.
The veteran Huddersfield MP is standing down at the next general election Barry Sheerman’s Huddersfield seat is one of 14 key constituencies where Labour candidates are to be announced early, according to party insiders. The grassroots news website LabourList says candidates are to be selected “imminently” in the “specified” constituencies.
Priti Patel blasted Labour after it opposed a bill aiming to combat protest groups The Home Secretary said the party only cared 'about the rights of the criminals' The new Public Order Bill would help prosecute Extinction Rebellion protestors Priti Patel accused Labour of backing ‘mob rule’ after it opposed measures designed to combat Extinction Rebellion and other protest groups.
Jess Phillips breached MPs Code of conduct with 17 out of 32 late declarations £16,572 payment from Simon and Schuster for a book was logged 39 days late She forgot to register her £1,500 fee for appearing on Have I got News For You The standards commissioner said ‘there was no deliberate attempt to mislead’
Police adviser wants to slash forces' cash: New panel to combat racism includes Labour backers with arresting aims
Chairman of new police panel on race has talked about ending funding for forces Barrister Abimbola Johnson, 34, previously discussed crime being ‘reclassified’ Three Labour supporters are on the Independent Scrutiny and Oversight Board The chairman of a new panel that will scrutinise the police on race issues is a criminal defence barrister who has said her ‘ultimate aim’ is to end funding for forces.
Labour said photographs of the PM at a No 10 function show he misled Parliament. Boris Johnson is facing fresh accusations he lied to Parliament after photographs emerged of him raising a glass at a Downing Street leaving party during lockdown. The images – obtained by ITV News – were taken at a do for departing communications chief Lee Cain on 13 November 2020, just days after Mr Johnson had ordered a second national lockdown in England.
Worried SNP councillors saw 15-year rule of East Ayrshire come under threat amid Labour power grab speculation
Councillor Douglas Reid on being returned as Council leader for a fourth term despite rumours of Labour attempt to take over control of East Ayrshire. On Thursday morning, worried SNP councillors saw their record 15 years at the head of East Ayrshire Council come under threat, believing that Labour were set to push for control of the council.
With his Cabinet split, pressure on the Prime Minister mounts as opponents warn of the dangers of a new levy It was back in 2014, in an interview with this newspaper as mayor of London, when Boris Johnson gave a rare insight into his fundamental political ideology.
Boris Johnson had specifically denied the pictured party – for departing communications chief Lee Cain – took place on November 13, 2020. However, photos show him raising a glass of wine Raising a glass of wine in front of a table strewn with empty bottles in damning photographs, Boris Johnson is nailed as a liar who deliberately misled Parliament.
Boris Johnsonstands accused of lying to Parliament as four pictures show him raising a glass with aides around a table laden with booze and party food during lockdown Boris Johnson raises a toast at a No10 lockdown bash he denied ever happened, in one of a series of photos blowing a hole in his Partygate defence.
Vardy v Rooney | Clare Short A key court ruling from November 2020 in the Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney libel case was made by Mr Justice Warby, not Mr Justice Nicklin (Wagatha Christie: Case puts English libel law on trial in social media age, 21 May, p19).
Boris Johnson said he was 'not attracted intrinsically to new taxes' but said the Government was 'going to put our arms round people' as Brits face rising living costs Boris Johnson has said that “no option is off the table” to tackle rising living costs as pressure grows to impose a windfall tax on oil and gas firms.