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The Tory bill of rights is a gift to the world’s tyrants

Leaders of repressive regimes will have licence to ignore international human rights standards, warns Mike Cushman. Plus letters from Prof Julian Petley and Margaret Owen Your editorial on the Tories’ new bill of rights (22 June) makes many important points. It is, however, like almost all of the discussion of this threat to human rights, depressingly narrow and inward-looking.

theguardian.com ,  1 hour ago 36
The Tory bill of rights is a gift to the world’s tyrants

Mark Drakeford walks back claim rail staff moved to England

The first minister has walked back a claim he made in the Senedd that rail staff were moved from Wales during last week's rail strikes. Last week Mr Drakeford accused Network Rail of moving staff to help services in England. But, at the start of proceedings on Tuesday, Mr Drakeford said Network Rail had confirmed that did not happened.

bbc.com ,  3 hours ago 1
Mark Drakeford walks back claim rail staff moved to England

Is Boris making Scottish independence more likely?

Nicola Sturgeon’s claim that she will not contemplate breaching the rule of law by holding an independence referendum was pretty blatant trolling of Boris Johnson, given the multiple allegations he faces of being less than scrupulous in following domestic and international law. But Sturgeon also put Johnson and the Tory party in a tight corner by asking the Lord Advocate to petition the Supreme Court in London to determine the legality of a referendum.

spectator.co.uk ,  3 hours ago 8
Is Boris making Scottish independence more likely?

Douglas Ross says Tories won't take part in 'pretend poll' as Nicola Sturgeon announces date for indyref2

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar urged the First Minister to remain focussed on fixing problems facing the country rather than independence. Douglas Ross has announced the Scottish Conservatives will not take part in any referendum that is not legally binding. During her independence speech to Holyrood Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain, the Scottish Government's most senior law officer, had agreed to refer the matter of "legal clarity" to the UK Supreme Court.

dailyrecord.co.uk ,  4 hours ago 0
Douglas Ross says Tories won't take part in 'pretend poll' as Nicola Sturgeon announces date for indyref2

Bullish Boris Johnson 'given new mandate to lead'

DEFIANT Boris Johnson said the Conservative party has given him "a new mandate" to lead. The Prime Minister said questions over his leadership have been "settled" after winning a confidence vote. He also brushed off reports that Tory MPs were continuing to plot against him in the wake of last week’s by-election defeats.

express.co.uk ,  4 hours ago 6
Bullish Boris Johnson 'given new mandate to lead'

Will any Tory MPs defect to Labour?

Parliament is ablaze with gossip and rumour this morning. There's only one question on anyone's lips: will any more MPs defect to Labour? Such speculation has been fuelled by something of a collective Fleet Street guessing game: the Sunday Times has predicted that up to six Tories might make the jump while today's Telegraph merely suggests three.

spectator.co.uk ,  7 hours ago 8
Will any Tory MPs defect to Labour?

Jacob Rees-Mogg and senior Tories ridicule defection claims by posing up for Twitter pics despite ANOTHER MP joining calls for Cabinet coup - but Boris Johnson dismisses 'political commentary' from rebels

Speculation that as many as three MPs could cross the floor due to fury at PM Starmer did not deny that talks with disaffected Tories were taking place Other Tory backbenchers have launched a new attempt to remove Mr Johnson Tory MPs loyal to Boris Johnson mocked claims that some of them might be defecting to Labour today as the Prime Minister attempted to ride out claims disgruntled backbenchers could quit the party.

dailymail.co.uk ,  8 hours ago 9
Jacob Rees-Mogg and senior Tories ridicule defection claims by posing up for Twitter pics despite ANOTHER MP joining calls for Cabinet coup - but Boris Johnson dismisses 'political commentary' from rebels

How your MP voted on 'illegal' Brexit Bill - full list of 72 Tories who failed to back it

Tory MPs including Theresa May blasted the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill and 72 abstained - but it passed 295-221 after none voted directly against it. Search how your MPs voted, and see the fill list of 72 Conservatives Boris Johnson’s “illegal” law to scrap parts of his own Brexit deal passed its first hurdle last night - despite outrage from some Tory MPs.

mirror.co.uk ,  8 hours ago 23
How your MP voted on 'illegal' Brexit Bill - full list of 72 Tories who failed to back it

'Diane Abbott could be leader!' Starmer ruthlessly mocked on claims Tories to join Labour

TORIES have hit back at claims MPs are set to defect to join Labour's ranks, with one joking no one wants to "find you're sitting behind Diane Abbott". Members of Boris Johnson's party have laughed off attempts to paint the picture of a mass rebellion against the leadership, vowing to stay put.

express.co.uk ,  8 hours ago 258
'Diane Abbott could be leader!' Starmer ruthlessly mocked on claims Tories to join Labour

Theresa's revenge: Ex-PM savages Boris Johnson's 'illegal and ineffective' Northern Ireland Bill warning him the EU won't bother negotiating because they don't think he will survive in No10 amid fresh attempts to unseat him

Mrs May was defenestrated by Tories loyal to Mr Johnson in 2019 over Brexit She served her revenge ice cold as she tore into his proposals in the Commons Said Northern Ireland Protocol was illegal and may 'diminish the standing' of UK Theresa May gave successor Boris Johnson a political pummelling last night as she tore into his plans to override parts of the Brexit deal covering Northern Ireland.

dailymail.co.uk ,  9 hours ago 31
Theresa's revenge: Ex-PM savages Boris Johnson's 'illegal and ineffective' Northern Ireland Bill warning him the EU won't bother negotiating because they don't think he will survive in No10 amid fresh attempts to unseat him

Hertford and Stortford opposition parties open to tactical voting

Opposition parties have welcomed the Conservatives' by-election defeats, with Labour calling for tactical voting in the Hertford and Stortford constituency to unseat MP Julie Marson at the next General Election. Last Thursday (June 23) the Tories suffered a resounding double defeat as the Liberal Democrats took Tiverton and Honiton in Devon in an historic win and Labour returned to power in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk ,  10 hours ago 1
Hertford and Stortford opposition parties open to tactical voting

UK Government attempt to scrap Welsh law shows Tories ‘just hate Wales’ says Welsh minister

A Welsh Government minister has said that UK Conservatives “hate Wales” and seem to want to “break up the UK” after it was confirmed that they would attempt to scrap a law created by the Welsh parliament. Wales’ Constitution Minister Mick Antoniw was reacting to confirmation that a law passed by the Senedd would be done away with at Westminster as part of the UK Government’s push to crack down on trade unions.

nation.cymru ,  10 hours ago 10
UK Government attempt to scrap Welsh law shows Tories ‘just hate Wales’ says Welsh minister

Why the Tories struggle to shake off the ‘nasty party’ label

The Conservatives’ brand is being taken to the cleaners. According to Lord Ashcroft’s focus groups, the words and phrases most often associated with the Conservative party right now are 'untrustworthy', 'for themselves', 'out of touch', and 'for the few'.

spectator.co.uk ,  11 hours ago 10
Why the Tories struggle to shake off the ‘nasty party’ label

Comfortable majority for protocol bill should steady PM

The government’s bill to reform the Northern Ireland Protocol not only passed last night, it did so by a majority roughly as big as Boris Johnson’s government. In other words, there was a tiny Tory rebellion. This is a highly significant political moment.

newsletter.co.uk ,  18 hours ago 4
Comfortable majority for protocol bill should steady PM

Boris Johnson critics warn against rewriting rules to get rid of him... as Labour claims it's in talks with three Tories to defect

The PM survived a no-confidence vote earlier this month by 211 to 148 But two of his strongest critics are resisting calls to change the rules to try again Now Labour believes several unhappy Tory MPs are about to defect to the party Two of Boris Johnson's most outspoken critics warned rebel MPs against 'tinkering' with Tory leadership rules to oust him.

dailymail.co.uk ,  19 hours ago 18
Boris Johnson critics warn against rewriting rules to get rid of him... as Labour claims it's in talks with three Tories to defect

Tories back Boris Johnson's law-breaking Brexit bill despite outrage

Senior Conservatives and Labour believe the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill breaks international law and trashes the UK's reputation abroad - but Brexiteers threw their weight behind it Boris Johnson today boasted he can railroad plans to rip up his Brexit deal through Parliament by the end of the year as key legislation cleared its first hurdle in the Commons.

mirror.co.uk ,  21 hours ago 8
Tories back Boris Johnson's law-breaking Brexit bill despite outrage

Government risk strikes by snubbing calls to give hero NHS staff 'pay restoration' rise

NHS workers including hero nurses and doctors who worked to save lives during the pandemic could strike this year amid planned pay rises of around 3%, says the TUC The Tories are risking strikes by carers by ­considering NHS pay rises of just 3% to 4%.

mirror.co.uk ,  22 hours ago 3
Government risk strikes by snubbing calls to give hero NHS staff 'pay restoration' rise

Do you support the RMT

The Tories fuck up the economy, then go for Brexit to kill it, inflation rises, the economy suffers a lack of workers in key industries, workers are asked to accept a wage rise that means a cut, even if you get 5% you are 5% down in a cost of living crises created by those bastards and when you go on strike it’s your fault?

forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk ,  23 hours ago 4
Do you support the RMT

Three strike days showed how to derail the bosses

Widespread support for rail workers strikes showed the Tories and the bosses' that workers see that they can fight back too Downloading PDF. Please wait... Monday 27 June 2022 Issue 2811 The fightback is here, and it’s being led by thousands of rail ­workers who, last week, left the bosses and the Tories ­shaking.

socialistworker.co.uk ,  1 day ago 1
Three strike days showed how to derail the bosses

Second Labour candidate bids to stand in Hartlepool at next General Election

A second Hartlepool Labour councillor has announced their intention to stand as the party's candidate for MP. De Bruce ward councillor Rachel Creevy has declared she is running to be selected to contest the next Parliamentary election in Hartlepool for Labour. Cllr Creevy lives with her husband Tim and their children in De Bruce ward, where she was elected as councillor in 2021 before retaining her seat in May.

hartlepoolmail.co.uk ,  1 day ago 2
Second Labour candidate bids to stand in Hartlepool at next General Election