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How to respond to Tory voters when they say they’re ‘saving us from ourselves’ [OPINION]

Written by : ED SYKES If you know any Tory voters, bad luck. You’re probably tired of trying to draw blood from a stone, and sick of them saying they were voting for ‘stability and security’ back in June; mainly because that’s precisely what most people have not got from the Tories in recent …

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‘Embarrassed’ Tory MPs abandon the government during a debate on Universal Credit [IMAGES]

Written by : JAMES WRIGHT ‘Embarrassed’ Conservative MPs appear to have abandoned the government during a debate on Universal Credit. “Clearly nobody can justify Universal Credit” On 16 November, as The Skwawkbox reported, Shadow Secretary for International Trade Barry Gardiner noticed something strange about the Conservative benches: Continue reading on the canary

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Be a shame if we mentioned what the Tory MP defending austerity billed the taxpayer for [VIDEO]

Written by : JAMES WRIGHT On BBC Question Time on 16 November, Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi was defending [47.00] his government’s austerity programme. But many viewers were quick to point out that the MP for Stratford-on-Avon himself has been quite liberal with taxpayer money. Horse riding stables In fact, multi-millionaire Zahawi claimed expenses for the electricity used to run the horse-riding …

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The Conservative-DUP alliance has managed to scrap a crucial EU law, putting untold numbers of animals at risk

Written by : SAM WOOLFE After a debate in parliament, MPs decided that ‘animal sentience’ will not be included in the EU Withdrawal Bill. Every single Conservative and DUP MP present voted to reject inclusion of the term, which recognises that animals are capable of feeling pain and emotion. All MPs from the Labour, Green and …

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A cheap stunt by the government over Universal Credit will lead to thousands of children a year being worse off

Written by : STEVE TOPPLE The government has made a significant change to the controversial roll out of Universal Credit. It’s launched a consultation on proposed changes to a policy affecting over one million children. It says more children will be helped by the plans. But dig a little deeper into …

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The Tories have made the crisis in our schools so bad that volunteers are now having to renovate them [TWEETS]

Written by : STEVE TOPPLE Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner says the education system is in “chaos” and “crisis”. And the situation is now so bad that volunteers are having to carry out renovation work on schools. But the government has announced this like it’s a good thing. When it all falls down In August, the …

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The latest Brexit u-turn provokes war inside the government. Again. [TWEETS]

Written by : TIMOTHY J. WOODS The Conservative government’s latest announcement to put the final Brexit bill before parliament has provoked a backlash from Conservative MPs. Brexit Secretary David Davis appears to have made the concession to ward off a brewing Tory revolt. But it hasn’t been enough. U-turning heads Any agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from …

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May and Johnson reveal embarrassing split over alleged Russia meddling [TWEETS]

Written by : TOM COBURG n her Lord Mayor’s banquet speech, Theresa May accused Russia of meddling in “our democracies”. But just over a week earlier, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson essentially said the opposite. So who’s telling the truth? The Prime Minister, or the man who was photographed having lunch with a …

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12 words from a Labour MP just blew the Paradise Papers wide open

Written by : JAMES WRIGHT In the House of Commons, 12 words from Labour MP Margaret Hodge just blew the Paradise Papers scandal wide open. The papers The Paradise Papers detail the offshore tax affairs of more than 120 politicians and leaders and over 100 corporations. The investigation came about after a leak of millions of documents from …

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Theresa May made a major mistake in her Lord Mayor’s speech. We’ve fixed it for her. [VIDEO]

Written by : TRACY KEELING Prime Minister Theresa May made a speech at the Lord Major’s Banquet on 13 November. But she made a major mistake in it (something that’s not uncommon in her cabinet these days). So we’ve fixed it for her. Myanmar During the event in the City of London, May …