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A senior Conservative MP leaks his party’s private polling. No wonder they are ‘panicking’.

Written by : JAMES WRIGHT A senior Conservative MP has leaked his party’s private polling to a journalist. ITV‘s Paul Brand reports that the internal polling shows Labour 12 points ahead, leading to “blue panic”: The huge 12-point difference is much higher than the gap shown by public polls. Recent public polls placeLabour around 2 …

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Opposing voting reform ‘selfish’ and ‘immoral’

It is “selfish” and “immoral” to oppose voting reform just because “it has traditionally handed you power”, the co-leader of the Green Party has said. Caroline Lucas was speaking in a debate on proportional representation being used for future general elections. The Westminster debate was prompted by more than 100,000 …

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EU Withdrawal Bill: Tory revolt could force Theresa May into fresh U-turn over plans to put Brexit date into law

Written by : Rob Merrick Theresa May is facing a fresh Tory revolt that could force her into a humiliating U-turn on her plan to put the precise Brexit date into domestic law. A last-minute amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill is expected to win the support of pro-EU backbenchers who …

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Media Silent as a Record 250,000 Romanians March to End Govt Corruption

Written by : Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project Waking Times Media Upwards of a quarter of a million Romanians have taken to the streets in record breaking numbers to protest the country’s corrupt politicians. For the first time since the fall of communism and the execution of Romania’s brutal leader …

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Boris Johnson laughed at in Commons after moaning about closure of police station under policy he introduced

Written by : Jeff Farrell Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn mocked Boris Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions when he highlighted a tweet from the foreign secretary criticising the closure of a London police station – which was shut down under a policy he himself introduced when Mayor of the city. Mr Johnson …

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The Tories have voted that animals can’t feel pain as part of the EU bill, marking the beginning of our anti-science Brexit

Written by : Yas Necati The Tory Government has outdone itself when it comes to neglecting animal rights this week – by voting that all animals (apart from humans, of course) have no emotions or feelings, including the ability to feel pain. Remember all that campaigning against the badger cull and …

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Brexit: EU to move key agencies from London to France and Netherlands when UK leaves, Brussels announces

Written by : Jon Stone France and Netherlands will benefit from Brexit at the expense of the UK, as key EU agencies previously hosted by Britain are moved abroad. The European Council announced the new location of the European Medicines Agency will be Amsterdam, and the European Banking Authority will move …

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The Brexit Secretary has made sure Brexit will be fine… if you’re a banker

Written by : JAMES WRIGHT The Brexit Secretary has made a special guarantee for bankers after we leave the EU. David Davis announcedthat freedom of movement will continue after Brexit, but only for senior employees in the financial sector. For bankers… On 14 November, Davis told City workers that: We want to ensure that …

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Theresa May’s ‘winter of discontent’ hots up as a trade union warns of major strike action

Written by : STEVE TOPPLE Just when Theresa May thought life couldn’t get any more complicated, a trade union has warned of potential strike action against corporate giant British Telecom (BT). But it feels like we’ve been here before, as the row between the workers and the bosses is very similar to one with another …

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Local councils have been caught investing billions in offshore tax-avoiding companies. With your money.

Written by : STEVE TOPPLE Campaigners have caught local councils investing billions of pounds into companies that use offshore tax schemes, with half a billion of it being public money. And ultimately, this means that these local authorities are putting your money into companies that don’t pay their fair share of …