Late last year the UK agreed that, despite Brexit, it was still a participant to the ECHR. Now the government would like to go back on that pledge, replacing it with an ill-defined British Bill of Rights.
Over 80 per cent of Labour Party members support Proportional Representation. So why did a motion supporting it fail? And what next?
Awash with the highly skilled, the real high earner will be the bloke who’s prepared to empty the bins
So Johnson intends to restrict immigration to the highly skilled, at the same time making the UK labour force highly skilled. In consequence of which we will be awash with highly skilled immigrants and natives.
Sadly the burning question for more and more households this winter will be “eating or heating?” A huge increase in the wholesale price of gas, added to other tough economic factors, will leave millions being forced to make hard choices this winter to avoid falling into debt.
As the emergency slaughter of 120,000 pigs has started to become a reality today, the industry is in full-scale revolt and government seems in disarray.
Perhaps predictably, media reporting of this year’s Labour Party Conference has tended to focus on internal wranglings. It was perhaps only on Wednesday, with the leader’s speech, that the spotlight swung to Keir Starmer himself, his rivalry with Boris Johnson, and the often repeated question of what Starmer ‘stands for’. But the conference was also a chance to learn more about what Labour would do in government.
Brexit truly is a cult, and the true believers cannot walk away. The Dear Leader can never be wrong. The purity of our faith will see us through. The Emperor’s garments are of the finest quality.
Should the minimum wage rate reflect what employers can afford, or what people need to live? Did the Labour party make the right call?
To defeat ‘epidemics’, shouldn’t we act with more conviction, more resources and more urgency? Politicians need to take this much, much more seriously. It’s a national threat, just like terrorism which far kills fewer people.
The government is set to push through a £20 a week cut to Universal Credit, a decision that will hit 5.5 million families.