Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

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Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused Theresa May of making “blatantly untrue excuses” for the behaviour of her chief whip. Mr Watson said the PM’s defence of Julian Smith was “unbelievable” and public trust in politics was at stake. … Continue reading

Duncan Smith warns government risks ‘dividing’ society

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Duncan Smith warns government risks ‘dividing’ society Iain Duncan Smith has warned that the government risks dividing society, in his first interview since resigning as work and pensions secretary. He attacked the “desperate search for savings” focused on benefit payments … Continue reading

Trade Union Bill is an attack on the right to strike, warns TUC

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Trade Union Bill is an attack on the right to strike, warns TUC Commenting on the second reading today (Monday) of the Trade Union Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This bill threatens the basic right to strike. It’ll … Continue reading

What ever he calls himself, he is still not nice

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Revealed: Grant Shapps’ threat to sue constituent over Michael Green post Law firm sent letters to Dean Archer demanding he pay ‘compensation in lieu of damages’ over Facebook post, on behalf of Tory chairman when he was MP http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/16/revealed-grant-shapps-threat-to-sue-constituent-over-michael-green-post Spotted … Continue reading

Kevin now a ‘Cameron honours crony’!

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The Evening Standard is not at all impressed by Kevin Barron’s knighthood, nor were his mates?: Our thanks go to our London correspondent for this interesting snippet.