May’s cabinet on the edge after foreign policy blunders

May’s cabinet on the edge after foreign policy blunders

Theresa May could be preparing to lose a second cabinet minister in a week, and may even be set for the loss of a third. After the resignation of Michael Fallon, there is mounting pressure for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Development Secretary Priti Patel to follow in his...

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When will Labour have its first female leader?

When will Labour have its first female leader?

When will Labour, the party that has always advocated for social justice, have its first female leader? Jeremy Corbyn stated during the keynote speech at the party conference that Labour is ‘ready to govern’. Thatcher and May have proven women can make it to Number 10 through the different periods and climates...

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Tory’s preparing for leadership election

Tory’s preparing for leadership election

Conservative cabinet ministers are jostling for position to replace Theresa May as leader of the party and Prime Minister. Conservative MP Grant Shapps today revealed there were around 30 MPs who felt it was time for her to go. A formal leadership challenge needs the backing of 48 MPs. The...

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May to give keynote speech

May to give keynote speech

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to give her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this afternoon. In a conference that has been characterised by political infighting and bickering between senior ministers, it is understood that May will seek to divert attention towards the unveiling of new...

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President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Trump denies DACA deal with Democrats

President Donald Trump tweeted today that no deal has been reached with the Democrats over DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This announcement comes as a direct contradiction to the joint statement made by Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who announced that...

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Notes on Singapore’s Oxley Road scandal

Notes on Singapore’s Oxley Road scandal

Number 38, Oxley Road appears to be a fairly unassuming, stuccoed, gated residence in Singapore’s central River Valley area. However the old colonial bungalow’s political capital has soared in recent weeks as it has become the centre of a convoluted and heated debate surrounding Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong....

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Theresa May’s much awaited response to Trump Charlottesville rhetoric

Theresa May’s much awaited response to Trump Charlottesville rhetoric

Theresa May has spoken to criticise Donald Trump’s response to white supremacist violence and demonstrations in Charlottesville. Her words come after the PM originally declined to condemn the President’s remarks. On Monday, her spokesman said, “What the president says is a matter for him.” Trump claimed there was “blame on...

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EU freedom of movement to end by 2019, says Lewis

EU freedom of movement to end by 2019, says Lewis

Freedom of movement within the EU will end when the UK leave Europe, says immigration minister Brandon Lewis. The minister confirmed today, 27th July, that freedom of movement and labour would come to end by Spring 2019. “Free movement of labor ends when we leave the European Union in the...

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Repeal Bill published amidst opposition from Labour and SNP

Repeal Bill published amidst opposition from Labour and SNP

The government today, Thursday 13th July, published the Repeal Bill, a landmark piece of legislation in Britain’s secession from the European Union. The Repeal Bill will repeal the legislation that brought the UK into the EU in 1972. It will also seek to convert all EU requirements into British law...

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Taylor Review calls for gig economy change

Taylor Review calls for gig economy change

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, written by former policy chief Matthew Taylor, calls for cash-in-hand companies to switch to payment platforms in order to benefit workers. The gig economy, he says, gives too much power to the employer and one-sided flexibility puts all the risk on the workers....

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