Michael Gove piles pressure on Beijing over coronavirus coverage

Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster implied, live on the Andrew Marr Show, that Chinese coverage of the coronavirus outbreak has led to Britain's slow testing rate. Gove claimed that: "some of the reporting from China was not clear about the scale, nature and infectiousness" of the pandemic. These comments come as a … Continue reading Michael Gove piles pressure on Beijing over coronavirus coverage

Labour’s membership surge points to victory for Starmer

Yesterday, Rebecca Long-Bailey joined Lisa Nandy and Sir Keir Starmer on the Labour leadership ballot, leaving Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, as the only candidate who has yet to receive sufficient support from constituency Labour parties and affiliate groups.  However, what is more interesting is the recent surge in Labour membership. The BBC’s Newsnight programme … Continue reading Labour’s membership surge points to victory for Starmer

The Senedd reject Boris’ Brexit bill despite Wales voting leave

Yesterday, Cardiff joined Belfast and Edinburgh in rejecting Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement. This comes after the Brexit Secretary, Stephen Barclay, pleaded with Jeremy Miles, the Welsh Brexit minister, to support the decision taken by the people of Wales in 2016. Wales' vote share in favour of leaving the European Union, 52.5%, was marginally higher than … Continue reading The Senedd reject Boris’ Brexit bill despite Wales voting leave

Jess Phillips pulls out of the Labour leadership race

The member of parliament for Birmingham Yardley's decision to quit the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn comes after the candidate released a video on Twitter informing her supporters that she would not be able to unite the Labour Party. Phillips, who was immensely critical of Corbyn, also took aim at Rebecca Long-Bailey, telling supporters that … Continue reading Jess Phillips pulls out of the Labour leadership race