George Floyd’s trial, vaccinations and trouble in the Suez Canal

George Floyd’s murder trial begins      Court proceedings against the policeman on trial for the murder of George Floyd began in central Minneapolis this week. Derek Chauvin, who denies murder and manslaughter charges, could face up to 40 years in prison if found guilty. Mr Floyd’s death sparked protests around the world, with demonstrators […]

Back-tracking Boris, Asylum reform and Sturgeon the survivor

Reform to asylum seeker rules imminent Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced landmark reforms to the process by which those seeking to claim asylum in the UK can do so. The reforms, which Labour say lack both compassion and competence, afford greater entitlements to those who arrive in the UK through the proper channels rather […]

A by-election, falling emissions and Global Britain

Hill resignation triggers red wall election Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has resigned with ‘immediate effect’ after it was revealed he had used taxpayer money to challenge sexual harassment claims made against him. The 57-year-old Labour MP’s resignation comes two years after he was suspended by the Party over allegations of sexual harassment and unfair dismissal and four years after […]

NHS Pay, vaccine diplomacy and £37bn gone without a trace

Row over NHS pay intensifies The backlash over the Government’s decision to raise NHS pay by only 1% has rumbled on for a second week. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has challenged the Prime Minister to put it to a vote in Parliament, saying that: ‘Even his own MPs know he’s got this wrong’. Boris […]

Sturgeon in hot water, expenses and the budget

Sunrise over Westminster

Sturgeon in hot water  Scottish First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has faced calls to resign over new revelations in the Alex Salmond saga. Two former aides refuted her version of events and it was revealed that lawyers for the SNP advised the government that it was likely to lose any legal case they bring against the former First Minister.  With a little […]