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Sunday, September 19, 2021



Nicki or Whitty?

Professor Chris Whitty and US rapper Nicki Minaj are at the epicentre of a bizarre feud over Covid-19 vaccines. Earlier in the week, Nicki Minaj tweeted an unsubstantiated story suggesting the Covid-19 vaccine made people impotent. Professor Whitty said the people who were “peddling untruths” should be “deeply ashamed”. In response, the US rapper appeared…

Can you name the new cabinet?

Boris Johnson has just reshuffled his cabinet, bringing some new faces to the fore. But how many members of the new cabinet can you name? Good luck! The post Can you name the new cabinet? appeared first on Politics.co.uk.

Labour says equalities minister ‘should not be in job’ after alleged LGBTQ comments

New equalities minister Kemi Badenoch has been criticised for leaked comments on gay marriage and transgenderism. In response to the alleged comments, published on Friday by Vice News, deputy leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner said via Twitter: “Everyone should be able to be themselves and be celebrated, supported and loved for who they…

Policing review says violence against women is as important as terrorism

A new report says tackling violence against women must be considered as much of a priority for the police as anti-terrorism. The report, undertaken by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), was commissioned by home Secretary Priti Patel in the wake of the murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in March…

‘The Hillsborough families deserve this’ – Ministers debate changes to criminal justice system

MPs on both sides of the chamber delivered passionate speeches in the Commons today during a debate on proposed reforms to the criminal justice system to better deal with public disasters. The debate centred on the Hillsborough disaster. Maria Eagle, calling for an independent public advocate to be established, closed her opening remarks by saying:…

Gordon Brown says UK is “moving closer together” despite talk of indyref2

Former Prime minister Gordon Brown has said the UK is “moving closer together, not further apart” and warned Prime minister Boris Johnson to scrap his “muscular unionism” approach to devolution claiming that “narrow nationalists” ran both Holyrood and Westminster. A poll released today by the pro-union pressure group “Our Scottish Future” of which Brown is…

Mixed reaction to new Aukus Security Alliance

The UK, US and Australia have announced a landmark security pact in the Asia-Pacific in an effort to counter China’s military expansion in the region. In a joint statement US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and UK PM Boris Johnson said the new strategic alliance aims to “defend our shared interests in…

Johnson outlines Aukus military pact

Boris Johnson has outlined Britain’s new military pact, named Aukus, with the United States and Australia today in the Commons. While Johnson stated that the pact is “not intended to be adversarial towards any other power”, he dodged former prime minister Theresa May’s question regarding what Britain would do in the face of a Chinese…

Boris Johnson has removed the deadwood – but all his opponents as well

When Dominic Cummings announced his intended revolution in the corridors of Whitehall at the start of Boris Johnson’s reign, he promised to remove the shirkers and slackers, the bureaucrats and bores who had dogged British politics for too long. The new cabinet was to possess the greatest minds in parliament, who would be able to…

MPs clash over Afghanistan investigation

MPs clashed during an opposition day debate today regarding Labour’s proposal to set up a joint committee to investigate the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Lisa Nandy brought forward the bill, saying: “Two decades of work: the transformation of the economy through landmine clearance, the improvements to health care, media…

Latest news

Lib Dems hold key to next general election, says Davey

The Lib Dem leader will tell his annual conference that Boris Johnson can only be removed if they take seats from the Tories.

France accuses Britain of hiding in ‘American lap’ in submarine row

Paris furious after Australia cancels a £30bn submarine order following new defence pact with the US and UK.

What the papers say – September 19

Rising gas prices and Boris Johnson’s trip to the US feature among the stories on Sunday’s front pages.

Harry reveals grandfather Philip was a great listener

The Duke of Sussex spoke to a BBC tribute programme due to air on Wednesday at 9pm.

BBC did not properly search for murder victim’s lost clothes – report

The broadcaster has dismissed as ‘incorrect’ claims key people were not interviewed in a 2004 investigation.