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Lords reflect on assisted dying in emotionally-charged debate

We can live better”, claimed Baroness Meacher as the House of Lords began its second reading of her private member’s bill on assisted dying. The chair of Dignity in Dying said the absence of a legal way to end one’s life, “turns compassionate friends and family into criminals and causes thousands of dying people to…

‘It’s good to be Green!’ – Why does Brighton vote Green?

Brighton is unique when it comes to UK politics. It is home to Brighton Pavilion, the first and only Green seat in the UK held by Caroline Lucas since 2010. So why do people in Brighton vote Green? Politics.co.uk headed to the seaside city to see what the locals think.The post ‘It’s good to be…

Rees-Mogg: Socialists wear masks for TV

Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg responded to questions about mask wearing in the Commons by accusing Labour of hypocrisy, saying: “Masks are worn more by socialists when there are television cameras around than when they are not going to be seen.” The leader was referring to the Labour party conference, during which he claimed:…

Don’t let online harms bill impact democracy, warn experts

Journalists and democracy watchdogs have warned the online safety bill joint committee that “creating state-backed censorship of lawful communications” could prevent “democracy taking its course”. Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch, said: “There’s a reason reinventing the wheel with freedom of expression is a very dangerous thing, and detaching from the rule of law is a very dangerous…

Social mobility tsar defends controversial comments

The government’s preferred candidate for chair of the Social Mobility Commission was interviewed today by the Women and Equalities parliamentary committee. Katharine Birbalsingh has made controversial comments in the past on white privilege and has spoken out against “woke culture”. Criticising current teaching methods, she said children “need to know that you’re on their side,…

Lucas introduces ‘Green New Deal’ bill

  Green MP Caroline Lucas brought forward a 10-minute-rule bill today in parliament focused on a Green New Deal, which she said was “about creating a better world”.   Speaking to the House of Commons, the MP for Brighton Pavilion said: “The time for talking is over. It’s not inevitable that the news gets worse year on…

John Nicolson takes aim at Newcastle Supporters over Saudi takeover

SNP MP John Nicolson took aim at Newcastle supporters for ‘not caring’ about Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses following the club’s controversial takeover last week. The SNP culture spokesperson criticised some sections of fans for being “numpties dancing around in cod-Arabic dresses outside Newcastle United” after the takeover, and for the “enormous abuse” journalists received…

Miscarriage bereavement ‘isn’t a sickness, it’s grief’

Labour MP Sarah Owen has called on the government to extend paid bereavement leave to people who miscarry before 24 weeks. The MP for Luton North, who has suffered two miscarriages, introduced the bill in a ten minute rule motion this afternoon. Speaking in the Commons, Owen said “I can’t believe in 2021, people are…

Furious motorist ties up Insulate Britain protester with own banner to railings

A new video has emerged showing an activist being dragged from the middle of the road by a furious motorist and then tied up the protester with his own Insulate… The post Furious motorist ties up Insulate Britain protester with own banner to railings appeared first on London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com.

‘The best bloke I ever knew’

Parliament paid an emotional tribute to the late Sir David Amess, following his murder on Friday afternoon. The former MP for Southend West was killed in a stabbing attack during a constituency surgery. The incident is being treated as an act of terrorism. Boris Johnson described Sir David as “the nicest, kindest and most gentle…

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