Labour Calls for Protection of Police Funding, in Opposition to Black Lives Matter Demands

Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has today decisively shifted Labour away from kowtowing to the leadership of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, instead calling for police numbers to be protected. This will come as news to his sixteen Labour MP colleagues who follow the self-appointed UK Black Lives Matter Twitter account, which has raised over £1 million in donations for its campaign that includes the goal “Developing and delivering training, police monitoring and strategies for the abolition of police”, through defunding law enforcement in the UK. Labour’s vote-chasing support of the Black Lives Matter movement is plain for all to see…

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Starmer Imagines Playing Prime Minister

Today’s PMQs introduced us to a new Commons character; a Sir Keir willing and able to muck in with the traditional Punch and Judy PMQs theatre. With Boris once again throwing questions back to Starmer on whether Labour now believes schools are safe enough to re-open, Starmer made the traditional PMQs offer made whenever a PM questions an opposition leader, to swap places with the PM.  Mr Speaker also got involved when minutes later he accidentally called Starmer “The Prime Minister”. With Starmer managing to muster laughs as well as the detailed interrogations, it only helps demonstrate just how shockingly bad Corbyn was for half a decade…

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PMQs: Who’s Asking the Questions?
  1. Martin Docherty-Hughes SNP 👨‍💼
  2. Andrea Jenkyns Con 👩‍💻
  3. Keir Starmer Lab 👨‍💼
  4. Lia Nici Con 👩‍💼
  5. Ian Blackford SNP 👨‍💻
  6. Bim Afolami Con 👨‍💼
  7. Sir Edward Davey Lib Dem 👨‍💼
  8. Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Con 👨‍💼
  9. Jessica Morden Lab 👩‍💼
  10. Selaine Saxby Con 👩‍💼
  11. Christian Matheson Lab 👨‍💼
  12. Rob Butler Con 👨‍💼
  13. Tulip Siddiq Lab 👩‍💼
  14. Bob Stewart Con 👨‍💼
  15. Stephen Timms Lab 👨‍💼
  16. Jeremy Wright Con 👨‍💼
  17. Alan Brown SNP 👨‍💼
  18. Jonathan Gullis Con 👨‍💼
  19. Julie Marson Con 👩‍💼
  20. Mr Alistair Carmichael Lib Dem 👨‍💼

👩‍💻👨‍💻 = Virtual

👨‍💼 👩‍💼= Physical

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Northern Ireland Committee Intruder

The SDLP’s Claire Hanna suffered an interruption from an intruder this morning during Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. In scenes reminiscent of that BBC interview with Korea expert Professor Robert Kelly, her daughter burst into the room, disrupting proceedings. Other committee members went on to reminisce of similar experiences of their own…

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Cameron-Boris Rivalry Reignites over DfID Scrapping

It looks like the decade-long rivalry between David Cameron and Boris Johnson has ignited once again over the Government’s plan to scrap DfIDSomething Cameron sees as one of his proudest legacies…

Publicly disagreeing with a PM’s policy for the first time since leaving office, Cameron tweeted that the “decision to merge the departments is a mistake… the end of @DFID_UK will mean less expertise, less voice for development at the top table and ultimately less respect for the UK overseas.”

Thanks to Emma Hardy sitting on her phone in the Chamber, Cameron’s opposition was immediately put to Boris, who – predictably – rejected his predecessor’s criticisms.

Dave cherished DfID and the generosity of the 0.7% of GDP for foreign aid guarantee. It has long been unpopular with voters

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LIVE: Boris’s Statement on “Global Britain”

It’s understood Boris will announce the merger of DfID and the Foreign Office as part of the review…

UPDATE: Boris’s plans get the thumbs down from David Cameron in his first major policy intervention since leaving office. DfID was one of his proudest legacies…

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