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Health Secretary accused of ‘illegal activity’

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt may have taken part in “illegal activity” by failing to declare his investment in seven luxury flats, Labour said today. Shadow Cabinet Office secretary Jon Trickett said his party would be referring Hunt to the parliamentary standards watchdog over his failure to properly declare a 50 per cent interest in Mare … Continue reading

Ex-race chief makes controversial call for tougher policing

Former Equality and Human Rights Commission head Trevor Phillips has called for tougher policing in black communities hit by knife crime than in white areas with less violence. Phillips calls come after recent stabbings in London. Many have expressed dismay that PM Mrs May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan didn’t handle the spate of shootings … Continue reading

Too Much Victory? The Hungarian Election Results

John Morgan reports on the Hungarian election win for Fidesz Defying predictions that a more energized opposition would reduce the parliamentary majority of Viktor Orbán’s party, Fidesz, in Sunday’s national election, their result is projected to be identical to what it was in 2014, with over 98% of the votes counted as of this writing: … Continue reading

French strikers show the way

French trade union leader Jean-Claude Mailly has warned that ongoing conflict between the French government and the unions may turn into a national confrontation over President Emmanuel Macron’s economic programme. Unions are holding two-day strikes every week for three months over the government’s European Union dictated marketisation and compulsory tendering policies for the SNCF state railway company. … Continue reading

Skripal, Russia and the warmongers: another ‘dodgy dossier’?

The Tories, the press and Labour right are all pushing an Anti-Russian agenda following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on 4 March. This is despite the lack of any clear motive or firm evidence. All those pushing the agenda have their own motives for trying to pin the blame … Continue reading

Human rights protest greets Commonwealth leaders

Human rights activists gathered outside Westminster Abbey this week to demand action in Commonwealth countries. The protest took place as high commissioners met to mark Commonwealth Day. The demonstration focussed on the persecution and criminalisation of homosexuality. Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, and gay people from across the Commonwealth, some … Continue reading

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