A SENIOR Labour figure once tipped for high office is quitting the party over Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to tackle anti-Semitism. Michael Dugher, 43, admits he has been close to tears watching colleagues abused by the hard-Left hate mob. Writing in The Sun on Sunday today, he says: “It pains me to see what the Labour has become.” Mr Dugher, a party member for nearly 30 years, served as vice-chairman in the shadow cabinet under Ed Miliband. He was also a Gordon Brown aide in No10 and the Barnsley East MP for seven years. He writes: “Labour has been the greatest force for good for working people in British history. But the Labour Party I joined no longer exists.” Michael Dugher on why he's cutting his political ties ALMOST 28 years ago to the day, I joined the Labour Party. Next week, after almost three decades, I will be resigning my membership over the party’s repeated failure to adequately tackle anti-Semitism. All my political and adult life I have … [Read more...] about Labour’s Michael Dugher quits the party after 28 years over Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to tackle anti-Semitism
TORY Brexiteers must now compromise. They are in grave danger of wrecking Brexit, their party and their country, by gifting power to Corbyn’s extremists. The EU must compromise too. They know they can make firmer legally-binding promises on the hated Irish backstop. Time to offer them up. Brexiteers must then hold their noses and vote for Theresa May’s deal. All other roads lead to catastrophe. They won’t get the backstop removed. We don’t believe they’ll get a No Deal exit either, and even if they did the short-term chaos would kill their party. Instead Parliament would postpone Brexit, possibly finishing the Tories for a generation. This current purgatory would go on for months longer — maybe long enough for Remainers to reverse the referendum result. The Government would have failed in its only mission. It would instead have undermined our democracy and ensured bitter divisions that would never heal. The one person unable to compromise, oddly, is … [Read more...] about Tory hard-liners must compromise on Brexit deal or they open No10 door to Corbyn’s extremists
THOUSANDS of students walked out of class to protest against climate change. We explain where the protests took place and how they started. Who organised the protests? Youth Strike 4 Change is organised by the UK Student Climate Network and UK Youth Climate Coalition. Students across the country took part in a strike because of an “alarming” lack of action from the Government to prevent climate change. The group is calling on the government to include young people in decision making when it comes to global warming. They are also calling for the voting age to be lowered to 16 so they can influence policy. The strike followed the lead of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, a climate change activist from Sweden who has been skipping school every Friday since August 2018 to lobby her government over addressing global warming. Anna Taylor, of UK Student Climate Network, said: “We’re running out of time for meaningful change. "We’ve had enough and we’re making … [Read more...] about School Strike 4 Climate – where did the protests take place today and how did it start?
JEREMY Corbyn has been forced to stump up an extra £6,442 to the HMRC this year after a blunder by the taxman. After the Labour leader was put on the wrong tax code, his tax return - published yesterday - revealed his tax on both his MPs’ salary and Leader of the Opposition earnings were being processed separately despite being Labour boss for more than three years. This meant PAYE wasn’t taking the right amount. He paid £27,870 tax for his £79,807 MP salary and another £10,787 tax for his £43,717 Leader of the Opposition wage. The 69-year-old paid an additional £975 in tax from his £6,648 state pension and £2,438 Unison pension. But Mr Corbyn was charged an extra £6,442 in a lump sum after he notified HMRC that he was paying too little in tax because it hadn’t taken his full earnings into account. 'WEAK' WRIGHT Culture Secretary blasted by MPs after he downplays calls for full BBC review ExclusiveTHE END OF MAY Theresa May … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn forced to stump up extra £6k to HMRC after it emerged he was paying too little tax
THE Labour Party found that there were 673 complaints of antisemitism from April 2018 to January 2019 – but only 12 were upheld. Many have said that is not enough to tackle the long-running row over anitsemitisim in the party. What was the letter about the latest figures? Jennie Formby, the party’s general secretary, revealed figures over alleged acts of antisemitism by its members. The 673 complaints represent about 0,1 per cent of the Labour Party’s membership. From that figure, 96 were immediately suspended and furher 211 were told they would be investigated. Another 146 members received a first warning and 220 cases did not have enough evidence for it to have breached party rules. Of the 307 members who were suspended or notified of an investigation – 44 left the party. Another 96 were referred to the party’s anti-Semitism Disputes Panel. Of the 96, 16 members were issued with a formal warning six members’ cases were referred for further … [Read more...] about What are the figures about reported antisemitism released by the Labour Party?