He said having to explain to wife Joanne about his fling was one of the most "difficult conversations" of his life, and told how his family "means everything to me" and he "almost threw it away". … [Read more...] about Who is Gavin Williamson? Education Secretary and MP for South Staffordshire
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They describe this battle as ‘broke versus woke’ — and broke the 250 people who currently work in Banks Mining will certainly be if the Government continues to block the Highthorn scheme (which would be worth an estimated £100 million to the area). … [Read more...] about DOMINIC LAWSON: What has ‘builder’ Boris got against the miners of Northumberland?
Ever since Living Marxism began publishing 11 years ago, it has drawn rumours: that it is subsidised by the Serbs; that it is secretly funded by a South African millionaire; that it is a front organisation for the British security services; for right-wing think tanks; for American corporations. The magazine is too well-run, these theories usually go, too suddenly successful, too disconnected from the Left, to be a genuine part of the political fringe. Instead, its accusers say, Living Marxism is really an agent provocateur, deliberately discrediting other radicals by its shrill, erratic opinions. There is another school of thought, however. It notes LM's pale young staff, and publicity-seeking, and po-faced offensiveness, and concludes that the magazine is a joke, a complicated and long-sustained prank to point up the exhaustion of the British Left. It's just that not everyone gets it yet. … [Read more...] about Licence to rile