Mr Johnson’s top aide, Dominic Cummings, yesterday hit out at the Tory rebels, telling them: “The Prime Minister believes politicians don’t get to choose which votes they respect.” … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson plotting early election so he can push through no-deal Brexit
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An EU official confirmed the UK has not agreed to Brussels’ proposal that would keep Northern Ireland within the Customs Union if a new trading relationship does not avoid the creation of a hard border. … [Read more...] about UK wins transition deal – but Tories revolt over fishing ‘surrender’
Johnson could call a vote on no confidence in himself or he could try legislating to repeal the Fixed Term Parliament Act. Today's agenda:What I am reading:Happy second anniversary to London Playbook, written by the talented and sleep-deprived Jack Blanchard … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn faces election date dilemma
Dominic Cummings was brought up in Durham and educated at Oxford. His first taste of political campaigning came at the turn of the millennium when he led a campaign to stop the UK adopting the Euro. He was briefly director of strategy for Iain Duncan Smith when the latter was Tory party leader. … [Read more...] about Dominic Cummings: What is next for Boris Johnson’s right hand man?
"Streaming suits catalogue but cannot work as a way of supporting new artists. Spotify and the like either have to address that fact and change the model for new releases or else all new music producers should be bold and vote with their feet. Spotify say they have generated $500 million for "license holders." The way that Spotify works is that the money is divided up by percentage of total streams. Big labels have massive back catalogues, so their forty-year-old record by a dead artist earns them the same slice of the pie as a brand new-track by a new artist. … [Read more...] about Spotify vs Musicians: 10 things to read to better understand the debate