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UK Politics

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Holyrood’s death by a thousand Tory cuts

5 min read
In a recent interview with the News Agents podcast, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that she is no longer 100% certain that the Conservatives would not attempt to abolish the Scottish Parliament

REVEALED: Dominic Raab did use WhatsApp for official business, but Government didn’t retain a copy of his messages

3 min read
For 17 months, the FCDO refused to answer our questions regarding Dominic Raab’s WhatsApp use. But, following an intervention from the ICO, they’ve finally come clean.

Labour accepted £12,000 from major polluter Drax

5 min read
Labour has accepted £12,000 from the UK’s largest carbon emitter, major polluter Drax. Why?

Nadhim Zahawi sacked: Today’s Tory scandals are similar to 1990s sleaze stories in more than one way

5 min read
The prime minister’s pledge to bring integrity to public office could become a stick to beat him with – just like ‘back to basics’ became one for John Major.

Why refusing public sector pay rises won’t help reduce inflation

6 min read
Recent price rises are not due to higher wages but supply-side issues, including the war in Ukraine, the COVID pandemic, and Brexit. All in all, the current government’s intransigence on public sector pay is based on both bad economics and bad politics.

Strange days

14 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s analysis on how the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Retained EU Law Bill processes rumble on undramatically but with potential for crisis and chaos, the idea that Brexit is dying, and thoughts on how Re-joiners will need to build and sustain a ‘big tent’.

Tory-linked think tank appoints ‘brazen’ climate denier as director

4 min read
Tory-linked think tank appoints the author of books which claim that environmentalism is part of a “totalitarian” plan to control the public and human-made climate change is a “myth”.
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