John Bercow ‘begged Jeremy Corbyn’ for help in getting a peerage

John Bercow ‘begged Jeremy Corbyn’ for help in getting a peerage when he was snubbed by the Tories after stepping down as Speaker Leaked emails show Mr Bercow wrote his own reference for his nomination He secretly met the then Labour leader’s team after the 2019 general election It comes after Mr Bercow denied defection … Read more

Prince Philip dies: Backlash against Jeremy Corbyn as he posts Bolivia tweet after Duke’s death

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been slammed for the ‘dreadful’ timing of a Tweet shortly after Prince Philip’s death was announced – and staying silent on the news of the royal’s passing.  In a now-deleted Tweet, the MP posted a link to an event inviting people to ‘support the Bolivian people’ less than 40 minutes … Read more

Prince Philip dies: Furious backlash againsy Jeremy Corbyn slammed for posting tweet

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been slammed for the ‘dreadful’ timing of a Tweet shortly after Prince Philip’s death was announced – and staying silent on the news of the royal’s passing.  In a now-deleted Tweet, the MP posted a link to an event inviting people to ‘support the Bolivian people’ less than 40 minutes … Read more

DOMINIC LAWSON: Keir Starmer’s problem?

Yesterday Sir Keir Starmer chalked up a year since becoming leader of the Labour Party. It must seem longer to him — and not just because time appears to pass so slowly during the interminable lockdowns. For he has struggled unavailingly with a party membership still madly missing Jeremy Corbyn — whose evident distaste for … Read more

Labour has to show voters it’s sorry for inflicting Corbyn on country, says Shadow Cabinet source

Labour still has to show voters it’s sorry for inflicting Jeremy Corbyn on the country, key Shadow Cabinet ally of Sir Keir Starmer warns Sir Keir spent much of past year trying to distance himself from his predecessor He even suspended Jeremy Corbyn from Parliamentary Labour Party last year But senior Sir Keir ally said ex-Labour … Read more

MPs join forces in bid to block vaccine passports plan

FORTY rebel Tories including six ex-Cabinet ministers join forces with opposition MPs in bid to block ‘divisive and discriminatory’ vaccine passports Unlikely alliance condemned vaccine passports as ‘divisive and discriminatory’  Members of coalition were organised by the pressure group Big Brother Watch Signed a pledge to oppose the idea if it is brought forward by … Read more

Labour’s ex-director of governance among 21 suing party for libel over anti-Semitism report leak

Labour’s ex-director of governance is among 21 people suing party for libel over leaked internal report into its handling of anti-Semitism allegations Emilie Oldknow took legal action against party in February to find source of leak  860-page report on Labour’s anti-Semitism complaints was leaked in April 2020  Ms Oldknow and 20 other unnamed individuals filed … Read more

Labour’s ex-director of governance is among 21 people suing party for libel

Labour’s ex-director of governance is among 21 people suing party for libel over leaked internal report into its handling of anti-Semitism allegations Emilie Oldknow took legal action against party in February to find source of leak  860-page report on Labour’s anti-Semitism complaints was leaked in April 2020  Ms Oldknow and 20 other unnamed individuals filed … Read more

Union boss Len McCluskey fires warning at Sir Keir Starmer

Union boss Len McCluskey warns Sir Keir Starmer he will be ‘dumped into the dustbin of history’ if he ‘continues to attack the left of the party’ and fails to set out what Labour stands for Unite trade union boss Len McCluskey has issued a warning to Sir Keir Starmer Mr McCluskey said Labour leader … Read more

Covid countdown to a YEAR of lockdown: On this day in 2020 friends partied at Cheltenham

A year ago today, the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic had yet to fully hit home with Britons. While more than 3,000 had died in China by March 12, 2020, there had been just ten deaths in the UK. Blissfully unaware of the scale of the carnage to come, tens of thousands flocked to … Read more