DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Stop squabbling and back the Rwanda Bill

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Stop squabbling and back the Rwanda Bill

In a letter in 1780, John Adams, the second president of the US, warned of the hazards of political polarisation in a democracy. ‘There is nothing I dread so much,’ he wrote, ‘as a division of the republic into two parties, each under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other.’ Adams was … Read more

S**t MPs, bats**t ideas and s**thole northern towns: The times ex-soldier James Cleverly got into trouble for swearing like a trooper (and admitting he would snog Theresa May)

S**t MPs, bats**t ideas and s**thole northern towns: The times ex-soldier James Cleverly got into trouble for swearing like a trooper (and admitting he would snog Theresa May)

James Cleverly is at the centre of a row over ‘unparliamentary’ language aimed at a Labour opponent. Exactly what the Home Secretary said at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday is disputed. Stockton North Labour MP Alex Cunningham says the senior Cabinet minister branded his County Durham seat of Stockton North a ‘s**thole’ as he asked … Read more

Lib Dems spark row over candidate chosen to represent Reading West and Mid-Berkshire after trans rights campaigner is picked to fight Commons seat over man who ‘actually won’

Lib Dems spark row over candidate chosen to represent Reading West and Mid-Berkshire after trans rights campaigner is picked to fight Commons seat over man who ‘actually won’

A Lib Dem spokesman said Mr Abbs was ‘disqualified for breaching the selection process rules’ By Brendan Carlin Published: 02:13 GMT, 19 November 2023 | Updated: 02:13 GMT, 19 November 2023 Liberal Democrats are embroiled in a dirty tricks row after a trans rights campaigner was picked to fight a Commons seat over the man … Read more

Cash-strapped council was spending £85,000 on the WEEKLY social care bill for just one child as review reveals staggering costs of ‘broken’ system

Cash-strapped council was spending £85,000 on the WEEKLY social care bill for just one child as review reveals staggering costs of ‘broken’ system

A cash-strapped council has revealed it slashed £55,000 off the weekly cost of social care for just one child after a review. Cambridgeshire County Council was spending £85,000 a week on the unidentified minor’s social care placement. The staggering sum is equivalent to £4.42 million a year – 110 times the £40,000 bill to hold … Read more

Our city is being flooded by pop-up brothels and stag parties thanks to a surge in Airbnb and short-term lets, the people of Cambridge say

Our city is being flooded by pop-up brothels and stag parties thanks to a surge in Airbnb and short-term lets, the people of Cambridge say

Cambridge council chiefs have flagged major concerns the university city is being flooded by pop-up brothels and stag parties thanks to a surge in Airbnb short term lets. Councillors in the historic city have voted in favour of new measures giving greater control of short-term lets as fed-up locals call for a crackdown on the rowdy behaviour. Critics … Read more

Tamworth and Mid Bedfordshire by-election results: Humiliated Tory candidates flee the scene after defeats

Tamworth and Mid Bedfordshire by-election results: Humiliated Tory candidates flee the scene after defeats

Humiliated Tory candidates fled the scene last night after Labour seized true-blue Tamworth and Mid Beds in by-elections. Extraordinary footage showed Mid Beds hopeful Festus Akinbusoye bolting from the count as soon as his loss was formally announced – without the normal courtesy of listening to his rival’s victory speech. Tamworth candidate Andrew Cooper also … Read more

Mid Beds by-election sends Lib-Lab pact into tailspin: Lib Dems claim they took votes off Tories to gift Keir Starmer victory – but Labour complain that Ed Davey’s party just split left-wing support

Mid Beds by-election sends Lib-Lab pact into tailspin: Lib Dems claim they took votes off Tories to gift Keir Starmer victory – but Labour complain that Ed Davey’s party just split left-wing support

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: 07:17 BST, 20 October 2023 | Updated: 11:00 BST, 20 October 2023 The fledgling Lib-Lab pact descended into chaos today as Ed Davey’s party claimed credit for Labour‘s stunning Mid Bedfordshire by-election win. Relations have soured after the Lib Dems refused to step back from the contest, … Read more

Labour deliver devastating double blow for Rishi Sunak with victory in both Tamworth and Mid Bedfordshire by-elections as Keir Starmer’s party overturn huge Tory majorities

Labour deliver devastating double blow for Rishi Sunak with victory in both Tamworth and Mid Bedfordshire by-elections as Keir Starmer’s party overturn huge Tory majorities

Labour have delivered a devastating double blow to Rishi Sunak as they secured stunning victories in both the Tamworth and Mid Bedfordshire by-elections. Sir Keir Starmer boasted of ‘phenomenal results’ and crowed Labour are ‘redrawing the political map’ ahead of the looming general election. His party overtuned huge Tory majorities in both constituencies, which will prompt … Read more

Eco council’s dirty little secret: How local authority is making life miserable for motorists as part of its climate change mission… while fuelling 387 of its 420 vehicles on DIESEL

Eco council’s dirty little secret: How local authority is making life miserable for motorists as part of its climate change mission… while fuelling 387 of its 420 vehicles on DIESEL

A council that claims tackling climate change is a priority has been accused of hypocrisy after it was revealed that 387 of its 420 vehicles are diesel-powered. Just one of Oxfordshire County Council’s vehicles runs off petrol, none are hybrid and only 32 are electric. The revelation is particularly at odds with the council’s aims … Read more

No campaigner Andrew Thaler claims he was assaulted at rally after being spat on by ANU professor

No campaigner Andrew Thaler claims he was assaulted at rally after being spat on by ANU professor

A man whose phone was spat on by an academic and Yes23 campaigner claims he was assaulted by another Voice advocate immediately after. Andrew Thaler, who describes himself as a community advocate, spoke at a rally opposing the Indigenous Voice to Parliament on Saturday in Sydney‘s central Hyde Park. During the event, an electronic billboard displayed … Read more