MPs demand urgent safety review of refugee accommodation after boy’s death

Support us and go ad-free MPs have called on Priti Patel to launch an “urgent investigation” into how a five-year-old Afghan refugee fell to his death from a hotel window in Sheffield. Tragic South Yorkshire Police said Mohammed Munib Majeedi fell from the window of the Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel in Blonk Street at around 2.30pm …
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This Labour MP’s embarrassing ISIS/Taliban claim tells us politicians are out of their depth

Support us and go ad-free A Labour MP’s ISIS claim during the Commons Afghanistan debate has led to questions about her knowledge of the region. Stella Creasy, who is on the right of the party, was roundly attacked on social media. She’d played up the risk of the Taliban providing a “safe haven” for the …
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Home Office failing Windrush generation a second time, warn MPs

Support us and go ad-free The Home Office “appears to be failing” the Windrush generation a second time through its ill-thought-out compensation scheme, MPs have warned. They said the remuneration scheme is too complex and too slow to hand out money. They also described it as being understaffed, with only six people at first hired …
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Justice system could fail if exodus of legal aid lawyers not halted, MPs warn

Support us and go ad-free The “fairness” of the justice system is being put at risk as legal aid becomes “less attractive” due to poor pay for defence lawyers, MPs have warned. A system “hollowed out” The Commons Justice Committee is calling for drastic reform of the current legal aid system as its latest report …
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Foreign aid cut leaves MPs with ‘blood on their hands’

Support us and go ad-free MPs have “blood on their hands” over their vote to cut foreign aid. That’s the view of one campaign group, as the impact of the decision becomes clear. But is the budget all that it seems in the first place? Foreign aid: MPs revolt As PA reported, chancellor Rishi Sunak …
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MPs call for a ‘transformative change’ that will alarm Britain’s ruling capitalist class

Support us and go ad-free The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), which is made up of a cross-party group of MPs, released a damning report on 30 June. The EAC assessment focused on the government’s policies relating to biodiversity in the UK. It asserted that the government is failing to put the biodiversity crisis firmly on …
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Jeremy Corbyn among 24 MPs urging Joe Biden to drop Assange extradition bid

A group of British MPs have written to the US president urging him to drop his administration’s attempt to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. An open letter to Joe Biden, who’s in the UK for the G7 summit, said dropping the prosecution would be a “clarion call for freedom”. Assange is being detained in Belmarsh …
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Hancock to face MPs over Cummings’ explosive claims he lied about coronavirus

Health secretary Matt Hancock will face MPs and the media to respond to claims from Dominic Cummings that he lied to colleagues and should have been fired for his disastrous performance in the coronavirus pandemic. Hancock didn’t comment on former No 10 aide Cummings’ explosive claims ahead of his Commons appearance and Downing Street press …
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MPs and peers call for review of all coronavirus fines

Coronavirus fines are “muddled, discriminatory and unfair”, according to a group of MPs and peers who have called for a review of all of those issued under lockdown laws. The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) said the system “criminalises the poor over the better-off” and no Covid-19 fine should result in a criminal record. …
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