Politics

Welfare reform 'driving women to sex work'

Former Labour minister Frank Field claims women in his Birkenhead constituency are being forced into prostitution by cash shortages as a result of universal credit welfare reforms. His intervention in the House Commons follows growing calls for the UK-wide rollout of the benefit to be put on hold and for billions to be pumped into […]

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Firearms debate axed amid rebellion talk

Image copyright AFP Image caption The prime minister’s Brexit statement lasted nearly two hours A debate in the House of Commons on banning offensive weapons has been postponed amid speculation of a Tory rebellion against the government. MPs were due to consider proposed changes to the Offensive Weapons Bill. More than 30 Tory MPs were […]

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Corbyn: Another nothing-has-changed moment

The Labour leader has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of “Groundhog Day” over the progress of post-Brexit trade talks with the EU. Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May’s statement to MPs was another “nothing-has-changed moment from this shambles of a government.” PM updates MPs on Brexit negotiations Source link

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Disunited Kingdom?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The 310-mile long border separating Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and how it should look after Brexit has become a crucial issue With fewer than 200 days until the UK is due to leave the EU, the battle over Brexit is reaching dizzying heights of drama. But […]