Timeline: The UK’s bumpy journey out of the EU

W ednesday marks five years since the UK voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48% – however, the path out of Europe has been anything but smooth. Here are the key dates on Britain’s road to Brexit. Under intense pressure from many of his own MPs and with the rise of Ukip, prime … Read more

Planning is sensitive – Hideous new homes can make your heart sink

C lever of the Labour Party to have a parliamentary debate today about the Government’s new planning proposals. Because there is no issue that’s more sensitive than whether or not you can veto new housing in your neighbourhood. You’ll have to look at it every single day and if it’s rubbish, it will make your … Read more

Red Wall roars Wales on to last-16 as Dragons progress despite Italy defeat

The Red Wall roared on Wales from Rome to the Rhondda on Sunday as they secured their place in the knockout stages of the Euros. Fans in pubs, homes and gardens sang their hearts out as the nation came to a standstill to cheer the Dragons home during a nail-biting rear guard action against Italy … Read more

Former UK Speaker John Bercow Defects To Labour With Attack On Prime Minister Boris Johnson

John Bercow described Boris Johnson as “a successful campaigner but a lousy governor.” London, United Kingdom: The colourful former speaker of Britain’s House of Commons John Bercow said he has left the Conservatives to join the opposition Labour Party, launching a blistering attack on Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In an interview with the Observer newspaper … Read more

‘Never mind mending the NHS, just give more money to pandemic gazillionaires’ – Mark Steel

The pandemic’s been a nuisance but it’s been worth it. Over the last year, the wealth of billionaires in Britain has gone up 20 per cent to £579,000,000,000, which is £579billion, or what mathematicians call “HOW ******* MUCH?” They must be sighing with relief, saying: “It’s been a tough year, but now things are opening … Read more

Thousands protest in London Free Palestine march as 126 die in Israel conflict

Thousands of people have gathered in London in support of the Palestinian people amid the ongoing conflict with Israel. Protesters began gathering at Hyde Park near Marble Arch at 12pm to march to the Israeli embassy, on Kensington Palace Gardens, holding banners and chanting. Organisers say “immediate action” is needed by the UK Government to … Read more

GMB viewers slam hosts over Tony Blair jibes as he cuts off long hair after insults

Many Brits were left stunned by a recent TV appearance by former Prime Minister and Labour leader Tony Blair, as he showed off a longer hairdo. But any fans of the new look will be disappointed to learn he has cut it all off, and is back to his usual shorter do. It caused quite … Read more

Susanna Reid calls out GMB co-host over Boris Johnson row after being ‘taken apart’

Susanna Reid has hit back on Good Morning Britain, after comments about her made by guest John Bercow and her co-host Alastair Campbell on Tuesday. The telly host was “insulted” by Bercow in the previous show over her decision to call Boris Johnson by his first name. Alastair became irate as he explained his view … Read more

Keir Starmer’s top aide quits in election row over ‘briefing against Angela Rayner’

Keir Starmer’s top Commons aide has quit amid ongoing recriminations over the grim local election results. Carolyn Harris, who served as the Labour leader’s eyes and ears in parliament, stepped down on Tuesday amid allegations she had been behind negative briefings about Angela Rayner. In a statement, she said: “It has been the proudest moment … Read more