Matt Hancock defends £30m Covid contracts for his neighbour after medical regulator launches probe

Matt Hancock has defended a decision to hand Covid test orders worth £30million to a former neighbour now under investigation by the medical watchdog, saying it would be ‘ridiculous’ to block friends of ministers from public contracts. Alex Bourne, who crossed paths with the Health Secretary while running the Cock Inn in Thurlow, West Suffolk, … Read more

Matt Hancock’s pub landlord neighbour faces probe by UK’s medical regulator

Matt Hancock’s former neighbour and pub landlord is under investigation by the UK’s medical regulator, it has been revealed. Alex Bourne, who crossed paths with the Health Secretary while running the Cock Inn in Thurlow, West Suffolk, began producing millions of NHS Covid test vials during the pandemic after exchanging a personal WhatsApp messages with Mr … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Matt Hancock unlawfully failed to publish contract details

Matt Hancock unlawfully failed to publish details of billions of pounds’ worth of coronavirus-related contracts, the High Court has ruled.  The Good Law Project took legal action against the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for its ‘wholesale failure’ to disclose details of contracts agreed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Government is required by … Read more

Lord Marks’s wife avoids driving ban after repeatedly speeding

The wife of Lib Dem peer Lord Marks with a ‘flagrant disregard for speed limits’ has been caught over the limit twice in five months. Lady Clementine Medina Marks has narrowly avoided a driving ban after she was repeatedly caught speeding.  The 53-year-old now has 11 points on her licence – one point short of an automatic … Read more

Wife of Lib Dem peer Lord Marks who was caught speeding twice in five months avoids driving ban

The wife of Lib Dem peer Lord Marks with a ‘flagrant disregard for speed limits’ has been caught over the limit twice in five months. Lady Clementine Medina Marks has narrowly avoided a driving ban after she was repeatedly caught speeding.  The 53-year-old now has 11 points on her licence – one point short of an automatic … Read more

Chuka Umunna lands job at JP Morgan – after criticising ‘reckless’ City wages as an MP

Chuka Umunna lands lucrative job at JP Morgan – after criticising ‘reckless’ City wages when he was a Labour MP Mr Umunna is joining the bank from PR company Edelman He left Labour party in 2019 to help found the short-lived Change UK party Did not reveal new salary but in 2010 said bankers’ pay … Read more

China threatens sanctions over 2022 Winter Olympics boycott calls

China has threatened sanctions against Britain if it boycotts the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing over the alleged ‘genocide’ of Uighur Muslims.  British MPs including Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey have called for a Team GB boycott over Beijing’s alleged ‘ethnic cleansing’ against Uighurs who have been imprisoned and subjected to political ‘re-education’ in Xinjiang.   … Read more

Checking in… Former Lib Dem leader Vince Cable talks about his holiday memories

Checking in… Former Lib Dem leader Vince Cable reveals how he drove to India via the USSR and Iran, was interned as a spy suspect in Pakistan and the joys of the Nürburgring By York Membery for the Daily Mail Published: 10:39 GMT, 2 February 2021 | Updated: 10:39 GMT, 2 February 2021 Vince Cable … Read more

‘Is my MP a p***k?’: Website rates politicians on their voting records

A new tongue-in-cheek website called ‘Is my MP a p***k?’ has attracted 250,000 visits in just four days. The website, which was set up on Sunday, allows constituents to search their MP’s name and rates politicians based on their voting records.  While all Tories are branded ‘p***ks’ by the website, the majority of Labour, SNP … Read more

Lib Dems urge Boris Johnson to hold four-nation summit to save Christmas

Christmas rules need to be same across the WHOLE UK: Lib Dems urge Boris Johnson to hold a four-nation summit to save family festivities as they say it is ‘inevitable’ people will travel to be with their loved ones Lib Dems have written to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland leaders They want Boris Johnson … Read more