BBC had too many Remainers and not enough Brexiteers on Question Time, Richard Sharp tells MPs

The BBC often had too many Remainers and not enough Brexiteers on Question Time, the broadcaster’s incoming chairman told MPs today.  Richard Sharp, who has been chosen by the Government as its preferred candidate for the post, said the ‘breadth of the coverage’ on Brexit was ‘incredibly balanced’. However, he said he thought there were … Read more BBC had too many Remainers and not enough Brexiteers on Question Time, Richard Sharp tells MPs

Footballers flouting Covid rules in group hugs is ‘brainless’ and an ‘insult to the NHS’ claim MPs

Footballers are acting in a ‘brainless’ way that is ‘an insult to the NHS’ by engaging in group hugs after scoring goals, senior politicians have claimed. Players have been warned to avoid ‘unnecessary contact at all times’ including ‘handshakes and hugging’ in a set of tough new rules sent to Premier League clubs on Friday. … Read more Footballers flouting Covid rules in group hugs is ‘brainless’ and an ‘insult to the NHS’ claim MPs

Just one in TEN arriving in the UK checked to ensure they comply with rules, MPs are told 

Only around 10% of passengers arriving in the UK are being checked to make sure they are complying with coronavirus quarantine rules, MPs have been told. Checks at the border to make sure travellers have filled out passenger locator forms are ‘very basic’, are not carried out on ‘every arriving passenger’, and appear to be … Read more Just one in TEN arriving in the UK checked to ensure they comply with rules, MPs are told 

Gavin Williamson must stand up to the school unions like Margaret Thatcher, say Tory MPs

Gavin Williamson must stand up to the school unions like Margaret Thatcher, say Tory MPs – as Education Secretary is under fire for being ‘too weak’ to resist them Backbenchers rounded on National Education Union in a call with Mr Williamson  Two senior Tories said Gavin Williamson is ‘too weak’ to stand up to the … Read more Gavin Williamson must stand up to the school unions like Margaret Thatcher, say Tory MPs

Scammers are churning out vast numbers of bogus online ads, MPs told

Pension savers and investors are being bombarded with fraudulent online ads on ‘industrial scale’, say financial regulators who called for more money and resources to step up public warning campaigns. Criminals no longer need to produce glossy brochures or set up fake offices as online adverts can be created ‘very easily’, an official told MPs … Read more Scammers are churning out vast numbers of bogus online ads, MPs told

Tory MPs urge government to add teachers to jab priority list so classrooms can reopen

Ministers are facing growing pressure to bump teachers up the vaccine priority list to allow schools to reopen. Senior MPs and industry figures have stressed that a speedy return to lessons is paramount to prevent lockdown wreaking further damage to children’s education.   Immunisation of teachers and staff is heralded as the key to get pupils … Read more Tory MPs urge government to add teachers to jab priority list so classrooms can reopen

Boris Johnson tells MPs he had ‘no choice’ but to impose lockdown

Boris Johnson desperately tries to win over furious Tory MPs as he defends national lockdown and insists he had ‘no choice’ but to shut down England after mutant variant coronavirus was spreading with ‘frightening ease’ Boris Johnson has plunged England into another national coronavirus lockdown Decision to close schools and tell workers to stay at … Read more Boris Johnson tells MPs he had ‘no choice’ but to impose lockdown

Wales and Scotland to lose 10 MPs between them under changes to UK electoral map

Wales and Scotland to lose 10 MPs between them under changes to electoral map designed to make constituencies the same size that would see more politicians elected in England  By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 16:36 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 16:36 GMT, 5 January 2021 Wales and Scotland are set to … Read more Wales and Scotland to lose 10 MPs between them under changes to UK electoral map

MPs demand BBC axes new puppy breeding show that was originally called Will My Puppies Make Me Rich?

Fifty MPs have demanded the BBC axe an ‘extremely irresponsible’ show about puppy breeding, which had the working title ‘Will My Puppies Make Me Rich?’ The controversial programme, renamed Britain’s Puppy Boom – Counting the Cost, will explore the rise of puppy breeding as a business among ‘aspirational, social media savvy’ Britons. A number of animal … Read more MPs demand BBC axes new puppy breeding show that was originally called Will My Puppies Make Me Rich?

Bank chiefs face grilling from MPs over HBOS Reading fraud scandal

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey and Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osorio face grillings from MPs over HBOS scandal By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 GMT, 4 January 2021 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 4 January 2021 Andrew Bailey and Antonio Horta-Osorio face a grilling from MPs over the aftermath of the HBOS Reading … Read more Bank chiefs face grilling from MPs over HBOS Reading fraud scandal