Tory MP loses party whip as formal complaint lodged with Westminster’s harassment watchdog

THE CONSERVATIVE WHIP has been suspended from Tory MP Chris Pincher as an investigation in launched into allegations that he groped two men at a private members’ club while drunk. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson bowed to pressure after a complaint about the MP was made to the British Parliament’s watchdog that examines allegations of … Read more

Conservative MP quits as deputy chief whip after drunken incident at private Tory club

THE UK GOVERNMENT’s deputy chief whip has resigned following a drunken incident in which he said he “embarrassed” himself and others. Chris Pincher, who was responsible for maintaining discipline among Tory MPs, apologised to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying it had been “the honour of my life” to have served in the Government. The … Read more

Tory whip Chris Pincher resigns after ‘drinking too much’

T ory whip Christopher Pincher has resigned after writing to the Prime Minister to apologise for getting drunk and embarrassing himself. The deputy chief whip’s resignation letter to Boris Johnson on Thursday said: “Last night I drank far too much. “I’ve embarrassed myself and other people which is the last thing I want to do … Read more

Politics latest news: UK must increase defence spending to ‘maintain leadership role’ on world stage, warns Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, insisted that at the moment the Minister of Defence’s budget is sufficient – he is looking for more money in the middle of the decade.  He told Sky News: “I am the Defence Secretary in a department, all departmental heads will say they want more money, of course.  “In the … Read more

Politics latest news: Nicola Sturgeon takes Indyref2 to Supreme Court as Scotland will ‘not be prisoner of Boris Johnson’

Nicola Sturgeon said she hopes the Supreme Court rules in favour of the Scottish Government but she suggested if it doesn’t it will be proof that the UK is not a “voluntary union of nations”.   She said: “If that outcome is secured there will be no doubt whatsoever that the referendum is lawful. And I can … Read more

By-election results latest: Boris Johnson braces for defeat as Wakefield and Tiverton results due

Robin Corden, 42, an account manager for a flooring company, had brought a banner to the Tiverton and Honiton by-election count reading: “The party’s over prime minister.” He told the Press Association: “I think the greased piglet that is our Prime Minister was very happy to have the vote of confidence before the two by-elections … Read more

Texas GOP’s Swing to Far Right Cemented With Party Platform

Ten years ago, the Texas Republican Party used its platform to oppose teaching critical thinking in schools. In 2014, it declared homosexuality a chosen behavior contrary to God and endorsed “reparative therapy” to reverse it. By 2020, the party was ready to remind the world that “Texas retains the right to secede from the United … Read more