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Labour's Jess Phillips Makes Emotional Plea To Government Over Domestic Violence Refuges
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Labour MP Jess Phillips has made an emotional plea to the government to make sure no domestic violence victims are turned away from refuges under its new funding plans. The Birmingham Yardley MP recounted a story about a family whose lives she saw transformed by a refuge, while claiming the government’s proposals on reforming funding for […]

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Demand Is The Key To Britain's Housing Crisis
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Housing was the cornerstone of last month’s Budget and the issue Theresa May has decided to dedicate her premiership to. Over the course of my lifetime, I’ve seen housing policy has changed over successive governments. While the policies have evolved, many people would argue that the problem is worse than ever. Over that time, we’ve […]

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The Government Must Wake-Up: A Canada-Style Deal Does Not Fit The UK
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Phase one of negotiations are over. That is, the first phase of the Conservatives backing down on every red line they set has come to an end. The rights of EU citizens, the UK’s so-called divorce bill and the border on Northern Ireland. In all cases, the Conservative party has come round to both Labour’s […]

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The Trouble With The Naughty List…
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, that’s what they say. This may be true, but let’s not forget that Christmas can also be the most confusing time of the year, especially for a child. Think of a word, any word. Now say it over to yourself 50 times. Fun eh? Probably not. After […]

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Here's Where We Are Now After Two Days Of Procedural Hearings
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The first hearings of the long-awaited inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire have wrapped up after two days of trying to address questions of how survivors and relatives of those who died will be heard. The procedural sessions focussed on issues including how documents should be disclosed to “core participants”, including residents, survivors and relatives […]

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Empty Euston Station To Serve Dinner To 200 Homeless People On Christmas Day
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London’s Euston station has invited 200 homeless guests to have Christmas Day dinner at what is usually one of the UK’s busiest terminals when it is empty on December 25. Network Rail, which runs the rail network and operates the station, has joined forces with charities Streets Kitchen and St Mungo’s to host the dinner, […]

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9 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Reviews Round Up From 'Disappointment' To 'Stupendous'
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Us mere mortals have to wait a few more days for the latest Star Wars instalment but a lucky few people are catching a glimpse of its stars at the premiere in London this evening. Just look how much fun they’re having – sickening. Anyway, we can at least get a good impression of how […]

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Birmingham's Homeless Trying To Survive In -13C And Several Inches Of Snow
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Monday night was the coldest night of the year, with temperatures plummeting to -13C in the West Midlands. Birmingham’s streets have been blanketed in several inches of snow this week, with schools closed and commuters battling travel chaos. But for dozens of rough sleepers living on Birmingham’s streets, there is no relief of a central heated office, […]

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Tory Brexiteer Lord Lawson Tells Theresa May To Get Off Her 'Knees' And Stop 'Begging' Brussels For A Good Deal
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Tory tensions over Brexit have boiled over in spectacular fashion after former Chancellor Nigel Lawson told Theresa May to get off her “knees” and stop “begging” Brussels for a good deal. The Conservative peer declared that Margaret Thatcher would have been appalled that the UK was “in a humiliating state of cringe” towards the EU. […]

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Philip Hammond Attacks Donald Trump's Tax Cuts In Fresh Row Between UK And US
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The UK has risked a fresh row with America after Chancellor Philip Hammond attacked Donald Trump’s tax cuts. Hammond has sided with four other European treasury ministers to warn the US President’s massive tax overhaul could spark a trade war. In a letter to US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the Chancellor joined finance […]

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Man Flu Might Be Real After All, Claims Academic
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Men the world over, prepare to feel vindicated: there’s a growing body of evidence suggesting man flu is real. In a special Christmas issue of the BMJ, a Canadian academic set out to determine whether men really experience worse flu symptoms than women. After analysing a wide range of data, Dr Kyle Sue, a clinical assistant […]

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'Peppa Pig' Is Encouraging 'Inappropriate Use' Of GPs, Claims A Doctor
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‘Peppa Pig’ has previously been criticised for damaging kids’ emotional development, and now a doctor has raised another issue with the show. Dr Catherine Bell, a GP from Sheffield, claims that children watching ‘Peppa Pig’ may develop “unrealistic expectations” of GPs, such as the presumption of home visits or use of doctors for minor illnesses. Dr […]

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Girls Still Regularly Facing Sexual Harassment At School, Disturbing Report Underlines
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More than a third of girls have suffered sexual harassment at school, a disturbing new report reveals. The research from the National Education Union and UK Feminista shines a light on an epidemic of sexism behind the UK’s school gates. Sixth form students hear sexist language regularly and gender stereotyping happens “on a weekly basis” […]

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