May’s ‘extreme’ bedfellows may be good for welfare benefits

It is no surprise that Theresa May wants to hold on to the keys of 10 Downing Street. After all, it is the official home of the British prime minister. But she needs help, her Conservative party fell several seats short of an overall majority in last week's general election. As I write this, talks … Continue reading May’s ‘extreme’ bedfellows may be good for welfare benefits

MP’s vote for benefit cut is incompatible with being patron of local MS Society – he should step down now

News that the UK government in the House of Commons forced through the welfare benefit cuts it wanted is not surprising. It used the established procedure known as ‘financial privilege’ to by-pass the opposition in the House of Lords. Anything said to be covered by financial privilege means the House of Lords cannot stop it. … Continue reading MP’s vote for benefit cut is incompatible with being patron of local MS Society – he should step down now