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Category: Politics

Westminster Sex Scandal reshuffle: What you need to know about the MoD’s new man

Westminster Sex Scandal reshuffle: What you need to know about the MoD’s new man

News, Politics, UK
Prime Minister, Theresa May wasted no time appointing the new Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, after Sir Michael Fallon’s sudden resignation Wednesday evening. The resignation of Sir Michael Fallon has come following recent allegations of sexual harassment amongst MPs and himself in and around Westminster. In his resignation letter shared by the Guardian he says that “many of these are false but I accept that in the past I have fallen below the high standards that we require of the Armed forces”. This morning, Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom has brought her own claims against Fallon. The Daily Mail reported that the former Defence Secretary used "vile" language towards Leadsom during a parliamentary meeting six years ago when she had complained of co
Rise in UK bank’s interest rates: Will it affect your student loan

Rise in UK bank’s interest rates: Will it affect your student loan

News, Politics, UK
For the first time in 10 years, UK’s interest rates saw an increase yesterday. What would this mean for students?  The last time interest rates were increased the first iPhone had just been released and Britney was beating a car with an umbrella. The official bank lending rate has raised from 0.25% to 0.5%, it seems small, but this is a big deal. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England says that it may rise twice more over the next three years, as reported by the BBC. A report in The Independent earlier this year saw a sharp increase in inflation, and what does higher inflation mean for the under 30s? As reported by The Voice of London News, the reality is overwhelming. Higher inflation would cause a jump in student loan interest rates- to more than 24 times than that of
Jared O’Mara, Labour MP, is suspended after online past is criticised for offensive comments

Jared O’Mara, Labour MP, is suspended after online past is criticised for offensive comments

News, Politics, UK
They say you can never get rid of anything on the internet, but Mr O’Mara is sure wishing he could after comments he made online 15 years ago resurface. The 35-year-old MP was exposed online for comments he made 15 years ago. These comments include… Commenting on Girls Aloud, saying: "I advise you to sack Sarah and the remaining four members (Nicola, Cheryl, Nadine and Kimberley) come have an orgy with me."  "I also dislike the prevailing western tendency to deify fatties… There is nothing noble or admirable about glutting on loads of fatty foods and making yourself obese and ill."  O’Mara also called gay men "fudge packers", "who drive Marmite up the motorway". He also said that if homosexuals feel they have the monopoly on being abused, they should try being ginger
House of Lords pass controversial mass surveillance law

House of Lords pass controversial mass surveillance law

Activism, Politics, UK, World
Could the extradition of Lauri Love and the ratification of the Investigatory Powers Bill affect internet activists? Reporter: Daniel Khalili-Tari US whistleblower Edward Snowden described the legislation as the “most extreme” surveillance system in the history of Western Democracy Last week, Lauri Love’s extradition to the US was approved by Home Secretary Amber Rudd. The alleged computer hacker who is said to of stolen confidential US government data has since appealed the decision. However, if Love is unsuccessful he could face up to 99 years in prison, according to his lawyers. The 31-year-old activist who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome is accused of hacking into sensitive US government databases, including the FBI, Nasa and the Federal Reserve Bank among others. It is be
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