Johnson meets criticism that he is undemocratic with ‘give me a break’. Er… NO!

Boris Johnson, the prime minister who tried to deny the UK’s democratic representatives a chance to influence Brexit, is trying to tell us he isn’t undemocratic. The man whose representatives suggested that he might ignore a Parliamentary mandate to avoid a “no deal” Brexit is trying to tell us he doesn’t want to be a dictator. What do we say to such a man? We say: no. We don’t give Boris Johnson anything but orders. The problem with Tory MPs – and prime ministers most of all – is that…

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DUP-licity? Northern Irish party flip-flops back to supporting Theresa May. So what?

It seemed – on Monday – that the game was up for Theresa May and her Tory government. Not only did she lose vote after vote in the House of Commons, but it seemed her allies in the Democratic Unionist Party had switched loyalties to Jeremy Corbyn, in frustration with her policy failure on the Northern Irish border. DUP threaten to pull their support for Theresa May if her Brexit deal is passed | Daily Mail Online — Samuel Miller (@Hephaestus7) December 5, 2018 Then, suddenly, the DUP’s leaders…

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DUP spad wanted to ‘fill our boots’ with GB money. Nice to know who Theresa May’s friends are

A long-standing special advisor of DUP leader Arlene Foster said he thought “we could fill our boots” with money from Westminster, via the scandalous Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI), it has been claimed. Ms Foster set up the RHI when she was Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment. She failed to introduce proper cost controls. As the scheme worked by paying applicants to use renewable energy, and the rate paid was more than the cost of the fuel, applicants were making profits simply by heating their properties and costs went…

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You thought those Jewish groups attacking Corbyn were representing people? Think again!

Gratitude is due to the Beast for finding David Rosenberg’s article, showing the undemocratic nature of the organisations claiming to attack Jeremy Corbyn with allegations of anti-Semitism. Mr Rosenberg demonstrates that these organisations have no right to act as representatives of Jewish people – and are unlikely even to have consulted what they consider to be their constituency before attacking Mr Corbyn. It seems the reasons for their behaviour have more to do with their own right-wing ideology, rather than any interest in protecting the people they only claim to…

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Irish border: Could Tories and DUP be heading for a clash?

Typical Tories. Their partners-in-government, the Northern Irish DUP, have made it abundantly clear that they will not tolerate any hardening of borders between NI and the rest of the UK – and rightly so, in the opinion of This Writer. But this clashes with the Good Friday Agreement that demands an open border with the Irish Republic; the problem is that the republic is in the EU and the UK must have a hard border with that bloc after Brexit. So the Tories are preparing to stab the DUP in…

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Tory government faces legal action over £1 billion DUP bung

Even those who want to see the money go to Northern Ireland, despite the way in which it has been provided, have to agree that Ms Miller and her supporters have a point. Wouldn’t you agree? Britain’s government has been threatened with legal action by an anti-Brexit campaigner and a union over the deal Prime Minister Theresa May struck with a Northern Irish party to keep her Conservatives in power after her botched election last year. Ministers have been sent a legal letter warning that 50 million pounds of funding…

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The DUP will not have to name the source of a £425,000 donation it spent campaigning for Brexit | The Independent

This makes a mockery of referendum campaign transparency. What is the origin of this money? If it is all above-board, why has the donor not come forward voluntarily? And, if it is legitimate, why has James Brokenshire of the Tory government done everything in his power to keep the facts hidden? An obscure parliamentary committee has voted to continue to keep secret the source of a £425,000 donation to the Democratic Unionist Party, that was spent on wrap-around pro-Brexit advertising in the Metro newspaper during the EU referendum. It means…

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Theresa May torpedoed her own Brexit deal – by forgetting to tell her DUP partners the details

Is this the stupidest mistake ever made by a United Kingdom prime minister? Theresa May seemed to be at the verge of signing an agreement with the EU27 on the vexed issue of the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland – meaning she would have met the deadline for Brexit talks to have made enough progress to move onto trading conditions. Here’s an excited Donald Tusk: Tell me why I like Mondays! Encouraged after my phone call with Taoiseach @campaignforleo on progress on #Brexit issue of Ireland.…

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As we head into conference season, here are the main stories of the new Parliament – so far

It seems possible that certain unscrupulous politicians might want to distract us from the issues that affect us the most, so This Site has put together a handy, quick-reference guide for you… … in handy infographics that you can copy and paste anywhere you like! (You’re welcome!) Vox Political needs your help! If you want to support this site (but don’t want to give your money to advertisers) you can make a one-off donation here: Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.…

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DUP will vote with Labour on NHS pay and tuition fees – because it won’t make any difference

The DUP is free to vote whichever way it chooses because the minority Conservative government has no intention to do anything about either motion. The results of Opposition Day debates are not binding on the government. That’s why the Tories abstained on NHS pay, allowing the motion to pass unopposed. The government will do nothing – apart from demonstrating its disdain for hard-working doctors, nurses and support staff. At the time of writing, the vote on tuition fees has not taken place – but, again, the DUP is free to…

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