Picture of boy on hospital floor shames Johnson and Tories in election week

The photograph of four-year-old Jack lying on a pile of coats on a hospital floor wearing an oxygen mask shames Boris Johnson and his Tories in election week. The lad with suspected pneumonia went to Leeds General Infirmary after a doctor called an ambulance but no beds were available. Jack shows the human cost of the harshest ever financial squeeze […]

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Tory candidate’s pal pretends to be swing voter in latest disinformation scandal

A Tory candidate has been caught getting his friend to act as a 'swing voter' in the latest disinformation scandal to hit the Conservative party. Lee Anderson, standing as the Conservative candidate for Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, was trying to impress a journalist when he called up his pal to help him. Not realising he was still wearing a mic, he […]

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Tory candidate suspended after saying events during Holocaust were ‘exaggerated’

A Tory candidate has been suspended from the party after comments he made online about the Holocaust emerged. Ryan Houghton, the Conservative candidate for Aberdeen North, questioned whether elements of the Holocaust were “fabricated” on an online forum a number of years ago. He also said some of the events of Holocaust were "exaggerated". Mr Houghton also praised the disgraced […]

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Tories accused of ‘election ploy’ as they admit fracking ‘ban’ is temporary

The Conservative Party has been accused of using a fracking 'ban' as an 'election ploy' after admitting the suspension may only be temporary. The Government is facing growing calls for a permanent ban, as Labour raised concerns the apparent U-turn was only a part time measure in the run up to the election next month. Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said […]

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Chuka Umunna demands answers from PM on ‘investigating MPs for collusion’ claims

Chuka Umunna has written to Boris Johnson demanding that the Prime Minister answer questions about claims made by a No 10 source that they are investigating MPs for "foreign collusion". In a letter to the PM, the Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesman asked Mr Johnson to confirm if he or any officials or ministers  had "sanctioned intelligence gathering, surveillance or […]

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Tory Lord Young quits government in protest at Boris Johnson’s Brexit shutdown

Boris Johnson has suffered his first resignation over his bombshell decision to shut down Parliament for a month over Brexit . Lord Young of Cookham resigned as a government spokesman today in protest at the "tinpot" Prime Minister's bid to thwart MPs having their say on no-deal. The former leader of the House of Commons under David Cameron said he […]

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Immigration is over one million higher than the Tories’ pledged

The next Prime Minister should scrap the Tories’ broken pledge to slash net migration to the tens of thousands, a leading Conservative think tank demands today. A Mirror probe reveals that the Tories have failed to achieve their target by an astonishing 1.2million people. The Conservatives pledged at the 2010, 2015 and 2017 elections to slash net migration to below […]

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