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Paul Knaggs

Paul Knaggs
Editor, founder, Labour Heartlands, Citizen journalist. LeFT wing political refugee. Fighting a constant struggle with dyslexia that's overcome with a burning desire to speak out against the corrupt political system and the social injustices it creates. Advocate for Free speech and open, accountable, democracy. #GTTO

Labour leadership: Richard Burgon confirms he’s standing for deputy leader

Richard Burgon, who has been an MP in Leeds since 2015, has said he will stand to be Labour's deputy leader. The shadow justice secretary tweeted: "After a break and discussion with MPs and party members, I'm announcing that I'm standing to be Labour's Deputy Leader." Mr Burgon, who is the MP for Leeds East, wrote in a recent article that...

US strikes 5 facilities in Iraq and Syria

US forces conducted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against five facilities the Pentagon says are tied to an Iranian-backed militia blamed for a series of attacks on joint US-Iraq military facilities housing American forces. The death toll from the drone attacks by the United States against Kata'ib Hezbollah militia in Iraq stands at 25, with 51 people injured, the Iraqi...

Netanyahu’s son calls for British Diplomats’ expulsion

In an undiplomatic rant by Yair Netanyahu calls for British diplomats expulsion from Israel The son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for UK diplomats to be “kicked out” of Israel after the British Consulate in Jerusalem referred to the Palestinian territories as occupied. Yair Netanyahu, who is known for his outbursts on social media, made the comments late...

Knighted Duncan Smith: The man that brought misery to thousands and laughed during benefits debate

Iain Duncan Smith knighthood a reward for ‘a legacy of cruelty’ 135,000 kids won’t have a home to call their own this Christmas while Ian Duncan Smith gets his knighthood. The UN Special Rapporteur’s Professor Philip Alston findings on the UK. During his 12-day investigation into extreme poverty and human rights found the Government’s efforts had been instrumental in exasperating poverty...

Google doc going viral: Calling on Ian Lavery MP to stand for Labour Party leader

Ian Lavery
A Google document that thousands of Labour party members have signed is being circulated across social media asking Ian Lavery to stand for Labour Party leader. Ian Lavery is seen by many in the Labour Heartlands as the only Labour parliamentarian able to reunite the Party and win back our lost regions. Many Labour voters are very resentful of the...

600-gallon oil spill causes emergency in Galapagos

Ecuador takes emergency steps to contain Galapagos oil spill Emergency teams in the Galapagos Islands are working to contain a 600-gallon oil spill after a cargo vessel overturned while being loaded with containers early Sunday, local officials said on Twitter. Ecuador officials announced Sunday that a fuel spill in the Galapagos Islands, caused when a barge sank carrying 600 gallons of...

Tesco stops production at Chinese factory after prison forced labor claims

Tesco says it has suspended production at a Chinese factory following allegations that prisoners were forced to pack charity Christmas cards. The allegations came to light after the Sunday Times reported that Florence Widdicombe, aged six, from Tooting, south London, opened a box of charity Christmas cards from the supermarket and discovered a plea for help inside one of them. The...

German politician files criminal complaint against EU President von der Leyen over wiped phone

A German politician has filed a criminal complaint over the erasure of data from a mobile phone owned by Ursula von der Leyen, the new European Commission president, when she was Germany's defence minister. Tobias Lindner, a member of the Bundestag from the opposition Green party, filed the complaint against unnamed individuals over suspected deliberate destruction of evidence, German media reported...

International court prepares to investigate ‘war crimes’ in Palestinian territories

In brief, I am satisfied that war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip International prosecutors are set to look into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories, which might include both Israelis and Palestinians. Israeli PM Netanyahu slammed it as a "dark day for truth and justice." The chief prosecutor...

Brexit bill passes Commons vote: Johnson compares Brexit to Prometheus chained to the Tartarian crag.

The legislation enables the UK’s exit from the EU on January 31. The House of Commons voted in favour of Boris Johnson’s amended Brexit bill, bringing the U.K. one step closer to leaving the EU by January 31. In a vote Friday, MPs voted 358 to 234 in favour of the legislation, which implements the Brexit deal agreed with the EU...
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