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Paul Knaggs

Paul Knaggs
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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

Former Conservative minister who grabbed protester at Mansion House to quit as MP

Mark Field, the former Tory minister who controversially manhandled a female environmental protester at the Chancellor's Mansion House speech, is to quit as an MP. He told his local party in Cities of London and Westminster, where he had a majority of just 3,148 over Labour at the 2017 general election, that he will not be a candidate at the...

The Brexit deal explained as EU president Juncker says he ‘rules out’ further Brexit delay

We have a deal, and there is no need for prolongation The president of the European Commission has insisted there can be no further delay to Brexit now that a new deal has be struck by the UK. Jean-Claude Juncker said there would not be "any kind of prolongation" to Brexit and that "it has to be done now". "We have concluded a deal and so...

Liverpool Riverside MP Louise Ellman quits Labour blaming Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and antisemitism

In the wake of a general election Louise Ellman quiets the Labour Party just after a no confidence motion was raised against her earlier this month Dame Louise Ellman has quit the Labour Party blaming Jeremy Corbyn's leadership after more than 20 years serving as the Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside. Sharing a statement published on Wednesday night, the MP tweeted...

EU demands Johnson address Brexit deal doubts within hours as end game plays out

Michel Barnier: ‘Narrow path’ to Brexit deal still open EU chief negotiator told ministers there is 1 day left to agree a new text with the UK ahead of the European Council summit. European officials have said they need the hard details of a Brexit withdrawal deal within hours rather than days, ahead of an EU leaders' summit. EU chief negotiator...

UK suspends arms sales to Turkey

Turkish troops
The Government freezes new arms licences to Turkey while it carries out a review of military exports to the country. The move follows the US betrayal of the Kurd's and the following invasion of northern Syria by Turkey last week. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said the U.K. government continues to monitor the situation in Syria “very closely.” “No further export licences...

Catalan protesters march on Barcelona after jail verdicts for separatists

Catalonia leaders jailed for sedition by Spanish court Spain's Supreme Court has sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in the 2017 independence referendum. Three other defendants were found guilty of disobedience and fined but will not serve prison sentences. The 12 politicians and activists had all denied the charges. A new...

Norway: Rail workers hold national strikes over EU rail privatisation

Norway hit by train strike over EU regulations Trains across Norway stopped for two hours on Thursday as employees walked out to protest against the implementation of the EU's 4th Railway Package, a set of legislative texts designed to complete the single market for rail services. Protesters said the rules would weaken train services in Norway and have announced more strikes...

The battle is won. The war rages on.

Derby North MP Chris Williamson has won his High Court case the Labour Party acted unlawfully in re-suspending him. Chris Williamson was suspended in February after The Yorkshire Post published a video of him addressing the ongoing concerns of the Labour Party and its handling of anti-Semitism allegations. He was readmitted to the party and issued with a formal warning following...

Brexit deal can be done by October 31, Ireland says after ‘positive’ Johnson meeting

A Brexit deal could be clinched by the end of October to allow the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said after what he called a very positive meeting with Boris Johnson. After Brexit descended into a public row between London and Brussels earlier this week, Johnson, the British prime...

Misspent and missing: The Billions from European Union funds

More than €4 billion of European Union money has been misspent, squandered or cannot be accounted for, according to the EU's court of auditors. More than 4 billion euros ($4.3 billion) of European Union funds were misspent last year, EU auditors estimated in a report released on Tuesday, which highlighted poor checks in receiving states on how the bloc’s funds...
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