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  • Andrew Marr Points Out The Big Flaw In Yet Another Reshuffle

    Andrew Marr has spelled out why another government reshuffle has exposed flaws at the heart of British politics as Rishi Sunak announced an overhaul of Whitehall. The LBC broadcaster and former BBC political editor explained sarcastically why it is “a good system if you don’t want politicians to understand what they’re up to”. Sunak’s sweeping shake-up comes just over 100 days after becoming prime minister, and follows months of chaos caused by the fall of Boris Johnson and the disastrous 49-day premiership of Liz Truss. Through that period, ministerial posts were passed around with alarming regularity. In the space of four months, the UK had four chancellors of the exchequer. Johnson’s tenure followed the Brexit-fuelled tumult under Theresa May, which saw repeated changes to her top team…


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  • Andrew Marr Points Out The Big Flaw In Yet Another Reshuffle
  • All Lee Anderson's Most Controversial Moments As '30p Lee' Handed Top Tory Job

    As part of an effort to reverse the Tory party’s flagging fortunes, Rishi Sunak has turned to a man who thinks food bank users “cannot budget” and criticised England footballers for taking the knee. Ashfield MP Lee Anderson has been appointed deputy chairman of the Conservative Party as part of the prime minister’s mini-reshuffle, and the move has raised eyebrows. UPDATE: he’s been handed a deck chair— Angela Rayner 🌹 (@AngelaRayner) February 7, 2023 His controversial opinions even stretched to criticising Sunak’s government, comparing it to the “band on the Titanic”, meaning his appointment gave people the perfect opportunity to use the “shuffling the deckchairs” analogy. Elected to parliament in 2019, Anderson, 56, is a former coal miner who was a Labour councill…


  • Exclusive: New Tory Deputy Chairman Lee Anderson Said The Party Was ‘Ghastly’

    Lee Anderson was elected Tory MP for Ashfield in 2019. The Conservatives’ new deputy chairman described the party as “ghastly” and not on the side of working people. Lee Anderson launched his outspoken attack in an online article seven years ago when he was still a Labour councillor. The controversial MP for Ashfield was appointed to his new role by Rishi Sunak earlier today. He has previously been condemned for comments he has made about nurses who use food banks. But writing for LabourList in 2016, he said: “I know the cycle of benefit dependency is not an easy one to break and that it’s not an easy problem to solve. “But I want Labour to be the party that solves it – not the ghastly Conservative Party of Iain Duncan Smith or George Osborne. “They don’t truly understand working people a…


  • People Share Why Their Whole Staff Mass Quit A Job
  • Friends Legend Joins Gemma Collins And Jesy Nelson On New Series Of Celebrity Bake Off

    Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith The impressive cast of stars taking part in this year’s celebrity special of the Great British Bake Off has been announced. In honour of Stand Up To Cancer, a host of famous faces will be joining Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith to put their baking skills to the test, with Matt Lucas on presenting duties for the final time alongside regular co-host Noel Fielding. Taking part in the specials will be Friends actor David Schwimmer, Olympic diver Tom Daley, Loose Women panellist Judi Love and reality TV icon Gemma Collins. Also competing will be former Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson, TV personality AJ Odudu, radio broadcaster Adele Roberts, daytime star Coleen Nolan and Dragon’s Den staple Deborah Meaden. Completing the line-up will be Ellie Taylor, P…


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  • The Rudest Things You Can Say To A Pregnant Person

    For one, don't comment on a pregnant person's body. “Big or small, doesn’t matter! Don’t do it, said OB-GYN Dr. Johana D. Oviedo. Some people see a pregnant belly and suddenly act like they have carte blanche to share whatever pops into their head to the mom-to-be. Don’t be one of them.  In some cases, the comments are clearly rude or inappropriate. Other times, the remark may seem harmless or even complimentary, at least on the surface. Either way, your words can be frustrating or hurtful for pregnant people to receive. We asked moms which comments they wish people would stop saying to pregnant people and why. Their responses are a good reminder to pause before offering unsolicited opinions or advice.  1. “You look like you’re about to pop!”  Or you might be guilty of other variations li…




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  • HS2: ministers to cut services and speeds to drive down costs, reports say

    Number of trains could be cut from from 18 to 10 an hour and maximum speed of 360 km/h (224 mph) may be reduced Ministers are planning on cutting HS2 services and train speeds in an attempt to drive down the cost of the heavily delayed project, it has been reported. The government is said to be considering cutting the number of trains from 18 to 10 an hour and reducing the trains’ maximum speeds. Continue reading...


  • Consent review – a horribly timeless tale of male sexual violence

    Channel 4’s unflinching new drama paints a terrifying picture of digital misogyny in schools and the real-life assaults it causes. It’s a carefully told story, delivered by an excellent young cast There is a lot that is timely about playwright Emma Dennis-Edwards’ one-off drama about sexual assault – and a lot that is horribly timeless. Anxiety about how YouTube misogynists might warp teenage minds is very much of this Andrew-Tate-on-trial moment. But the way power dynamics play out to protect perpetrators and silence victims? That goes way back. Lashay Anderson stars as Natalie, a confident scholarship student at an elite private school, which only recently began admitting girls to its sixth form. When she is named captain of the debate team it is notable, first because she is the only g…


  • Dozens of George Santos’s constituents call for his resignation at US Capitol

    Move follows weeks of outrage amid revelations the Republican New York lawmaker fabricated large portions of his résumé Dozens of George Santos’s constituents traveled from their New York district to the Capitol on Tuesday to call for the congressman to resign. The move follows weeks of outrage at the revelations that the Republican lawmaker fabricated large portions of his résumé in his successful quest for office. “On behalf of Concerned Citizens of NY-03, why are we here? Why did we come to Washington? We are here because Speaker McCarthy apparently cannot hear us when we speak from Long Island, so we had to come to Washington to make sure he hears us,” said Jody Kass Finkel, coordinator of the pressure group created in the past weeks with the sole goal of getting Santos “removed from…


  • The Yorkshire racism scandal: how did we get here and what’s next?

    With the CDC hearings taking place next month these are the key questions in a complicated and high-profile case Last June, after a “thorough and complex investigation”, the England and Wales Cricket Board charged seven individuals, then unnamed, and Yorkshire Cricket Club with bringing the game into disrepute regarding allegations of historic racism. The individuals were later identified as Gary Ballance, John Blain, Tim Bresnan, Andrew Gale, Matthew Hoggard, Richard Pyrah and Michael Vaughan, all former players and coaches at Yorkshire. Their cases were to be heard by the ECB’s Cricket Discipline Commission and now a date has been set: the hearings will run from 1 to 9 March. Continue reading...


  • Families of Black people killed by police push for reform at State of the Union

    Close relatives of Tyre Nichols, George Floyd and Michael Brown among those attending Biden’s address in Washington Families of Black people killed by police in recent years, including George Floyd’s brother and Michael Brown’s father, will attend the State of the Union address on Tuesday night alongside lawmakers advocating for urgent police reform. The push in Congress comes after the recent beating death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police. The release of video footage, along with the charging of several Memphis police officers involved in Nichols’s death and the firing of several employees from the Memphis police and fire departments, reignited national outcry over police brutality and calls for reforms. This includes renewed efforts to pass the George Floyd Justice in Poli…


  • Sheffield United’s Sharp and Berge strike late to end Wrexham’s Cup dream

    Sheffield United scored two dramatic injury-time goals to end Wrexham’s fairytale run in this season’s FA Cup and set up a fifth-round meeting with Tottenham, leaving the non-league side crestfallen and wondering what might have been on a dramatic night at Bramall Lane.Having converted a glut of pressure into the opening goal when Anel Ahmedhodzic fired home shortly after half-time, the Blades looked well-placed to book their place in the next round. But the drama was just beginning – and after Wrexham striker Paul Mullin brought the score level from the penalty spot, he then missed a second spot-kick seven minutes later which would have put Phil Parkinson’s side in front.And just as the tie looked to be heading to extra time, Billy Sharp put the hosts ahead for the second time before San…


  • Sharper review – classy cast lead delectable caper about fraudsters and the super-rich

    Benjamin Caron applies Derren Brown experience to direct stylish swindler yarn set in Manhattan with Julianne Moore and John Lithgow leading the way Movies about confidence-trickery put a new spin on the old rule about playing poker: look around the table and if you can’t see the chump … then it’s you. Watch a film about swindlers and you may well think you can see the person who’s being conned. But the film’s entire narrative procedure, and its pleasure, relies on you, the audience, repeatedly submitting to being played, while in theory you are the one with the wised-up crook’s-eye-view of what is going on. Screenwriters Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka have had big successes in the world of comedy and satire: now they have crafted this delectably enjoyable caper about fraudsters and…