What has Andy Slaughter been up to today?
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Liz Truss's reversal of NI hike would give a full-time worker on National Living Wage just £59, but someone on six figure salary would get more than £1,000, according to figures from Team Sunak
The Piccadilly Line Night Tube is back, running through Hammersmith and Barons Court 🌙🚇 https://twitter.com/TfL/status/1553025815000096768
🦉🚇 Night Tube is back!
Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria and Overground Night Tube services are restored on Friday and Saturday nights 🎉
The plan for mandatory voter ID was always unworkable, undemocratic and unnecessary. It should be scrapped immediately.
The state of this. Why get into politics if your purpose is to make the poor poorer. Simply unfit for office. https://twitter.com/sadiqkhan/status/1555520193736081409
Taking from the poor, giving to the rich.
Tory economics in action.
EXCLUSIVE: In a leaked video, Rishi Sunak boasted to Conservative Party members that he was prepared to take public money out of “deprived urban areas” to help wealthy towns.
@REWearmouth reports: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/conservatives/2022/08/exclusive-rishi-sunak-taking-money-deprived-urban-areas
"There's nothing that I could say about either of them that they haven't already said about each other"
Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford responds to comments made by Tory leadership hopefuls Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss about him and his government
Law Commission to review criminal appeals. See the article by @JoshuaRozenberg :
The Central London Bus Review closes this Sunday 7th Aug. If you have not submitted your views to @TfL already, or signed @UKLabour ’s petition, you can do so here 👇
The @UpperRoomOrg is a charity that provides crucial support to homeless people and others suffering hardship. The ever-excellent Cllr @RowanRee is running a half marathon to support them. Please donate if you can 🏃👍 https://twitter.com/RowanRee/status/1554005134488866817
In a moment of madness I agreed to run the @RichmondRunFest half marathon, but it’s for a great cause, the @UpperRoomOrg who do brilliant work in the community.
If you’d like to support this fantastic charity, all donations would be gratefully received.
As the govt faces criticism for being absent at a time of crisis, we did invite a govt minister on the show this morning but were told they didn't have time for us in their busy schedule.
If any ministers are watching, our chair in Westminster is ready and waiting for you.
Indian Independence Day celebrations @BhavanLondon in West Ken with acting High Commissioner HE @sujitjoyghosh and @VirendraSharma. The best of Indian music, dance and culture.
So sorry to hear that Rev John Asbridge former vicar of St Stephen's, Shepherds Bush, has died. Fr John set up @SBHGLondon with his curate (later bishop) Wilfred Wood in 1966. I last saw him marking 50 years since Cathy Come Home. Donations in his memory to @Shelter
Given the news today, it is astonishing that the Conservative Party is debating as if they’re not in power right now.
No sign of the Chancellor. Or the Prime Minister.
They’re not even in the office, let alone in power.
The new PM, cost of living crisis & Ukraine. My latest E-news 👇
I think so. Even his most craven apologists couldn't spin this one https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2022-07-05/debates/54A97440-B383-43DE-B948-A508B410A483/StandardsInPublicLife#contribution-9FC7802E-69FC-485D-A039-9ECE6B58670B
Was this the moment Boris Johnson’s premiership ended? Michael Ellis, paymaster general, 5 July https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2022-07-05/debates/54A97440-B383-43DE-B948-A508B410A483/StandardsInPublicLife#contribution-37DF4FF1-AF87-40C5-9FAA-75A95B92C4F0
Little story looking at the difficulties getting new housing built in London - even when it’s replacing existing homes no longer fit for use https://wrightc.substack.com/p/getting-new-housing-built-in-london
"Johnson understands the press exceptionally well, and as PM managed it skilfully, giving the newspapers everything they wanted in exchange for their support.This meant allowing media barons to set his agenda." By @OborneTweets https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/even-the-sycophancy-of-an-amoral-tory-press-couldnt-save-boris-johnson
"I was decisive and I was honest," says Liz Truss, who changed her mind about a multi-billion pound policy hours after announcing it, and then lied about it.
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Having spent 18 months shadowing Liz Truss, the idea of her not realising what she’s signed up to is not exactly novel: the freeports fiasco, the shipbuilding blunder, the list goes on. After all, this is the minister who writes TL;DR with dead eye emojis on policy submissions….
Liz Truss wilfully misrepresented her own pay proposals and then tried to cover her tracks. She’s a lightweight and a liability.
Her latest mess has exposed exactly what she thinks of working people across Britain.
Last month I attended the @hffoodbank and @Tesco food collection. Hammersmith residents were so generous that we were in the top 20 for donations over the collection weekend. Hammersmith constituents donated an amazing 10,000 meals!
Great partnership between @hffoodbank and @Tesco Brook Green to restock the depleted larder of food and household goods. Thanks to Prakash and his staff and all the volunteers. Please give generously this weekend.
On Friday 9th September there will be a charity concert at @posklondon raising money for a Ukrainian children's charity. Come along and enjoy some wonderful music and help to raise money for an important cause!
Ten years ago, the government promised every 'council house' in England sold under Right to Buy would be replaced one-for-one. Since then, 107k have been sold, of which 42k have been replaced. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/right-to-buy-sales-and-replacements-england-2021-to-2022/right-to-buy-sales-and-replacements-england-april-2021-to-march-2022#fn:1
Harry our springer and Dom had lots of fun taking part in the first dog show at Wormwood Scrubs this weekend - Big thanks to @ScrubsAction for hosting this lovely event in one of Harry’s favourite parts of town.
Sunlit stadium as #Lionessess won last night
record #UEFA Euro Tournament attendance
Warm, lovely feels all round
Didn't hear a nasty, or even a swear word!
Lots of women just loving the game & men walking around with women's names on their backs
Lovely day with @ScrubsAction for the first Wormwood Scrubs Dog Show. About 150 people and nearly as many (very well behaved) dogs enjoying this great natural asset
First visit to @FulhamFC new Riverside Stand on Sunday. Very impressed.
'We will look back at this contest as the final stage of the supposedly natural party of government’s regression into political infantilism.'
Opinion: Truss is the right choice for this Conservative party https://www.ft.com/content/f8f8d943-35e9-423a-9a9a-b6074a6cf29d?segmentID=74f1ae13-3db7-a2fc-a4b9-127e45225258
Good luck to @QPR, who kick off the season today.
Astute assessment of Liz Truss by @DavidGauke.
She was out of her depth at @MoJGovUK - a poor communicator who struggled to grasp the basics of the justice system & let the judiciary down badly.
She served less than 11 months - the shortest-serving Justice Secretary ever. https://twitter.com/DavidGauke/status/1553286838160441349
My attempt for @NewStatesman at a balanced assessment of Liz Truss. She's been underestimated but her judgement makes her an enormous gamble as Prime Minister. https://www.newstatesman.com/comment/2022/07/david-gauke-tory-members-gamble-liz-truss
‘Ambition greater than ability’: Liz Truss’s rise from teen Lib Dem to would-be PM https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/30/liz-truss-profile-ambition-charm-thick-skin-thatcher?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1659157267
Here's my official response to reports in The Telegraph tonight that the AG has banned govt lawyers from telling her if proposed govt actions are illegal
How much more can Suella Braverman debase the role of Attorney General?
And how much lower can this wretched government sink?
Homelessness increased by 11% in the first quarter of this year, including 25,610 families with children & 10,560 households in full-time work
Just been interviewed on @BBCr4today about #interimpayments #contaminatedblood scandal. Government knew from March about this recommendation & nearly 6 months on still have not responded. What exactly is the hold up ? @Michael_Ellis1 @BorisJohnson @RishiSunak @trussliz @HaemoAPPG
Too important for a paywall - Attorney General, upholder of legal standards,and wannabe PM, bans Govt lawyers from telling ministers their policies are unlawful when they are
There are 58,910 families living in temporary accommodation in England right now. These households include 119,840 children.
We've been advocating on behalf of homeless families in West London for 34 years and we won't stop now. Hit the link in our bio to learn more ⬆️
Here's my official statement on Sir David Calvert-Smith's report into the failings of leadership at the Serious Fraud Office so shockingly exposed by the Unaoil scandal.
Rishi Sunak & Liz Truss completely eviscerate the whole Tory Government in their best @UKLabour campaign video yet - thank you for your honesty Rishi & Liz
You earn well over 100k and are permanently on strike. https://twitter.com/grantshapps/status/1552347858862592000
Train drivers already earn almost 60k but clearly that’s not enough for ASLEF bosses, who have called more strikes designed to hurt the people they claim to stand for, and who on average earn far less. Taxpayers gave £600 p/household to the railway during Covid and deserve better
Tomorrow at Posk
Classical Music in aid of Babusya Fund in celebration of The National Day of Ukrainian Statehood.
📌 Atrium - 3rd Floor
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Very good thread by @DrEvanHarris as another round of Tory politicians see who can grovel lowest to the press lords. I will keep asking Raab what the difference is between Leveson and his proposals on anti-SLAPP https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2022-03-22/debates/9C551019-8E33-447E-BC7A-EF887CE80BC5/TopicalQuestions#contribution-012C5A63-68BA-4276-AB4F-9DDD782070B5
A thread: This story is, of course, false and distorted and serves the interests of the billionaire owners of the Telegraph (and Mail, Times and S*n). The law concerned was proposed by a senior Judge (Leveson) after a public inquiry. 1/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/07/26/rishi-sunak-pledges-repeal-law-seeks-coerce-press-stifle-free/
Developers in west London face a potential ban on new housing projects until 2035 because the electricity grid has run out of capacity to support new homes, jeopardising house building targets in the capital. W/ @GeorgeNHammond @FT
NEW 🚨 | Transport Minister Grant Shapps has said he will never hold talks with the union RMT to end the rail strikes.
He can resolve this dispute.
But instead, he's been blocking an agreement and picking fights with unions.
EXCL: This is the NHS as you’ve never seen it.
19 patients crammed on trolleys in corridors unable to get into a full A&E.
92 year-old May has been stuck on hers for 3 days.
Outside, ambulances queue, delayed getting to other calls.
Patients have died waiting. #ITVTonight
How to read a formal document
Following yesterday's popular post on Boris Johnson's Lebedev letter, this is a guide for you on how to read formal documents
“As far as I am aware, no Government business was discussed.”
As far as I am aware.
Boris Johnson’s account today of meeting Alexander Lebedev.
Why is he not sure?
He was Foreign Secretary. He met an ex KGB agent during the Skripal crisis.
It was his job to be sure. https://twitter.com/PippaCrerar/status/1551890281313837057
NEW: Boris Johnson writes to liaison committee about 2018 meeting with ex-KGB agent Alexander Lebedev at Italian villa while he was Foreign Sec.
“This was not a formal meeting, nor something that was pre-arranged… As far as I am aware, no Government business was discussed”.
“As far as I am aware, no Government business was discussed”
A close reading of Boris Johnson’s letter about the Lebedev meeting
One has already wrecked the economy.
The other is promising billions of unfunded tax cuts.
The Tory leadership candidates in their own words.
Public services at breaking point.
Chaos, queues and backlogs everywhere you look.
@RishiSunak is right, there is a national emergency, caused by 12 years of the Tories.