Explosive new evidence links Patricia Hewitt to paedophile group’s calls for age of consent to be lowered to just 10 and that incest should not be a crime

Former Labour cabinet minister was general secretary of NCCL in 1970s Hewitt says she takes responsibility for the mistakes made at the time 65-year-old adds that NCCL was ‘naive and wrong’ over links with PIE But documents cast doubt on claims she never ‘condoned’ child abusers Press release in her name argues for age of…

‘Parliament makes decisions, not the people’ – anger as Peers say public cannot be trusted on EU vote

Lords accused of ‘arrogance and contempt’ after claiming British public cannot be trusted on Europe By Matthew Holehouse, Political Correpsondent 7:12PM GMT 10 Jan 2014 Peers have been accused of showing “contempt” for British voters over the proposed EU referendum, saying the public cannot be trusted to make the right decision. Dozens of members of…

Teachers less qualified than McDonald’s staff, say Labour ( U.K. )

Teachers need fewer qualifications than burger bar employees thanks to   Government education reforms, Labour claimed. “Under David Cameron, we have this situation where you now need more qualifications to work as a shift manager at McDonald’s than to become a teacher,” Mr Hunt said. Photo: Getty Images   By Matthew Holehouse 7:13PM GMT 30 Oct 2013…

British spies ‘hid activities from MPs’

Former Labour minister accuses spies of ignoring MPs over surveillance Nick Brown says there is ‘uncanny’ similarity between GCHQ programmes exposed by Edward Snowden and bill’s proposals   Rowena Mason, political correspondent The Guardian,        Tuesday 15 October 2013 Former minister Nick Brown says mass surveillance appears to be happening ‘with or without parliament’s consent’.…

University for all was a complete nonsense

  WHEN historians come to ponder quite what a shambles the last Labour government made of absolutely everything they will dwell on the headline stuff: Iraq, Afghanistan, destroying the pension system and so on. But there’s a less high-profile mess-up that is continuing to cause terrible problems: the insane push to have half the country’s…

Ministers to seize back 100 powers from Brussels

Around 100 powers are to be permanently seized from Europe in a dramatic move this week. Photo: Niall Carson/PA By Patrick Hennessy 9:33PM BST 06 Jul 2013 In the first part of efforts to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union, ministers will announce plans to claw back the powers. Theresa May, the Home Secretary,…

It pays to use slave labour, says watchdog

Gangmasters Licensing Authority is dismayed at tiny fines levied on unscrupulous employers Emily Dugan Sunday, 23 June 2013 Sentences for criminal bosses who use forced labour are “unduly lenient” and do not deter modern slavery, the head of Britain’s worker exploitation watchdog believes. Sentences for criminal bosses who use forced labour are “unduly lenient” and…

Britain saw worse wage drops than rest of EU – study

      Published time: March 04, 2013 12:31   Britain has suffered one of its the biggest drops in median pay over the last two years, recent figures have revealed. Out of the EU’s 27 member-states, only the Netherlands, Cyprus and Greece performed worse than the UK.   So-called ‘real wages,’ taking into account…

Tory MP warned of powerful paedophile ring 30 years ago

New evidence supports claim former backbencher’s life was threatened Friday, 22 February 2013 A burly veteran of scores of amateur boxing bouts, the Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens was best known during his bustling 16-year career in Parliament as a pugnacious right-winger who supplied “hang ‘em and flog ‘em” quotes to the tabloids. Eighteen years after…

British spooked by Bulgaria and Romania’s migration

Thursday, 17 January 2013 About 50,000 people from Romania and Bulgaria will  come to the UK every year when restrictions are lifted next year, think  tank Migration Watch suggests. It predicts this level annually in the first five  years after these controls end, warning of “significant consequences”  for housing and jobs, the BBC reports. Citizens…