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As the government begins to ease lockdown, campaigners are preparing to initiate a prosecution against senior cabinet ministers, including the Prime Minister, on allegations of Misconduct in Public Office for the pursuit of its initial strategy of 'herd immunity', which they believe was responsible for "avoidable deaths".

By addressing prejudices head-on with an open mind, blues musician Daryl Davis has succeeded in convincing over 200 KKK members and other White supremacists to disavow their allegiances. As a kid growing up in 1960s Chicago, Daryl Davis was shocked when his parents explained that White children were throwing rocks at him during a Cub Scouts parade because he was Black.

the government must pose itself this question: if the country is a truly tolerant one, how are we helping refugees escape the horrors of conflict when at the same time we are subjecting them to the horrors of separation?

How can you hate me if you do not know me?" This is the burning question that led Daryl Davis, a talented African-American blues musician, to begin a 30-year quest that would see him risk his life to befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan in search of an answer.

While there is no doubt that the relief packages announced by the Chancellor have had a positive impact on businesses, there is still a long way to go.

Starmer discussed concerns at the first "Call Keir" event aimed at winning back voters in seats Labour lost in 2019.

A group of lawyers and campaigners have successfully filed a case with the General Court of the European Union arguing that all UK citizens who were legally defined as EU citizens on 31 January 2020 should retain that citizenship regardless of the UK's departure from the European, The London Economic has learnt

Directors of these small limited companies who pay themselves a low salary and top up their income with dividends will not technically qualify as self-employed, and therefore unlikely to receive a payment from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CBILS). 

At some point on your social media timeline you will have come across the hot-headed off-camera rantings of Jonathan Pie, a fictitious reporter taking aim at the current news agenda. Created by political satirist Tom Walker, Pie has become something of a cult figure.

It was last week when Isabel had come out of major surgery to remove a brain tumour. Now convalescing at home, Isabel (not her real name) is only able to take paracetamol to manage what she describes as "excruciating pain".

Government and transparency are often uncomfortable bedfellows, but this government has taken the meaning of secrecy to a whole new level. With the arrival of Dominic Cummings, Downing Street has stymied accountability and replaced it with vacuous social media stunts. At the centre of the attack is the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoI).

In 2015 Jane lost her family home after the business she had been running went bust. Soon she was told by her landlord to vacate the property. Rather than face eviction, Jane (not her real name) decided to leave her property and approached her local council.

"Brexit has had a big impact on Parliament. But its biggest impact has been on the country", Sir Lindsay Hoyle said as he outlined his plans for Parliament as Speaker of the House of Commons. "I've found that where households are being divided, so is the Chamber."

With less than 20 days to go until Brexit day, a group of UK citizens are preparing a legal action to challenge whether the government can remove their EU citizenship when the UK officially leaves the European Union on 31 January, The London Economic has learnt.

I've tried to avoid speaking about my epilepsy. When I did, I found myself being swallowed by the rawness of it. But now I must try to face it head on. Why? Because, the parallels between Brexit and my experience of this neurological disorder are uncanny. The uncertainty; the pain; the hopelessness.

Speaking exclusively to TheArticle, Richard Corbett, leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party said that, if faced with a deal "which will still not be as good as the UK's membership of the EU," the Labour Party would "conclude that it is better to campaign to remain in the European Union."

"Of course it is not just Canterbury. Numerous seats across the country are being contested by more than one party in favour of a People's Vote. The Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens have agreed to step aside to ensure a single pro-Remain candidate stands in 49 seats in England and 11 seats in Wales."

"Boris Johnson is a different type of politician compared to those we have known," Alastair Campbell said reflecting on the former London Mayor and the bookies' favourite to lead the next government. "I know all politicians get called liars from time to time", he added, "but this guy- he's just a liar."

Seb Dance has said that Labour MEPs would not vote to ratify Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement in the European Parliament unless an amendment guaranteeing a People's Vote is attached. Speaking exclusively to The London Economic, the Deputy Leader of Labour MEPs within the European Parliament believes that the new Agreement falls "well short of the promises made by the Leave campaign."

Sir Vince Cable said holding the EU referendum was a "terrible mistake" which has "profoundly wounded" the politics he was once familiar with. Speaking exclusively to The London Economic, the former Liberal Democrat leader downplayed his party's role in calling for a referendum on EU membership, arguing that their role was "fairly ambiguous."

Last week the legality of Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament was ruled to be unlawful in a unanimous verdict given by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Just a week before, the Scottish Court of Session also ruled that the Prime Minister's shutdown of Parliament was unlawful citing an attempt to stymie parliamentary debate over the ongoing issue of Brexit.

Lord Andrew Adonis plans to run to become a Labour MP, Byline Times can reveal. If elected in the next general election, Lord Adonis - who served in the New Labour governments of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown - will become the first life peer to leave the House of Lords and join the House of Commons.

I have had my fair share of encounters with disgruntled parliamentarians. Take this, for example. It was the day of Boris Johnson's election as leader of the Conservative Party and I had just left Andrew Adonis to stew in his office, only to find the DUP's Nigel Dodds milling around College Green, outside Parliament.

The move has sparked fierce criticism from across the political divide, with the Speaker John Bercow dubbing Mr Johnson’s plans as a “constitutional outrage”.

There is something rather irritating about the oft-quoted phrase 'global Britain'. As of late, it seems to have become permanently ingrained in the vocabulary of a Whitehall still intent on parading its post-Brexit myths- within the murmurs of a lost imperial Britain.

Professor rubbishes Stephen Barclay's assertion that the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 is a "landmark moment"

At this stage in Johnson’s premiership, MPs face two possibilities: take control of the parliamentary timetable (again) or overthrow the government. Neither options would entirely guarantee stopping no-deal, but they certainly allow MPs a greater chance of disrupting the so-called ‘clean break’.


On 14th August, the High Court rejected an appeal for leave to the UK's highest court that would see private prosecutor Marcus Ball attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over claims he lied during the 2016 EU referendum. Mr Ball filed summons at Westminster Magistrates' Court in March 2019 for the alleged offence of 'misconduct in public office'.

A new report warns that a no deal could put over 50 per cent of UK farms out of business. 

As I write, the Brexit rhetoric intensifies. With Boris Johnson comfortably installed inside Downing Street, the best the prime minister has been able to do since taking office is offer up another serving of blind faith, asserting that the UK 'can do it'.