Nick Clegg launches inquiry into MP facing sexual assault claims

Deputy PM’s announcement follows the beginning of legal action against Mike Hancock, MP for Portsmouth South Nick Clegg will take disciplinary action against a Liberal Democrat MP accused of sexual assault, the party announced in a statement. Mike Hancock, MP for Portsmouth South, will attend a meeting with the party leader as well as Simon […]


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MP on Google tax avoidance scheme: ‘I think that you do evil’

Google and Amazon face fresh attack over claims that their multibillion-pound UK-facing businesses should not be taxed Google and Amazon came under fierce attack from MPs and tax campaigners after fresh whistleblower allegations put further strain on claims by the internet giants that their multibillion-pound UK-facing businesses should not be taxed by Revenue & Customs. […]


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MP almost dies after eating biscuit

Equalities minister Jo Swinson recovering after going into shock from an allergic reaction, according to reports Equalities minister Jo Swinson is recovering after almost dying from an allergic reaction to a biscuit, it has been reported. The Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire was driving home from a charity cake sale in Glasgow on Saturday […]


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Nigel Evans: Ribble Valley constituents rally round accused MP

In the 13 years he has represented the Lancashire seat, Evans has established himself as a jovial, enthusiastic and capable MP On the day three years ago that Nigel Evans announced he was gay, there was barely a ripple of interest in his Ribble Valley constituency. The MP’s quiet take on his homosexuality was well […]


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Hugh Muir’s diary: How an MP repelled a pesky student. Shut up! Gob shut!

Never backward about coming forward, Ian Liddell-Grainger strikes again • With the breach between politicians and the public seemingly harder to fill than ever, someone needs to reconnect, especially with the disaffected young. Step forward the Tory MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset, Ian Liddell-Grainger. We had reason to speak of him last year when […]


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Press intrusion: Don’t name suspects in the media until charged, urges MP

Robert Buckland calls for reporting restrictions to be imposed as controversy over ‘secret arrests’ grows Reporting restrictions should be imposed to prevent the routine naming of suspects by police until they have been charged, a prominent Conservative MP has urged. As the debate over so-called “secret arrests” intensifies following the naming of Rolf Harris last […]


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