Recent polling suggests that a vote for Brexit in June’s European Union (EU) referendum would only ‘”slightly” increase support for Scottish independence, complicating any decision by the Scottish National Party (SNP) to call another referendum.
Labour backbencher Frank Field is expected to warn that the party risks undermining the traditional Labour vote and losing voters to Ukip in “swathes”, according to reports. The MP for Birkenhead will say in the speech that the referendum could become a “suicide note” if the party backs the remain campaign.
Eurosceptic Labour voters could desert the party in anger over its supposed failure to recognise their concerns about immigration, the MP Frank Field will say on Tuesday, as he calls on party leader Jeremy Corbyn to listen to his working-class base. The Labour MP said 40% of the party’s supporters wanted Britain to leave the EU, but added that their views were being ignored in favour of a pro-EU policy that was designed to please a “London metropolitan elite”.
Britain should quit the European Convention on Human Rights rather than the EU, Theresa May claimed today. The Strasbourg court “binds the hands of Parliament” by stopping the Government kicking out “dangerous” foreigners, the Home Secretary declared.
A TOP Tory has strongly hinted that the pro-Brexit majority in the party will attempt to remove David Cameron as Prime Minister after the EU referendum whatever the result. In a hard hitting speech, former cabinet minister Owen Paterson compared the Prime Minister to King Charles I, who was beheaded for failing to listen to the British people, as he warned that “you can’t put the genie back in the bottle” on Brexit.
City fat cats have carved fortunes out of failed retailer BHS while leaving its workers in the lurch, it emerged last night. Sir Philip Green pocketed £400million from the 164-store chain before presiding over its decline and selling it for just £1.
More than 1,000 European criminals jailed in Britain are still here because they were not deported on their release, new figures reveal. Offenders – including rapists, robbers, paedophiles and drug dealers – have been released back into communities. Home Office data proves the number of criminals from Europe who are still in Britain, having served their time in jail, was 1,167 at the end of last year.
ITALY’s former prime minister has claimed the European Union could be “heading towards disintegration”, which could even spark WAR on the continent. Leading europhile Mario Monti, who led a government of technocrats at the height his country’s debt crisis between 2011 and 2013, bemoaned the number of crises that are currently afflicting the Brussels-based bloc. Over recent years, EU officials have been scrambling to deal with the eurozone crisis, soaring unemployment, the threat of Islamic State terrorism and the unprecedented influx of migrants into Europe.
Muslims will ‘very soon’ outnumber practising Christians in Europe, a Belgian minister claimed yesterday. Koen Geens, the justice minister, told the European Parliament the continent ‘does not realise this, but this is the reality’. At a hearing by MEPs into the Brussels attacks, the Belgian deputy prime minister Jan Jambon added that ‘the worst thing we can do is to make an enemy of Islam’.
The majority of the public supports the junior doctors’ strike, a poll has found. The Ipsos MORI poll, conducted for BBC News, found 57 per cent of adults in England support the strike.
TORY Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of “demonising” junior doctors in a throwback to the virulent propaganda campaign unleashed against the miners by Margaret Thatcher. fifty thousand doctors reluctantly launched a full withdrawal of labour this morning in an unprecedented escalation of their dispute with Mr Hunt over his “dangerous” and “discriminatory” new contract.
Junior doctors are holding the first all-out strike in the NHS’s history. Jeremy Hunt has appealed to junior doctors in England not to withdraw emergency cover “which creates particular risk for A&Es, maternity and intensive care units”.
MPs’ have voted against an attempt to compel the Government to offer sanctuary in the UK to 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees from Europe. Labour peer Lord Dubs’ amendment to the Immigration bill was rejected 294 to 276, giving a majority of 18, following a Commons debate on Monday.
A high-profile campaign for the UK to accept 3,000 child refugees stranded in Europe has failed after the government narrowly won a vote in the House of Commons rejecting the plan. MPs voted against the proposals by 294 to 276 on Monday after the Home Office persuaded most potential Tory rebels that it was doing enough to help child refugees in Syria and neighbouring countries.