Did Andrea Ledsom encourage the media to violate rules for impartiality?
“These restrictions, spelled out in the Ofcom code, apply to all broadcasters including the BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and ITV. They apply to community radio stations, music channels, and political panel shows alike. ”
– Radio Times
Farron branded the comments “stupid” and called on Leadsom to apologise.
via Andrea Leadsom’s ‘Patriotic’ Brexit Broadcasting Call Slammed By Tim Farron As ‘Sinister’ | HuffPost UK
New research from YouGov suggests voters under the age of 40 backed Labour by a decisive margin, and that the party also outperformed the Conservatives among the 40-49 age bracket.
via Jeremy Corbyn says Labour in ‘permanent campaign mode’ – BBC News
He said the outcome of the referendum was merely advisory and new legislation would be required to quit the union.
via ‘It’s not over yet’: Top legal expert says Brexit vote has ‘no force whatsoever’ | London Evening Standard
Theresa May has been warned she could face a fresh court challenge over Brexit, after a retired Scottish doctor claimed the law requires there to be a second referendum on any withdrawal agreement.
via Theresa May warned of fresh court challenge over Brexit as ‘law requires second referendum’ on any agreement | The Independent
Yet the disastrous election of British Conservative leader Theresa May this week has brought American-style faith infused politics to the centre of British government. The use of the Democratic Unionist Party as a buttress for a minority government currently balancing on three legs means May will sit in debt to a small group of radical protestants whose views wouldn’t look out of place on the 700 Club.
via The God Inclusion: Britain Ushers In The Bigots | HuffPost UK
Under pressure after the London Bridge attack, the prime minister gave a speech on Tuesday saying she would rewrite laws that stop the Government acting to prevent further attacks.
via Theresa May Wrong To Attack Human Rights In Post-London Bridge Attack Terror Speech, Experts Say | HuffPost UK
May, who has often been compared to Margaret Thatcher, distanced herself from the legacy of the country’s only other female leader by rejecting the “cult of selfish individualism”.
via Theresa May Rejects ‘Untrammelled Free Markets’ And ‘Selfish Individualism’ In Grab For Centre Ground | HuffPost UK
The EU acted as an important driving force in securing some of the equalities that we enjoy today, including ensuring that discrimination at work on the grounds of being LGBT was made illegal.
via The EU Was A Driving Force For LGBT Equality – Our Government Must Protect These Rights | HuffPost UK