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The right has a quasi-mystical belief that the poor are inferior – sterilis​ation​ is the logical next step 01/17/2018 - 17:22
What to make of Tory vice-chair Ben Bradley’s 2012 blog calling for the unemployed to have vasectomies? Plus: Trump’s problem with bad plumbing and advice from Greater Good magazine

Eugenics gets a bad rap because of its unfortunate Nazi heritage and antiquated, confusing language – “purity”, “...

Carillion may have gone bust, but outsourcing is a powerful public good | John McTernan 01/17/2018 - 17:21
The policy has brought accountability and transparency to the immiserating government’s provision of services – for bargain prices
• Political strategist John McTernan was Tony Blair’s director of political operations

What has outsourcing ever done for me?

In a parody of...

Former MP Stewart Jackson will not seek re-election 01/17/2018 - 16:59
Brexit campaigner Stewart Jackson had been MP for Peterborough for 12 years.
Jeremy Corbyn urges end to outsourcing 'racket' 01/17/2018 - 16:58
Labour's leader says firms like Carillion must be "shown the door", during PM's questions clashes.
Sketch: Never mind Carillion, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are the stocks to short 01/17/2018 - 16:47
It was as if the exchanges had been set to Benny Hill music, with observers engaged in a futile chase around Jeremy Corbyn's questions for anything briefly showing the flesh of common sense
Ben Bradley to stay Tory vice-chair after ‘vasectomies for unemployed’ row 01/17/2018 - 16:15

MP right to apologise for saying jobless should not have big families, May’s spokesman says

Theresa May’s spokesman has said Ben Bradley will keep his job as Conservative vice-chair for young people, despite having suggested that unemployed people should opt for free vasectomies rather...

PMQs: Corbyn and May on private firms in public sector 01/17/2018 - 15:41
Public services need to be provided by "public employees with a public service ethos" says Jeremy Corbyn.
PMQs: Smith and May on mental health service 01/17/2018 - 15:40
The prime minister is asked when her "warm words" on mental health services will be put into action.
PMQs: Sir Desmond Swayne asks Theresa May about plastic 01/17/2018 - 15:39
An MP who appeared to doze off in the House of Commons is back 24 hours later joking about his nap.
PMQs: Goldsmith and May on sex attacker judicial review 01/17/2018 - 15:39
The sentence served by John Worboys is "an insult to his victims” says Zac Goldsmith, who calls on the PM to back a judicial review.
Britons tell Dutch court their EU rights cannot be removed 01/17/2018 - 15:26

UK nationals living in Netherlands hope case will go to European court of justice

A group of British nationals living in the Netherlands have made a legal bid in a Dutch court to retain their EU citizenship after Brexit, arguing that their rights cannot be removed under European law.

Article 49: What is it and how can it reverse Brexit after the UK leaves the EU? 01/17/2018 - 15:25
Jean-Claude Juncker said the UK could use the treaty clause to re-join the bloc
Jeremy Corbyn hits back at claims he is too old to lead Labour into next election 01/17/2018 - 15:24
Leader's spokesman said there is 'no sign whatever that his age is an impediment'
May and Macron to sign new Calais border treaty 01/17/2018 - 15:20

UK will make bigger contribution towards preventing migrants in France from crossing Channel

Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May will sign a treaty on Thursday increasing Britain’s contribution towards preventing migrants in Calais from crossing the Channel and speeding up the asylum process...

Tory MP tears into Boris Johnson over 'disgraceful, entirely deliberate deception' on £350m NHS claim 01/17/2018 - 15:17
Health Committee chair Sarah Wollaston says she has 'no idea' why Foreign Secretary continues to use debunked statistic