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Behind the battle lines in the war of words between Jeremy Hunt and junior doctors

Behind the battle lines in the war of words between Jeremy Hunt and junior doctors

by Simon Lancaster / 12 Feb 2016 19:00

My Facebook feed today is filled with long, heartfelt, furious posts from junior doctors.

The posts are breathless. Filled with emotion. The NHS is under attack. Hunt’s arrogance has needlessly triggered this dispute. The NHS must be protected from this onslaught. We must all fight on. And by god the only option now is to strike.

This is serious fighting talk. But it is not literal fighting talk. No literal punches will be exchanged or

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Jeremy Corbyn can learn from David Cameron - on standing up to his activists

Jeremy Corbyn can learn from David Cameron - on standing up to his activists

by Dan Hodges / 12 Feb 2016 14:50

David Cameron is facing a blue rinse revolt. In a letter to today’s Telegraph, 130 Tory councillors warn he risks “destroying” his party if opts to lead the campaign to keep Britain in the EU.

Their undiplomatic correspondence represents part of a growing grassroots backlash against the prime minister’s Euro policy in general, and in particular his recent statement to the House of Commons in which he said: “If you passionately believe in your heart

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Peak politics for BBC as Parliament channel reels in record number of viewers

Peak politics for BBC as Parliament channel reels in record number of viewers

12 Feb 2016 13:55

With a too close-to-call general election, a left-wing Labour takeover that nobody saw coming, a Tory backlash over tax credits and an intense debate over military action in Syria, few could argue that British politics has been boring in recent months.

And now there is hard evidence that Britons have been become more switched on to politics in the past year.

BBC Parliament has reported a record high of an average of two million viewers

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Tory MP Simon Burns is hoping for second time lucky as jets off to help Hillary Clinton

Tory MP Simon Burns is hoping for second time lucky as jets off to help Hillary Clinton

12 Feb 2016 10:33

Conservative MP Simon Burns has said that he would be “amazed” if Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination, as he flies to the U.S. to help the Hillary Clinton campaign.

With the House of Commons in recess, Burns is preparing to spend the next week on the campaign trail.

And the Chelmsford MP is hoping for a better outcome than the last time he set out help his favourite Democrat to win the nomination. Back

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The Jeremy Hunt PR strategy unravels... and James Blunt gets involved

The Jeremy Hunt PR strategy unravels... and James Blunt gets involved

12 Feb 2016 09:27

The health secretary has taken the "nuclear option" of imposing his new contract terms on junior doctors.

One of Jeremy Hunt’s justifications was a letter from the government's chief negotiator Sir David Dalton, advising it to do "whatever it deems necessary" to end the row.

The names of 20 NHS chief executives were attached to the letter. But then five of the signatories told Health Service Journal that they were not approving of the imposition

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Liam Fox tops poll for next Conservative leader

Liam Fox tops poll for next Conservative leader

11 Feb 2016 15:33

Arch-eurosceptic MP Liam Fox has become the surprise favourite of Tory members to be the party’s next leader, a new poll has found.

A survey by Conservative Home found the former defence secretary marginally ahead of his nearest rival Theresa May, with the pair on 20.89% and 20.60% respectively.

Frontrunners London mayor Boris Johnson and chancellor George Osborne trailed on 18.60% and 14.88% each.

Some 14.02% of Tory voters want business secretary Sajid Javid to

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MPs flummoxed as senior Google exec forgets his salary

MPs flummoxed as senior Google exec forgets his salary

11 Feb 2016 13:03

MPs were left stunned today after a senior Google executive admitted he is unaware how much he gets paid.

Matt Brittin, president of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, faced a severe grilling from the Public Accounts Committee over the internet giant’s tax arrangements.

Public outrage ensued after it emerged last month Google and HMRC reached an agreement that saw the American firm pay £130m in backdated tax since 2005. Experts claim the figure amounts

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Ukip class of 2015 exposed: Three wife-beaters, one porn star and various racists

Ukip class of 2015 exposed: Three wife-beaters, one porn star and various racists

11 Feb 2016 09:26

David Cameron dismissed Ukip in 2006 as "a bunch of fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists, mostly".

As the 2015 general election drew closer and Nigel Farage snapped at his heels, the prime minister did his best to row back on the comments. But now comes the clearest evidence yet that perhaps he was on to something after all.

A remarkable investigation by The Times reveals that Ukip knowingly allowed dozens of racists, homophobes

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Labour’s inexorable decline is turning Scottish politics on its head

Labour’s inexorable decline is turning Scottish politics on its head

by Euan McColm / 10 Feb 2016 14:30

For the past decade, a common response to news about yet another dip in Scottish Labour’s fortunes has been "surely not?"

Such was the party’s dominance of Scottish politics that the speed of its fall from favour has surprised even members of the SNP.

When, back in 2006, polls showed the nationalists starting to gain support after decades on the fringes, the widespread view was that this was a blip. When former SNP chief Alex

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Watch: If PMQs went gangster...

Watch: If PMQs went gangster...

10 Feb 2016 14:02

What would Prime Minister’s Questions be like with an injection of gangster rap?

The Private Gentlemen's Yacht Club imagines it so that you don’t have to…

Jeremy Corbyn might kick off with something along the lines of:

"Yo thank you Mr Speaker it’s me JC, yeah I’m a threat to your national security. They call me Red Jez cos my rhymes are sick, now watch me crucify this Right Honourable Dick."

And David Cameron

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