Breaking: 55 MPs (so far) sign motion of no confidence in Speaker Hoyle
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Wednesday’s farce and chaos after Speaker allowed Labour to ‘hijack’ SNP’s opposition day motion calling for Gaza ceasefire leads to ‘Early Day Motion’ Fifty-five MPs – and counting – from the SNP and Conservative parties, plus one independent, have signed a motion of no confidence in Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle this morning, including more than half of the SNP’s Westminster MPs, after last night’s fiasco in which Hoyle broke parliamentary protocol to allow a Labour amendment to enter the debate and derail the SNP’s ‘Opposition Day’ motion calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Labour ..read more
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Gorst launches campaign to oust Eagle in Garston
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12h ago
Supporters gather at famous Casa socialist bar in Liverpool Liverpool Community Independent councillor Sam Gorst – who, with colleague Lucy Williams trounced Labour in last year’s local elections in the previously die-hard Labour seat despite a sewer-level smear-filled Labour campaign against him – formally launched his campaign to take the parliamentary seat on Wednesday evening. Gorst, a Garston resident, was selected in a democratic process last month. Supporters gathered at Liverpool’s famous Casa bar, founded by socialist dockers, to discuss campaign strategy and the need to give hope to ..read more
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Commons chaos as SNP, Tories walk out over Hoyle’s help for Starmer over Gaza
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Hoyle selected Labour’s weak Gaza amendment for debate , against Commons protocol MPs swarm.out of the Commons chamber Tonight’s Commons vote on the SNP’s call for a ceasefire in Gaza has collapsed into chaos, with both the SNP and the Tories walking out of the Commons chamber in protest at Speaker Lindsay Hoyle’s decision to allow Labour’s amendment to go onto the agenda. Parliamentary protocol dictated that the Tories’ amendment should have ruled out Labour’s weadel-worded attempt to dress up a motion calling for a pause when it suits Israel as an amendment to the SNP’s clear condemnation of ..read more
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Lavery says name added as supporting Labour’s weasel Gaza motion ‘without my consent’
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19h ago
Tough north-east MP says not in his name Wansbeck MP, ex-miner and former Labour chair Ian Lavery has disowned the appearance of his name among the supposed supporters of Keir Starmer’s weasel-worded amendment to the SNP motion calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. While the SNP motion denounces Israeli war crimes, Labour’s amendment – only allowed into the debate because of alleged threats from Starmer and his factional allies to remove Lindsay Hoyle as Speaker if he didn’t collude – prioritises Israel’s viewpoint and security and treats Israeli lives as more valuable than those of Pale ..read more
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Starmer ‘ordering MPs to abstain’ again on SNP Gaza ceasefire motion
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19h ago
Cowardly Labour leader helped out by Speaker after alleged threat but will still betray Palestinians facing genocide Keir Starmer is set – again – to order MPs to abstain on the SNP’s motion condemning Israeli war crimes and calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after Speaker Lindsay Hoyle helped him out by ignoring parliamentary convention. Hoyle should normally have ruled out Starmer’s weasel-worded amendment to the SNP motion after the Tories tabled their own amendment, but has allowed Labour’s to go forward too, after alleged threats by Starmer and his team to try to remove Hoyle as ..read more
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Unite Brighton/S Coast votes unanimously to picket next exec over Graham’s Gaza silence
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19h ago
Members blast ‘refus[al] to implement Unite’s democratically agreed policy on international solidarity in respect of Palestine/Israel but of actively suppressing attempts to mobilise in support of Gaza’ and move to ‘pause’ Unite’s affiliation with Stop the War group Unite Brighton and South Coast branch (SE 6246) voted unanimously last night in favour of a motion to picket the union’s next meeting of its executive, which takes place Monday March 11th 1pm at Unite’s HQ at Holborn in London. The union’s general secretary, Sharon Graham, has been heavily criticised for her continued silence over ..read more
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Pro-Assange protest grows larger still
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Even more people than yesterday demonstrate at Royal Courts of Justice, ready to march on Downing Street against plan to extradite Wikileaks founder for exposing US war crimes A banner referring to the fact that the main US witness against Assange admitted he had been lying all along The number of people protesting at the Royal Courts of Justice against the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has swelled beyond the approximately two thousand who turned out yesterday, despite foul weather: The US government’s extradition case against Assange should have been laughed out of court w ..read more
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Video: protests for Assange as British justice goes on trial in extradition case
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Up to 2,000 gather for ‘last chance’ to stop disgraced US case allowed so far by courts – but system seems stacked against Wikileaks founder, press freedom and public’s right to know Protestors outside the court on Tuesday Up to two thousand protesters gathered to demonstrate outside the Royal Courts of Justice today in London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and his legal team are fighting in what may be their last chance to avoid his extradition to the US, where the Biden administration wants to lock him in a high-security prison for the rest of his life for the ‘crime’ of exposing th ..read more
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Starmer tries to make SNP Gaza ceasefire motion all about Israel’s feelings
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2d ago
Labour amendments betray Gaza’s murdered and oppressed civilians and uses classic asymmetric language to value Palestinian life less than Israeli Keir Starmer – after days of posing to try to bring Muslim and other decent voters onside by mouthing ceasefire language – has yet again betrayed the two million people in Gaza suffering violence and starvation and the more than 100,000 people murdered and maimed by Israel. While the ‘mainstream’ media speculated whether Starmer would order MPs to support the SNP’s motion demanding a ceasefire, which is being debated in Parliament today, more realis ..read more
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Royal College of GPs deletes article exposing lack of supervision of ‘PA’ not-doctors
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RCGP has been equivocal about government’s changes to use of ‘associates’ without medical training to treat patients The Royal College of GPs has deleted an article that detailed the extent of the lack of supervision by fully-qualified doctors over the actions and decisions of the ‘physician associate’ (PA) roles – who have only two years’ training – whose use the government is expanding. The use of PAs, which is considered by ninety percent of doctors to be dangerous to patients and confuses many patients, who do not realise that they have not been seen and treated by a fully-qualified medic ..read more
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