The Panama Papers leak revealed that Ian Cameron, the Prime Minister’s father, owned an offshore based business in which David Cameron owned shares. The PM’s involvement is not illegal, but it’s hypocritical.
On the third of April, German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published 2.6 terabytes of encrypted internal documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. This revealed how the rich avoid paying tax. Listed in the documents was Ian Cameron, the father of our current Prime Minister and owner of Blairmore Holdings Inc – an offshore investment fund. Continue reading →
Yesterday the Commons voted to reduce the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for disabled people. This is a group of the most vulnerable in society, of whom 38% cannot afford to heat their home on the current payments they receive. This bill will make their lives worse.
Earlier today thousands of junior doctors walked out of their jobs to protest the new contract being imposed by the Health Minister Jeremy Hunt. They claim the contract will lead to a decrease in pay and an increase in the hours worked by Doctors. The Government claims it will lead to a better, 7 day NHS. Who is correct?
By the end of 2014 there were 19.5 million people classed as refugees worldwide and the situation has gotten worse. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in the first two months of 2016, 131,724 refugees began the journey to Europe. 410 never arrived. 55% of those arriving from war-torn Syria are women and children. They are not looking to take your job, benefits or destroy British culture, they simply want a safe, warm bed. Too much to ask?
That’s what I labeled the behavior in the House of Commons in my last post and things have got even worse since.
The House of Commons is an arena to discuss, debate and challenge the decisions of the government but with our own Prime Minister making ‘Yo moma’ jokes, MPs seem to have lost sight of what they are paid £75,000 a year to do, and this is harming the public’s view of politics. Continue reading →
That’s what the majority of the House of Commons would say to me; that because I am not yet 18, this once in a generation vote will have no impact on my life and I can’t have a valid opinion about it. I disagree, strongly.
Votes for 16 year olds has gained more momentum in recent years, which is great. The vote was even given to those aged between 16 – 18 in the 2014 Scottish referendum yet, a young person who was allowed to vote back then could be too young to vote in the upcoming EU referendum, even though they are now older . As though their ability to make a decision has been eradicated since September 2014 only to return on their 18th birthday. It all seems a bit strange. Continue reading →
A 28 year old man was arrested yesterday after 2 guns were found in his luggage, as he entered the New York Hotel, near Disneyland Paris.
The man was arrested by police shortly after the firearms were detected by an x-ray machine in the entrance to the hotel, situated just a ten minute walk from Disneyland Paris which attracted 10 million visitors in 2014.
The bag contained two low caliber weapons including an automatic handgun, a box of ammunition and a Koran. A woman who was accompanying the man was also arrested, yet was later released. The man’s car was also searched by police. Continue reading →