Tory minister mocked for ‘not in my backyard’ position on fracking

A Tory minister has been ridiculed on BBC Question Time after defending the government’s stance on fracking, but added he would not support drilling for shale gas in his constituency. In the House of Commons on Thursday, Economy Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg was outraged by conservative banks when he answered questions about the lifting of the … Read more

Labor’s Wes Streeting tells Tories it’s ‘time for the next episode’

Wes Streeting discussed the Tories’ plan to bolster the NHS this winter, saying it was “time for the next installment”. The Labor MP quoted American rapper Dr. Dre with new health secretary Therese Coffey after revealing her plan for the health service. The joke related to a recent interview in which Coffey’s phone went off … Read more

Beergate: Labor rejects idea Keir Starmer could be fined

Labor’s Wes Streeting rejected any idea that police might discover that Keir Starmer broke social distancing rules last Monday. The shadow health minister passionately defended his party’s leader after a weekend of fresh headlines about the so-called “beergate”, an event in which Starmer was accused of breaking social distancing rules. While Durham police previously said … Read more