Chris Williamson: should I stay, or should I go
This week controversial figure, Chris Williamson was re-admitted to the Labour Party which caused a backlash of Labour MP’s signing a motion to have the decision overturned and over 100 Labour Party employees signing an open letter citing that “they would be made to feel unwelcome by his presence at work” which resulted in Mr Williamson having the Labour whip removed from him 48 hours after having been re-admitted.
In response, Mr Williamson tweeted “They say a week is a long time in politics: it seems two days is even longer. I'm naturally concerned by the lack of due process and consistency in how my case is being handled. I've been a loyal Labour member for 43 years and will do my utmost to fight for my membership."
Scottish Parliament 20 years on
On Saturday, HRH the Queen visited the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to commemorate the Scottish Parliament’s twentieth anniversary. What was once a dream, a vision is now embedded in Scottish politics and is seen as a progressive democratic parliament serving the people of Scotland.
All five political leaders spoke about the significance of the Scottish Parliament and Richard Leonard, leader of the Scottish Labour Party spoke about how it was the Labour Party that delivered devolution for Scotland and paid tribute to the late Donald Dewar, the first, First Minister.
The Hunt is on
In a move to woo Scottish Tories and reassure the wider Conservative membership that the union would be in safe hands if he were to become prime minister, Jeremy Hunt announced that he would keep the Barnett Formula and reiterated his strong pro-union stance.
The Barnett formula has long attracted criticism from Conservative members south of the Border and allegedly Boris Johnson has been a fierce critic in which he claimed was unfair on cities like London.
What a load of Boris
Conservative leadership hopeful, Boris Johnson has said “judge me on what I do, not what I say” but the problem with this is that for anyone seeking high office, words from a leader can have serious ramifications.
At the recent Conservative leadership hustings, Mr Johnson praised US President, Donald Trump, saying that he has many good qualities and paid further tribute to Mr Trump’s reliance on free market economics, something he insisted the Conservative party needed to embrace and be positive about.