UK politics live: MPs to get vote ‘as soon as possible’ on proposal to suspend Owen Paterson, No 10 says- Tempemail

Move comes after yesterday’s vote to scrap standards regulator. New motion to propose that he should be suspended for 30 days Boris Johnson makes U-turn over anti-sleaze regime for MPs Goldsmith family funded Boris Johnson’s Marbella holiday MPs’ standards commissioner should quit, suggests Kwarteng Coronavirus – latest global updates Jacob Continue Reading

‘Smart’ motorway rollout must be stopped until safety assured, MPs warn government- Tempemail

Boris Johnson’s government has been urged to pause the rollout of so-called “smart” motorways until the safety of motorists can be assured. A cross-party group of MPs has called for a halt on motorways which ditch hard shoulders and adopt new, digital traffic management methods. Campaigners have long argued that Continue Reading

Boris Johnson ignores MP’s Islamophobia concerns for a year- Tempemail

Boris Johnson has not responded to an MP’s call for action on Islamophobia for a year, it can be revealed. Afzal Khan, a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims, wrote to the prime minister in November 2020 warning of rising hate crime and questioning “the inaction Continue Reading

British scientists ‘frozen out’ of EU research due to Brexit row, MPs warn- Tempemail

A delay in the UK’s participation in EU research programmes because of a row about the Brexit deal is beginning to hurt British science, MPs have warned. A report by the European Scrutiny Committee said UK academic institutions are being “frozen out” of key projects on the continent while London and Continue Reading

MPs avoiding £70,000 a year in congestion charge and ULEZ fees by putting them on expenses- Tempemail

MPs who drive into Westminster are avoiding tens of thousands of pounds a year in congestion charges and ultra low emission zone fees by putting them on expenses, an investigation by The Independent has found. Clean air groups have written to parliament’s expenses watchdog asking it to stop MPs avoiding Continue Reading

The Guardian view on MPs’ security: it takes culture change | Editorial- Tempemail

In the week since Sir David Amess was killed, many people who did not know the man have learned something about his work. Beneficiaries of the causes for which he campaigned have illuminated one of the more neglected parts of Britain’s democratic constitution – the work that MPs do in Continue Reading

David Amess: Murder suspect Ali Harbi Ali accused of plotting to kill MPs since 2019- Tempemail

The man accused of murdering Sir David Amess had been plotting to kill MPs for years, a court has heard. Ali Harbi Ali, 25, is accused of murdering the Conservative politician during a constituency surgery in the Essex town of Leigh-on-Sea on Friday. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that he has Continue Reading

Boris Johnson news live: Latest updates as MPs set to reject Lords Environment Bill amendments- Tempemail

Boris Johnson says private sector ‘trillions’ key to tackling climate crisis Environmental campaigners have expressed disappointment after the government signalled it would reject almost all the changes made to the Environment Bill by the House of Lords, which are to be debated in the Commons on Wednesday. The amendments included Continue Reading

MPs ‘likely’ to be offered private security guards after David Amess killing, says Dominic Raab- Tempemail

MPs are set to be offered more private security guards for when meeting their constituents at surgery events following the murder of Sir David Amess, the justice secretary has signalled. Dominic Raab said an increase in private security is the most “likely” option to boost safety, rather than putting more Continue Reading

Many MPs feel under threat. I’m against a police guard, but we need action over social media threats and abuse- Tempemail

The killing of Sir David Amess MP has been shattering. It is a tragedy for his family, and has caused deep sadness in his constituency of Southend West. But it is also frightening for many MPs – because Sir David was not doing anything out of the ordinary when he Continue Reading