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The Tories Are Trying To Raise Billions From Tax Reforms. Contract Workers Say They're Hitting The Wrong People.
"It does all have a familiar feel about it from when we looked at the loan charge," one Tory peer said.
Boris Johnson's aides warned of "consequences" against the broadcasters and newspapers. They are making good on that threat.
MPs heard from contractors facing the loan charge; one said HMRC's tactics felt like “mental waterboarding”.
Exclusive: Shaun Bailey, who is running for London mayor, told a newspaper he paid for his own tube fares, but he has received almost £10,000 in travelcards as a taxable benefit over the past four years.
The Evening Standard Wrote A Story About The BBC Confusing Two Black Politicians And Then Made The Same Mistake
Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy told BuzzFeed News she received a personal telephone call from an editor. The newspaper blamed Getty Images for the error.
Ministers worried about losing their jobs at the reshuffle have also been holding “new pizza club” meetings to discuss how to deal with Cummings.
It's Brexit Day, So Here's A Quiz For People Who Haven't Been Paying Attention But Want To Catch Up On Some Of The Details
I'd like to dedicate this one to Danny Dyer.
George Osborne’s Flagship Project For The North Is Asking Boris Johnson For £1bn For The Region’s Schools
Exclusive: The Northern Powerhouse Project has told Boris Johnson the investment is “critical for the PM's credibility in ‘Blue Wall’ seats”.
Arron Banks, Anna Soubry, Gina Miller, Jolyon Maugham, and more told BuzzFeed News how they intend to either celebrate or commiserate on Friday night.
Speaking alongside British Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski are Matteo Salvini, Viktor Orbán, and Marion Maréchal.
The report was seen as being used to justify a controversial reorganisation of the party's campaigning operation.
It is the first key move in the prime minister's reorganisation of his government following the election.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Husband Will Tell Boris Johnson To Stop Asking Iran "Nicely" To Free Her
Exclusive: Richard Ratcliffe and his 5-year-old daughter Gabriella will visit the prime minister on Thursday to urge him to get tough with the Iranian authorities. "Doing nothing allows harm to happen," he said.
One job advert specified “female only” applicants. Others offered higher salaries for “native English speakers”.
Labour Staff Who Lost Their Jobs Were “Demoralised” By A Senior Official Who Had Downplayed Antisemitism In The Party
Current and former members of staff at Labour’s National Communications Centre say there was a “change of culture” once Jules Rutherford became the party’s head of membership.
Labour Leadership Contenders Have Backed Party Staff Who Were Made Redundant While Fighting For Better Rights
Jess Phillips, Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry and Lisa Nandy have given their support to party staff whose contracts were ended while they were pushing for better conditions.
Labour Staff Who Were Made Redundant While Trying To Improve Their Working Conditions Say Their Treatment Is “Outrageous”
Exclusive: “It’s something I never, ever thought would happen — to be made to feel like you’re not valued, like a commodity, it really goes against the party’s ethos,” said one former worker.
Steve Reed, Labour MP for Croydon North described Stewart’s association with Daniel Ogoloma, whose church is under investigation by the charities watchdog, as “highly inappropriate.”
Trump has said that 52 heritage sites could be "HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD".
Yes, we know there's been a lot of politics recently, but unfortunately, you're going to have to pay attention for a little bit longer.
The US Didn't Warn Britain Or Its Other European Allies Ahead Of The Planned Airstrike To Kill Iran's Top Military Commander
In recent days, allies were being kept in the dark by the Trump administration, a senior diplomat from a major EU member state told BuzzFeed News.
"A Period Of Deep Self-Reflection": Channel 4 Bans Nonpolitical Journalists From Tweeting About Politics
The new policy came into force after a “number of errors” made by broadcast journalists across the industry — including that Boris Johnson "people of colour" tweet.
The Conservatives’ election victory last week ensured that the withdrawal agreement bill sailed through the House of Commons at its second reading.
But campaigners say it doesn't go far enough — as thousands still face "retrospective" tax bills.
Lisa Nandy is coming to town.
Former politicians are currently packing up their desks as they prepare for life outside of Westminster; we asked some of them about the achievements they are most proud of.
Labour Staffers Are Planning To Bid For Industrial Action If Corbyn's Aides Are Still In Post In January
One staff member said the fact that aides, including Karie Murphy and Seumas Milne, hung on to their jobs "is not only embarrassing but also disgraceful".
One in 10 MPs is now from a nonwhite background.
Despite leading Labour to their worst result in decades, Corbyn expressed "pride" in Labour's manifesto, which he insisted had "huge public support."
Featuring Elmo, and marginal constituencies explained by sex positions.
He has represented the Derbyshire constituency of Bolsover for almost 50 years.
She has been leader of the Lib Dems for fewer than six months.
Boris Johnson’s Campaign Was Behind A Press Complaint In A Bid To Stop Re-Publication Of The Viral NHS Boy Photo
A senior Conservative aide lodged the press complaint on behalf of the mother of the boy. It was later sent to the BBC and the broadcast regulator Ofcom.
There have been four, yes FOUR, general elections since 2010.
From fears over the future of the NHS to car crash interviews.
Everything from the ice sculpture to the bees to an unnecessary amount of Matt Hancock.
All you need to guide you through those key marginals, upsets, shocks, and surprises.
A Labour frontbencher was secretly recorded this week saying the party was struggling in the heartlands; candidates and voters told BuzzFeed News he was right.
The Tories think they are close to securing victory at Thursday's election. But they worry that turnout and tactical voting could blow up their chances of a majority.
So many falsehoods, such little time.
A Conservative Candidate Posted That "Multiculturalism" Had Taken Its "Toll" On Europe In The Wake Of Terror Attacks
Sally-Ann Hart, who is running to replace Amber Rudd in the ultra-marginal seat of Hastings and Rye, has also been criticised for making "inexcusable" comments about people with learning disabilities.
Frost And Ice Is Forecast For Election Day. Emergency Measures Are Being Prepared To Help Voters Get To The Polls.
The special plans come as senior Conservatives fear that adverse weather conditions could reduce turnout among older, typically more pro-Tory voters.
Boris Johnson told Andrew Marr that judges had "no option" but to give him a fixed term under rules brought in by Labour — which is not correct.
"The failure to stand would, to my mind, have meant that I allowed something that I believe to be very, very bad to happen," said David Gauke.
The surprise star of the Tory leadership contest is pulling out all the stops to become the next mayor of London — and is trying something new in the process.
Labour Activists In The North West Are Furious The Party Is On The Attack, Instead Of Defending Marginal Seats
"It’s incredibly frustrating and disheartening. There’s no thought to where people are needed and no support for seats we need to hold which at present we won’t.”
The NHS is barely mentioned in the documents, and many of the issues are speculative, but there are a number of revelations that will make life tougher for Boris Johnson on the campaign trail.
Home secretary Priti Patel told BuzzFeed News the messages were “shocking and divisive”.
With her Liberal Democrat party sliding in the polls, and after a mauling from a hostile TV audience, can Swinson claw back support in the last three weeks?
So, no, Beyoncé and Jay-Z aren't splitting up, Meghan and Harry aren't expecting, and RiRi sure as heck hasn't dropped her new album.
Boris Johnson's Campaign Plans An Immigration And Crime Blitz As They Fear Corbyn Will Close The Gap
The mother of ‘Baby P’, Tracey Connelly, is said to be up for parole during the election campaign — and the Tories can be expected to use the case to make the argument for a tougher justice system, and accuse Corbyn of being soft on crime.
Here's even more absolute hogwash from the election.
Ian Austin, who quit Labour in protest of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, said he is backing hardline Conservative Brexiteer Philip Davies.
More Labour Anti-Semitism Allegations Have Emerged After Jeremy Corbyn Said "Every Case" Had Been Investigated
“He just doesn’t care,” one Jewish Labour member said, “and he isn’t able to actually recognise the issue.”
"He's preparing exit polls, he's checking them twice."
Fact checking services were appalled by the move, saying it was disingenuous and attempting to con people into believing it was an independent account.
The Labour leader once quipped that his future in politics was secure because he had “youth on my side”, but will the student vote in key battlegrounds abandon him for the Liberal Democrat pitch on Brexit?
This ultra-marginal seat reveals how the Remain vote is splitting apart due to tensions between Labour and the Liberal Democrats — while the Brexit vote becomes more united.
Boris Johnson's team remain relaxed and think they are on course for a small majority on Dec. 12. But privately, some are starting to get jittery.
"I'm not very happy about talking to you, so if you don't mind I'll just mope on with what I'm doing."
Anti-Abortion Protesters Are Running A Candidate Against This Pregnant Labour Politician During The General Election
Stella Creasy said: “I may be heavily pregnant but I can promise residents that won't stop me fighting tooth and nail to protect my hometown from such toxic attempts to divide us.”
Campaigning hasn't even really got going yet and it already looks like a vintage election for bullshit.
Another Labour MP repeatedly called his colleague a “poof” during a raucous late-night bus trip last year.
Jeremy Corbyn Staffers And Some Journalists Had A Secret WhatsApp Group Called “Greggs” To Coordinate Election Messaging
“Also as ever, please do not talk about this group to anyone outside the group.”
Boris Johnson Said Northern Ireland Was Getting A Great Brexit Deal But His Struggle To Explain Why Was ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
“Actually Northern Ireland has got a great deal. You keep free movement, you keep access to the single market.”
"I thought the point of the Remain Alliance was to defeat Brexit MPs and it seems really odd to me," one Labour candidate told BuzzFeed News.
A Cabinet Minister Has Resigned After Being Accused Of "Brazenly Lying" On Day 1 Of The Tory Election Campaign
The resignation of the Welsh secretary is just the latest incident in a disastrous 24 hours for the Tory party.
This MP Claims She's Being "Discriminated Against" Because She's Lost Out On A £22,000 Golden Goodbye
Lib Dem Angela Smith, who caused a stir with her "funny tinge" comments earlier this year, says the prospect of missing out on the exit payment if she loses at next month's election is "terrifying".
Rees-Mogg apologised after he told LBC radio that he would have ignored advice from the fire brigade.
Hoyle will replace John Bercow in the green chair after he won the contest in the fourth round of votes.
Whipping up the crowds, pumping music, jabs at the media, slick camerawork — it was all about the people versus the establishment.
A Leaked Attack Document Reveals Tory Party Candidates Are Being Told To Say The Lib Dems "Are Not Proud To Be British"
In a sign that the election campaign will be dirty, Conservative strategists are also urging prospective Tory MPs to launch personal attacks on Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson.
Behind the scenes — away from the toxic atmosphere of Parliament — MPs recall the meaningful, positive impact they've had on people's lives.
An Intelligence Report Will Say UK Spy Agencies Found No Evidence Of Russian State Interference In The Outcome Of The Brexit Referendum
Downing Street is under pressure to publish the report by Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee on Russian threats to the UK before the election.
Tory MPs are worried that the prime minister will struggle to keep the conversation on Brexit, leaving Jeremy Corbyn to capitalise.
MPs finally granted Boris Johnson an election at his fourth time of asking, after they failed to find another way through the Brexit impasse.
The government's bill calling for an election on Dec. 12 is likely to pass, now it has the support of Labour MPs.
Banging the drum for "Global Britain"...and her own personal social media brand.
Boris Johnson Raised The Issue Of Northern Ireland Export Forms With Jean-Claude Juncker And Then Agreed To Them
The prime minister was fully aware that the issue of export forms would be problematic back home, but signed off on it anyway in order to secure the agreement with the EU.
The prime minister's chief aide Dominic Cummings is behind the renewed drive for an election, but other senior aides, cabinet ministers, and Tory MPs are opposed.
Campaigners Celebrated At Midnight As Abortion And Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal In Northern Ireland
Pressure is now on the government to put a framework in place so that women can access fully funded local abortion services.
A Labour Member Who Was Reported Twice Over Anti-Semitism Has Been Removed From A Parliamentary Shortlist
Luke Cresswell had been added to the South Suffolk shortlist. BuzzFeed News understands he was removed after diligence checks were carried out.
"I hope this is the start of the end.”
The prime minister has said he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than ask the EU for another extension to Article 50, but he sent the request on Saturday night.
Following a discussion between EU leaders, a senior European government official told BuzzFeed News: "The feeling is that an extension would, if requested, be given".
Labour Overlooked Jess Phillips For The Domestic Abuse Bill Committee. She Said It's "Petty Party Nonsense".
Phillips has been one of the main proponents of the bill since its infancy.
The EU Thinks A Brexit Deal Is Unlikely This Week But Leaders Could Agree To Hold Another Summit Before Oct. 31
A diplomatic memo says a text on customs arrangements probably won’t be ready in time for this week’s European Council meeting.
Political Activists Are Worried About A Winter Election Because They Think It’s Unsafe To Campaign After Dark
Westminster is poised for a general election, but campaigners are worried that if it comes during the winter months their safety will be at risk because of dark evenings and heightened tensions.
Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond, And David Gauke Are In Talks To Lead A New Political Grouping At The Next Election
One person with knowledge of the conversations described the group as a party in all but name.
"The loan charge took my brother’s life — he was a father, a son, an uncle, a partner: it has essentially destroyed our family."
Brexit Protests Could Put A Huge Strain On Police Officers During One Of The Busiest Nights Of Their Year
“Whoever decided on the 31st as a good day to leave [the EU] clearly has no idea of the concept of policing whatsoever."
As talks with Brussels appeared close to breakdown, BuzzFeed News can reveal details of a “parallel government” being run out of Number 10 by Johnson’s longstanding adviser Eddie Lister.
"Those brief minutes might be the shortest of cuddles, but without doubt the most beautiful and uplifting cuddles in the whole world. They are my world."
Theresa May's flagship legislation passed its second reading unanimously without being put to a vote, and MPs also agreed to carry the bill over to the next session of Parliament.
The Protesters Who Targeted A Pregnant MP With Anti-Abortion Billboards Have Been Referred To The Taxman
The move came after questions were raised in Parliament by Stella Creasy, who said she had been targeted by “a campaign of intimidation and harassment against myself and by extension my constituents in Walthamstow.”
This is more The Thick of It than the actual The Thick of It.