Ninety-year-olds could be hauled to court for not paying TV licence fee – BBC

Ninety could be dragged to court for failing to buy a TV licence after the over-75s are stripped of their free licences, the BBC admitted today. Director-general Lord Tony Hall said it was “conceivable” a nonagenarian could be prosecuted for dodging the fee, when curbs are imposed from June. He was asked by the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport […]

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Coronavirus could force Labour leader result to be announced behind closed doors

The coronavirus outbreak could force Labour's leadership result to be announced behind closed doors, it's been revealed. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said he "wouldn't be surprised" if the special event in London – which was due to be attended by members and grandees – is replaced with a broadcast on TV or social media. "We'll follow exactly whatever we're advised," […]

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John McDonnell squirms as he is grilled on losing core Labour voters on BBC Breakfast

Labour’s John McDonnell argued former Labour Party voters will be “bitterly disappointed” as he claimed the Conservatives won’t follow through on their infrastructure plans. The Shadow Chancellor also feared the Government aren’t tackling climate change and won’t be forgiven for not acting on it. He squirmed as BBC host Nina Warhurst asked how Labour plan to win voters back on […]

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U.S. House leaders unveil coronavirus bill; Capitol tours suspended

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unveiled a broad package of proposals to help Americans affected by the coronavirus outbreak, while officials suspended public tours through the Capitol building. The legislation, which Democratic leaders aimed to rush to the House floor for debate and passage on Thursday, would grant workers 14 days of paid […]

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Tory MPs praise ‘brilliant’ Rishi Sunak budget which leaves Sajid Javid ‘sucking lemons’

Meanwhile fellow Tory Daniel Kawczynski told Express.co.uk Mr Sunak had bolstered his credentials as a credible and popular member of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Government after being “thrown in at the deep end”, having been handed the job after Mr Javid’s shock resignation last month. Tory Richmond MP Mr Sunak delivered his budget speech in the Commons earlier today, delivered […]

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Boris boom: Tory support hits 50 PERCENT as Labour humiliated in shock poll

The poll, undertaken by Kantar Public, scrutinised the Westminster voting intention across the UK. It revealed that 50 percent of those polled between March 5 and March 9 intended to cast their vote for the Conservative Party if there were to be an election at present. The poll was a win for the Tories and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who […]

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13 nasty details hidden in Budget small print the Tories won’t want you to read

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced billions for roads, the NHS and coronavirus help in today’s Budget. The Tory finance chief turned the spending taps to ‘gushing’ as he laid out what experts called the biggest giveaway Budget since 1992. There are some restrictions on entrepreneurs and a tax hike on EU nationals. But mostly it’ll be funded by an explosion […]

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