Politics

LONDON (Bywire News) - For a brief time, the Leveson Inquiry seemed to show cracks in Rupert Murdoch’s empire. One of his newspapers had been shut down. His henchmen were facing jail and politicians suddenly seemed to treat him as a leper. The power he had cultivated over decades seemed to be slippi...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The report into private investigator Daniel Morgan's murder was finally released today after years of delays from the Home Office. It is about as damning as it possibly could be, and there are a lot of people and organisations who have questions to answer. Not least of them ar...
LONDON (Bywire News) - Lewis’ comments came in response to Andrew Bridgen on yesterday’s BBC Politics Live, after the Tory MP claimed that footballers who take the knee support Black Lives Matter. Bridgen claimed the movement "stands for defunding the police, opening the prisons, opening the borders...
LONDON (Bywire News) - After eight years, and despite the best efforts of Home Secretary Priti Patel, the full and unredacted report into Daniel Morgan’s murder is set to be revealed tomorrow on the 15th June. But why is this report so controversial, and what revelations are we likely to see?   A no...
LONDON (Bywire News) - A 'Big Pharma CEO' has been caught on camera saying that he doesn’t want to sell vaccines to poorer countries because there’s no profit in it. Despite the big pharmaceutical companies being predicted to make a staggering $30bn in revenue this year - and handing out a monstrous...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The millionaire ex-banker Tory Chancellor Rishi Sunak is lobbying G7 partners to exclude Financial Services firms located in the City of London from Joe Biden's proposals for a Global Minimum Corporation Tax. According to source close to negotiations, Sunak believes that the t...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The government's controversial plans to spend £200m on a new Royal Yacht are set to be scuppered as it would contravene rules contained in a World Trade Organisation (WTO) trade deal that Boris Johnson himself negotiated. Last month, the UK government announced plans to build ...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been ridiculed after referring to critics of the government's Foreign Aid cuts - including numerous Tory MPs such as the former PM Theresa May - as 'lefty propagandists'. Responding to a question from the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackf...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The High Court has ruled that the Government acted unlawfully when they awarded a contract worth £560,000 to friends of Boris Johnson's former chief advisor, Dominic Cummings. The market research firm, Public First, is run by Rachel Wolf and her husband James Frayne. Frayne ha...
LONDON (Bywire News) - A Conservative Party MP has compared taking the knee to being forced to do the Nazi salute in support of Adolf Hitler. Writing on Facebook, the Tory MP for Bassetlaw, Brendan Clarke-Smith, posted a 17-paragraph diatribe harking back to the infamous 1938 International Friendly ...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The European Court of Justice has ruled that Tesco breached both EU and UK law by paying their shop floor staff less than those who work in distribution centres.  Employees who work on the shop floor, who are mostly female, accused Tesco of paying them up to £3 an hour less th...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The Conservative Party have been fined £10,000 after a report by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) found they had committed "serious" breaches of data law following a mass spam email campaign. The ICO also slammed the party for refusing to properly comply with their ...
LONDON (Bywire News) - A High Court judge has ruled that the Home Office, led by Priti Patel, acted unlawfully by housing asylum seekers in an “unsafe” and “squalid” former army barracks.  The judge, Mr Justice Linden, found that the Home Office breached asylum seekers’ human rights by unlawfully de...
LONDON (Bywire News) - Newly discovered documents have revealed that the UK Monarchy imposed rules to ban "coloured immigrants or foreigners" from working for them in office roles until possibly as late as the 1990s. The papers, discovered in the National Archives by The Guardian, also show that Buc...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The Labour Party have written to the Electoral Commission demanding an urgent investigation into multiple 'potentially illegal' donations made to Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, it has emerged. Following an investigation by Business Insider, Labour Chair Anneliese Dodds ha...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The daughter-in-law of a billionaire Conservative Party donor charged with shooting dead a police officer in Belize could be let off with a fine. On Friday, following reports of a single gunshot, police found the body of Police Superintendent Henry Jemmott floating in the wate...
LONDON (Bywire News) - The BBC has taken the decision to remove a series of educational videos about Palestine and the origins of the ongoing conflict with Israel after pressure from a pro-Israel lobbyist organistion. The videos formed part of a 7-part GCSE Bitesize series, and were intended to teac...
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party on Tuesday challenged the legality of a bid by a rival rightist to head a new Israeli government, but the last-gasp attempt at extending his leadership was rejected by President Reuven Rivlin. Naftali Bennett, Netanyahu's former d...
SHANGHAI - China's announcement on Monday to allow married couples to have up to three children - from the previous limit of two - also sent brokerage analysts scrambling to recommend stocks, despite a widely-shared perception that the policy shift won't have a sudden impact on the country's declini...
An adult holding a baby walks at a store selling baby products in Shanghai, China June 1, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song
By Sangmi Cha SEOUL - Citing an unidentified source familiar with North Korea, the agency said the holder of the new post of "first secretary" would chair meetings on behalf of Kim Jong Un. Kim cemented his power at a congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in January, where he was elected its...
FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a conference of cell secretaries of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, in this undated photo released on April 9, 2021 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA/via REUTERS.