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Tony Blair: Boris ‘Not the one to save the Union’ Tony Blair accused the prime minister on Sunday of not being ‘the one to save the Union’ in a wide-ranging interview with Sky News discussing coronavirus and foreign policy. The former...
The Chamber in the House of Commons looks a very different place in the time of COVID-19 and is much less raucous than we have known in the past. It is the one year anniversary of Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister, and this week’s PMQ’S started in...
The SNP, Liberal Democrats and Labour billed the taxpayer £50,540.99 for ‘support groups’ in the Scottish Parliament in the 2018-19 fiscal year. Over half of this bill was made up by Labour, who charged £33,917.90 for their support group. This included...
A group of pro-Scottish independence protestors have told people from England to “stay the f*ck away” during a protest at the border between Scotland and England.The squad made the statement in a video that has since gone viral after it was shared by a unionist Twitter account.
SNP MSPs, when compared to other major Scottish Parties, charge the taxpayer more on average by nearly £5,000 in expenses, The Backbencher's data team can exclusively reveal. Data collated from 2018/19 shows that on average SNP politicians in Scotland billed the taxpayer £4,867.01 in...
Angus MacDonald, the SNP MSP for Falkirk East, has racked up an eye-watering bill of £77,038.86 over a seven-and-a-half year period on expensive Edinburgh hotels and meal expenses, figures from the Scottish Parliament show. The updated figure means that the politician is fast approaching...
The three MPs with the highest expenses claims are all SNP politicians, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority shows. In the 2018-19 fiscal year, Chris Law, Ian Blackford and Brendan O’Hara all claimed a combined total of over £760,000 in expenses from the UK Parliament.
Thank you for being a reader and visitor to The Backbencher Online Magazine. Recent weeks have been very busy. We have been putting together our new editorial team and the new Website which we launched last week. In May, we reached...
The year is 2024 and a man with great hair is about to address the nation. The papers are already awash with pieces comparing the remarkable turn of events to that of the last time a barrister turned Labour leader stood here on the steps of 10...
An NUS leader has been at it again on Twitter, this time declaring ‘f*ck men’. This comes after a number of similar tweets stating ‘f*ck the police’ and the ‘economy’, which you can view here. Becky Ricketts, the newly elected President...

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