Senior Tory admits there's just a ’50:50′ chance of exams going ahead in 2021

Senior Tory admits there's just a ’50:50′ chance of exams going ahead in 2021

There is only a “50:50” chance of GCSE and A-level exams going ahead next summer, according to the Commons Education Select Committee chairman. Tory MP Robert Halfon has urged exams regulator Ofqual to be set an October deadline to decide whether to scrap exams in 2021 and again award grades…

Former Tory MP jailed for two years for sexual assaults

Former Tory MP jailed for two years for sexual assaults

Former Dover MP and “sexual predator” Charlie Elphicke has been jailed for two years for sexually assaulting two women, about a decade apart. The disgraced 49-year-old father-of-two showed no emotion as judge Mrs Justice Whipple sentenced him to an immediate prison term for three counts of sexual assault, following a…

Almost 20,000 Covid penalties dished out in England and Wales so far

Tory peers say latest Covid policy is akin to a 'police state'

Tory peers have rounded on the Government’s coronavirus policy, branding it “nonsensical” and akin to a “police state”. Criticisms were raised in the Lords after Boris Johnson announced fresh restrictions banning social gatherings of more than six people in England. Lord Robathan, a former Conservative minister, said: “I regret to…

Tory MPs urged to back targeted extension of furlough scheme

Tory MPs urged to back targeted extension of furlough scheme

Newly-elected Conservative MPs are urged to support calls for a targeted extension of the leave program to avoid putting hundreds of thousands of jobs in their constituencies at risk. Labor will today lead a debate in the Commons calling on the government to introduce targeted income support for businesses and…