Masked hard-Left activists were among hundreds of protesters who yesterday tried to ambush the Tory party conference.
Activists from the Young Communist League wore face coverings as they carried a red banner past the conference centre saying ‘Resist Tory Rule’.
Hundreds of trade unionists also marched carrying hateful banners saying ‘F*** the Tories: rebuild our railway’ and ‘Guy Fawkes had a point’.
A group of Tories were kicked out of a bar in Manchester as a result of their political stance, according to LGBT Conservatives board member Albie Amankona.
According to Amankona, local hostilities towards the Tories were laid bare in a city centre bar.
A drag act is alleged to have made a group of visiting Tory members feel “uncomfortable” by making a series of derogatory remarks about the party, before security stepped in to throw out the group “out of nowhere”.
The numbers in the sub-sample of 18-24 year olds are frankly hilarious. That sub-sample suggests that only 1 per cent of voters under the age of 25 would vote for the Tories. That puts them well below the Lib Dems on 9 per cent and the Greens on 11 per cent.
While a sub-sample has a bigger margin of error, the Tories attracting near zero support among young people doesn’t bode well for their long term electoral prospects…
Former PM Theresa May has said the UK’s net zero target should be seen as “the growth opportunity of the century”, not an “act of economic harm”.
Mrs May said the UK had a chance to lead “the green revolution”, in a speech at the Conservative conference.
The former PM’s government passed a law that committed the UK to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
At a conference event, Mrs May said she did that “because climate change is the greatest threat to civilisation”.
But the UK’s approach to net zero has come under intense scrutiny since Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced an overhaul of some green policies last month.
The policy changes, including a delay to the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, provoked a backlash, with the government’s climate change adviser saying the UK had “moved backwards” on net zero.
Business secretary privately met media mogul in apparent breach of ministerial code of conduct
Kemi Badenoch failed to declare a meeting that she held with Rupert Murdoch days after she was appointed to the cabinet – in a breach of transparency rules.
The business and trade secretary reacted angrily on Monday on social media after it was revealed that she had privately met the media mogul and other executives from his News Corp company in New York in September 2022.
Murdoch was reported by Politico to have questioned Badenoch for 20 minutes in an atmosphere that was said to have been described as akin to a job interview by one of those present.
A government spokesperson described the fact that the meeting with Murdoch was not made public as “an oversight”.
Nevertheless, the failure to declare the meeting appears to have contravened the ministerial code of conduct, which states: “Meetings with newspaper and other media proprietors, editors and senior executives will be published on a quarterly basis, regardless of the purpose of the meeting.”