In early October, the full scale of the misconduct committed by the Metropolitan Police in investigating historical allegations of child sex abuse and murder against distinguished public figures at last became clear with the publication of the full report of the retired high court judge, Sir Rich
Boris Johnson stirred widespread outrage by his inflammatory comments in the Commons on 25 September following the Supreme Court’s judgement that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was illegal.
A recent article in The Daily Telegraph quoted Aneurin Bevan’s famous attack on the Tories as “lower than vermin”. The attack appeared in what was supposed to be a non-partisan speech formally launching the NHS on 4 July 1948.
Unionists (as Tories were known at the time) have been heavily censured for the ferocity of their opposition to Irish Home Rule before the First World War. Their vigorous support for armed resistance in Ulster has been widely condemed.
The traditional ceremony to prorogue Parliament took place in the House of Lords just after 1.30 am on September 10. It was preceded by unruly scenes in the Commons. A number of opposition MPs held up placards with the word ‘Silenced’ on them.
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