House of Commons

Labour MP Dawn Butler closes office after receiving racist threats

July 9, 2020

London MP also says constituency premises expensive and hard to keep Covid-19 safe Dawn Butler was a candidate for the Labour deputy leadership in February 2020. Photograph: Robert Perry/Getty Images A Labour MP has been forced to close her constituency office after escalating racist threats towards her and her staff since she spoke out in […]

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Why hoarding power in London doesn’t work | Letters

May 20, 2020

T he tragedy that England has the highest excess death rate in Europe (How England found itself at the wrong end of the Covid-19 league table, 17 May) is not all down to austerity and the indolence of current ministers. England has been failed by a political culture that still clings to the imperial idea […]

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