All articles by: Ian Hernon

Trump embarrassed into expulsions

Published: March 26, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Donald Trump was driven by embarrassment to order largest expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in US history, according to White House sources. The President joined his European allies in expelling …

Hunt backs tax for NHS

Published: March 26, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has signalled he would back a ring-fenced tax solely for the NHS and social care. He said Britain’s ageing population meant more cash was needed for …

Police admit passing info to blacklisters

Published: March 23, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Scotland Yard has admitted Special Branch officers passed information to a business network that blacklisted construction workers. The admission followed follows a six-year battle to find out if the Metropolitan …

US accuses Russia of arming Taliban

Published: March 23, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Russia is supplying arms to the Taliban, according to the head of US forces in Afghanistan. General John Nicholson (pictured) told the BBC he had seen “destabilising activity by the …

Tories turned down Cambridge Analytica

Published: March 22, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

The Conservative Party turned down an approach from Cambridge Analytica, the firm accused of illegally harvesting personal data to win elections both sides of the Atlantic.

Tories set to crash in London elections

Published: March 20, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

A new analysis has found that the Tories are heading for a record all-time low in local elections in London on 3 May. The number of Conservative councillors in the …

Putin calls spy attack charge ‘drivel’

Published: March 19, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Vladimir Putin dismissed claims that Russia was behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England, as “drivel”. In his first public comments about the nerve agent attack, …

Sacked cancer sufferer wins landmark case

Published: March 18, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Workplace protection for cancer sufferers was boosted by a landmark legal case supported by the Unite general union which should ensure that people suffering with “pre-cancer” will be protected under …

NHS ‘necessary evils’ fail thousands

Published: March 17, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

The Royal College of Surgeons reported that thousands of patients in England have been left in “pain and discomfort” because of the decision to postpone operations, with those waiting for …

Momentum’s Lansman quits Gen Sec contest

Published: March 12, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Momentum founder Jon Lansman has pulled out of the contest to become Labour’s new general secretary amid claims of rifts within the party’s Left. He Twittered that he had achieved …

McDonnell demands end to ‘failed austerity’

Published: March 11, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has called on the government to use its spring statement to end an “immediate crisis” in public services and ditch its failed austerity programme. McDonnell (pictured) …

Bercow embroiled in new Westminster bullying row

Published: March 9, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

A BBC Newsnight probe has uncovered more complaints that MPs bullied, harassed and intimidated House of Commons staff and allegations that complainants were not taken seriously. Among those accused of …

Tories obey media tycoons over Leveson

Published: March 1, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

The government has controversially announced that it will not implement the second stage of the Leveson Inquiry which followed the phone-hacking scandal. The Tories have also U-turned over plans to …