Politics

Politics

Tom Richmond: Don’t let failing Chris Grayling give Crossrail on the cheap to the North

IT speaks volumes about the level of mistrust which still surrounds the failing Chris Grayling that few actually believed the Transport Secretary when he made this claim to Parliament.

Opinion 1

Leeds urged to cancel 'morally corrupt' Myanmar trip by Labour sports minister

Leeds have been urged to cancel their pre-season tour of Myanmar, branded 'morally corrupt" by shadow sports minister Dr Rosena Allin-Khan.

Leeds United 3
.

Be part of audience for YEP’s Leeds local election leaders’ debate

The Yorkshire Evening Post will be hosting a local election leaders’ debate at our offices in Whitehall Road this Friday (April 27) lunchtime and readers are invited to submit questions and apply to be part of the audience.

Politics
Clay Pit Lane, Leeds. Pic: Google.

Lawn plan for busy Leeds city centre gateway

A lawn is set to be created at a hectic and “very important” gateway of Leeds city centre.

News
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Richard Burgon. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Windrush scandal ‘among cruellest examples of unaccountable state power targeting the vulnerable’, says Leeds MP Richard Burgon

The Windrush scandal has exposed one of the “cruellest examples of unaccountable state power targeting the vulnerable”, a Yorkshire MP has claimed, as Ministers faced fresh calls to provide legal aid to victims.

Politics

Leeds United accused of 'assisting a brutal regime' by fan MP after announcing post-season tour of Myanmar

Leeds United have been accused by an MP supporter of "assisting a brutal regime" after announcing a post-season tour of Myanmar, which is facing British and international condemnation over alleged ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people.

Politics 10
CONCERN: Staff at St James's Hospital contacted Richard Burgon about plans to set up a private company to employ NHS staff.

Leeds MP Richard Burgon: We must reverse the drift towards US-style healthcare

St. James’s Hospital is in my constituency. It’s a place that means a lot to me. I was born there.

News
Police in protective suits at the shopping centre in Salisbury where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found critically ill,

Pauline Neville-Jones: Give substance to the phrase ‘Global Britain’

I DO not envy the task faced by the modern policy-maker on national security. We face a fast-shifting scene in which there are few obvious anchorages for a country such as ours.

Opinion
Theresa May leaves an EU summit in Brussels last month.

Nearly half of YEP readers think UK will suffer economically outside of EU, according to Google survey

We’re sticking to our guns – that’s the message on Brexit from Yorkshire Evening Post readers.

News 2
4 April 2018......   Baroness Sayeeda Warsi  at her family's bed manufacturers in Ravensthorpoe near Dewsbury.  Pictures: Tony Johnson.

Windrush scandal: Yorkshire ex-Minister Baroness Warsi blasts Government’s “unhealthy obsession with numbers”

A Yorkshire peer and Tory former Minister has accused the Government of having an “unhealthy obsession with numbers” as criticism continued to mount over its approach to immigration.

Politics
Political Interview........    Lord Dick Newby, leader of the Liberal Democrats in the Lords, at home in Ripon.'13th April 2018.

Lord Newby interview: ‘Broad coalition’ of Lords fighting May’s Brexit plan

MPs are gearing up for a Brexit-defining fight over the EU customs union, amid reports that Brussels has ‘annihilated’ Britain’s plans for the Irish border, but Lib Dem Lord Newby is among the peers to fire the first shot . Arj Singh reports.

News
.

More than 60% of Harrogate residents would vote to remain in Europe again

More than three-fifths of people in Harrogate think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

Business
l

Will local election ballot battle transform Leeds’s political map?

It’s local election time again, and with all 99 of Leeds’s council seats up for grabs on May 3, it’s all to play for in the battle to oversee the city’s destiny.

News
Cash.

Leeds City Council gets £7.3m tax rebate

Leeds City Council has received a £7.3m tax rebate after overpaying on VAT for more than five years.

News
Civic Hall.

Leeds charter to create careers education 'entitlement'

A new charter aiming to promote “a sense of entitlement and expectation” among young people about services educating them on career opportunities is to be adopted by Leeds City Council.

News
Theresa May at PMQs

PMQs sketch: May dodges a bullet over Windrush generation but fractious exchanges provide few answers

The Windrush generation are "part of us", Theresa May said as she apologised for their treatment, but few of them will have been impressed by a torrid Prime Minister's Questions.

Politics
PMQ takes place in the Commons

May and Corbyn trade blows over Windrush scandal and anti-Semitism at PMQs

Theresa May accused Jeremy Corbyn of allowing anti-Semitism to "run rife" in his party after the Labour leader claimed she led a "callous and incompetent" Government.

Politics
Joseph Bravo pictured at his home at Roxholme Grove, Leeds..17th April 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Windrush child and Leeds resident denied a passport is ‘heartbroken’ after missing daughter’s wedding in Australia

A Leeds man of the Windrush generation has told of his heartbreak at missing his daughter’s wedding due to an official failure to recognise him as British.

News
l

Your chance to quiz Leeds election vote hopefuls on the big issues

Residents will challenge civic and business leaders about mental health services, work opportunities and wage improvements tomorrow in the run up to the Leeds local election next month.

News
Leeds election count.

Leeds council election candidates to be quizzed at City Varieties

Residents will be able to challenge Leeds local election candidates and business leaders about mental health services, work opportunities and wage improvements.

News
Load more
Get daily updates Sign Up