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Laura Hughes
Political Correspondent, Financial Times laura.hughes@ft.com
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Laura Hughes May 18
Sources say no plans to make complaint. Leadsom says: ‘I am focussed on ensuring that anyone who is bullied or treated unfairly in Parliament is able to come forward and have their concerns and complaints dealt with in a rigorous and fair manner.’
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Neil Henderson May 17
FINANCIAL TIMES: May concedes on tie to customs union until Irish border resolved
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Laura Hughes May 17
DUP official tells FT: “For us importantly the key differences on where this proposal is at from previous ones is that it’s UK wide: there would be no border in the Irish Sea, it is only about customs, and is time limited.”
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Katie Martin May 17
this is a great story by Sarah. Sweat shops, right here in the UK, and no-one appears to give a crap.
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Chris Cook May 16
A committee of 5 MPs have voted to stop the commissioner for standards investigating John Bercow's conduct.
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Tony Tassell May 15
wonder if and Tony Blair will pay? Islington asks for voluntary tax, rpts
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Laura Hughes May 16
Sue Coe and from the , tell they are exploring potential enforcement action against 4 organisations who have failed take reasonable steps to protect their employees against sexual harassment at work
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Laura Hughes May 16
NEW: Islington becomes latest London council to ask for voluntary tax
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Laura Hughes May 15
NEW: Parliament introduces 25p on hot drinks served in new compostable cups and says it will stop purchasing non-recyclable ones. House of Commons estimates Parliament disposes of almost 753,000 coffee cups every year.
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Laura Hughes May 14
Pro-EU Tory MPs are saying the 'max fac' customs model won't work. They are privately describing it as 'DINO' (Deal in Name Only)
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Laura Hughes May 13
NEW: Government announces plans to double its investment in brain cancer research by committing £40m to a proposed Tessa Jowell brain cancer research fund & national rollout of key brain cancer diagnostic test, called the gold standard dye
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Laura Hughes May 13
Dame Tessa Jowell in January: "In the end, what gives a life meaning is not only how it is lived, but how it draws to a close. I hope this debate will give hope to other cancer patients like me. So that we can live well with cancer, not just be dying of it.All of us.For longer."
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Emily Ashton May 13
So worth reading this moving HoC debate paying tribute to Tessa Jowell, just three weeks ago. Tessa was watching from the gallery and sent down this note, read out by MP Sarah Jones
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George Freeman MP May 13
Here’s that inspiring final speech Tessa Jowell gave the House of Lords on living with cancer.... a speech of immense courage, grace, humour, inspiration, optimism & fearless public service: Please RT & watch if you missed it: via
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Phil Kendall May 12
Could be the best business card ever??? @ The Principal…
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Sebastian Payne May 12
Listen: this week’s Politics podcast on Brexit stalemate (again) and solving intergenerational injustice With
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Laura Hughes May 12
. urges House of Commons staff to share experiences of reporting bullying and harassment in Parliament
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Laura Hughes May 11
Someone has very sadly jumped in front of a train ahead of mine, meaning we haven't moved in over 30 min. While *some* in carriage complain about the delay to their journey, others are helping to entertain kids on a school trip/ help a woman who was about to faint. Kind people!
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Laura Hughes May 11
Replying to @Laura_K_Hughes
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Laura Hughes May 10
. didn't get me a birthday card, but I did get the best wild bass in Britain. Who said romance was dead? 🤷🏻‍♀️
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