BBC presenter Naga Munchetty is facing fierce backlash after her comment about US President Donald Trump. But what exactly did she say about him and what's happened since? Here's the latest... What did the BBC presenter say about Donald Trump? In September 2019 it was reported that Naga Munchetty breached BBC guidelines by suggesting President Donald Trump was guilty of racism, the corporation’s complaints unit has decided. She expressed concern on the show on July 19, 2019 after the US President said four congresswomen should “go back” to the “places from which they came.” Seeming to go off script, she dwelled upon her own experiences of being told go home in the UK, saying the comments made her "furious". Naga said: "Every time I have been told, as a woman of colour, to go back to go back to where I came from, that was embedded in racism." What has happened since? Since her comments on the US president, Naga was found to have breached her … [Read more...] about What did BBC presenter Naga Munchetty say about Donald Trump?
AN unmistakable tickle in the throat, watery eyes, and a sinking feeling - we're all familiar with the telltale signs of a looming cold. Adults suffer from colds on average two or three times a year - and kids get them even more. Is there any way to stop them? What are the symptoms of a cold? A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. Colds usually clear up within a week or two, and you don't tend to need to see a doctor. Main symptoms include a sore throat, a blocked or runny nose, sneezing and a cough. A person becomes contagious from a few days before their symptoms begin until all of their symptoms have gone - around two weeks in total. Can you stop a cold? When it's on its way, there's precious little you can do to prevent it from blowing into a full-blown affair. According to NHS Scotland, vitamin C, zinc and garlic supplements are believed to improve your risk of not catching a cold, but further research is needed to prove this. What you can … [Read more...] about How to stop a cold when you feel it coming on
AFTER more than three years in the political wilderness David Cameron has come out with memoirs, a documentary and numerous interviews to describe his time in power. But how did the man who called for the Brexit referendum become leader in the first place? Here's what we know... When did David Cameron become Prime Minister? David Cameron was Prime Minister of the UK from May 11, 2010, to July 13, 2016. Cameron, now 52, became the Conservatives' leader in 2005 when he pipped David Davis to the post with 68 per cent of MPs' votes. Five years later the country went once again to the polls, with David Cameron leading the Conservatives... not to victory, but to a hung Parliament. The Tories won the largest number of votes and seats in the UK, but still fell 20 seats short of a majority. This was only the second time since the Second World War that an election had resulted in a hung Parliament, and no party seemed to have prepared for the eventuality. Labour Leader (and former PM) Gordon … [Read more...] about When did David Cameron become Prime Minister?
THE 1922 Committee may not be a name you're familiar with - but they play a crucial role in ousting Prime Ministers who have lost the confidence of their party. Made up of backbench Tory MPs, the group is critical for any aspiring leader of the Conservatives. Here's what you need to know... How does the 1922 Committee work? The 1922 Committee — formally known as the Conservative Private Members' Committee — assembles weekly when Parliament is in session. It gives backbench Tory MPs the chance to air their concerns, report on constituency work and co-ordinate legislative agendas. And all this is done without fear of reprisal from Cabinet ministers (or Shadow Cabinet frontbenchers if the Tories are in opposition) because they are not permitted to be formal members. Only since 2010 have frontbenchers been given an open invitation to attend meetings. They are still under the control of the party whips, so their ability to stoke insurrection is partly limited. But it is the … [Read more...] about What is the 1922 Committee and who are the members?
BORIS Johnson was unapologetic as he dashed back from New York to address a seething Commons. But could the PM join his two predecessors in resigning from the top job? Here's the latest. Will Boris Johnson resign? Boris Johnson is facing calls to step down after the Supreme Court found his suspension of Parliament "unlawful" in an historic ruling on September 24, 2019. Crowing at Johnson's defeat, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn invited him to become the shortest serving Prime Minister in history. But so far he's defiantly shaken off demands to resign - and accused the highest court of making the wrong decision. Addressing the reconvened Commons on September 25, Johnson stormed: "We will not betray the people who sent us here! "We will continue to challenge the opposition parties to uphold democracy. "This parliament will keep delaying, will keep sabotaging negotiations because they don't want a deal." And he said the electorate were being help captive by a "zombie Parliament" and a … [Read more...] about Will Boris Johnson resign and what was his ‘dangerous language’?