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3 months ago
UK news

Keir Starmer makes 50 bet that Lee Anderson will lose his seat at the election

Sir Keir Starmer placed a bet that Lee Anderson will lose his seat at the general election. Labour is leading Conservatives in the Red Wall seats. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Watch live: Sunak faces Starmer at PMQs as Lee Anderson launches fresh attack

Rishi Sunak vs Sir Keir Starmer in Prime Minister's Questions
Controversy over Lee Anderson's comments [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Rishi Sunak squirms as Lee Anderson doubles down on Islamophobic rant

Rishi Sunak faced criticism for not condemning Lee Anderson's Islamophobic remarks.
Political pressure mounts on Prime Minister and Tory party regarding handling of Islamophobia. [ more ]
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3 months ago
UK news

Keir Starmer makes 50 bet that Lee Anderson will lose his seat at the election

Sir Keir Starmer placed a bet that Lee Anderson will lose his seat at the general election. Labour is leading Conservatives in the Red Wall seats. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Watch live: Sunak faces Starmer at PMQs as Lee Anderson launches fresh attack

Rishi Sunak vs Sir Keir Starmer in Prime Minister's Questions
Controversy over Lee Anderson's comments [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Rishi Sunak squirms as Lee Anderson doubles down on Islamophobic rant

Rishi Sunak faced criticism for not condemning Lee Anderson's Islamophobic remarks.
Political pressure mounts on Prime Minister and Tory party regarding handling of Islamophobia. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Lee Anderson is Midlands version of Donald Trump,' says voter

Lee Anderson likened to Midlands version of Donald Trump for his political actions.
Anderson defected to Reform UK and expressed desire for his country back. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Lee Anderson's constituents react to defection: I will be voting Reform'

Lee Anderson defected to Reform UK after being suspended by the Conservative Party for not apologizing for controversial claims.
Anderson expressed his desire to 'get my country back' and stated his readiness to support Reform UK. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK politics

No 10 braced for prospect of more Reform defections as Lee Anderson quits

Lee Anderson's defection to Reform UK may lead to more defections from the Conservative party.
New Conservatives MPs criticize Anderson's move, urging Rishi Sunak to change course urgently. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK politics

Lee Anderson defection lends momentum to Reform UK

Reform UK leader and a suspended Tory MP join hands in a grand announcement at the Institute for Civil Engineers.
Lee Anderson, the first-ever MP for Reform UK, chooses not to call a by-election in his constituency citing close general elections. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Who is Lee Anderson? As former Tory MP accused of stoking division' joins Reform UK

Anderson defected to Reform UK after making racist remarks about Sadiq Khan and being suspended by the Tories.
His journey from coal miner to politician reflects his evolving views and political affiliations. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Tory MP Lee Anderson joins right-wing populist party Reform UK

Lee Anderson joins Reform UK after suspension by Conservatives for Islamophobic remarks
Reform UK's Richard Tice welcomes Anderson, putting pressure on Sunak and splitting right-wing vote [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Lee Anderson is Midlands version of Donald Trump,' says voter

Lee Anderson likened to Midlands version of Donald Trump for his political actions.
Anderson defected to Reform UK and expressed desire for his country back. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Lee Anderson's constituents react to defection: I will be voting Reform'

Lee Anderson defected to Reform UK after being suspended by the Conservative Party for not apologizing for controversial claims.
Anderson expressed his desire to 'get my country back' and stated his readiness to support Reform UK. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK politics

No 10 braced for prospect of more Reform defections as Lee Anderson quits

Lee Anderson's defection to Reform UK may lead to more defections from the Conservative party.
New Conservatives MPs criticize Anderson's move, urging Rishi Sunak to change course urgently. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
UK politics

Lee Anderson defection lends momentum to Reform UK

Reform UK leader and a suspended Tory MP join hands in a grand announcement at the Institute for Civil Engineers.
Lee Anderson, the first-ever MP for Reform UK, chooses not to call a by-election in his constituency citing close general elections. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Who is Lee Anderson? As former Tory MP accused of stoking division' joins Reform UK

Anderson defected to Reform UK after making racist remarks about Sadiq Khan and being suspended by the Tories.
His journey from coal miner to politician reflects his evolving views and political affiliations. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Tory MP Lee Anderson joins right-wing populist party Reform UK

Lee Anderson joins Reform UK after suspension by Conservatives for Islamophobic remarks
Reform UK's Richard Tice welcomes Anderson, putting pressure on Sunak and splitting right-wing vote [ more ]
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BBC News
4 months ago
UK politics

Anderson 'made a real mistake' leaving Tories for Reform

Lee Anderson switched from Tories to Reform party
James Cleverley criticizes Reform and Labour for shouting from the side-lines. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
UK politics

Reform leader 'pulling your leg' over Labour defections

Labour MPs are unlikely to defect to the Reform Party.
Former Conservative Party deputy chairman Lee Anderson has joined the Reform Party. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
London politics

Former Tory deputy chairman defects to Reform Party

Lee Anderson has left the Conservatives for the Reform Party and is now their sole MP.
Anderson was suspended from the Conservatives for claiming Islamists controlled London mayor Sadiq Khan. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Anderson launches fresh attack on Khan as ministers duck calling remarks Islamophobic

Lee Anderson accuses Sadiq Khan of enjoying protest scenes in Whitehall causing disruption to Parliament.
Anderson hints he could defect to Nigel Farage's Reform party, posing a challenge to Tory leadership. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
UK politics

Anderson 'made a real mistake' leaving Tories for Reform

Lee Anderson switched from Tories to Reform party
James Cleverley criticizes Reform and Labour for shouting from the side-lines. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
UK politics

Reform leader 'pulling your leg' over Labour defections

Labour MPs are unlikely to defect to the Reform Party.
Former Conservative Party deputy chairman Lee Anderson has joined the Reform Party. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
London politics

Former Tory deputy chairman defects to Reform Party

Lee Anderson has left the Conservatives for the Reform Party and is now their sole MP.
Anderson was suspended from the Conservatives for claiming Islamists controlled London mayor Sadiq Khan. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Anderson launches fresh attack on Khan as ministers duck calling remarks Islamophobic

Lee Anderson accuses Sadiq Khan of enjoying protest scenes in Whitehall causing disruption to Parliament.
Anderson hints he could defect to Nigel Farage's Reform party, posing a challenge to Tory leadership. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

The 6 weirdest moments of Lee Anderson's press conference as he defects to Reform UK

Lee Anderson defected to Reform UK from the Conservative party, becoming the first sitting MP to join the party.
During the press conference, Lee Anderson made some controversial statements, including claiming his parents could not vote for him if he stayed in the Tory party and clashing with Sky News' Beth Rigby. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Met Police Assessing' Hate Speech Complaint Against Lee Anderson

Metropolitan Police assessing hate speech complaint against Lee Anderson
Conservative Party handling of Lee Anderson's comments scrutinized [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Met Police assess hate speech complaint against Lee Anderson after Sadiq Khan rant

Metropolitan Police assessing hate speech report against MP Lee Anderson for Islamophobic remarks.
Anderson remains unapologetic for accusations against Sadiq Khan, suggests political motives. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Met Police Assessing' Hate Speech Complaint Against Lee Anderson

Metropolitan Police assessing hate speech complaint against Lee Anderson
Conservative Party handling of Lee Anderson's comments scrutinized [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Met Police assess hate speech complaint against Lee Anderson after Sadiq Khan rant

Metropolitan Police assessing hate speech report against MP Lee Anderson for Islamophobic remarks.
Anderson remains unapologetic for accusations against Sadiq Khan, suggests political motives. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Lee Anderson offers blunt six-word response to questions on Islamophobia row

Anderson refused to answer questions about his future and past remarks, walked out of the building without a clear response.
He ignored queries about joining Reform UK, apologizing for his comments, or the suspension by Rishi Sunak, opting to leave instead. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson Loses Tory Whip After GB News Claim Islamists' Control London Mayor

Islamophobic remarks led to Tory party expulsion
Consequences for making controversial statements on GB News [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Lee Anderson offers blunt six-word response to questions on Islamophobia row

Anderson refused to answer questions about his future and past remarks, walked out of the building without a clear response.
He ignored queries about joining Reform UK, apologizing for his comments, or the suspension by Rishi Sunak, opting to leave instead. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson Loses Tory Whip After GB News Claim Islamists' Control London Mayor

Islamophobic remarks led to Tory party expulsion
Consequences for making controversial statements on GB News [ more ]
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#islamophobia
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4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson: Why is the Tory MP and GB News host being accused of Islamophobia?

Lee Anderson suspended from Conservative Party for controversial Islamophobic and racist comments on GB News
Responses from Sadiq Khan, Muslim Council of Britain, and Rishi Sunak highlight condemnation of the comments. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Watch: Nick Ferrari cuts minister off over Lee Anderson Islamophobic question

Nick Ferrari cut a Tory minister's interview short for not addressing Islamophobia claims regarding Lee Anderson's comments.
Lee Anderson faced criticism and suspension for remarks about Sadiq Khan, insists on standing for the next election, and refuses to apologize. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London

Lee Anderson won't apologise to Sadiq Khan while I've got a breath in my body'

Lee Anderson refuses to apologise for remarks about Sadiq Khan, denying racism.
Conservative party member suspended over Islamophobia row. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson says Tory MPs have privately given support over Sadiq Khan comments

Conservative MP Lee Anderson receiving support from Tory colleagues after controversial comments about Sadiq Khan.
Anderson: No support from Labour MPs, facing calls to be stripped of Tory whip. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson stands by attack on Sadiq Khan and launches fresh broadside

Lee Anderson stands by controversial comments about Sadiq Khan and refuses to apologize, highlighting frustration about London's situation.
Rishi Sunak and Conservative Muslim Forum address the need for careful language by politicians to avoid inflaming tensions and tackle accusations of racism. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London

Lee Anderson would have kept job had he apologised - Dowden

Deputy Prime Minister refrains from labeling Lee Anderson's comments Islamophobic
Anderson suspended as Conservative MP for not apologizing for remarks [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson: Why is the Tory MP and GB News host being accused of Islamophobia?

Lee Anderson suspended from Conservative Party for controversial Islamophobic and racist comments on GB News
Responses from Sadiq Khan, Muslim Council of Britain, and Rishi Sunak highlight condemnation of the comments. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Watch: Nick Ferrari cuts minister off over Lee Anderson Islamophobic question

Nick Ferrari cut a Tory minister's interview short for not addressing Islamophobia claims regarding Lee Anderson's comments.
Lee Anderson faced criticism and suspension for remarks about Sadiq Khan, insists on standing for the next election, and refuses to apologize. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London

Lee Anderson won't apologise to Sadiq Khan while I've got a breath in my body'

Lee Anderson refuses to apologise for remarks about Sadiq Khan, denying racism.
Conservative party member suspended over Islamophobia row. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson says Tory MPs have privately given support over Sadiq Khan comments

Conservative MP Lee Anderson receiving support from Tory colleagues after controversial comments about Sadiq Khan.
Anderson: No support from Labour MPs, facing calls to be stripped of Tory whip. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson stands by attack on Sadiq Khan and launches fresh broadside

Lee Anderson stands by controversial comments about Sadiq Khan and refuses to apologize, highlighting frustration about London's situation.
Rishi Sunak and Conservative Muslim Forum address the need for careful language by politicians to avoid inflaming tensions and tackle accusations of racism. [ more ]
BBC News
4 months ago
London

Lee Anderson would have kept job had he apologised - Dowden

Deputy Prime Minister refrains from labeling Lee Anderson's comments Islamophobic
Anderson suspended as Conservative MP for not apologizing for remarks [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK politics

Nothing to see here, say Tories of their hero, 30p Lee

Lee Anderson is a popular figure within the Conservative party, despite his controversial and contradictory actions.
Anderson's appeal lies in his ability to connect with a specific audience and his authenticity as a political figure. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson wrong' to say Islamists control Sadiq Khan, says minister

Transport secretary criticizes Lee Anderson's remarks on Sadiq Khan
Conservative party's strong stance against prejudiced remarks [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK politics

Lee Anderson: from Labour councillor to Labour wind-up merchant

Anderson is a controversial figure who excels at provoking reactions and is valued for his ability to rile up the opposition.
He has a history of making provocative statements and holding unconventional views, which have made him a valuable asset for the Conservative party. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson suspended from Tory party after racist' Sadiq Khan rant

Lee Anderson suspended from Conservative Party for anti-Muslim rant
Lee Anderson refuses to apologize for comments leading to suspension [ more ]
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5 months ago
UK news

Only odd weirdos' care about net zero, says Lee Anderson

Senior Conservative right-winger Lee Anderson dismisses concerns about net zero and calls those who care about it 'odd weirdos'.
Anderson urges the Prime Minister to ditch green levies and suggests an opt-in, opt-out system for fuel bills. [ more ]
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5 months ago
UK news

Lee Anderson says he would like his old job back and regrets Rwanda revolt

Senior Conservative Lee Anderson regrets not backing Rishi Sunak over the Rwanda bill and would take back his old job if asked.
No 10 hinted that Mr Sunak is open to bringing back Mr Anderson in a senior party role despite the turmoil of the past week. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK politics

Nothing to see here, say Tories of their hero, 30p Lee

Lee Anderson is a popular figure within the Conservative party, despite his controversial and contradictory actions.
Anderson's appeal lies in his ability to connect with a specific audience and his authenticity as a political figure. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson wrong' to say Islamists control Sadiq Khan, says minister

Transport secretary criticizes Lee Anderson's remarks on Sadiq Khan
Conservative party's strong stance against prejudiced remarks [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
UK politics

Lee Anderson: from Labour councillor to Labour wind-up merchant

Anderson is a controversial figure who excels at provoking reactions and is valued for his ability to rile up the opposition.
He has a history of making provocative statements and holding unconventional views, which have made him a valuable asset for the Conservative party. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
4 months ago
London politics

Lee Anderson suspended from Tory party after racist' Sadiq Khan rant

Lee Anderson suspended from Conservative Party for anti-Muslim rant
Lee Anderson refuses to apologize for comments leading to suspension [ more ]
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5 months ago
UK news

Only odd weirdos' care about net zero, says Lee Anderson

Senior Conservative right-winger Lee Anderson dismisses concerns about net zero and calls those who care about it 'odd weirdos'.
Anderson urges the Prime Minister to ditch green levies and suggests an opt-in, opt-out system for fuel bills. [ more ]
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5 months ago
UK news

Lee Anderson says he would like his old job back and regrets Rwanda revolt

Senior Conservative Lee Anderson regrets not backing Rishi Sunak over the Rwanda bill and would take back his old job if asked.
No 10 hinted that Mr Sunak is open to bringing back Mr Anderson in a senior party role despite the turmoil of the past week. [ more ]
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4 months ago
UK news

Transport secretary refuses to call Lee Anderson's comments racist'

Transport Secretary Mark Harper did not label Lee Anderson's comments about Sadiq Khan as racist, sparking a wider debate over Tory Islamophobia.
Mr. Harper failed to directly respond to whether the comments were racist, only stating they were wrong and untrue. [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Sunak warns of explosion in prejudice' but fails to address Lee Anderson comments

Rishi Sunak warns of prejudice and antisemitism
Lee Anderson suspended for anti-Muslim rant [ more ]
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6 months ago
UK news

Tory MP did not vote against Rwanda bill because Labour MPs giggled' at him

Lee Anderson abstained from voting against Rishi Sunak's Rwanda bill because he felt mocked by Labour MPs
Anderson said that he couldn't vote no after being laughed at and chose to abstain from the vote [ more ]
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4 months ago
London politics

Sunak warns of explosion in prejudice' but fails to address Lee Anderson comments

Rishi Sunak warns of prejudice and antisemitism
Lee Anderson suspended for anti-Muslim rant [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
UK news

Tory MP did not vote against Rwanda bill because Labour MPs giggled' at him

Lee Anderson abstained from voting against Rishi Sunak's Rwanda bill because he felt mocked by Labour MPs
Anderson said that he couldn't vote no after being laughed at and chose to abstain from the vote [ more ]
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