Katherine Seymour

I'm Katherine Seymour, a final year Journalism, Communications and Politics student at Cardiff university. I am Head of Politics at my student newspaper, Gair Rhydd. I have also done work experience at my local community radio station.

Sunak Haunted by Predecessors Looking for a Return

Since his so-called ‘coronation’ as Conservative party leader, Rishi Sunak has faced the unprecedented circumstance of not one, but three former Prime Ministers from his own party sitting on his backbenches. Those being Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, the latter two seemingly convinced that unfair coups caused their departures. Liz Truss’ Op-ed at the weekend shows that she doesn’t want to go quietly as it may have previously seemed. The UK has gained two former Prime Ministers in the

Nicola Sturgeon announces her Resignation

Nicola Sturgeon announced her intention to resign last week with the statement: “In my head and my heart, I know that time is now. That it is right for me, for my party and for the country. And so today I am announcing my intention to step down as first minister and leader of my party.” The resignation occurred in the middle of recess – a shock to many, including reporters, some of whom reporting on their holidays. Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister since 2014, made the announcement on the 15th

Hancock defends post-I'm a celeb donations

Matt Hancock has defended his I’m a celebrity stint saying that his £320,000 pay wasn’t “primarily” about the money. The total – which he donated to charities following his payday – was £10,000. 3% of his total fee. He defended it as a “decent sum” following his promises to donate to dyslexia focussed charities. In an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Tuesday (31st Jan), he argued the donation amounted to “more than my MPs’ salary” during the time he was in the jungle. The former He

Nadhim Zahawi sacked over tax affairs- February 6th

Nadhim Zahawi was sacked by Rishi Sunak on Sunday (29th January) following revelations about his tax affairs not having been up to date when he became Chancellor following Sunak’s resignation from the position last July. Rishi Sunak commissioned a report by his new ethics advisor (Sir Laurie Magnus) following growing reports into Zahawi’s tax affairs at the start of 2023. The report found that while HMRC began conversations with Zahawi in April 2021, the then vaccines minister maintained that h

Government blocks Scottish legislation in unprecedented move

The UK government has announced that it will block the Scottish Gender Recognition Bill from being passed into law using Section 35 for the first time since Scottish Devolution came about, citing possible adverse impacts on the 2010 Equality Act. On Tuesday, MPs debated the use of Section 35 by the government to block the Scottish legislation. The SNP argued against the use of the move, saying that the Scottish Government has widely consulted on the bill, including with legal advice. However, t
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