The NHS must be explicitly excluded from the controversial trade deal being struck between the EU and the United States, Labour will demand today, as David Cameron and European leaders face a growing backlash against the plans.
A hospital is threatening to take legal action to evict mainly elderly patients whose relatives refuse to take them home when they are well enough to leave. An official at Royal Bournemouth Hospital said one family had asked staff to “keep hold” of a relative so they could go on holiday to Turkey for two weeks.
There are no written rules about what MPs cannot say in Parliament – language is “unparliamentary” if the Speaker of the day says it is – but it is well understood that if one MP wants to insult another, it has to be done without saying it outright. The famous example was the formula Winston Churchill used in 1906 to imply the government’s critics were lying […]