Kerry Mccarthy

Animals Deserve Even More Than a Vegan Shadow Minister

Alasdair Cochrane | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alasdair Cochrane

The appointment last week of a vegan - Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy - as shadow DEFRA Minister has caused something of a stir. Perhaps predictably, farming groups and representatives are said to be shocked that someone with such views could hold such a role.

Corbyn's Vegan Agriculture Minister Reveals Why Badger Cull Won't Work

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

Vegan MP Kerry McCarthy has told critics that her eating habits have nothing to do with her opposition to the badger cull, as scrutiny builds on her a...

Britain Must Think About Its Relationship With Burma Over the Treatment of the Rohingyas

Kerry McCarthy | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics
Kerry McCarthy

While the EU continues to struggle with the Mediterranean refugee crisis, South East Asia has been facing a potential catastrophe as Burma's Rohingya flee their homes in search of safety across the Andaman Sea. The scenes of thousands of people stranded on boats and the harrowing discovery of mass graves have recently commanded the world's attention, but the Rohingya minority's desperation is not new and they are no strangers to injustice.

The Threat to Marine Animals From Ghost Fishing

Kerry McCarthy | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Kerry McCarthy

The campaign is calling upon local beach users, coastal walkers, divers and ocean lovers to take photos of ghost fishing gear they find littering the coastline. This evidence will be presented to Government and seafood companies to show the environmental impact, and then to push for further action.

The International Community Has a Responsibility to Challenge Qatar's Human Rights Record

Kerry McCarthy | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
Kerry McCarthy

Qatar must allow international safety experts to assess the death toll so far and ensure that not one more person dies needlessly. If London 2012 could host an entire Olympics with no work-related fatalities, then Qatar can do the same for the World Cup. It's all down to will and political leadership.

Royal Opera House Leads Backlash Over Javid's Ticket Tout Support

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Politics

Culture secretary Sajid Javid is facing a growing backlash from arts and sports organisations over his praise for ticket touts as "classic entrepreneu...

Asa Bennett

PM Under Fire Over Top Donor's Links To Sri Lankan Regime | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has come under fire after it emerged that one of the Tory Party's top donors, Lycamobile, has close links to the Sri Lanka's President M...

President Thein Sein's Visit: An Opportunity the Prime Minister Must Seize

Kerry McCarthy | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics
Kerry McCarthy

As a leading aid donor to Burma, it is right that we acknowledge and encourage the progress to date, but the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary will be failing in their responsibilities if they are not frank about the clear shortcomings.

Government Accused Over 'Exploited' Jubilee Workers

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics

Lord Prescott has accused the government of exploiting cheap labour after unpaid workers bussed into London for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations were ...

Labour MP Lambasts Jubilee 'Slave Labour'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Politics

A Labour MP is demanding answers from a security firm and charity after reports they bussed jobless people into London to work under appalling conditi...

Kerry McCarthy MP Labels Passenger 'Oaf We Should Have Killed When We Had The Chance'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Politics

A Labour MP who was previously the party's 'Twitter Tsar' may have been caught out by the social media site after describing one of her fellow train p...

Hopping Mad: Kangaroo Court Replaces 'Sexist Beer' In Parliament Bar

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Politics

A parliamentary bar has reacted after a beer deemed to be "sexist" was pulled from its taps by installing a new flavour - Kangaroo Court. The Stran...