Penny Mordaunt

Ethiopia, UK sign GBP 115 million agreement

The governments of Ethiopia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, acting though the Department for International Development (DfID), …

Great Britain

Britain's foreign aid budget will be used to help hurricane hit overseas territories, Penny Mordaunt says

Britain's foreign aid budget will be used to fund disaster relief for people devastated by hurricanes in the UK's overseas territories, the International Development Secretary has announced.<p>Last year the Government was forced to find £57million in additional funding to help overseas territories …

Foreign Aid

John McDonnell calls for new Anti-Nazi League movement to combat far-right

John McDonnell has called for the establishment of a nationwide movement against the far-right which could emulate the work of the 1970s Anti-Nazi …

Great Britain

Penny Mordaunt is the Conservative Party's second most popular Cabinet minister

PENNY Mordaunt is now Tories’ second most popular Cabinet minister in a boost to any future leadership bid.<p>The International Development Secretary …

Conservative Party

UK weather news: Away day MPs stranded on train in York after trackside fires break out amid scorching heatwave

MPs returning from a Cabinet away day in Gateshead were left stranded on a London-bound train after a trackside fire near York caused severe …

UK News

Ecuador leader won't discuss Assange in UK

Ecuador's president will not discuss the future of Julian Assange amid speculation the WikiLeaks founder could be booted from the country's embassy …

Julian Assange

Ecuadorian President to meet with UK minister Penny Mordaunt amid claims Julian Assange faces eviction

The President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, will meet with UK government minister Penny Mordaunt in London this week, the Mirror can reveal.<p>It comes amid …

Julian Assange

Nigeria-UK relationship should focus more on trade, says minister

Development secretary Penny Mordaunt is to review aid budget for west African nation<p>The international development secretary, in Nigeria on a two-day visit, has laid out plans for reviewing the way the UK allocates aid funding.<p>On her first visit to west Africa as secretary of state, Penny Mordaunt …

Africa

Penny Mordaunt threatens to block all British aid money to EU projects in row with Brussels

AID chief Penny Mordaunt last night threatened to stop all British aid money going to EU humanitarian projects in an explosive new row with …

Brexit

Minister tells Catholic church: relax ban on contraception

A British Cabinet minister has told the Pope to relax the Catholic Church’s strict ban on the use of contraception, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.<p>Penny Mordaunt, the International Development secretary, urged the Vatican to change its stance in a meeting with senior aides to Pope Francis last …

Christianity

Save the Children UK expects income drop after aid sex abuse scandal

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agency Save the Children UK said on Monday it expected its income to fall by a sixth - 67 million pounds ($89 million) - this year after it withdrew from state funding amid claims of sexual misconduct by staff following a sector-wide sex scandal.<p>The …

Save the Children

Penny Mordaunt becomes first minister to use sign language in the Commons

International development secretary Penny Mordaunt became the first minister to use British sign language in Parliament.<p>Ms Mordaunt was applauded by …

Language

Penny Mordaunt becomes first ever government minister to use British Sign Language in Parliament

Penny Mordaunt today became the first ever government minister to use British Sign Language in Parliament.<p>The Tory International Development …

Great Britain

Reports of serious abuse received by charities watchdog continue to rise

Penny Mordaunt warns ‘predatory individuals’ to move out of charities sector after sharp spike in abuse claims<p>The number of serious incidents of sexual harassment, bullying and abuse reported to the Charity Commission in the three months following the Oxfam sexual abuse scandal has risen to more …

Sexual Harassment

This UK Minister Just Made History by Using Sign Language in Parliament

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><p><i>The fact that Penny Mordaunt used sign language to announce the world’s first global disability conference in London</i> …

Activism

Penny Mordaunt makes Commons history as the first MP to use sign language

EQUALITIES Minister Penny Mordaunt became the first MP to use sign language in Parliament yesterday.<p>She made history by signing a one-minute …

Great Britain

Penny Mordaunt uses British Sign Language in Commons first

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt uses sign language in Parliament as she announces a global disability conference will take place in London later this month.<p>The historic moment, believed to be the first time a cabinet minister has used sign language on the front bench, was …

UK Politics

Minister Penny Mordaunt uses sign language in Commons first - video

Deafness and hearing impairment,Penny Mordaunt,Disability,UK news,PMQs,House of Commons<p>The international development secretary became the first minister to use sign language at the dispatch box when she discussed a global disability conference taking place in London at the end of July. The …

Disability

Penny Mordaunt: Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland is in my in tray

Same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland is an issue “in my in tray”, the minister for women and equalities has said.<p>Penny Mordaunt told MPs in the …

Northern Ireland

Aid chief Penny Mordaunt pledges International Development's bloated £14bn budget to bail out Army

AID chief Penny Mordaunt has pledged her department’s bloated £14billion ­budget to bail out the Armed Forces.<p>She said International Development cash …

Great Britain

Aid budget to be spent on supporting Commonwealth war veterans living in poverty, Penny Mordaunt to say

The UK aid budget will be used to support thousands of war veterans living in poverty in Commonwealth countries, Penny Mordaunt will announce today.<p>The International Development secretary will also set out plans to work with the Ministry of Defence to help Commonwealth islands devastated by …

Veterans

Equalities minister Penny Mordaunt: Anti-trans bigotry ‘like 1980s homophobia’

Equalities minister Penny Mordaunt has claimed that anti-trans bigotry is like 1980s homophobia.<p>The Conservative Secretary of State for International …

LGBTQI

Abortion will still be banned for hundreds of thousands of Irish women

The Republic of Ireland has overwhelmingly voted to repeal its ban on abortion yet around 1.8 million people on the island still won’t have access to the procedure: those who live in Northern Ireland.<p>The North—a constituent unit of the UK where citizens variously identify as British, Northern …

Northern Ireland

Equalities minister Penny Mordaunt hits out at transphobic media coverage

The Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt has criticised the British media’s handling of trans issues.<p>LGBT groups and MPs have raised …

LGBTQI

UK Equality Chief Penny Mordaunt Denies Plans To Abolish Civil Marriage

A document published in the name of Penny Mordaunt, member of the Conservative Party, suggesting the scrapping of civil marriage led to media reports …

LGBTQI

Equalities chief Penny Mordaunt backtracks on proposal to scrap civil partnerships

Penny Mordaunt has insisted that the government is “open minded” on the future of civil partnerships, after a document published in her name raised …

LGBTQI

Government under pressure to reform vital transgender laws

<b>LGBT groups have called on the new minister for women and equalities to set a date for when key gender legislation will be reformed.</b><p>Currently, under …

LGBTQI

Penny Mordaunt told to 'get a grip' over use of aid budget by rival departments

Development secretary hauled over the coals as MPs express disquiet over lavish Foreign Office expenditure in China<p>Penny Mordaunt, the international development secretary, has been told to “get a real grip” on aid spending amid questions over millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money going to China.<p>In …

Great Britain

New equalities minister Penny Mordaunt pressed on equal marriage in Northern Ireland

New equalities minister Penny Mordaunt has been urged to take action to help bring same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland.<p>Northern Ireland is the only …

Great Britain

Britain must stop giving aid to China, Penny Mordaunt says as she accuses other departments of wasting money

Britain must stop giving aid to developed nations like China, the International Development Secretary has said as she accused other departments of wasting taxpayer's money.<p>Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, said that the public has lost trust in aid spending because of "what …

Great Britain