With Labour recriminations already flying thick and fast today’s report from the Fabian Society trashing the election campaign inevitably upped the ante. Left-of-Miliband Diane Abbott vs Miliband aide turned candidate Polly Billington:
Having finally quit the Lords, it has emerged that alleged coke and prostitutes fiend Lord Sewel is not only entitled to carry on using his title but apparently to:
The Tories’ election triumph sent shudders through the solar energy industry with Ernst & Young cautioning that the manifesto made “painful reading for the renewables sector” and the solar industry’s most established trade body warning that “the outlook is obviously unclear”.
In his biggest foreign speech since the election, David Cameron will today tell press and dignitaries in Singapore that British businesses and the property market must not become a safe haven for “plundered or laundered cash”.
The retirement of 82-year old Lord Luke has triggered a by-election for hereditary peers wishing to join 89 other titled noblemen who for reasons passing understanding are still permitted to vote in the upper chamber. The printed prospectus of candidate statements is something to behold.
It’s a long ‘un, but this BNP expose is well worth a watch. Having been ousted from her role at party HQ, former BNP councillor Dawn Charlton is apparently so bitter that she has gone and spilled several cans of beans to Hope Not Hate.
Last night’s vote on the Welfare Bill has renewed interest in Iain Duncan Smith’s plans not only to scrap current child poverty targets but for an Orwellian assault on the Child Poverty Act: renaming it as the ‘Life Chances Act’ and removing the words ‘Child Poverty’ from the name of the relevant quango.
With a speech heralding a new extremism strategy in the wake of the murder of 30 Britons in Tunisia, David Cameron claimed that “failures of integration” had given rise to “people born and raised in this country who don’t really identify with Britain”.
With the Greek economy continuing to make headlines it is surely a matter of time before the investment banking CV of newly minted Treasury minister Jim O’Neill — now Baron O’Neill of Gatley — gets a repeat airing in SW1A.
Natalie Bennett might not be known for her grasp of figures but it looks like the Green Party have worked out what to do with £1.3 million in membership subs and £212,000 of short money … hire an entire bloody HQ of staff in one go!