He was speaking at the memorial service held in Johannesburg, South Africa, this afternoon.
Not being able to trace your biological family history can have life-and-death consequences.
Clegg says that the Lib Dems co-authored the Autumn Statement. Farron wants a free hand. Which side will win out?
The move is good news for housing (and our #HomesJobsSavings campaign).
Before groaning about Iain Duncan Smith’s grand project, it’s worth considering what it is and how it came to be.
No-one can explain what the Bill is for – consistently, at any rate. And no-one seems to be in charge.
When it comes to South Africa and Thatcher, some Labour MPs are touting politics, not history.
Come and see Open Europe’s simulation tomorrow, starring Andrea Leadsom MP, Pierre Lellouche, John Bruton, Urban Ahlin and Lucio Caracciolo.
Martin Parsons: After last week’s storms, government needs to take a long, hard look at our sea defences.
We need to plan for new sea defences in East Anglia and Southern England if tragic loss of life is to be avoided.
From 2001-10 only 18 teachers were sacked for incompetence. What happens now?
Former ConservativeHome co-editor Jonathan Isaby is taking over as the Chief Executive of the Taxpayers’ Alliance
Our politicians do have experience of life outside politics. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong experience.
We need radical new policies to bring such consumer-friendly outlets to our high streets.
Teaching in technical education in London at the time, I saw at first hand the strengths and weaknesses of the then Education Secretary’s radical reforming measure
Pollsters’ reputations are based on accuracy, and they therefore have no interest in underestimating the support of UKIP, or any other party.
They beat bottom-of-the-table HSFC 3-2
Properly utilized, shale gas offers a wonderful opportunity for such as countries China to tackle air pollution while still allowing energy growth.
We are making a rod for our own backs. The Commons is set to become the preserve of the fanatical, the rich and the union-funded.
Abusing those of us who call for extending the transitional controls of Romanians and Bulgarians for another five years solves nothing. The EU needs to change.
It is being undermined and destroyed by politicians just trying to please the masses.
Labour/Liberal-Democrat/UKIP rule in Norfolk means muddled decision making
The Centre will celebrate Lady Thatcher’s life and achievements, and look to the future, educating a new generation at home and abroad about her values.
Cameron urged to personally reject the MPs’ pay increase… by Miliband
“Ed Miliband last night piled pressure on David Cameron to personally reject an 11 per cent pay rise for MPs. … The Labour leader demanded cross-party talks on proposals to increase MPs’ pay by £7,600 to £74,000 from 2015. … A Labour source said the rise ‘cannot go ahead when people are going through the biggest cost-of-living crisis for a generation’.” – Daily Mail
- “There are slackers and grafters in every walk of life, but nowhere are the disparities greater than in Westminster. The main reason is that there’s no job description for MPs. Beyond a few formalities, they don’t have to do anything to get paid. The flipside is that there’s not much they can do to get promoted either, no matter how hard they work.” – Peter Franklin, The Times (£)
- “If we truly value democratic politics, then we must say MPs deserve their pay rise” – Steve Richards, The Independent
- “Voters are yet to be convinced that [MPs are] worth the money” – Philip Johnston, Daily Telegraph
> Yesterday on ToryDiary: MPs’ pay: “O reason not the need! Our basest beggars/ Are in the poorest thing superfluous.”
The Prime Minister claims that Hague is “making good progress” in EU negotiations…
“David Cameron has revealed he has appointed William Hague to renegotiate Britain’s membership of the EU. … And the PM also insisted he is already ‘making good progress’ on winning back powers ahead of 2017′s in/out referendum. … But his decision to entrust the key role to his Foreign Secretary – shared by himself and George Osborne – angered some Eurosceptic Tories.” – Daily Mail
“David Cameron’s refusal to appoint envoy to renegotiate EU membership increases chances of exit, says Douglas Carswell” – The Guardian
- “The City of London still faces the risk of ‘significant damage’ from a proposed European financial transactions tax, senior parliamentarians were warning on Tuesday, insisting that the proposal remains ‘alive and deadly’” – Financial Times (£)
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