21 October 2014

MPs Should Trust Voters and Support Real Recall

Recall would strengthen the link between an MP and their constituents, which is at the heart of our representative democracy. Real recall would mean MPs who are involved in serious misconduct, fail to represent their constituents (think Nadine Dorries or George Galloway ditching the Commons for reality TV), switch parties without triggering a by-election or break electoral promises could face recall if enough of their constituents demand it.

Thought-Provoking Article Saying Pistorius' Life 'Ruined' Gets Torn Apart

Oscar Pistorius

IDS Goes After Benefit Fraudsters, But What About These 3 Bigger Costs?

Cameron Iain Duncan Smith
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Cameron 'Pandering To Ukip' With Controversial New Peer

Nigel Farage
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Pistorius Judge's Meandering Sentence Totally Fooled The World's Media...


Reeva Steenkamp Pictured As A Fresh-Faced Law Student Before She Met Oscar

Reeva Steenkamp
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Ukip Calypso Defended In Most Bizarre Newsnight Debate Ever


Ken Thinks Some Of His Colleagues Actually Belong In Ukip

Ken Clarke
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Paralysed Man Does Something 'More Impressive Than Walking On Moon'

Paralysed Man

George Is Really Struggling To Stop Borrowing So Much

George Osborne
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Sun Admits It 'Didn't Get It Right' On 'Devil Boy' Headline

The Sun
The Sun

Spurned Woman Rescued From Chimney After Bizarre Santa-Style Stalking


Flames In The Sky About Kobani As Turkey Makes Major U-Turn

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Ukip's New EU Ally Joked About Wife Beating And Defended Hitler

Polish Mep

Green Party Surges Past Lib Dems In Latest Poll

Green Party Lucas
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'Ukip Calypso' Song Warns Of 'Illegal Immigrants In Every Town'


We're On The Verge Of Becoming A 'Permanently Divided' Nation

Horse Racing Spectator
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Blow Me Down! Gales Set To Lash UK From Hurricane Gonzalo

Uk Weather
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Nick Clegg Wants To Overhaul Your Parenting

Nick Clegg Baby
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The Moment That Made A 14-Year-Old Schoolgirl Turn FGM Campaigner

Louise Ridley

Man Convicted Of Murdering Identical Twin Brother

Police Tape
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Banksy Arrested & Unmasked Is Same Hoax From Last Year, People

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Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky
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Student Gets Her Head Stuck In Bottle Bin After 'Looking For More Alcohol'

Daily Echo

London Mum's Incredible Syria Mission To Win Back Son From IS


Around 500 Young British Muslims Have Travelled To Fight In Iraq And Syria

Chloe Addresses Rape Threats In Lengthy Statement

Chloe Madeley
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Has China Just Launched A Massive Cyber Attack On Its Own People?

Iphone 6
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Gay Couple 'Ordered Off London Bus For Kissing'

Gay Kiss
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Cameron Making 'Historic Mistake' Over EU

Jose Manuel Barroso

Sir Ian McKellen Tells It Straight To Students

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In Full Gandalf Mode, Of Course

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Renée Zellweger Looks UNRECOGNISABLE

Renee Zellweger
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Campaign To Get Lynda's Xmas Oxo Ads On TV Gets Off To Flying Start

Lynda Bellingham

Video Of A Moth Stuck In A Man's Ear Gives Us The Heebie Jeebies

Moth Ear
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Revealed! Which Young Celebs Rake In The Most Cash?

Rich Young Celebs
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Stereo Kicks To Split?

Stereo Kicks
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How Being A Vegetarian Is Affecting Your Sperm

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'Anton Could Replace Len If He Retires'

Len Goodman
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Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies

Oscar De La Renta
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Finally! Now You Can Photobomb Benedict!

Benedict Cumberbatch
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'Baker Street' Sax Player Raphael Ravenscroft Dies

Raphael Ravenscroft
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Kim K Hasn't Always Been Super Stylish, Y'Know...

Kim Kardashian
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Portsmouth's New Resident Is A Sinister Serial-Stroking Clown

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Why Do Men Go Bald?

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This Dog Is Basically Us

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'We'd Love To Adopt Or Try Surrogacy'

Kym Marsh

Will This 'Corrie' Wedding Go To Plan?

Tracy Barlow Wedding
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'EastEnders': Pregnant Ronnie Plans To Flee

Eastenders Ronnie
BBC Pictures

Footballer Dies After Fatal Celebratory Somersault


Lynda Bellingham Dies, Aged 66

Lynda Bellingham
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Reggae Legend John Holt Dies, Aged 69

John Holt Reggae
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The View From The Best Office In The Solar System

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This Is The Ultimate Send Off

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Olly Apologises To Taylor Over 'Sexist' Comments

Taylor Swift
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Disney's New Film Needed A Supercomputer To Create It

Cat Deeley's Nude Pics Leak Online

Cat Deeley
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11 Sounds Deaf People Would Love To Hear

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Dog Completely Steals Weatherman's Thunder On Live TV

Mike Sobel Weatherman Dog

Sex Or Food? This Is How Most Men Would Answer...

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This Guy Has Been Pooing The Wrong Way His Entire Life

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This 10-Week-Old Dachshund Puppy Is Already As Clever As You

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This Video Of Goats Playing On Donkeys Is Both Adorable And Funny

Goats Playing Donkeys