Entries by Asa Bennett from 05/2012

Phone Hacking Report: Twitter Reaction

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

This morning the Culture, Media and Sport committee finally released their report into News International and phone-hacking. It already made waves...

Scottish Independence Would Damage UK Influence, Says William Hague

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

Scottish independence would damage the United Kingdom's influence in international security decisions, William Hague warned today. The Foreign Secr...

Falkland Islands: William Hague Ambushed By Argentine Ambassador

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague was taken by surprise as Argentina's ambassador urged him at a public meeting to "give peace a chance" by opening talk...

Boris Johnson To Win Re-Election, According To Trails Company

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

The UK’s leading national Trail writing and delivery company has revealed the results of their London Mayoral Trails, with Boris Johnson taking firs...

Heathrow Queues 'Too Long', Says Immigration Minister Damian Green

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

Passengers at Heathrow Airport are being made to wait for too long to get into the UK and the Border Force needs to change the way it operates, the Im...

Peter Cruddas, Former Tory Treasurer, Cleared By Electoral Commission Over Donations

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

Peter Cruddas, the former Tory treasurer, has been cleared of breaching donation laws by the Electoral Commission. The Commission said they found "...

George Galloway's Intruder Left 'Gay Porn And Gin'

Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

George Galloway has increased security in his London home after an intruder broke in and left a gay porn video and bottle of gin in the house. Gal...

Top Political Posters In British Politics (PICTURES)

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

As the local elections draw near, the parties have been upping the efforts on the campaign trail. A major part of campaigning has always been the ...

Chris Grayling Warns Jobs Will Be Lost Unless Red Tape Slashed

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

Employment minister Chris Grayling today warned British jobs will be lost to other countries unless business red tape is slashed. The Conservative ...

Cost Of Parliament Fig TreesTo Be Cut

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

The bill for maintaining indoor fig trees at Parliament has been slashed, it has been revealed. The 12 trees and external shrubs at Portcullis Hous...

David Cameron: I Don't Keep People In Jobs Because They Are Friends

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

As ashen Conservatives were coming to terms with the chaotic results of the last general election, Rachel Johnson, sister of the Mayor of London, twee...

Culture Committee 'Missed Open Goal' Over Murdoch, Says Damian Collins MP

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

The decision by the Commons culture media and sport committee to brand Rupert Murdoch "not fit" to run a international company has let the media mogul...

Phone Hacking Investigation Should Be 'Pretty Low On The Agenda', According To Jenny Jones

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

The police's investigation into phone hacking is "too large" and should be "pretty low on the agenda", according to Jenny Jones. Green Mayoral can...

Ofcom Should Speed Up Murdoch Investigation, Says Miliband (LISTEN)

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

The media regulator Ofcom should speech up its investigation into whether Rupert Murdoch is "fit" to hold a broadcasting licence in the UK, according ...

Voters Urged By David Cameron Not To Punish Government In Elections

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has appealed for voters in tomorrow's crunch elections not to punish the Tories for Britain's economic woes. The prime minister urged...

Water Bills Should Rise In Order To Protect Reserves, Peers Say

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

Water bills should be allowed to rise to encourage people to save water in the face of scarcer resources, a Lords committee suggested today. The Lo...

Brian Paddick Picture Burnt In Soho By Ukip Supporters

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

Supporters of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) have been pictured burning a picture of LibDem mayoral candidate Brian Paddick, who is gay,...

Louise Mensch Hits Back At 'Misogynistic Twitter Abuse'

Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

Conservative MP Louise Mensch has hit back at the "misogynistic and bullying" messages she has received on Twitter. Corby MP Mensch exposed abusive...

Nick Clegg In Dinner Offer: 'Price On Application'?

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics

After David Cameron got a rough ride over the so-called "cash-for-access" scandal, you'd expect Nick Clegg would want to stay clear of the whole matte...

Local Election Results: What The Early Results Will Tell Us

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics

Polls close at 10pm today in the council elections, and within as little as two hours a handful of quick-counting authorities will give an early taste...

Local Elections 2012: Will Wet Weather Drive Down Turnout?

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics

Voters will have to brave wet weather across much of Britain as they arrive at polling stations for today's local elections. Rain is often blamed f...

Sarkozy And Hollande In Fiery Spat In TV Presidential Debate

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had a stormy confrontation with socialist rival Francois Hollande in their only televised head-to-head debate, as...

Local Elections 2012: Low Turnout Feared

Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics

Political parties have been campaigning to get their vote out up to the last minute amid concerns of low turnout across polling stations. The counc...

Local Elections 2012: Ukip Making 'Steady Progress'

Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Politics

The UK Independence Party is making "steady progress", despite seeing only limited gains in the local council elections, party leader Nigel Farage sai...

Local Elections 2012: Schoolgirl Becomes Labour Councillor

Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Politics

A schoolgirl has become one of the youngest councillors in the country after winning a seat on Plymouth City Council. Kate Taylor, who was standing...