Entries by Chris Wimpress from 01/2012

Cornwall Devolution Campaign Revived And Backed By Plaid Cymru

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics

A campaign aiming for devolution for Cornwall as a "historic Celtic nation" within the United Kingdom has been revived, with fresh support from Welsh ...

Lords Reform Committee Unhappy With Reduction Of Peers To 300

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

A member of the committee on reforming the House of Lords has confirmed that some members are unhappy with a central plank of Nick Clegg's policy. Lo...

Diane Abbott Runs Away From Sky News After 'Racist' Tweet Challenge: VIDEO

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott remains under pressure despite apologising for any offence caused by her now infamous "divide and conquer" tweet, which has caused a furo...

British Council Expenses Row - Taxpayers' Alliance Reveal Costly Meals And Hotels

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics

A furious war of words has broken out between the Taxpayer’s Alliance and the government over claims that members of the British Council have wasted...

Michael Gove Bores Students (VIDEO)

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Far from being captivated by the charismatic Michael Gove and hanging onto his every word with baited breath, these students from Haberdashers' Aske's...

Don't Get Divorced, Urges Government

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Politics

The government is urging couples who are sick of the sight of each other after Christmas to not get divorced, and consider mediation instead. This la...

Portia Simpson Miller, New Jamaican Prime Minister, Vows To End Queen's Reign As Head Of State

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Politics

The new prime minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, has pledged that she will transform the country into a republic by removing the Queen as hea...

Ed Miliband's 'Blackbusters' Twitter Tribute To Bob Holness Causes Embarrassment

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Politics

Poor Ed Miliband really is having a terrible start to 2012, incorrectly paying tribute to Bob Holness' show as "Blackbusters" on Twitter. Holne...

Cameron Hints At Executive Pay Curb Powers For Shareholders

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron backed powers for shareholders to veto executive pay packages as political pressure to curb vast salaries and bonuses gathered pace. ...

Sunday Newspapers - Cameron's Speech Backfires (PICTURES)

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

The first 'proper' Sunday papers of the New Year are dominated by an interview David Cameron has given to the Telegraph , on a wide range of issues in...

Ed Miliband's PMQs Joke-Writer Job Advertised For £60,000

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics

Fancy writing jokes for Ed Miliband to use against David Cameron at PMQs? It could be yours in a matter of weeks, if you apply for this job here [PDF...

The Week Ahead In Politics 8 January 2012

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics

The week ahead in politics is a challenging one for Ed Miliband. Labour has promised that the fightback / relaunch / comeback - whatever you want to ...

Wind Farms Useless In Reducing Carbon Emissions, Claims Civitas Think-Tank

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics

Britain's investment in wind farms has been branded a "folly" in a report on their ability to reduce the UK's carbon emissions, which concludes that w...

Immigration From Eastern Europe Affecting Youth Unemployment, Claims Migration Watch UK

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics

The link between immigration from Eastern Europe and youth unemployment is being questioned in a report by campaigners who want to curb the number of ...

Alcohol Guidelines Should Be Changed Because They're Confusing, Say MPs

Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Politics

Alcohol guidelines should be changed because there is no evidence to support previous claims that people could safely drink in moderation every day, s...

Scottish Independence - What Are The Issues Involved?

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics

The issue of when Scotland should hold a referendum has been simmering away for months, but David Cameron's intervention this weekend has brought the ...

High Speed Rail - Lord Adonis, Former Transport Secretary, Accuses Ministers Of "Dithering"

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics

Ministers have been "dithering" over the the HS2 high-speed rail project, the former transport secretary who first announced the scheme said on Monday...

Work A 20 Hour Week To Solve The Unemployment Crisis, Says New Economics Foundation

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics

Companies should reduce employees' hours to 20 a week, so they can take on twice the number of staff and solve the unemployment crisis. That's the su...

Ed Miliband's Speech On The Economy On Tuesday Expected To Criticise New Labour Spending Decisions

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband will use a speech in London on Tuesday morning to distance himself from the policies of the previous Labour government - and blame the Tor...

Clegg Warns Against 'Rivalry And Isolation' Within Eurozone

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has once again distanced himself from David Cameron's position on the eurozone crisis, telling a gathering of European leaders in London of...

HS2: Reaction From Train Companies, Taxpayers' Alliance And Unions

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Politics

Train companies welcomed news that the Government is to go ahead with the HS2 high-speed rail project but a taxpayers' group described the scheme as a...

HS2 Approved By Transport Secretary Justine Greening, But Campaigners Likely To Appeal Decision In The Courts

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Politics

The government has approved the HS2 High Speed rail line project from London to Birmingham, in a project which will cost £17 billion in its first pha...

HS2: Justine Greening Statement FULL TEXT

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Politics

Full coverage of the HS2 decision by the government: Justine Greening Approves Britain's First Major Railway Line For A Century Where the line w...

Ed Milibands Speech On The Economy - FULL TEXT

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband gave the following speech in Central London on Tuesday morning: Thank you for that inspiring introduction Richard, and thank you for e...

Ed Miliband's Speech Reaction: Even The BBC Gets His Name Wrong

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's speech in London has garnered a mixed reaction from the press and the Twitterati. The speech was big in vision and style, but lacking i...