Entries by Dina Rickman from 11/2011

Jon Moulton, Venture Capitalist, Says He Was 'Mugged' When He Donated Cash To Help Liam Fox

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

A millionaire venture capitalist has complained that he was "mugged" when he donated money to help former defence secretary Liam Fox. Jon Moulton s...

Immigration: E-petition Urges Government To Take Steps To 'Curb' Immigration

Posted 11.01.2011 | Huffington Post

Campaigners have launched a petition urging the Government to take "all necessary steps" to curb immigration and stop the UK's population from swellin...

SNP Consider Minimum Price For Alcohol Units, Nicola Sturgeon Claims 'Overwhelming' Support

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

SNP ministers are looking at introducing a minimum price for alcohol units, after similar plans were rejected by MSPs during the previous Scottish gov...

Political Adverts: The Good, The Bad, And The Weird - From Willie Rennie to Herman Cain

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

Scotttish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie has apologised for an online cartoon portraying Alex Salmond in Arabic dress. The image was supposed to be a...

UK GDP: Political Reaction To Economic Growth of By 0.5% In Third Quarter Of 2011

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

The UK's economy grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2011, official statistics showed on Tuesday morning. The figures were higher than expected gr...

Who's The Most Popular Cabinet Minister?

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith is the most popular minister, according to a monthly poll by ConservativeHome. The work and pensions secretary topped the Tory we...

Neil Hamilton, Former Conservative Minister, Elected To UKIP National Executive Committee

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

Former Conservative minister Neil Hamilton has been elected to the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the UK Independence Party (Ukip). His elec...

Phone Hacking: New Emails Indicate Widespread Knowledge Of Hacking At News Of The World

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

A slew of new evidence in the ongoing phone hacking investigation has been released which suggests key figures at News Of The World knew the practice ...

Cameron Uses Grazia Interview As Bid To Broaden Tories Appeal Among Women

Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron has stepped up his attempts get more women to support the Tories in an interview in glossy magazine Grazia, where he discussed dates, ch...

Ed Miliband Calls For G20 To Commit To Financial Transaction Tax Ahead Of Cannes Summit

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has called for G20 leaders to commit themselves to a global financial transaction tax ahead of Thursday's G20 Summit in Cannes. Writin...

Danny Alexander Outlines Significant Concessions On Public Sector Pensions Ahead Of Planned Strikes - But Unions 'Firmly Committed' To Strikes

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Politics

Unions have slapped down Danny Alexander's 'take it or leave it' deal on public sector pensions. Despite the chief secretary to the Treasury announci...

Civil Partnerships Can Take Place In Churches, Lynne Featherstone Announces

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Politics

Gay couples are to be allowed to take part in civil partnerships in church and other places of worship under new Government plans. Equalities minis...

Downton Abbey: Margaret Thatcher Is Countess Dowager, Yvette Cooper Is Lady Edith. We Say.

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron appointed Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to the House of Lords last year, but the prime minister has made it clear that some of t...

William Hague Warns Countries Like Russia and China Over State Cyber Attacks

Posted 11.02.2011 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary William Hague has issued a blunt warning to countries like China and Russia to halt hostile cyber attacks on other states. In ...

Royal United Services Institute Poll Shows Over Half Of Security Experts Believe SDSR Has 'Failed'

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Politics

Defence and security experts have delivered a stark verdict on the UK's national security policy - most declaring in a poll that it failed to match th...

Monitor, The Body Set To Regulate NHS In England, At 'Considerable' Risk Of Failure Says King's Fund Report

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Politics

There is "considerable" risk that the body set to become the economic regulator for health care in England will fail, according to a report. The st...

Chris Grayling, Minister, Calls On Government To Cut Red Tape Faster

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Politics

The Government needs to move further and faster to reduce the burden of regulation on business and allow the "spirit of enterprise" to flourish, a min...

Ed Balls In Trouble Over 'Questionable Salute' During PMQs

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron once labelled Ed Balls as the most annoying man in politics - so it's not surprising he lashed out at his "questionable" salute during p...

David Cameron Accused Of 'Unprecedented Attack' On Women Over Cuts

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron is today accused of launching “an unprecedented attack” on women and is urged to ease the pain of government cuts that have dispropo...

G20 In Cannes: David Cameron Considers Boosting UK's Contribution To IMF

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron has hinted the UK could increase its contributions to the IMF, in light of ongoing instability in the eurozone. Speaking as he arrive...

Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary, Refuses To Back James Murdoch As 'Fit And Proper Person'

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Politics

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has refused to back News Corporation chairman and chief executive James Murdoch as a "fit and proper person" to run a me...

Bill Gates Gives Boost To Robin Hood Tax At G20

Posted 11.03.2011 | UK Politics

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has given a boost to supporters of a Robin Hood Tax by telling the G20 summit that such a levy on financial transacti...

M5 Crash: Police Probe Cause Of Pile-Up

Posted 11.07.2011 | UK

Police investigating one of the worst British motorway crashes in memory are focusing their attention on a rugby club fireworks event held close to th...

Theresa May, Home Secretary, Faces Questions On Border Chaos As Accusations Mount Over Passport Checks

Posted 11.07.2011 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has offered little support to Theresa May as the embattled home secretary prepares make a statement to parliament over border controls amid...

Secondary School Pupils Skipping Breakfast, Local Authority Caterers Association and ParentPay Survey Finds

Posted 11.07.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Around one in six secondary school pupils are going without breakfast, a study suggests. It raises concerns that skipping breakfast will leave youn...