Entries by Dina Rickman from 12/2011

Union Set To Appeal Against Pension Ruling

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

Unions are set to appeal against a High Court decision which declared government changes to public sector pensions were legal. Chris Keates, Genera...

David Cameron In Euro Crisis Talks With French President Nicolas Sarkozy

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron is due to have talks with French president Nicolas Sarkozy amid desperate efforts by eurozone leaders to prevent the sing...

Iain Duncan Smith: Poverty 'About More Than Income'

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has sparked questions over the Government's commitment to child poverty targets inherited from Labour, w...

Alex Salmond Wins Scottish Green Energy Awards Accolade

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

The First Minister has won a second political award of the week at an energy ceremony. Alex Salmond was named the Best Politician at The Scottis...

Owen Jones Versus The Public Sector (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

Has Owen Jones gone native? The 'Chavs' author appears to have turned against the public sector after reading a discarded copy of the Daily Mail. ...

Christmas Should Be Political, Says Thinktank Theos

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

Ah, Christmas. The season of mulled wine, presents, good will to all men and… politics? It should be according to Theos, who have published a new...

The Italian Cabinet And A Ministerial Mix-Up

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

What is it about agriculture ministers and mix-ups? When the new Italian prime minister Mario Monti was appointing his cabinet, he accidentally told F...

David Cameron Renews Calls For A 'Big Bazooka' On Eurozone Crisis

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron has re-iterated his calls for a "big bazooka" to help solve the eurozone crisis as the chancellor said a resolution to the turmoil would...

Jeremy Clarkson Receives Boris Johnson's Support Over 'Shooting Strikers' Remark

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

Jeremy Clarkson might have received more than 20,000 complaints when he joked public sector strikers should be "shot in front of their families," but ...

Nick Clegg, George Osborne And David Cameron: Political Pictures Of The Week

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

From Starbucks to Autumn Statements, politicians were out in force this week. But which of them - despite the media training and standard-issue sui...

Gay Partnerships In Church Under Threat From Tory MPs

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

Legislation allowing gay people to hold civil partnerships in places of worship could be derailed by a group of Tory MPs and peers. Senior Liberal ...

Labour Councillors Release Nude Calendar To Raise Cash

Posted 12.02.2011 | UK Politics

They've been dubbed 'nude Labour', left-wing calendar girls - and the politicos perfect Christmas present. But these 11 Labour councillors are bar...

Jacques Delors, Architect Of The Euro, Says Politicians Have Done 'Too Little, Too Late' For The Euro

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK Politics

The eurozone was flawed from the beginning and efforts to tackle its problems have so far been "too little too late", the architect of the single curr...

Stephen Twigg, Shadow Education Secretary, Backs Teaching Children About Gambling

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Labour has lent backing to proposals for children as young as 12 to be taught about gambling. Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg said pupi...

Councils Ignoring Eric Pickles Cash For Weekly Rubbish Collections

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK Politics

Millions of households will not get the weekly rubbish collections promised by the Coalition as councils reject appeals from ministers. ...

How The Tories Are Dangerously Underestimating The Labour Threat

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK Politics

When you watch Labour's two most prominent figures, Ed Miliband, the leader, and Ed Balls, his shadow chancellor, you could be forgiven for thinking t...

John Prescott Accuses Rich Countries Like Canada And US Of Trying To Scupper Kyoto Successor

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK Politics

Former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott has accused rich countries such as the United States and Canada of trying to scupper a new climate deal. ...

David Cameron: Stop Public Subsidy To Trade Unions

Posted 12.03.2011 | UK Politics

Using taxpayers' money to fund trade union activity cannot be justified "morally or economically", David Cameron has said. The Prime Minister ha...

Ed Miliband Meets The Tattooed General Public

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband was out campaigning in Feltham and Heston on Monday ahead of next week's by-election. While there, he called for voters to "send a mess...

David Cameron On Life Sciences (FULL SPEECH)

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Politics

I’m here today because life science – and the UK’s role in it – is at a crossroads. Behind us lies a great history. Watson and Crick unr...

Cameron: NHS Patient Data Could Be Shared With Private Companies

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron has outlined plans to share NHS patient data with private companies as party of government efforts to boost the medical research industr...

Cherie Blair Backs Quotas In Boardrooms And Parliament

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Politics

Positive action should be taken to ensure equal representation of women in Parliament and in boardrooms, Cherie Blair has said. Mrs Blair compar...

Government Denies It's Being Inflexible On NHS Reforms

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Politics

The Government denies that it is being "inflexible" in responding to calls for change over its controversial health care reforms. Health spokesw...

Chris Huhne, Climate Change Secretary, Says There Is All To Play For At Durban Climate Change Talks

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Politics

Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne says it is "all to play for" in the UN climate talks in South Africa, with indications from China that it may be ...

Eurozone Crisis: New EU Treaty Calls Political Headache For David Cameron

Posted 12.05.2011 | UK Politics

Calls from France and Germany for a new European referendum have reignited tensions over the EU within the Conservative party. Following crisis tal...