Entries by Dina Rickman from 10/2012

Labour Party Conference 2012: What Can We Expect From Ed Miliband's Speech?

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

Wanted: One leader’s speech that appeals on the doorstep, to unions, and catapults the leader of the opposition into the public’s imagination as a...

Jon Cruddas: Some Of My Friends Vote BNP.. I Understand Their Concerns

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

Labour's policy review chief has admitted some of his friends vote for the BNP and he understands their concerns, in a signal of how deep the effort i...

Chris Bryant: British Jobs For British Workers

Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

Labour's shadow immigration minister has suggested companies should take responsibility for giving jobs to people from the UK. In an updated echo o...

Ken Livingstone: Labour's Job Now Is To Gnaw At The Soft Parts Of Osborne

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

The Labour party needs to spend the next three years "gnawing away at the soft parts" of George Osborne, according to Ken Livingstone, rather than rev...

Ed Miliband's 'One Nation' Speech: Our Panelists' Verdicts

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband needed to give a leader’s speech that appealed on the doorstep, to unions, and catapulted him into the public’s imagination as a prime...

Ed Miliband's 'One Nation' Speech: How Many Nations In An Hour

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

How many One Nations can you get into an hour? We're not sure of the maths, but we've counted '46' in Ed Miliband's speech earlier. Here's a sample...

Yvette Cooper: More Popular Than A Banker, Less Popular Than Mo Farah

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

Labour: Tough on bankers, tough on the causes of bankers. And the causes of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. And police privatisation. ...

Facebook Voting: Do We LIKE This?

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

Should we be able to vote on Facebook? According to the social network site's policy director for UK and Ireland, Simon Milner, it's a possibility....

Maria Miller's Abortion Comments Are 'Anti-Women' And Have No Basis In Science, Diane Abbott Says

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

The call by women's minister Maria Miller to lower the abortion limit to 20 weeks is "anti-women" and could signal the beginning of a right-wing push ...

Labour Party Conference 2012: 10 Answers From Labour

Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics

It took 65 minutes and 7,369 words for Ed Miliband to silence his doubters at Labour party conference. The headlines the day after his speech? Ed's th...

Babar Ahmad: I'm Not Anti-Extradition Or Anti-US, Says Terror Suspect

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK

A terror suspect who lost a last-ditch bid to avoid being sent for trial in America has said he is not anti-extradition or the US. Babar Ahmad has ...

Ed Miliband Says Low-Skilled Migration Into Britain Is Too High

Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Politics

Migration by low-skilled workers into the UK is too high and action must be taken to reduce it, Labour leader Ed Miliband said on Thursday. Miliban...

Jeremy Hunt Accused Of Having 'No Concern For Women' After Backing Abortion Time Limit Reduction

Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt has been accused of having "no concern for women's health" after backing restricting abortion time limits in the UK by half, from 24 to 12...

David Cameron Rules Out A 'Mansion Tax' Ahead Of Conservative Party Conference

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has dismissed Liberal Democrat demands for a "mansion tax" and benefit cuts for wealthy pensioners as part of government plans to tackle...

David Cameron: I'd Like To See A 'Modest' Reduction In The Abortion Limit

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said he is in favour of a "modest" reduction in the abortion time limit, just days after his health secretary backed banning termina...

Sandi Toksvig: I Was Groped On Air When I Started Working In TV

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

TV and radio presenter Sandi Toksvig has told how she was groped on air by a "famous individual" 30 years ago. Ms Toksvig, who declined to name the...

Celebrities Warn David Cameron Over Leveson Inquiry In Hacked Off Open Letter

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

The forthcoming report of the Leveson inquiry is already the subject of a political tussle with the prime minister claiming he does not want "heavy-ha...

Lancashire Teenage Girl Has Stomach Removed After Drinking Liquid Nitrogen Cocktail

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

An 18-year-old had part of her stomach removed and is seriously ill in hospital after drinking a cocktail with liquid nitrogen in it. According to ...

X Factor Live Show Viewers Down On 2011 - And Strictly Come Dancing Up

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

The X Factor's first live show of the series was 1.7 million viewers down on last year - while Strictly Come Dancing was more than a million up, o...

April Jones Search: Matthew Wood Charged With Posting Offensive Comments On Facebook About Missing 5-Year-Old

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

A man has been charged with posting offensive comments on Facebook about missing youngster April Jones. Matthew Wood, 20, from Eaves Lane, Chorley,...

Scottish Man Seriously Injured As Train Hits Car

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

A man has been taken to hospital with suspected serious injuries after a train carrying around a dozen passengers hit a car at an unmanned level cross...

Hague: 'Ed Miliband, You Are No Disraeli'

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

William Hague today tried to seize back Benjamin Disraeli for the Tories after Ed Miliband last week claimed the One Nation mantle for Labour. Mr M...

William Hague: Less Is More When It Comes To Europe

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

Less is better when it comes to Britain's relationship with Europe, William Hague said today as he demanded a "new settlement" with the UK's neig...

Philip Hammond Unveils 'New Deal' For Forces Reservists

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has unveiled a "new deal" for forces reservists as he encouraged large firms to follow the example of Whitehall and o...

Boris Johnson Fails To Rule Out Future Tory Leadership Bid - But Decries Rumours As A 'Distraction'

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson today declined to rule out the possibility of a future bid to become Conservative leader and Prime Minister, but insisted he supports Da...