Entries by Ned Simons from 03/2012

Marsha Singh, Labour MP, To Quit Parliament For Health Reasons

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

Labour backbencher Marsha Singh is to step down as an MP, triggering a by-election in his Bradford West constituency. The MP said his resignation w...

David Cameron Hails Gavin And Stacey's Joanna Page And Other Welsh Stars (Pictures)

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron bowed down to Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page on Tuesday night, as he declared the programme to be the "finest sitcom of the last five...

Eric Joyce 'Unfit' To Be MP Following Allegations Of Relationship With Teenage Girl

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

The Scottish Labour leader has described Eric Joyce as unfit to stand again for the party, following allegations of an inappropriate relationship. ...

Welsh Independence Supported By Only 7% Of Residents

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

Only 7% of people in Wales want the country to become independent, a new survey shows. Today on St David's Day, a study published by ICM Research f...

Peter Bone: Gay Marriage Is 'Completely Nuts'

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

A Tory MP infamous for asking questions in the Commons on behalf of his wife has branded gay marriage as "completely nuts". Wellingborough MP Peter...

Johnny Marr Promises To Re-Form The Smiths If David Cameron Quits

Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Politics

Guitarist Johnny Marr has promised to re-form The Smiths if the coalition government quits office. Speaking to music magazine NME, Marr said he and...

Chris Huhne In Court Accused Of Perverting The Course Of Justice

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

Former energy secretary Chris Huhne is due to make his first appearance in crown court today accused of perverting the course of justice. Huhne all...

Baroness Tonge Says Nick Clegg In For 'A Lot Of Flak' For Disowning Her Over Israel Remarks

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Tonge has claimed her party leader Nick Clegg acted "hastily" in quickly disowning her after she said Israel "would not...

Scottish Independence: Miliband To Attack SNP 'Separatism'

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband will today launch an attack on Scotland's First Minister, claiming his drive for independence would fail to make the country a fairer plac...

Chris Huhne Hires Harry Redknapp's Legal Team

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

Former energy secretary Chris Huhne has hired Harry Redknapp's legal team to fight allegations of perverting the course of justice. Huhne and his e...

David Cameron Insists Britain 'Has Been Heard' In Europe, Despite Expressing Frustrations

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

Britain secured a number of key demands at the European Union to boost jobs and growth across the continent, Prime Minister David Cameron said today. ...

Morrissey Says The Falkland Islands 'Belong To Argentina'

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

The former front man of The Smiths has added his name to a bizarrely growing list of celebrities who have said the Falkland Islands should belong to A...

Steve Hilton, David Cameron's Director Of Strategy, To Leave Downing Street

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron's director of strategy Steve Hilton is to leave Downing Street for a year in order to teach in California, it has been announced. Acc...

Caroline Spelman Drops Fight To Keep Son's 'Banned Substance' Use Secret

Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Politics

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman's rugby-playing teenage son Jonathan is "deeply sorry" for taking banned substances, the Cabinet Minister said ...

Cardinal Keith O'Brien Defends Comparing Gay Marriage To Legalising Slavery

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland has defended comparing the introduction of gay marriage to the legalisation of slavery. Cardinal O'Br...

Abu Qatada: Theresa May Holds Talks In Jordan Over Radical Cleric's Deportation

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

Home Secretary Theresa May has said there "more work to do" as she arrived in Jordan for talks over the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada. M...

Lembit Opik Says Nick Clegg Can Not Lead Lib Dems Into Next Election

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg will not be able to lead the Liberal Democrats into the next general election, one of his most high profile former MPs has said. "There'...

Kit Malthouse Should 'Quit As Deputy London Mayor' Over Phone Hacking Comments, Say Labour

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

The deputy mayor of London is facing calls to resign after it was claimed he urged Scotland Yard to devote less time and resources to investigating al...

Mark Pritchard Quits Tory Party Role Over Cameron's EU Stance

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

Mark Pritchard has resigned as deputy chairman of the Conservative Party International Office over David Cameron's approach to the European Union and ...

George Galloway Expected To Fight For Bradford West Seat

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics

Former MP George Galloway is expected to launch a fresh bid to get back into parliament, with reports that he will make an announcement about whether ...

Andrew Lansley Heckled By Doctor: 'Your Bill Is Rubbish And You Know It' (VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics

Andrew Lansley has been angrily heckled by a doctor over his controversial plans to reform the National Health Service. Protected by police officer...

Damian Green: Britain Is 'Addicted' To Hiring Immigrant Workers

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics

British firms need to be weaned off their addiction to hiring migrant workers, the Immigration Minister said on Tuesday. Damian Green said some ind...

European Union Withdraws Promotional Video After Complaints Of Racism

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics

The European Union has withdrawn a promotional video following complaints that it was racist. The video published on YouTube last week depicted a w...

David Cameron 'Almost Certainly' Broke Ministerial Code Over Liam Fox

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron "almost certainly" breached the ministerial code by failing to call in his independent adviser on ministers' interests to investigate al...

MPs Expenses: Staff Welcome Ipsa £15m Pay Increase Recommendation

Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Politics

People working for politicians have welcomed a decision by the parliamentary expenses watchdog to recommend a £15m increase in the amount of money MP...