Entries by Ned Simons from 04/2012

Email Snooping Law Will Give Spies 'Unfettered' Access To Private Data, David Davis Says

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Politics

Coalition plans to expand the powers of the security services to monitor emails and phone calls will give them "unfettered access to every single comm...

London Bus Drivers To Be Balloted Over Olympic Strike Action

Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Politics

Thousands of London bus workers are to be balloted for strikes in a row over payment for working during the Olympic Games. Unite said 24,000 of its...

Boris Johnson: Ken Livingstone Is A 'Barefaced Liar'

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson accused Ken Livingstone of being a "f*****g liar" as a furious row over the mayoral candidates tax arrangements spilled off air followin...

Shop Dummy Caught Trying To Stand For Election In Aberdeen

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics

Police have begun an investigation after a candidate in Scotland's local elections turned out to be a shop dummy. The term "dummy candidate" is usu...

Gay Marriage: Soldier James Wharton Hits Out At 'Disgusting' Critics

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics

A soldier who fought in the Iraq war and escorted the Queen to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding has spoken out against critics of plans to ...

One Direction Turn Down Michelle Obama's Invite To The White House

Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics

Boy band One Direction have reportedly turned down an invitation to meet US President Barack Obama at the White House, because their hectic schedule m...

Assisted Suicide Would 'Contaminate The Medical Profession'

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics

Allowing doctors to assist terminally ill patients to commit suicide would "contaminate the medical profession", campaigners against changing the law ...

Ed Miliband: 'Coalition Has Failed To Ensure We Are All In It Together'

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have failed in their mission to ensure both rich and poor share the burden when it comes to tackling Britain's financial ...

Ed Davey: Britain Would Be 'Reckless' To Rule Out Euro Entry

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has restated his opposition to the UK ever adopting the euro after a Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister said it was "unwise" to rule out ...

Barack Obama Meets Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura In The White House (PHOTO)

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics

Live long and prosper Mr President. Barack Obama got a boost to his re-election campaign last month when Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura, aka Nichelle Ni...

HMS Dauntless Sets Sail For Falkland Islands (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics

HMS Dauntless, the Royal Navy's most advanced destroyer, has set sail from Portsmouth to patrol the waters around the Falkland Islands. The ship's ...

Duwayne Brooks Picked To Be Deputy Mayor By Brian Paddick

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics

The best friend of Stephen Lawrence who was with the black teenager when he was murdered in 1993 will be appointed deputy mayor of London if the Lib D...

Scottish Independence 'Could See The Queen Lose Sovereignty Over Australia'

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Queen could lose sovereignty over Australia if Scotland becomes independent, according to a senior solicitor. David Denton SC, a senior counsel...

Tax Returns And The Americanisation Of British Politics

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics

The snap agreement by the four leading candidates to be London mayor to publish how much they pay in tax points to the increasing Americanisation of B...

How Would Doctor Who And Postman Pat Vote?

Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics

Have you ever wondered how Doctor Who or Postman Pat would vote? Of course you have. How do we know? Because polling firm YouGov asked you. The pol...

Ben Bradshaw, Gay Labour MP, Criticises Gay Marriage Plans As 'Pure Politics'

Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics

A gay Labour MP has defended criticising the government's drive to introduce same-sex marriage as "pure politics". Ben Bradshaw, a former Labour cu...

Bank Holidays Cost UK Economy £2bn Each, Says Think-Tank

Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics

Scrapping bank holidays could add at least £18bn to the nation's annual economic output, a think-tank has said. The Centre for Economics and Busin...

Tory Donor 'Slept On Private Jet' Outside British Airspace To Avoid Tax

Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics

A wealthy Tory donor flew his private jet out of British airspace at night in order to avoid paying tax, according to a lobbyist caught up in the cash...

HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier Hull Sections Joined In Govan Shipyard (PICTURES)

Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

The "largest and most powerful warship" ever built for the Royal Navy is beginning to take shape as two massive sections of HMS Queen Elizabeth were j...

'Green Tax' Could Add 10% To Household Bills

Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics

Home owners could be blocked from carrying out minor improvements to their houses if they refuse to also make their houses more environmentally friend...

Abu Hamza Extradition: Human Rights Lawyers To Rule On Radical Preacher's Case

Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics

Human rights judges will rule tomorrow on whether to allow the government to extradite radical preacher Abu Hamza to America to face terrorist charges...

Abu Hamza: 'From Heavy Drinking Soho Bouncer To Radical Islamic Cleric'

Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

Muslim cleric Abu Hamza, who faces extradition to the United States on terror charges once appeared to embrace Western society. Hamza worked as a b...

Barack Obama Joins Giant Easter Bunny For White House Egg Roll

Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics

It's a long-standing White House Easter tradition that the US president entertain children on the South Lawn for a egg roll, and this year Barack Obam...

Barack Obama Shows Off His 'Wild Side' With Michelle (PICTURES)

Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Politics

US President Barack Obama joined his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha on the White House South Lawn yesterday to take part in a series of E...

Abu Hamza: David Cameron 'Very Pleased' By Extradition Ruling

Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron hailed a decision by human rights judges today which paves the way for radical preacher Abu Hamza and four other terrorist suspects to b...