Entries by Ned Simons from 06/2012

Charity Tax Was Osborne's 'Biggest Error', Says Former Chancellor

Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne took his eye off the ball when it came to capping tax relief on charitable donations, former chancellor Lord Lawson said today. The ...

Irish Voters Accept EU Fiscal Treaty

Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ireland has passed the European fiscal treaty, senior figures from both sides of the campaign have claimed. Richard Bruton, Jobs Minister in the co...

Tory Twitter Titters: Chris Heaton-Harris' Comedy Stylings

Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Politics

Politician, football referee and now, it seems, comedian, Tory MP Chris Heaton Harris has been keeping his Twitter followers entertained late at night...

David Cameron: 'The Queen Has Never Put A Foot Wrong' (Video)

Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has paid tribute to the Queen as she prepares to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee with a pageant on the river Thames. "It's hugely impor...

Stephen Lawrence Corruption: Theresa May Orders Fresh Inquiry

Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Politics

Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into allegations that the initial investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence was hampered by police corrupti...

David Cameron 'Might Be An Alien' Say One In 10 Britons

Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Politics

One in 10 Britons believe David Cameron could be an alien, according to a Daily Star poll. The paper reported on Friday that a survey, conducted to...

Baronesss Warsi Could Face Police Investigation Following Labour Complaint

Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics

Labour called for a criminal inquiry into the expenses of Conservative Party co-chairman Baroness Warsi as the Prime Minister acknowledged she had que...

David Cameron Defends Multiple Budget U-Turns

Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron insisted his Government had "resolve, strength and grit" as he defended a string of enforced U-turns on tax measures. The Prime Minis...

Lembit Opik Stretchered Out Of Wrestling Ring By Paramedics (VIDEO)

Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics

Lembit Opik had to be stretchered out of a wrestling ring by paramedics on Saturday after a bruising encounter with a professional fighter. The for...

Baroness Warsi Faces Investigation Over Allegations Of Breaking Ministerial Code

Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics

Baroness Warsi is to face an investigation by the independent adviser on the ministerial code after failing to disclose her shared business interest w...

Duke Of Edinburgh Taken To Hospital With Bladder Infection

Posted 06.04.2012 | UK

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace said today. Philip, 90, was taken to the King Edward V...

Osborne's Latest Plan: Ask Britain's Savers For Money

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics

The Chancellor has told Treasury officials to find ways to persuade savers to transfer billions of pounds held in bank accounts, building societies an...

Unpaid Jubilee Workers: John Prescott Accuses Government Of 'Exploiting Cheap Labour'

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics

Lord Prescott has accused the government of exploiting cheap labour after unpaid workers bussed into London for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations were ...

Labour Councillor Suspended From Party For 'Shirt Lifting Gender Bender' Attack

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics

A local councillor has been issued a warning by police and suspended from the Labour Party after branding a fellow councillor a "shirt lifting gender ...

David Cameron And Barack Obama Urge 'Immediate' Eurozone Plan

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron and Barack Obama have called for an "immediate plan" to restore market confidence amid concerns of a mounting crisis in the eurozone. ...

John McCain: West Should Intervene To Stop Syrian Bloodshed

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics

Former US presidential candidate John McCain has said the West must intervene to stop the bloodshed in Syria. Senator McCain, who challenged Barack...

Nick Clegg Reveals He Penned 'Shockingly Bad' Novel In His 20s

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg reads at least a few pages of a novel every night and would "love" to write one himself, he has disclosed. The Deputy Prime Minister sta...

Baroness Warsi Under Investigation By House Of Lords Over Expense Claims

Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Politics

The House of Lords Standards Commissioner launched a formal investigation into Cabinet minister Baroness Warsi's expenses claims on Wednesday. Form...

George Osborne: Britain Requires 'Safeguards' From Eurozone Banking Union

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

Chancellor George Osborne has said he is "optimistic" a solution will be found to the Spanish banking crisis. Mr Osborne said that the eurozone was...

George Osborne Says U-Turns Show Government 'Listens' To Voters

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has defended his decision to perform a series of U-turns over measures announced in this year's Budget. The chancellor said the plan...

Boris Johnson Admits Chances Of Becoming Prime Minister 'Vanishing' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has admitted that his chances of becoming prime minister are "vanishing" and voiced regret at telling voters he would only serve two ter...

Lord Owen: Britain Should Have A European Union Referendum

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

Former foreign secretary Lord Owen has stressed the need for a referendum to be held on Britain's membership of the European Union. Speaking on BBC...

An Independent Scotland Would Not Be Able To Defend Itself, Says Hammond

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has poured scorn on suggestions that an independent Scotland could form its own defence force. Hammond said a smal...

Forced Marriage: Parents To Be Jailed, Home Secretary To Announce

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

Parents who force their children to marry will face jail under new laws, the Home Secretary will announce tomorrow. Theresa May will announce plans...

Falkland Islands: Argentina Behaving In A 'Domineering' Way, Says Jeremy Browne

Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

A Foreign Office minister has accused Argentina of "domineering" behaviour ahead of an official visit to mark the 30th anniversary of the liberation o...