Entries by Ned Simons from 09/2012

Reshuffle Due As David Cameron Seeks To Reshape His Cabinet

Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Politics

MPs and ministers will be making sure their blackberries are fully charged with their volumes turned up to eleven this week, as David Cameron is expec...

Jon Stewart On Clint Eastwood: 'There Is A President Obama That Only Republicans Can See' (VIDEO)

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

Clint Eastwood's rambling improvised discussion with an invisible president Obama was the highlight of last week's Republican National Convention in F...

Boris Johnson: 'Lady Gaga Is Fantastic' (VIDEO)

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

"Oh, oh, oh I'll get him hot, show him what I've got. Can't read my, can't read my, no he can't read my poker face." Now sing that again but imagine B...

Chuck Norris Video Warns Of '1,000 Years Of Darkness' Under Obama

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

Anything Clint Eastwood can do, Chuck Norris can do better - or at least give it a go. In a rallying cry posted on YouTube on Saturday, the martial...

George Osborne Booed At Olympic Medal Ceremony (VIDEO)

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics

How do you know if you are a bit unpopular with the public? If you are loudly booed by thousands of people in the Olympic Stadium. George Osborne b...

David Cameron Lurches To The Right In First Major Reshuffle

Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron's first major reshuffle since coming to power has seen the rise of the Tory right, a move that will please many of his backbenchers but ...

Boris Johnson Attacks David Cameron For 'Simply Mad' Plan To Expand Heathrow

Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Politics

London mayor Boris Johnson has attacked the demotion of Justine Greening in the Cabinet reshuffle - claiming it shows the government is intent on the ...

Paul Ryan's Secret Service Code Name Is 'Bowhunter'

Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

Paul Ryan's secret service code name is "Bowhunter", in reference to the US Republican vice presidential candidate's fondness for shooting deer. Th...

Grant Shapps Dodges Question Over Whether He Wants To Succeed David Cameron (VIDEO)

Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

Does Grant Shapps, who was on Tuesday promoted from housing minister to chairman of the Conservative Party, have his political sights set even higher?...

Budge Up: New Ministers Squeeze Around Cabinet Table (PICTURE)

Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

Downing Street Tweeted (very new media of them) a picture on Wednesday afternoon of David Cameron's new team sat around the cabinet table as they met ...

David Cameron 'Made Ministers Cry' When He Fired Them

Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

Three ministers "burst into tears" in front of David Cameron when the prime minister fired them, according to The Spectator. In an analysis piece o...

Jeremy Hunt Under Fire For Wanting To 'Denationalise' The NHS

Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Politics

Newly appointed health secretary Jeremy Hunt is under fire for past comments that the NHS should be "denationalised". The attack on Hunt comes as h...

David Cameron 'Drank Wine As He Fired Gillan, Told Spelman She Was Too Old'

Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Politics

If you were a old Etonian prime minister with a reputation for 'chillaxing' too much and not having enough women in your inner circle, surely the last...

Barack Obama Invokes '#Romneyshambles' In Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Politics

Barack Obama invoked his Republican challenger's 'Romneyshambles' visit to the United Kingdom on Thursday night, as he accepted his party's nomination...

Concern Justine Greening Will Ditch Foreign Aid Spending Promise

Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Politics

Justine Greening must pledge her support to preventing cuts to the foreign aid budget in the wake of reports she does not support the work of her new ...

Lord Adonis: MPs Who Send Their Kids To Private School Are 'Politically Bankrupt'

Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Politics

Politicians who send their children to private schools should not be allowed to have any say over Britain's education system, says a senior adviser to...

Teachers To Strike Over Pay And Working Conditions, Union Announces

Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Politics

Teachers have voted for strike action over pay and working conditions, with 82.5% in favour, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) announced today. ...

Boris Johnson: Tory Leadership Plot Speculation Is 'Cloud Cuckoo Land'

Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has dismissed suggestions that he is involved in a plot to oust David Cameron as "cloud cuckoo land". The mayor of London has been fo...

Barack Obama Given Bear Hug By Florida Pizza Shop Owner (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics

It's one thing being a power lifter, it's quite another lifting the most powerful man on the planet into the air without warning him. On a visit to...

Liam Fox And David Davis Launch Right-Wing Challenge To David Cameron

Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics

The two big beasts of the Tory right, David Davis and Liam Fox, issued a challenge to David Cameron on Tuesday morning when they jointly launched a ne...

Boris Johnson Upstages David Cameron At Olympic Parade

Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson capped his by upstaging David Cameron as both men gave speeches to mark the end of the parade for Olympic athletes in London on Monday. ...

Ed Balls Heckled By Unions For Supporting Pay Freeze

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics

Labour's shadow chancellor stood his ground over the need for pay restraint in the public sector today in the face of growing union anger which threat...

Frank Field: Universal Credit Benefit System A 'Disaster'

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics

Plans to replace the current system of welfare benefits with a single payment known as the Universal Credit will continue to "rot the soul" of the poo...

Nadine Dorries: Tory MPs Need To 'Kill' David Cameron, (Metaphorically, Of Course)

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics

Tory MPs need to "kill" David Cameron in order to win back support from the public, Nadine Dorries has said. The outspoken MP was reported to have ...

Alastair Campbell Meets Malcolm Tucker, Swears A Lot (For Charity)

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics

Tony Blair's former chief spin doctor Alastair Campbell met his fictional doppelganger Malcolm Tucker - also known as Peter Capaldi from The Thick Of ...