Entries by Ned Simons from 11/2012

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Day Of Defeat

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

** Europe Vote ** Clegg Anger ** 5 Days To Go ** Tony Blair Investigated ** Wind Farm Farce ** DAY OF DEFEAT David Cameron was handed a bitter d...

George Osborne: William Hague Was 'Unprincipled' As Tory Leader

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

George Osborne has said William Hauge was "unprincipled" when the foreign secretary was leader of the Conservative Party between 1997 and 2001. Spe...

David Cameron Accused Of Excluding Women From 'Old Etonian Clique' Inner Circle

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron runs the government with an "Etonian clique" that shuts out women, a former high flying civil servant has claimed. The Evening Standa...

William Hague Spent £10,000 Stuffing Albert The Snake

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

Foreign secretary William Hague has spent £10,000 re-stuffing 'Albert', the Foreign Office snake. The price-tag was revealed in possibly the best ...

The Simpsons' Mr Burns Endorses Mitt Romney (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics

Barack Obama may have received a boost to his presidential campaign after winning the support of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, but Mitt Romney has...

US Election: Five Cats That Ran For Office (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics

Here are five cats that ran for political office, including including Hank, the cat from Springfield, Virginia who ran for the US senate. Hank was...

British Jets Could Be Deployed To Gulf As Iran Tensions Mount

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics

Britain is considering stationing warplanes in the Persian Gulf as the confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme continues amid rising tensio...

Romney Supporters On Obama: He's A Muslim, Atheist Communist (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics

The outcome of Tuesday's presidential election could come down to the swing state of Ohio. President Obama hold a narrow lead over Mitt Romney accordi...

Denis MacShane Quits As MP Over 'Serious' Expenses Abuses

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics

Former Labour minister Denis MacShane has resigned as an MP after he was found guilty by a Commons committee of a string of illegitimate expenses clai...

Newsnight Claims 'Leading Tory Politician' Guilty Of Child Abuse

Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics

A man who claims he was abused as a boy by a senior Tory politician has asked for a meeting with David Cameron. In a report broadcast on the BBC's ...

US Election 2012: What Would President Romney Mean For The World?

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics

The Taiwanese animation depicting Mitt Romney punching a Chinese panda in the face neatly, if bizarrely, captured the rhetoric the Republican presiden...

US Election 2012: Idiots Guide To Election Night, What States To Watch And When

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics

On Tuesday Americans will choose their next president. But how does the process actually work? The last polls of the campaign showed Barack Obama a...

US Election 2012: 30 Twitter Accounts To Follow

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics

Forget watching the election night on TV. The real place to be is on Twitter. Here are the top 30 Twitter accounts that will see you safely though the...

Boris Johnson Tells Mitt Romney: Pay The Congestion Charge, Win The Election

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has advised Mitt Romney to shake off America's reputation as an "arrogant hyperpower" by making a game changing pledge to the world - pa...

British Diplomats' Democratic And Republican Conventions Costs Revealed

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent $30,000 (around £18,775) sending diplomats to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, figures p...

Tony Blair Asked If Mitt Romney Would 'Set Back Peace In The Middle East'

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has refused to be drawn on whether he would like to see Barack Obama or Mitt Romney win Tuesday's US presidential election. Asked by ITV...

Tory Child Sex Abuse Claim: David Cameron Announces Inquiry Into 'Dreadful' Allegations

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has ordered an inquiry into allegations that a senior Thatcher-era Tory political figure sexually abused children, and that it was cover...

David Cameron's Phone Rings, Throws It At Ambassador (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron ignored one of the first rules of public speaking while addressing a crowd of students in Dubai on Monday - forgetting to switch off his...

US Election 2012: David Dimbleby's Classic Run In With Gore Vidal (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

Many British viewers will join political broadcaster David Dimbleby as he presents the BBC's live US election coverage through the night from Washingt...

Nadine Dorries Attacked For 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' Appearance

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

Tory MP Nadine Dorries has reportedly left Britain in order to appear on the ITV reality TV programme 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'. Accordi...

US Election 2012: Voting Machine Turns Obama Vote Into Romney Vote (VIDEO)

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

A voting machine in Pennsylvania has been captured on video appearing to turn a vote for Barack Obama into one for Mitt Romney. A video posted to Y...

US Election 2012: Barack Obama On Gangnam Style: 'I Can Do That Move' (LISTEN)

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

Gangnam style? Or Obama style? The president has boasted that he is confident he can pull-off the popular Korean dance move. Appearing on radio sta...

US Election 2012: Barack Obama Does the Mobot (PICTURE)

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

The pre-election day polls may have given Barack Obama a slight edge, but surely it is too early to be doing a celebratory 'MoBot' Mr President? ...

Barack Obama Re-Elected President Of The United States

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics

Barack Obama has been re-elected president of the United States, convincingly defeating his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Addressing his suppo...

Mitt Romney Concedes US Election 2012 To President Obama (VIDEO)

Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Politics

Defeated Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has urged his supporters to avoid "partisan bickering and political posturing". In his conce...