This is about much more than Black Beauty ending up on a plate. If people have indeed been peddling horse meat as beef it is also conceivable they have been playing fast and loose with rules designed to protect consumer health
Partly Political Broadcast is a new, hopefully weekly project between me and excellent filmmaker Ben Hilton. It's a short of burst of comedy, with pointed views about the week's goings ons, which we decided we should do because, well, no one else was.
Within the two-tiered system, asylum seekers waiting for their cases to be heard receive Section 95 support at just over £6 per day while individuals whose cases have been refused but who cannot be returned are on Section 4 support.
As an Australian who has been living in London for 10 years, I feel I have gained what I consider to be an important outsider's perspective.
In reply to the Leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood's The Huffington Post article published on the 28 January 2013 "what is best for Wales?...
I am turning 24 years old this year, as is the Polish democracy, and I sincerely hope that as I grow older, Poland releases itself from that painful split and comes to my universe.
To enshrine a 2030 decarbonisation budget in law now would place very uncertain costs on the energy sector and on energy users, and may not be the most efficient way of reducing our emissions over the medium term.
Part of the problem in investigating electoral conduct is that it is broadly unquantifiable.
The thing about politicians is - if they're not talking, or furiously thinking of a way out of their latest web of deceit, or maybe sleeping (a swift forty winks on the backbenches, the ultimate power nap), then they're most likely at some or other official function, stuffing their faces with the finest of freebie food and drink.
If you feel something is wrong on a national scale then perhaps you should think about asking your MP to raise the matter at government level.
It may be an unfashionable take given trust in our parliament fell to new depths in 2012, with less than a quarter of people tending to trust the UK parliament to make important decisions, but politics does a lot of very important things- and therefore so do MPs.
Very few today would welcome a return to the days when homosexuality was the 'disease' that dare not speak its name. In much of Britain today, same-sex relationships are fast-becoming a matter of shoulder-shrugging ordinariness. If secular society is moving away from discrimination on the basis of sexuality, it seems many Christians are also beginning a journey of their own in the same direction. If the Church of England insists on 'this far and no further', it might find itself cut adrift from the life of the nation, and from very many people of faith.
very day we hear about children and families living in poverty in Britain. Yesterday was the final day of evidence at the Parliamentary inquiry on support of children and families seeking asylum. The inquiry is the first formal review of the asylum support system since 2009 and has revealed evidence of systemic poverty, deprivation, and negative impacts on the lives of children.
One way to tackle the skills crisis is to try and encourage a group into STEM who have been more or less an endangered species in science and engineering to date: women.
Step forward Azerbaijan. The country has the potential to become one of Europe's major allies and suppliers. It is one of the most stable energy players in the region and is fast developing into a hub for the Caspian Sea basin and Central Asia's oil and gas.
The press have to set up the new system and why it is the press and no one else that must develop an independent regulatory regime that will adhere to the Leveson Principles. It isn't for the Prime Minister, the Cabinet or even Parliament to tell them how to do it.