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Call to ban school union reps who never teach: Minister says taxpayers’ money should not be used on those who spend no time in the classroom

  • Hundreds of teachers are involved in union activities at a cost to public purse of at least £15m each year
  • Their salaries – which can be up to £70,000 – are paid by schools and local authorities which are left to find replacements out of their own budgets

 

Benefits fraud and error is up by £300million despite Cameron’s promise of a ‘tough and uncompromising’ crackdown

  • Department for Work and Pensions condemned for rise in cash losses
  • National Audit Office refused to sign off accounts for the 24th year in a row

Lord Rennard refuses to apologise for sexual harassment claims despite Clegg’s pleas for him to ‘do the decent thing’

  • Report by QC Alistair Webster says Lord Renard ‘invaded personal space’
  • But allegations could not prove he brought the party into disrepute
  • Nick Clegg made clear Lord Rennard will play no part in the 2015 election
  • But female activists and candidates say they are ‘ashamed’ at the ruling

When did the Lords become so cynical?

HANSARD, the British parliamentary record, is not the sparkiest of reading matter.

Nick Clegg should ‘man up’ over sex row, says peer’s ‘victim’ Susan Gaszczak

Lib Dem leader told to ignore rules and block return of Lord Rennard, or face a backlash, as one abuse ‘victim’ waives her anonymity

 

Ukip faces ‘stitch-up’ claims over ‘cosy’ by-election contest

UK Independence Party bans local chairman form organising selection of its candidate for Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election amid claims of a ‘stitch-up’

 

Ukip faces ‘stitch-up’ claims over ‘cosy’ by-election contest

UK Independence Party bans local chairman form organising selection of its candidate for Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election amid claims of a ‘stitch-up’

 

It may take the EU to save this country from Ed Miliband’s economic agenda

There are benefits to Brussels – not least that it could block the Labour Party’s more dangerous ideas

 

Parliament needs an emergency brake on EU legislation

It is time the European system was brought back under clear, democratic control, writes Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Conservative Home

Lord Dobbs: The Lords must not kill off the EU referendum bill

 

WATCH: Grassroots, modernisers, “swivel-eyed loons” – what’s the state of play in the Conservative Party?

Guardian

Where are all the leftwing Eurosceptics?

Much of the EU’s activity is non-socialist, undemocratic and even sometimes horrific, yet the British left continues to embrace it

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