- Dimbleby called on BBC to ‘cut out some of the gardening and cookery’
- Question Time presenter also criticised ‘terrible’ coverage of River Pageant
- Intervention adds to pressure of director-general Tony Hall to accept cuts
- Flowers attended a Downing Street reception hosted by Miliband and Balls
- Three meetings followed between Flowers and Mr Miliband
- Labour knew two years ago that Flowers had been forced to resign as one of the party’s city councillors after gay porn was found on his computer
- Officers tell Commons committee about how figures are manipulated
- Serious offences including rape and robbery are disappearing, MPs told
- About 300 burglaries vanished from Met Police data in just a few weeks
- Tory MP Bernard Jenkin said he was ‘shocked’ by the evidence
- Universities minister orders tougher checks on applications
- David Willetts also tells 23 colleges to cut the number of students recruited
- Number of students enrolling rises from 13,000 to 30,000 in two years
- Immigration officials carried out a series of operations this summer
- They have been defended by immigration minister Mark Harper
- He denied racial profiling was taking place, saying they were ‘targeted’
- Spanish ship RV Ramon Margalef entered British waters yesterday
- Refused to leave for 20 hours despite being contacted by HMS Sabre
- Foreign Office has asked the Spanish ambassador to explain
- Parents would get up to 15 months of leave between them in plan
- Able to switch time off with just a weeks’ notice, Lib Dem proposal stated
- Idea, drawn up by equalities minister Jo Swinson, caused rift in coalition
- Conservative ministers objected so strongly it has now been shelved
- Coalition has agreed new fathers should be able to take up to six months of paid leave from work
- Respected think tank revises up UK growth by more than any G7 nation
- Now expects growth of 2.4% in 2014, after forecasting 1.5% in May
- Major boost for George Osborne ahead of Autumn Statement next month
- Planning minister Nick Boles calls for a revival of National Liberal Party
- Joint-ticket candidates could woo voters from the Liberal Democrats
- Warns Lib Dems in coalition have cast Tories as ‘heartless extremists’
- But Number 10 quickly rejects idea: ‘It is not going to happen’
THE most shocking thing about yesterday’s allegations of police fiddling the crime figures is that not many people will be shocked.
FOR Britain to maintain controls on Romanian and Bulgarian immigration for another five years – as suggested by Tory MP Nigel Mills – would be an advance on the free-for-all due to begin in January.
Gibraltar’s chief minister suggests that shots could be fired if a Spanish ship entering the British territory’s waters is mistaken for ‘terrorists’
Tory rebels hoping to force a pause in plans to replace regular soldiers with reservists will do nothing to stop the changes because the Army “cannot go back”, Philip Hammond says.
Only those in “purposeful” training or carrying out an “intensive” job search would be eligible for the allowance, under proposals being considered by the party
Ed Miliband wants to honour his promise to help the young, but it will not be cheap
Fix the rates: Government rakes in £27bn from business rates and it will soon boost Treasury receipts more than council tax and fuel duty
Could it be that the question underlying politics at the moment is not, in fact, why Labour is doing so well, but why the Conservatives are doing so badly?
At the heart of the Cameroon problem is a catastrophic mistake made almost a decade ago. They were right that the Tory Party needed to change and that to stop losing elections it must attract new voters. But to attract new supporters they set out to be rude to the party’s existing voters.
British multi-millionaire Paul Sykes recently made the news by announcing that he would help bankroll UKIP’s 2014 European parliamentary election campaign. His goal is for Britain “to get back to becoming a self-governing nation” by withdrawing from the EU. But what kind of policy autonomy is realistic for a medium-sized economic power?
The upward pressure on healthcare budgets is usually explained in demographic terms: Older people have more medical problems, therefore the ageing of the population drives up demand for healthcare.
Or does it?
Dr. Ged Mirfin is a Business Economist at Peel Policy Forum
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