How do I claim benefits when I get to Britain? Romanians demand help from job agencies in the UK

  • Romanians and Bulgarians will be entitled to certain UK benefits from January
  • Job agencies are said to be bombarded with people asking how to claim
  • British companies are advertising on Romanian websites saying ‘find out if you are entitled’
  • More than 6,000 unemployed EU migrants currently live in Britain

Did Unite tamper with grandmother’s statement? Key witness’s bombshell accusation in Falkirk Labour vote-rigging storm

  • Whistleblower has rejected claims by Unite that she had withdrawn her story
  • Lorraine Kane triggered major probe into alleged electoral corruption
  • Led to claims that she and others had been signed up as Labour members without agreement in bid by union of manipulate candidates’ selection

They’re STILL at it… Hundreds of MPs – including Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg – get their energy bills paid on expenses

  • Politicians claimed a total of £200,000 on expenses for gas and electricity
  • 340 MPs have taken advantage of the perk, while many struggle to pay bills
  • Ed Miliband claimed £403.59 for fuel, Nick Clegg claimed £254.29
  • Highest claimer was Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi, who charged £5,822.27

Muslim face veil ‘is a kind of bag’ and women shouldn’t wear it in court, says Ken Clarke

  • Former barrister believes women should wear what they wish in public
  • But not when ‘engaged in some serious issue such as giving evidence’
  • Minister describes niqab as a ‘most peculiar costume for 21st century’
  • Judge asked Muslim woman to remove her veil for part of upcoming trial

Struggling A&E wards face ‘worst ever winter crisis’: Doctors warn departments are at ‘tipping point’ as number of patients waiting 12 hours doubles in two years

  • A&E departments are already struggling to cope, warn senior doctors
  • Number of patients waiting up to 12 hours has almost doubled in two years
  • ‘This winter will probably be worse than last winter,’ says expert

Plan for temporary migrants from high-risk countries to pay £3,000 bond before coming to Britain are blocked by Clegg

  • Plans for bond to deter illegal immigrants has been dropped
  • Deputy Prime Minister took credit for idea in March but later disowned it
  • Tory MP slams Lib Dems who ‘want uncontrolled and unrestricted immigration’

Now Europe wants to make it harder to clean your carpets with new rules BANNING powerful vacuum cleaners

  • Regulations will ban any new machine that exceeds 1,600W next year
  • That figure will fall further to 900W by 2017, the EC says
  • At present, the average vacuum cleaner has a 1,800W motor
  • Vacuum cleaners will also be graded from A to G on energy efficiency

Osborne to cut £75 in green tax from bills next month: Levies for low-carbon energy and insulating draughty homes will move into general taxation

  • Chancellor to announce cuts in Autumn Statement say sources
  • Average household’s dual fuel bill has soared to £1,400 after hike in prices
  • Green levies add around £112 to average annual energy bills

Labour MP’s ‘hypocrisy’ on interns: Chuka Umunna employed unpaid staff while campaigning for fairer salaries

  • Labour Business spokesman advertised internships which paid only lunch and travel expenses
  • MP accused of ‘amazing hypocrisy’ after campaigning for higher wages
  • Only 20 Labour councils agreed to pay the living wage to its staff

 

 

We must stay in Europe, says CBI: Business leaders say benefits outweigh the costs but demand reforms to free up trade

  • CBI: Staying in the European Union is ‘overwhelmingly’ in British interest
  • Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said the report ‘makes a powerful case for the UK’s continued membership of the EU’

 

Tory MP James Wharton says he will win Britain a vote on EU by 2017

THE public will get the chance to vote in a historic referendum to decide Britain’s future in the EU by the end of 2017, Tory MP James Wharton vows today.

 

Don’t let any more of us into Britain, warn Romanians: Migrant snubbed by their own

THE Daily Express crusade to maintain controls on migrants coming from Bulgaria and Romania has been given unexpected backing – from their fellow countrymen already in the UK.

 

British Muslim leader is sentenced to death

A MUSLIM leader living in Britain has been sentenced to death for war crimes in his native Bangladesh.

 

Offenders released after short prison stints go on to commit more horrendous crimes

NEARLY one in 10 offenders jailed for under 12 months has gone on to commit a serious crime after release, official figures reveal today.

 

Maidstone prison riot ‘was caused by cuts’

A WEEKEND riot at a British jail was caused by Government cuts, the Prison Officers’ Association has claimed.

 

Politicians must back the Bill for our vote on the EU

JUST 15 words is all it takes Conservative MP James Wharton to ask the question that millions of people desperately want the chance to answer: do you think that the United Kingdom should be a member of the European Union?

 

Why Britain will be finished if Labour wins back power

IT was the father of communism Karl Marx who observed that history repeats itself first as tragedy and the second time as farce.

 

Immigrants fill one in five skilled British jobs

Migrants are filling a fifth of jobs in key industries because of a lack of skilled British graduates, according to a Government-backed report.

 

GPs’ disbelief at £250m shingles jab to save 200 lives

The taxpayer faces a bill of £250 million for a vaccination programme that is expected to save fewer than 200 lives.

 

Make us central to a reformed EU, businesses tell CBI

Landmark survey from CBI says British households benefit by up to £3,000 a year through being in the European Union and reveals companies big and small want the UK to be part of the EU

 

Miliband’s living wage tax break will raise prices, warns CBI chief

Ed Miliband’s new plan to encourage employers to pay workers a living wage will increase the price of goods, business leaders have warned.

 

Katja Hall: We must be in the EU if we are to reform it

Katja Hall is chief policy director at the CBI

 

Fuel duty or road charging: which is the least worst option?

Apart from London, road charging schemes in this country haven’t made much headway. Fuel duty is high enough as it is without burdening the motorist with an additional layer of expense.

 

Campaigning mum of dead soldier attacks Government for “betrayal” of British troops

Grieving Sarah Adams was flown out to Camp Bastion to report for the MoD – but now she says the “hollow” coalition haven’t listened

Tory privatisation has left British with the highest rail fares in all of Europe says RMT

Rail union claims foreign state-owned operators have used high fares and subsidies in the UK to underwrite the running of cheaper services abroad

Homeless shame: 80,000 children to spend Christmas in temporary accommodation

An investigation by housing charity Shelter showed many ­families in B&Bs have to live in one room with children sharing a bed with their parents

Voters choose Ben Howlett as Bath’s Conservative election candidate

Mr Howlett has proved a sometimes controversial figure in the Conservative party and has been described by political blogger Guido Fawkes as “gaffe-prone”.

A post put on the blog yesterday said he had named Gerry Adams as the Northern Irish politician he most admired and reminded readers of an appearance on a BBC3 programme where he said it was “time to move on” from 9/11.

 

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