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Independent
George Osborne denies claims he opposed EU referendum because he feared public would vote to leaveA spokesman for the Chancellor dismissed the suggestion as “nonsense” but a bio
George Osborne denies claims he opposed EU referendum because he feared public would vote to leave
Independent / Posted an hour ago
A spokesman for the Chancellor dismissed the suggestion as “nonsense” but a biography by Sir Anthony Seldon claims the issue created a “rare schism” between Mr Osborne and the Prime Minister. Sources also told the Daily Mail that Mr Osborne, former... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Lords needs reform so it does not 'keep growing indefinitely', Cabinet minister saysThe Prime Minister elevated Mr Hogg to the Lords despite having to withdraw a p
Lords needs reform so it does not 'keep growing indefinitely', Cabinet minister says
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 hours ago
The Prime Minister elevated Mr Hogg to the Lords despite having to withdraw a previous nomination on the advice of a watchdog body. Mr Cameron used the dissolution honours list to create 45 new peers, 26 of them Conservatives, including Kate Rock, a... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger'Brown, who led a Labour government between 2007 and 2010, told an audience in h
English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger'
Otago Daily Times / Posted 3 hours ago
Brown, who led a Labour government between 2007 and 2010, told an audience in his native Scotland that Conservative leader Cameron must retreat from policies that draw dividing lines between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. Scots voted... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger', says ex-PM BrownBritain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown delivers a speech on the Labour Pa
English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger', says ex-PM Brown
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 4 hours ago
Britain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown delivers a speech on the Labour Party's leadership election in London, Britain August 16, 2015. LONDON British Prime Minister David Cameron has put the future of the centuries-old union between England... Read more
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Kincardine News
London region still tough sell for NDPCan the Orange Crush wash over Conservative-blue Southwestern Ontario this time
London region still tough sell for NDP
Kincardine News / Posted 5 hours ago
Can the Orange Crush wash over Conservative-blue Southwestern Ontario this time? Tom Mulcair tried to get a regional change in political colour schemes going Wednesday, Day 2 of the NDP leader’s area blitz that included his campaign debut in London,... Read more
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Kincardine News
Support for CPP upgrade widespreadThe political scrap over the Canada Pension Plan isn’t going Prime Minister Ste
Support for CPP upgrade widespread
Kincardine News / Posted 5 hours ago
The political scrap over the Canada Pension Plan isn’t going Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s way, a Despite repeated attempts to cast pension improvements as a “payroll tax,” whether through an enhanced Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or the Ontario... Read more
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Airdrie Echo
London region still tough sell for NDPCan the Orange Crush wash over Conservative-blue Southwestern Ontario this time
London region still tough sell for NDP
Airdrie Echo / Posted 6 hours ago
Can the Orange Crush wash over Conservative-blue Southwestern Ontario this time? Tom Mulcair tried to get a regional change in political colour schemes going Wednesday, Day 2 of the NDP leader’s area blitz that included his campaign debut in London,... Read more
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Independent
House of Lords employing low-paid staff on zero-hours contractsUp to 30 catering staff and 29 parliamentary reporters are on the contracts whi
House of Lords employing low-paid staff on zero-hours contracts
Independent / Posted 9 hours ago
Up to 30 catering staff and 29 parliamentary reporters are on the contracts which employ staff on a ‘no work, no pay’ basis. ‘Zero-hour’ or casual work contracts do not guarantee a minimum number of hours for staff or basic employment rights such as... Read more
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New Kerala
Best World Championships ever: Incoming IAAF chief Coe Incoming International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) president S
Best World Championships ever: Incoming IAAF chief Coe
New Kerala / Posted 12 hours ago
Incoming International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe gave all thumbs up to the World Championships that will conclude on Sunday. "I'm delighted. China... Read more
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chroniclelive
Once people start listening to Jeremy Corbyn they may not like what they hearJeremy Corbyn isn’t getting my vote for Labour Party leader. Unlike former Tory
Once people start listening to Jeremy Corbyn they may not like what they hear
chroniclelive / Posted 13 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn isn’t getting my vote for Labour Party leader. Unlike former Tory North East Member of the European Parliament Martin Callanan, I haven’t signed up to the Labour Party to try to obtain one. In one sense, I welcome the idea that he’d at... Read more
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express
‘No to EU’ campaign in chaosEXCLUSIVE: RIVAL eurosceptic groups are at war over who is to lead the “no” c
‘No to EU’ campaign in chaos
express / Posted yesterday
EXCLUSIVE: RIVAL eurosceptic groups are at war over who is to lead the “no” campaign in the EU referendum. Ukip donor Arron Banks wants the UK out of the EU Competing groups led by Business for Britain’s Matthew... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
MaryLou Shanahan, former Conservative chair, backs Joan IlluzziSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The former chairwoman of the Staten Island Conservative
MaryLou Shanahan, former Conservative chair, backs Joan Illuzzi
Staten Island Advance / Posted yesterday
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The former chairwoman of the Staten Island Conservative Party endorsed Joan Illuzzi for district attorney Saturday, and took aim at her opponent, as well as another former chair of the party. MaryLou Shanahan recalled her days... Read more
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Cold Lake Sun
London region still tough sell for NDPCan the Orange Crush wash over Conservative-blue Southwestern Ontario this time
London region still tough sell for NDP
Cold Lake Sun / Posted yesterday
Can the Orange Crush wash over Conservative-blue Southwestern Ontario this time? Tom Mulcair tried to get a regional change in political colour schemes going Wednesday, Day 2 of the NDP leader’s area blitz that included his campaign debut in London,... Read more
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Calgary Sun
NDP far-left could attack Mulcair anytimeNew Democratic Party Leader Tom Mulcair might be a wolf in sheep’s clothing, po
NDP far-left could attack Mulcair anytime
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
New Democratic Party Leader Tom Mulcair might be a wolf in sheep’s clothing, politically speaking. Not for the country at large though. But for the NDP faithful. Polls show the NDP could form the next government and one even pegs the party with a... Read more
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The Sault Star
Who is best for PM: MILLROYAfter my column of last week on the involvement of the prime minister's office
Who is best for PM: MILLROY
The Sault Star / Posted yesterday
After my column of last week on the involvement of the prime minister's office in Senator Mike Duffy's case, I received quite a bit of material from Duffy on background as his lawyer has a gag order on him. I emailed him back that I had probably... Read more
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Independent
Greece's Syriza party are ahead in polls despite the Prime Minister's resignationThe party is seeking re-election following the resignation of Alexis Tsipras on
Greece's Syriza party are ahead in polls despite the Prime Minister's resignation
Independent / Posted yesterday
The party is seeking re-election following the resignation of Alexis Tsipras on the 21st of August. Tsipras stepped down as Prime Minister, saying he had a "political and ethical responsibility" to allow the electorate to judge his administration’s... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Tories look foolish muzzling civil servantsJust how much freedom should federal civil servants have to speak their minds d
Tories look foolish muzzling civil servants
Brandon Sun / Posted yesterday
Just how much freedom should federal civil servants have to speak their minds during a national election campaign? It’s a question worth raising after a pair of stories this week that have suggested the governing Conservative party isn’t taking too... Read more
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International Business Times
HSBC processes '99%' of delayed salary payments HSBC said it has processed almost all salary payments affected by an IT issue a
HSBC processes '99%' of delayed salary payments
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
HSBC said it has processed almost all salary payments affected by an IT issue at the bank, adding that the remaining ones will be processed overnight. Earlier, 275,000 payments at the bank were delayed due to the problem, leaving many people without... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada's PM Is Put On LeaveTony Turner, a physical scientist and folksinger who lives in Ottawa, is on pai
Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada's PM Is Put On Leave
KPBS San Diego / Posted yesterday
Tony Turner, a physical scientist and folksinger who lives in Ottawa, is on paid leave while Canada's environmental agency determines whether he broke the agency's ethics code. Both the song and its video fit many people's idea of Canada: clever and... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Harper delivers speech at Canada's largest national Islamic conventionMISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Stephen Harper's speech to a large Muslim conference on Fr
Harper delivers speech at Canada's largest national Islamic convention
Calgary Sun / Posted 2 days ago
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Stephen Harper's speech to a large Muslim conference on Friday was billed as prime ministerial, not political, but he still managed to squeeze in some Conservative messaging on Canada's fight against terrorism. The Conservative... Read more
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Independent
Teresa Gorman obituary: Maverick MP who fought Major over EuropeShe was the highest-profile figure of an otherwise largely anonymous band of MP
Teresa Gorman obituary: Maverick MP who fought Major over Europe
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
She was the highest-profile figure of an otherwise largely anonymous band of MPs whose Eurosceptic plottings led Major to label them “The Bastards”. The Conservative whip was withdrawn from them after they refused to back the EC Finance Bill in... Read more
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Independent
Teresa Gorman dead: Outspoken and colourful Tory MP dies aged 83She was a maverick, outspoken and controversial politician who won headlines fo
Teresa Gorman dead: Outspoken and colourful Tory MP dies aged 83
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
She was a maverick, outspoken and controversial politician who won headlines for her enthusiasm for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), on which she spoke from experience. She said she wanted to be remembered as “St Teresa of the menopause”, saying:... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Elderly peers must retire because Lords is too big to functionIt came after Baroness Deech, a cross-bench peer, said that that a stricter vet
Elderly peers must retire because Lords is too big to function
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
It came after Baroness Deech, a cross-bench peer, said that that a stricter vetting procedure should be introduced to ensure that there are "no more donors or bag carriers" appointed to the House of Lords. She said that the second chamber is... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Brassard taking official leave from council(STAFF) - Barrie Coun. John Brassard is taking a leave of absence to run in the
Brassard taking official leave from council
Barrie Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
(STAFF) - Barrie Coun. John Brassard is taking a leave of absence to run in the federal election. Brassard, the Ward 7 councillor, is the Conservative candidate in the Barrie-Innisfil riding for the Oct. 19 election. His leave of absence will take... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Mulcair eyeing victory in Perth-WellingtonChet Greason@stratfordgazette.com For the third time in a month, federal New D
Mulcair eyeing victory in Perth-Wellington
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 2 days ago
Chet Greason@stratfordgazette.com For the third time in a month, federal New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair visited the riding of Perth-Wellington, dropping into Revel Caffe on Wednesday, Aug. 26 to serve up Americanos and espresso to party... Read more
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Belleville Intelligencer
Nelems to be Green Party candidateRachel Nelems will soon be the Green Party candidate for the new Bay of Quinte
Nelems to be Green Party candidate
Belleville Intelligencer / Posted 2 days ago
Rachel Nelems will soon be the Green Party candidate for the new Bay of Quinte riding. Nelems has not yet registered for candidacy, but said she is in the process of it. The 24-year-old candidate is very different from her competitors, having no... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Teresa Gorman, Tory MPShe knocked 10 years off her age when interviewed for her seat, claimed John Ma
Teresa Gorman, Tory MP
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
She knocked 10 years off her age when interviewed for her seat, claimed John Major tried to ”seduce” her into supporting the Maastricht Treaty – “it made my spine tingle but did not change my mind” – supported Tony Benn when he proposed that each... Read more
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Northumberland Today
Harper makes campaign stop in ClaringtonConservative leader Stephen Harper visited the riding of Northumberland-Peterbo
Harper makes campaign stop in Clarington
Northumberland Today / Posted 2 days ago
Conservative leader Stephen Harper visited the riding of Northumberland-Peterborough South on Wednesday. Harper was introduced by local Conservative candidate, Adam Moulton, at a campaign event at Algoma Orchards in Clarington. “Prime Minister... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
FDNY officers endorse Michael McMahon in D.A. raceSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Members of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association stood
FDNY officers endorse Michael McMahon in D.A. race
Staten Island Advance / Posted 2 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Members of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association stood outside Rescue Co. No. 5 on Clove Road in Concord Friday morning and endorsed Michael McMahon for district attorney. The Democrat is running against Republican Joan... Read more
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Fernie Free Press
Letters to the Editor - Duffygate, Wilks and WildfiresLetter to the Editor re: Duffygate scandal Emails emerging from evidence at fo
Letters to the Editor - Duffygate, Wilks and Wildfires
Fernie Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
Letter to the Editor re: Duffygate scandal Emails emerging from evidence at former Conservative senator Mike Duffy's criminal trial in Ottawa sends a chill down the spine. They implicate the prime minister's office, senior Conservative senators and... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
BBC chief Lord Hall 'a coward' over licence fee, says Chris Bryant The Labour MP said people should be 'very, very wary' over debate on the futu
BBC chief Lord Hall 'a coward' over licence fee, says Chris Bryant
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
The Labour MP said people should be 'very, very wary' over debate on the future of the BBC Labour MP Chris Bryant has branded BBC Director-General Lord Hall a "coward" and a top... Read more
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Christian Today
Steve Chalke: A Conservative government provides the Church with huge opportunities, but we're not ready for itReverend Steve Chalke founded Oasis in 1985 Last night I caught up with Steve
Steve Chalke: A Conservative government provides the Church with huge opportunities, but we're not ready for it
Christian Today / Posted 2 days ago
Reverend Steve Chalke founded Oasis in 1985 Last night I caught up with Steve Chalke to hear about his new venture: Steve Chalke on Leadership. In his typically charismatic and engaging way, Chalke spoke of his excitement about the possibilities... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Three seek town supervisor postThe three, who all are seeking the Republican Party nomination this month, spen
Three seek town supervisor post
The Leader-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
The three, who all are seeking the Republican Party nomination this month, spent time Thursday speaking with voters at a meet-the-candidates event at Town Hall. Councilman Jim Westover, former Town Supervisor Jack Wilson and incumbent Nancy MacVean... Read more
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Fernie Free Press
Election 2015: Ladies and gentlemen, meet the candidatesThe Free Press sat down with the candidates for the Kootenay-Columbia district.
Election 2015: Ladies and gentlemen, meet the candidates
Fernie Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
The Free Press sat down with the candidates for the Kootenay-Columbia district. Here are the interviews. Residents of Elkford, Fernie and Sparwood: If anyone has any questions or concerns they'd like to ask the candidates, please send them to... Read more
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Digital Spy
Environmentalist George Monbiot skins, butchers, cooks and eats a squirrel on live TVEnvironmentalist George Monbiot has sparked debate by skinning, butchering, coo
Environmentalist George Monbiot skins, butchers, cooks and eats a squirrel on live TV
Digital Spy / Posted 2 days ago
Environmentalist George Monbiot has sparked debate by skinning, butchering, cooking and eating a squirrel on live TV. "There are millions of squirrels, rabbits, pigeons, deer that are killed every year, and a lot of them are landfilled," Monbiot... Read more
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Calcutta News
Should Facebook, Twitter reconsider autoplay feature? British MPs have urged social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to recons
Should Facebook, Twitter reconsider autoplay feature?
Calcutta News / Posted 2 days ago
British MPs have urged social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to reconsider autoplaying videos following an incident where a US reporter along with her cameraman were shot to death while... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Trudeau sticks to nuanced approachElection campaigns are generally long, exhausting beasts — especially for candi
Trudeau sticks to nuanced approach
Brandon Sun / Posted 2 days ago
Election campaigns are generally long, exhausting beasts — especially for candidates who spend most of their days knocking on doors, making appearances at local events, gladhanding, and generally dealing with pesky media types like ourselves. This... Read more
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New Kerala
Should Facebook, Twitter reconsider autoplay feature? British MPs have urged social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to recons
Should Facebook, Twitter reconsider autoplay feature?
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
British MPs have urged social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to reconsider autoplaying videos following an incident where a US reporter along with her cameraman were shot to death while... Read more
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The Tyee
Canada as 'Denier and Outlier': Joe Clark on Harper's Foreign PolicyFormer Prime Minister Joe Clark's warning: 'This outward-reaching country could
Canada as 'Denier and Outlier': Joe Clark on Harper's Foreign Policy
The Tyee / Posted 2 days ago
Former Prime Minister Joe Clark's warning: 'This outward-reaching country could gradually turn inward.' [Editor's note: "An essential question for citizens of lucky countries is not simply who we are or what we earn, but what we could be. That... Read more
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Independent
House of Lords appointments: The new unelected peers promoted by David CameronFormer MP for North East Hampshire and front bench minister Former MP for Bexh
House of Lords appointments: The new unelected peers promoted by David Cameron
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
Former MP for North East Hampshire and front bench minister Former MP for Bexhill and Battle and former Minister of State at the Department for Energy and Climate Change Earns about £100,000 as PM’s deputy chief of staff Special adviser to the... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Sorting Through the Bullshit in AmericaOne of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullsh
Sorting Through the Bullshit in America
Op-Ed News / Posted 2 days ago
One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. ... The realms of advertising and of public relations, and the nowadays closely related realm of politics, are replete with instances of bullshit so unmitigated that... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Can NDP pull it off here?Three days, seven cities and, now, tantalizing new polling suggesting he could
Can NDP pull it off here?
Sarnia Observer / Posted 2 days ago
Three days, seven cities and, now, tantalizing new polling suggesting he could be within striking distance of an historic majority government. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair showed Southwestern Ontario a lot of love this week, blitzing ridings from Sarnia... Read more
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Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Can NDP pull it off here?Three days, seven cities and, now, tantalizing new polling suggesting he could
Can NDP pull it off here?
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted 2 days ago
Three days, seven cities and, now, tantalizing new polling suggesting he could be within striking distance of an historic majority government. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair showed Southwestern Ontario a lot of love this week, blitzing ridings from Sarnia... Read more
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Chatham Daily News
Can NDP pull it off here?Three days, seven cities and, now, tantalizing new polling suggesting he could
Can NDP pull it off here?
Chatham Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Three days, seven cities and, now, tantalizing new polling suggesting he could be within striking distance of an historic majority government. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair showed Southwestern Ontario a lot of love this week, blitzing ridings from Sarnia... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Americans remain unmoved by tragic shootingIt’s a stark reminder how mankind often seems to find a way to ruin a good thin
Americans remain unmoved by tragic shooting
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 3 days ago
It’s a stark reminder how mankind often seems to find a way to ruin a good thing. In this case, it’s about our ability to regularly twist technology into something destructive. The senseless, shocking shooting in Roanoke, Virginia, earlier this... Read more
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heraldscotland
David Cameron accused of rewarding cronies with new peeragesAnother new member of the Lords, former science minister David Willetts once wr
David Cameron accused of rewarding cronies with new peerages
heraldscotland / Posted 3 days ago
Another new member of the Lords, former science minister David Willetts once wrote a memo to Margaret Thatcher suggesting that Scotland had its “snout in the trough” of public spending. Documents released last year under the 30-year rule show that... Read more
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Pembroke Daily Observer
Weekly election Q&A featureIt's election season again, and the 42nd federal election is the longest since
Weekly election Q&A feature
Pembroke Daily Observer / Posted 3 days ago
It's election season again, and the 42nd federal election is the longest since 1872, so that leaves lots of time to really get to know the people who hope to represent the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke in Ottawa when the new session of... Read more
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The Welwyn & Hatfield Times
Oliver Dowden, Potters Bar MP, awarded CBE Oliver Dowden MP for Hertsmere has been awarded a CBE Potters Bar’s MP Olive
Oliver Dowden, Potters Bar MP, awarded CBE
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times / Posted 3 days ago
Oliver Dowden MP for Hertsmere has been awarded a CBE Potters Bar’s MP Oliver Dowden has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of his record of public service. To send a link to... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Cameron appoints new members to scandal-tainted upper chamberBritain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Number 10 Downing Street to speak
Cameron appoints new members to scandal-tainted upper chamber
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 3 days ago
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Number 10 Downing Street to speak at Parliament in London, Britain June 29, 2015. LONDON Prime Minister David Cameron appointed 26 supporters on Thursday to Britain's unelected upper chamber of... Read more
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The Irish Times
The Guinness Book of World Records is 60 and - it all started in Ireland Home to the world’s best, worst and weirdest, the hugely popular book started
The Guinness Book of World Records is 60 and - it all started in Ireland
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
Home to the world’s best, worst and weirdest, the hugely popular book started life on a grouse shoot in Wexford The Guinness Book of World Records, which has just turned 60,... Read more
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