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chroniclelive
Former Berwick Lib Dem MP Sir Alan Beith appointed as peer in House of LordsThe 72-year-old, who served the Northumberland constituency for 42 years before
Former Berwick Lib Dem MP Sir Alan Beith appointed as peer in House of Lords
chroniclelive / Posted 6 hours ago
The 72-year-old, who served the Northumberland constituency for 42 years before stepping down in May, said it was a “great honour” and pledged to use his new role to continue speaking up for the North East. He said: “I regard it as a great honour to... Read more
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The Evening Sun
Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no showUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday tha
Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no show
The Evening Sun / Posted 13 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday that the speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament will not be attending a world congress at the United Nations next week, apparently because of issues with her visa to... Read more
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York Daily Record
Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no showUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday tha
Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no show
York Daily Record / Posted 13 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday that the speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament will not be attending a world congress at the United Nations next week, apparently because of issues with her visa to... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no showUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday tha
Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no show
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 13 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday that the speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament will not be attending a world congress at the United Nations next week, apparently because of issues with her visa to... Read more
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Salon.com
Parliament group regrets Russian speaker’s no showUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union is expressing regret that t
Parliament group regrets Russian speaker’s no show
Salon.com / Posted 13 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union is expressing regret that the speaker of Russia’s upper house of Parliament will not be attending a world congress of parliament speakers at the United Nations next week. The IPU says Valentina... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no showUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday tha
Parliament group regrets Russian speaker's no show
Bennington Banner / Posted 14 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Inter-Parliamentary Union expressed regret Friday that the speaker of Russia's upper house of Parliament will not be attending a world congress at the United Nations next week, apparently because of issues with her visa to... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Prime Minister 'open' to time limits on peers in House of Lords claims sourceEx-Tory MP Douglas Hogg was the most controversial of the 45 new peers announce
Prime Minister 'open' to time limits on peers in House of Lords claims source
Daily Mirror / Posted 15 hours ago
Ex-Tory MP Douglas Hogg was the most controversial of the 45 new peers announced on Thursday. The revelation became one of the watershed moments of the 2009 MPs’ expenses scandal. Outrage at the fresh batch of cronies sent to the Upper Chamber grew... Read more
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Business Standard India
UPA's land Act benefits to be extended to 13 enactmentsMove to re-promulgate land ordinance unlikelyMove to re-promulgate land ordinan
UPA's land Act benefits to be extended to 13 enactments
Business Standard India / Posted 17 hours ago
Move to re-promulgate land ordinance unlikelyMove to re-promulgate land ordinance unlikely The Centre is set to issue an order to extend the compensation, rehabilitation and resettlement benefits... Read more
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Business Standard India
Jairam Ramesh trashes govt move to issue notification for Land billWith the Land Ordinance set to lapse on August 31 and the government all set to
Jairam Ramesh trashes govt move to issue notification for Land bill
Business Standard India / Posted 22 hours ago
With the Land Ordinance set to lapse on August 31 and the government all set to go ahead with the notification route, former rural development minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today rejected the proposition of the government going in... Read more
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International Business Times
Deborah Doane: House of Lords – it's not the size that matters. The Lords is expected to push a whopping 820-strong by today, a size that will
Deborah Doane: House of Lords – it's not the size that matters.
International Business Times / Posted 23 hours ago
The Lords is expected to push a whopping 820-strong by today, a size that will make it burst at the seams after David Cameron's attempt to stack the house with his mates. It's the largest projected upper house anywhere in the Western world. I have... Read more
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New Kerala
Myanmar parliament adjourns ahead of election Myanmar's Union Parliament Friday announced adjournment of its sessions to pa
Myanmar parliament adjourns ahead of election
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Myanmar's Union Parliament Friday announced adjournment of its sessions to pave the way for the upcoming general election scheduled for November 8. Parliament Speaker U Shwe Mann, at the closing... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the wayHealth minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals an
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the way
Northern Daily Leader / Posted yesterday
Health minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances is on the way in a wide-ranging speech to business leaders. Health Minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances are... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hearsCompetitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social servic
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hears
Northern Daily Leader / Posted yesterday
Competitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Competitive tendering has been a "traumatic" experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has... Read more
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The Young Witness
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hearsCompetitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social servic
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hears
The Young Witness / Posted yesterday
Competitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Competitive tendering has been a "traumatic" experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has... Read more
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The Young Witness
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the wayHealth minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals an
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the way
The Young Witness / Posted yesterday
Health minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances is on the way in a wide-ranging speech to business leaders. Health Minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances are... Read more
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Western Advocate
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the wayHealth minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals an
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the way
Western Advocate / Posted yesterday
Health minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances is on the way in a wide-ranging speech to business leaders. Health Minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances are... Read more
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Western Advocate
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hearsCompetitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social servic
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hears
Western Advocate / Posted yesterday
Competitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Competitive tendering has been a "traumatic" experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the wayHealth minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals an
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the way
Daily Liberal / Posted yesterday
Health minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances is on the way in a wide-ranging speech to business leaders. Health Minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances are... Read more
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Daily Liberal
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hearsCompetitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social servic
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hears
Daily Liberal / Posted yesterday
Competitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Competitive tendering has been a "traumatic" experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has... Read more
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The Border Mail
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the wayHealth minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals an
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the way
The Border Mail / Posted yesterday
Health minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances is on the way in a wide-ranging speech to business leaders. Health Minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances are... Read more
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The Border Mail
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hearsCompetitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social servic
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hears
The Border Mail / Posted yesterday
Competitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Competitive tendering has been a "traumatic" experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hearsCompetitive tendering has been a "traumatic" experience for the social services
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hears
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
Competitive tendering has been a "traumatic" experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Advocates appearing before a public hearing on Friday also argued that government grants for service providers should be... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the wayHealth minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals an
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the way
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
Health minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances is on the way in a wide-ranging speech to business leaders. Health Minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances are... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hearsCompetitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social servic
'Your postcode should not determine your safety', NSW parliamentary inquiry hears
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
Competitive tendering has been a ''traumatic'' experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. Competitive tendering has been a "traumatic" experience for the social services sector, a parliamentary inquiry has... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the wayHealth Minister Jillian Skinner. Photo: Andy Zakeli Health Minister Jillian Sk
Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells CEDA lunch more privatisation on the way
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
Health Minister Jillian Skinner. Photo: Andy Zakeli Health Minister Jillian Skinner has flagged more privatisations of hospitals and ambulances are on the way in a wide-ranging talk to business leaders. In a speech to the the Committee for Economic... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Former Stockport MP Sir Andrew Stunell is made a Lord - and will vote to abolish himselfBut the 72-year-old has vowed to vote to abolish himself at every opportunity a
Former Stockport MP Sir Andrew Stunell is made a Lord - and will vote to abolish himself
Manchester Evening News / Posted yesterday
But the 72-year-old has vowed to vote to abolish himself at every opportunity as part of his party’s fight for reform of the second chamber. All of the newly-nominated Lib Dem Peers have confirmed that they have joined the House of Lords with the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Labour Laws Should Create HarmonyTHE country's legislature last week passed the Labour Amendment Bill that every
Labour Laws Should Create Harmony
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
THE country's legislature last week passed the Labour Amendment Bill that everyone hoped would put to rest the acrimonious relations that had arisen between workers and their employers following widespread dismissals prompted by a Supreme Court... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Australia to allow controversial rapid-fire shotgun after political 'trade-off'Martin Place siege But the government will now end the ban automatically next
Australia to allow controversial rapid-fire shotgun after political 'trade-off'
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Martin Place siege But the government will now end the ban automatically next August in return for a vote from David Leyonhjelm, a libertarian MP, who has agreed to support tough new border security measures. Mr Leyonhjelm said he shared the... Read more
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The Star
Japan student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protestsTOKYO (Reuters) - Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone
Japan student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protests
The Star / Posted yesterday
TOKYO (Reuters) - Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone, Aki Okuda stands before a crowd, the pyramid-shaped roof of Japan's parliament lit up against the night sky behind him. "No War", "Protect the Constitution", "Abe -... Read more
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Manning River Times
School closure 'under-handed and deceitful'"VERY under-handed and deceitful..." is how Harrington Community Action secreta
School closure 'under-handed and deceitful'
Manning River Times / Posted yesterday
"VERY under-handed and deceitful..." is how Harrington Community Action secretary Joan Hall described the process of closing Crowdy Head Public School to the NSW Select Committee on the Closure of Public Schools. "VERY under-handed and deceitful..."... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Stolen Generations 'suffer' as wait for compensation continuesStolen Generations 'suffer' as wait for compensation from South Australian Gove
Stolen Generations 'suffer' as wait for compensation continues
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
Stolen Generations 'suffer' as wait for compensation from South Australian Government continues A South Australian member of the Stolen Generations fears she will die before she sees any compensation from the State Government, as the Opposition... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Just when you thought the House of Lords couldn't get worse - it doesA millionaire donor, a host of ex-MPs and a string of long-serving Conservative
Just when you thought the House of Lords couldn't get worse - it does
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
A millionaire donor, a host of ex-MPs and a string of long-serving Conservative councillors will help pack the unelected chamber, it has been revealed. The Prime Minister also doled out gongs to chums and advisers as the dissolution lists were... Read more
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Scotsman
Michelle Mone among new faces in House of LordsENTREPRENEUR Michelle Mone is one of 45 new peers to be announced by Downing St
Michelle Mone among new faces in House of Lords
Scotsman / Posted yesterday
ENTREPRENEUR Michelle Mone is one of 45 new peers to be announced by Downing Street. The Scottish lingerie tycoon, who has been appointed to head a review encouraging new businesses in employment black-spots, had been tipped for a peerage earlier... Read more
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Northern Echo
Delight and anger as former Tory MPs are granted peeragesA FORMER Tory MP who was deselected after a long-running feud with her constitu
Delight and anger as former Tory MPs are granted peerages
Northern Echo / Posted yesterday
A FORMER Tory MP who was deselected after a long-running feud with her constituency association and ex-Foreign Secretary William Hague have been handed peerages by David Cameron. Some leading Conservatives in North Yorkshire said while former... Read more
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Daily Record
Row as David Cameron hands peerages to Tory cronies Hague, Hogg and MoneThere’s also City fatcat James Lupton, who has handed the Tory party £2.8millio
Row as David Cameron hands peerages to Tory cronies Hague, Hogg and Mone
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
There’s also City fatcat James Lupton, who has handed the Tory party £2.8million, and former MP Sir George Young, who once described the homeless as “people you step over when you are coming out of the opera”. A motley crew of ex-MPs and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Japan student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protestsTOKYO: Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone, Aki Okuda
Japan student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protests
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
TOKYO: Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone, Aki Okuda stands before a crowd, the pyramid-shaped roof of Japan's parliament lit up against the night sky behind him. "No War", "Protect the Constitution", "Abe - Quit!", he... Read more
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Business Standard India
Why crashing markets are providing relief to ModiIndia is among the best positioned in Asia to benefit from cheap oil, and it's
Why crashing markets are providing relief to Modi
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
India is among the best positioned in Asia to benefit from cheap oil, and it's partly shielded from China's economic tumult. That gives Modi additional time to focus on proposals that would be more difficult to pass if oil prices were stoking... Read more
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Japan Today
Hashimoto, Matsui quit Japan Innovation Party ‹ Japan TodayJapan’s second largest opposition party, Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party),
Hashimoto, Matsui quit Japan Innovation Party ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted yesterday
Japan’s second largest opposition party, Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party), suffered a setback on Thursday after party founders Toru Hashimoto and Ichiro Matsui announced they were leaving after a rift with the leadership. Hashimoto, who is mayor... Read more
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express
Cronies storm as parties hand out raft of peerages to their chumsDavid Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband all faced accusations of filling a “b
Cronies storm as parties hand out raft of peerages to their chums
express / Posted yesterday
David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband all faced accusations of filling a “bloated” House of Lords as they handed out peerages to their pals. Downing Street announced 26 names proposed by the Prime Minister, with 11 for the Liberal Democrats and... 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 yesterday
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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Poinsett County Democrat Tribune
Settlements, marriages, people, and governmentPosted Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 1:51 PM By 1624, plantations and settleme
Settlements, marriages, people, and government
Poinsett County Democrat Tribune / Posted yesterday
Posted Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 1:51 PM By 1624, plantations and settlements where all up and down the shores of the James River for over a 100 miles, or at least as far as the eye could see. This... Read more
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Independent
Donors, fixers and expenses scandal MPs are among the latest peersThe 26 new Tory peers, along with 11 new Liberal Democrats and eight new Labour
Donors, fixers and expenses scandal MPs are among the latest peers
Independent / Posted yesterday
The 26 new Tory peers, along with 11 new Liberal Democrats and eight new Labour Lords, will take the membership of the Upper House to more than 800 – making it the second-largest legislative assembly in the world after the National People’s Congress... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Jerry Brown urges lawmakers to pass equal pay actGov. Jerry Brown will sign legislation enacting pay equity laws that are among
Jerry Brown urges lawmakers to pass equal pay act
The Sacramento Bee / Posted yesterday
Gov. Jerry Brown will sign legislation enacting pay equity laws that are among the strongest in the nation if, as expected, the bill reaches his desk, his office said Wednesday. Senate Bill 358, by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, would... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Expenses scandal MP given peerage"If the House of Lords is to remain a valuable revising chamber, those barely a
Expenses scandal MP given peerage
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
"If the House of Lords is to remain a valuable revising chamber, those barely active peers who are no longer fully contributing to the work of the Upper House really should take up the option of retirement." 14.23 Some more eyebrow-raising names... Read more
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Evening Standard
Tory grandee who claimed expenses for moat cleaning given peerageTory grandee Douglas Hogg, who claimed £2,200 on expenses to clean his moat, wa
Tory grandee who claimed expenses for moat cleaning given peerage
Evening Standard / Posted 2 days ago
Tory grandee Douglas Hogg, who claimed £2,200 on expenses to clean his moat, was today handed a seat in the House of Lords. David Cameron risked controversy by honouring the ex-MP who became a byword for the 2009 expenses scandal and stepped down... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Expenses scandal MP given peerageAt a time when the government is talking about reducing the cost of politics, t
Expenses scandal MP given peerage
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
At a time when the government is talking about reducing the cost of politics, this announcement is an expensive insult to the public. These new appointments will cost at least £1.2m per year [1], and that’s before increased operating costs are taken... Read more
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The New Age
Indian construction slowdown hits Modi's jobs promiseAfter a decade labouring on building sites around New Delhi, Akhilesh Kumar los
Indian construction slowdown hits Modi's jobs promise
The New Age / Posted 2 days ago
After a decade labouring on building sites around New Delhi, Akhilesh Kumar lost his scaffolding job last month when his employer halted work on an array of 30 residential towers. He joins more than half a million workers let go from sites around... Read more
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Evening Standard
Dame Tessa Jowell to be awarded peerageDame Tessa Jowell is to be awarded a peerage. The former Olympics Minister’s e
Dame Tessa Jowell to be awarded peerage
Evening Standard / Posted 2 days ago
Dame Tessa Jowell is to be awarded a peerage. The former Olympics Minister’s elevation to the House of Lords comes at the same time as she is campaigning to become the capital’s next Mayor. Her name was put forward by ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband... Read more
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express
David Cameron faces cronyism accusations over Tory peerages DAVID Cameron faces further allegations of cronyism ahead of the announcement
David Cameron faces cronyism accusations over Tory peerages
express / Posted 2 days ago
DAVID Cameron faces further allegations of cronyism ahead of the announcement of a string of peerages for Tory advisors and donors. Cameron will face more accusations of cronyism ahead of... Read more
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Calcutta News
Abe reiterates to Obama concerns over alleged US spying TOKYO - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday phoned Japanese Prime Minister
Abe reiterates to Obama concerns over alleged US spying
Calcutta News / Posted 2 days ago
TOKYO - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday phoned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to express his regrets after WikiLeaks claimed Washington had spied on senior Japanese... Read more
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