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Iain Duncan Smith has Lost His Appeal

October 30, 2013 // 4 Comments

Following the appeal lodged by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), the Supreme Court has ruled that the Government’s Back to Work Schemes are legally flawed. This followed a high profile case where a University graduate, Cait Reilly, was forced to work at Poundland for free or she would [...]

The EU: Intolerant of Tolerance

October 30, 2013 // 3 Comments

The EU pretends to be about “freedoms”. Yet it is the freedom of expression it hates most. What have teachers been telling students in citizenship, politics and economics classrooms over the past two decade? They’ve been teaching that the EU is about the Four Freedoms. What they forget to [...]

News Roundup: 30/10/13

October 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

Scots like the PM… but won’t vote Tory: Cameron’s growing in popularity but should develop more powers to win over electorate says peer Conservative party ‘should offer to hand more powers to Edinburgh, including full fiscal responsibility’ says Lord Aschroft His [...]

Osborne’s flawed plans to issue Sukuk

October 29, 2013 // 2 Comments

To fanfare, George Osborne has announced that the UK is to launch a £200 million Sharia compliant bond, or Sukuk. This will be the first such issuance by a non-Muslim country, and is intended to tap into the oil wealth held by the Islamic world. The Sukuks have been around for quite some time, [...]

News Roundup 29/10/13

October 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Daily Mail Nurse refused to clean up sick… because she went to university: Labour MP’s report into shocking standards of care Nurses are ignoring desperately ill patients and their relatives, says report In one case, a nurse told patient’s husband: ‘I’m a graduate. I [...]

Cameron sings from the Farage songsheet

October 29, 2013 // 7 Comments

Critics of UKIP say that we can make no difference. With just a handful of MEPs and no MPs (yet!) how could we? What those critics fail to understand is that we do still live in a democracy. Labour are only six polling points ahead of the Conservatives. In the last year, UKIP have stormed up the [...]

The Folly of UK Energy Policy

October 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

I was recently invited by Supporters of Nuclear Energy (SONE, General Secretary Sir Bernard Ingham) to set out UKIP’s stall on energy policy at their AGM in the Institute of Civil Engineers in London. I was delighted to do so, and I was well-received. I was particularly struck by SONE’s [...]

Monday’s Weather – er, News Roundup. 28/10/13

October 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Gazumping is back as house prices rise: ‘Chronic lack’ of properties for sale is driving return of hijacking tactics The number of homes on the market has fallen by 1.6 per cent in the past month But there was a 2 per cent increase in buyers registered with agents London so the greatest [...]

UKIP Excluded From Student Debate

October 25, 2013 // 13 Comments

Students at the University of Nottingham are being invited to attend a Question Time panel debate at 6pm evening, but there will be one glaring omission: no one from UKIP will be speaking. The panel features the Conservative MP Kenneth Clarke, the Labour MP Chris Leslie, Liberal Democrat [...]
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