“One thing I have become very sensitive about is this accusation that Conservatives are somehow racist,” Edward de Mesquita, who is standing as a Conservative candidate in West Hampstead, in London, told the Camden New Journal. “Conservatives are not racist. So many of the Conservatives have foreign wives, after all.
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
More than 700 arts organisations supported by Arts Council England will receive a letter tomorrow detailing significant cuts in financial support as a result of an £11.6m reduction in its Government funding.
Monday 07 January 2013
'Rules should ensure towns aren’t blotched with commemorations to Harry Styles or Towie'
Monday 07 January 2013
As budget cuts look set to bring an end to London’s Blue Plaques, Jerome Taylor laments the demise of a cultural landmark
Tuesday 01 January 2013
Delays mean artist's plan for a three-mile vortex above the Mersey may be called off
Saturday 29 December 2012
David Cameron has paid tribute to “Fleet Street legend” Lord Rees-Mogg, who has died after a short illness aged 84.
Jeremy Hunt 'disgusted and appalled' by reports of neglect at hospital where elderly man died of starvation
Sunday 23 December 2012
Reports claim some patients treated by the Worcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust were left thirsty with drinks left out of reach while others were left to sit in their own excrement
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Muslim leaders have demanded the same legal exemptions as the Church of England in legislation to introduce gay marriages.
Sunday 16 December 2012
The Coalition's plans to impose a minimum price on alcohol are being opposed in the Cabinet.
Friday 14 December 2012
The Church of England has attacked the Government's lack of consultation over its gay marriage plans, saying senior ecclesiastical figures learned of them only when Culture Secretary Maria Miller announced them to Parliament.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
One of David Cameron’s most senior aides has been accused of threatening a national newspaper over an investigation it was conducting into the Culture Secretary Maria Miller.
Sunday 09 December 2012
PM's totemic election pledge is broken after watchdog rebukes Government for claiming real rise in budget
Friday 30 November 2012
Government backs plans encouraging hundreds of thousands to bequeath to arts and culture
The Sketch: Miliband looks to the Tories to do the dirty work while Cameron praises the real victim - Jeremy Hunt
Thursday 29 November 2012
When politicians face an impossible dilemma, they set up commissions and await reports. So often, it is a way of procrastinating until a day when passions have subsided and difficult decisions can be avoided.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Maps showing the loneliest places in the UK are to be created, the Health Secretary will announce today.
Sunday 18 November 2012
English Heritage considers listing Didcot power station, once the third most hated site in Britain
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
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- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 4 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party