Regular readers will recall my articles about overseas pensioners and the anger felt by around half a million of them who have had their state pensions frozen.
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Wednesday 20 February 2013
The role of political appointees in government is a controversial one. For some, they are the much-needed oil without which the wheels of Whitehall grind impossibly slow. For others, they are either the ineffectual "tsars" so popular with Gordon Brown or the hired guns brought in to force through their masters' pet projects regardless of the objections of officials.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Women will be given a voice in shaping Saudi Arabia’s laws for the first time after the country officially swore in 30 female members to the Shura Council.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Tax rows between big British businesses and Indian authorities threaten to overshadow a David Cameron-led trade mission to the rapidly-growing economy this week.
Tuesday 12 February 2013
In a a broadcast on state television, North Korea has made a call to arms in an attempt to rally troops against an attack by the US and South Korea.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
David Cameron to propose 'strengthened security partnership' as intelligence chiefs join him on historic visit
Tuesday 29 January 2013
The Welsh Government delivered a snub to Education Secretary Michael Gove's English Baccalaureate last night, announcing that it intends to stick to GCSEs when the new exam is introduced in two years' time.
Saturday 26 January 2013
There is no reason to be pleased with the growth figures which were announced on Friday, but we do need to keep a sense of proportion – a decline of 0.3 per cent is a small amount on a very large number.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
A wave of Albanian prisoners held in England and Wales will be sent back to their home country to finish their sentences under a new deal signed today.
Saturday 29 December 2012
A French constitutional panel has thrown out a plan to tax the ultrawealthy at a 75 per cent rate, saying it was excessive.
Thursday 13 December 2012
There have times in the 22 months of the Syrian uprising when it seemed Bashar al-Assad might have been toppled – only for the rebels to falter, outgunned by his resurgent forces. But now, for the first time, there appears to be a feeling that he too will become a victim of the Arab Spring. Despite its massive superiority in weaponry, and the indiscriminate way it often uses it, the regime is ceding more and more territory to the opposition.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Branko died in front of his country's diplomatic delegation
Saturday 01 December 2012
Egypt hit by strike threats after assembly backs President's power grab 'project'
Friday 30 November 2012
Up to 900 full-time posts are set to be axed at a city council less than two years after 2,000 jobs were cut.
Sunday 25 November 2012
Both sides of Egypt's political divide take to the streets as judges join protest against President's controversial decree
Sunday 18 November 2012
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more