Dharmender Singh Phangurha was a prospective Labour MEP whose promising political career was cut tragically short in a Taliban suicide attack at a restaurant in Kabul. Del Singh, as he was better known, was one of two Britons killed along with 19 others, including senior UN officials, US workers, eight Afghan dignitaries and members of staff of the popular restaurant, La Taverna du Liban, in what was described as the "deadliest violence against foreign civilians" in Afghanistan since the start of the war nearly 13 years ago.
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Thursday 12 December 2013
IPPR report proposes a shift in spending away from Gordon Brown’s flagship tax credits
Wednesday 11 December 2013
The festive family selfie is the Christmas card of choice for all three party leaders this year, but they each had their own take. There was one clear winner, says Andy McSmith
Thursday 05 December 2013
Ed Balls endured a torrid time in the Commons as he accused George Osborne of resorting to “smoke and mirrors” to cover up a record of economic failure.
Saturday 30 November 2013
The Government is reportedly planning a £300m rebate to help with the rising cost of energy bills.
Monday 25 November 2013
Results also highlight dangerous 'gender gap' facing party
Sunday 24 November 2013
Millions of pounds in loans and donations to the opposition could be in doubt as inquiry seeks to get to the bottom of the Co-op's failings
Former Co-op Bank chair Paul Flowers investigated for expenses claims and suspended from drug charity
Thursday 21 November 2013
Ed Miliband defends Labour's dealing with bank and Mr Flowers, saying party acted with 'utmost integrity'
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Every one of Miliband’s six questions was cut off at the knees
City to probe how Co-op came to grief with Rev Paul Flowers as police search the former chairman's home over drugs allegations
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron attacks Labour links as Vince Cable reviews scandal-hit bank’s mutual status
Andy McSmith's Diary: Is the revolt against Crispin Blunt by his local party because he's gay? Yes and no
Monday 18 November 2013
Some local ladies were offended by the way that Blunt’s marriage ended
Thursday 14 November 2013
Outlook Didn't they do well? Energy companies have long loathed the green levies, mostly put on them by the previous government.
Friday 08 November 2013
Allowing in for-profit companies is the worst way to better our care
Thursday 07 November 2013
Nick Clegg will today accuse David Cameron of abandoning the green agenda he once championed as he claims the Liberal Democrats are now the only mainstream party that gives priority to the environment.
The reason Labour's lead is shrinking? It's losing battle to keep hold of voters gained from Lib Dems after formation of Coalition
Wednesday 06 November 2013
The Independent 'poll of polls' suggests 'lost' supporters are mainly switching to Green Party or Ukip
Friday 11 October 2013
Outlook Brrr… the first chilly day of the year yesterday was possibly not the best one for SSE to raise its bills by more than 8 per cent.
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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