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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Monday 03 June 2013
Shadow chancellor says Labour would axe grant for 600,000 better off pensioners
Friday 31 May 2013
Tories threaten to pull the plug on live broadcast if Ukip leader is included
Thursday 30 May 2013
Head of JML shopping channel, John Mills, also criticises party over opposition to EU referendum
Google boss Eric Schmidt says he's 'perplexed' by tax outcry - but insists the search giant will pay more if UK law changes
Monday 27 May 2013
Schmidt insists company can only pay what it owes
Saturday 11 May 2013
Ed Miliband will today reject calls for Labour to respond to the rise of the UK Independence Party (Ukip) by promising a referendum on the European Union.
Thursday 09 May 2013
They have called him a geek; they called him Red Ed. They have noted his resemblance to the jug-eared hero of Wallace and Gromit. But never in his 43 years has anyone cast Ed Miliband as “Action Man” – until now.
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Ed Miliband takes to the hustings in the shadow of Attlee... and Mr Whippy
Wednesday 01 May 2013
The man in the Brookings Meat caravan who mics up to advertise his wares – “£10 pounds for a chicken, beautiful bit of beef” – gracefully fell silent to allow Ed Miliband to stand on a pallet and promote his own product in Long Eaton’s Market Place: “One Nation Labour.” Carmella Barbero, selling ice creams on the Mr Whippy van, went even further and told the Labour leader: “Business is no good, because people have no money.”
Blow for David Cameron as popularity falls to lowest level since general election as polls show Ukip are favourable to Liberal Democrats for first time
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Dismal performance in local elections could reignite internal dissent over David Cameron's leadership
British public loses faith in Coalition's austerity plan as voters run out of patience with Plan A – but they still aren't convinced by the alternative
Monday 29 April 2013
More people support Ed Miliband’s 'time for a change' message than the Conservatives' likely pitch at the next general election
Sunday 28 April 2013
Fears of a Ukip surge at local elections must not make David Cameron tack to the right on Europe, says former commissioner
Friday 26 April 2013
Miliband may need five symbolic cuts to convince that he means business on the deficit
Friday 26 April 2013
Richard Benyon, the minister responsible for food, was given an idea of what it would be like to be pelted with rotting vegetables yesterday after remarks that he made in the Commons were all over the front of the Daily Telegraph. Coming on the same day that he was identified as Britain’s richest MP, with an estimated fortune of £105m, it did not look good that he was apparently telling families that a bit more care about managing their fridges and keeping perishable food properly wrapped would help them through these times of austerity.
Friday 19 April 2013
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Tony Blair’s gentle rebuke to Ed Miliband in the centenary edition of the New Statesman magazine has landed him with the problem that anything he says on any subject will be scrutinised to see if it contains another dig at the Labour leader. Over the weekend, he spoke at Judson University, near Chicago, where he was asked how he had managed to get along with President George W Bush, despite their ideological differences.
Saturday 13 April 2013
David Cameron is to do a reading at the funeral this week of Baroness Thatcher, it has emerged.
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
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