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Sunday 15 September 2013
Euan Blair and Suzanne Ashman have been dating for eight years, having been introduced by former Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon
Sunday 29 July 2012
Cross-Channel friendship fosters a centre-left alliance
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Former war correspondent and erstwhile independent MP Martin Bell, a man so squeaky clean that he hasn't changed his suit in at least 15 years, is to release a book of autobiographical poetry. The collection of "light and dark" verse, due to be published in December, will take the same name as a novel by – who else? – Ernest Hemingway: For Whom The Bell Tolls. Neil Hamilton, against whom Bell stood at the 1997 election, once described his rival as, "A pompous, humourless man... in love with his own ego." But then, that was Neil Hamilton. So don't take his word for it.
Thursday 17 March 2011
A Labour shadow minister was last night facing calls for her dismissal after she was recorded saying that the Government "don't want Muslims living in central London". In an extraordinary attack, Karen Buck – Shadow Work and Pensions Minister – also said that ministers were "deeply hostile" to poor people having children. Last night the Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Warsi said the remarks were "deeply offensive" and called on Ed Miliband to remove her from Labour's frontbench.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Friday 10 December 2010
Two former Labour cabinet ministers are facing disgrace and the loss of their privileges as ex-MPs after being found guilty of a "particularly serious" breach of parliamentary lobbying rules. Geoff Hoon and Stephen Byers had been in line for peerages until they were caught on camera offering "access for cash" to undercover journalists.
Thursday 09 December 2010
Three former Labour ministers face being barred from Parliament after being rebuked for breaching lobbying rules.
Thursday 18 November 2010
Close allies of David Cameron will be rewarded with peerages tomorrow when Downing Street issues a long-awaited list of more than 50 new working peers, The Independent has learned.
Saturday 23 October 2010
Wednesday 09 June 2010
MPs who retired or lost their seats at last month's general election are to receive "golden goodbyes" totalling almost £10.5m.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
The former head of the Army has declared that the death of Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa is "a stain on the character" of the British force.
Friday 09 April 2010
Sunday 28 March 2010
Two more ex-Labour ministers were drawn into the lobbying scandal last night, after claims they had been secretly recorded offering to exploit government contacts to help business clients – for fees of up to £2,500 a day.
Saturday 27 March 2010
Thursday 25 March 2010
Former defence secretary Geoff Hoon was dropped from a Nato committee following his involvement in the lobbygate row, it emerged.
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