Home Office Minister has joined Vince Cable at the top of the members’ list of good performers
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Monday 28 June 2010
The Government was today accused of ignoring the plight of the disabled as Chancellor George Osborne signalled a fresh round of benefit cuts to help tackle Britain's £149 billion deficit.
Friday 11 June 2010
Friday 28 May 2010
Outlook There will no doubt be some whingeing today as the Financial Reporting Council unveils the new corporate governance code for UK companies. The Confederation of British Industry, for one, is already voicing concern over the new requirement for directors of FTSE 350 companies to submit themselves for re-election each year.
Sunday 16 May 2010
Saturday 15 May 2010
A senior Liberal Democrat protested yesterday over the lack of women in the new government as she was appointed the Equalities Minister.
Friday 14 May 2010
David Cameron was facing a growing backlash from Tory MPs tonight over his plans to make it more difficult for the opposition to force a general election if the new coalition Government is defeated on a vote of confidence.
Friday 14 May 2010
Liberal Democrat Lynne Featherstone has been appointed a junior Home Office minister with responsibility for equality, she said today.
Sunday 09 May 2010
Saturday 01 May 2010
There is a new display at the Metaphor Museum. This admirable institution, familiar to readers of this column, houses a valuable collection of objects such as linchpins and mainstays which were once in everyday use but are now found only in metaphors.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
To cast even the most gentle aspersion on a national treasure is to risk big trouble. Just ask Joanna Lumley, or rather the minister forced to apologise for condemning her silence on destitute Gurkhas. So it is with some trepidation that I raise the subject of Great Ormond Street hospital, the temple to paediatric medicine famed around the world.
Monday 22 March 2010
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Wednesday 23 September 2009
BBC bosses were condemned at the Liberal Democrat conference today over the axing of Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips.
Friday 22 May 2009
The sentence handed down to Baby P's mother today was condemned as "disappointing" by a children's charity.
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