One of the country's wealthiest businessmen has announced a multi-million pound boost to the UK Independence Party.
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Wednesday 15 June 2011
He looks very familiar.
Monday 21 February 2011
If the United Kingdom pulled out of the European Convention on Human Rights – as some right-wing Tories are demanding – it would be the first country to do so since a junta of neo-fascist colonels seized power in Greece in the 1960s, the Justice Secretary Ken Clarke warned yesterday.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
The power of judges to review ministerial decisions should be diminished, former Tory leader Lord Michael Howard said today.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Minimum sentences for murder are set to be abolished and thousands of people will escape prison altogether as part of the largest shake-up of the criminal justice system in decades.
Sunday 28 November 2010
Friday 26 November 2010
David Cameron's judgment was called into question last night after a new Conservative peer was forced to apologise over remarks that benefit cuts would encourage "breeding" among the poor.
Thursday 04 November 2010
Lord Acton: Hereditary peer who was instrumental in ending the inherited right to vote in the House of Lords
Monday 25 October 2010
Although a hereditary peer, Richard Acton was one of the prime movers of Lords reform that in 1999 led to the end of the inherited right to vote in the Upper House.
Thursday 14 October 2010
MPs standing five deep at the bar of the House, the galleries packed, an intent audience looked down at the Dispatch Box adversaries. We had all sensed the possibility of carnage, I'm sorry to have to report. What sadism lurks in our respectable hearts.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Lord Heseltine is not on the list. John Major is out of the country, and Nick Clegg has "another engagement". But Lord Howe, whose resignation speech ended Margaret Thatcher's reign in Downing Street, will today be a guest of honour at the former prime minister's 85th birthday party in Downing Street.
Monday 04 October 2010
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial