Westminster Outlook Michael Fallon is Westminster's – and the world's – first land-dwelling, four-limbed octopus, his tentacles wrapped around Whitehall, circular suckers incapable of being removed from powerful ministries of state.
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Thursday 29 May 2008
A row between America and the European Union over import taxes on certain technology products spilled over into outright hostilities yesterday when the US government lodged a formal complaint with the World Trade Organisation.
Saturday 24 May 2008
Gordon Brown once claimed £15 for light bulbs, Peter Mandelson spent nearly £3,000 on a shower and Tony Blair lavished nearly £11,000 of taxpayers' money on a new kitchen, according to the most detailed account of MPs' expenditure ever published.
Tuesday 13 May 2008
Will Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, survive the expected ministerial reshuffle the other side of the Crewe by-election? Gordon Brown has to do something to reinvigorate his top team after his disastrous showing in the polls, even if it will look to some like no more than rearranging deck chairs.
Monday 28 April 2008
Wednesday 23 April 2008
Tuesday 01 April 2008
Ministers who misuse official statistics will in future be "named and shamed" by a new official statistics "watchdog".
Wednesday 26 March 2008
The Speaker of the Commons has lodged an appeal in the High Court to stop details of MPs' personal expenses and the addresses of their second homes being disclosed to the public.
Tuesday 18 March 2008
The regulation of rip-off nail bars was the subject of Phyllis Starkey's Ten Minute Rule Bill. Disreputable operators are using cut-price polymers which can cause the nail extension to be physically ripped off, taking the nail with it and damaging (horrifically, I'd guess) the poor recipient's nail bed.
Friday 14 March 2008
Downing Street appeared to slap down Peter Mandelson over his revived hopes of serving a second term as Britain's EU commissioner.
Tuesday 12 September 2006
Thursday 06 July 2006
Thursday 08 June 2006
BSkyB, the broadcaster, is exploring ways to make its live Premiership football coverage available in homes that take the Freeview digital terrestrial service.
Thursday 01 June 2006
Saturday 27 May 2006
The cost of rented accommodation rose at its fastest pace for five years over the three months to the end of April, figures from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) show. A fifth of landlords raised rents over the quarter, the group's latest survey revealed yesterday, as the housing market continued to strengthen.
Sunday 21 May 2006
A seven-day hunger strike by Afghan asylum seekers has ended after officers removed them from the cathedral they were occupying.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more