What Carswell's defection means for Labour and the Left
BY MATTHEW WARD PUBLISHED 28 AUGUST, 2014 - 17:41
Friends of the political establishment should be disturbed by Douglas Carswell’s defection to UKIP this morning. It was a surprise to all; unaccompanied by the familiar rumours and cryptic-burblings in the media that normally precede major political "moments". The announcement was bold and resolute, made in considered and perspicuous language, and formulated to persuade rather than deceive. In short, it was the antithesis of the type of politics it was designed to subvert.
John Bercow and his cronies threaten this country's parliamentary democracy
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:57
The Speaker’s plan to give a crucial job to a wholly unsuitable candidate is reckless
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'Benefit handouts could top £54k a YEAR under Labour'
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:24
LABOUR plans to overhaul benefit restrictions could hand some claimants up to £54,000 a year, the Tories claimed today.
EU farce: £24m given to LANDLOCKED Czech Republic to boost its FISHING industry
Friday, 29 August 2014 02:58
BRITISH taxpayers will help fund a £24million EU handout to the Czech Republic - to help boost the LANDLOCKED country's FISHING industry.
Gone Fishin' – the EU has awarded fishing industry with a £2.5bn fund from British taxpayers The EU has awarded the Czech Republic's fishing industry with a £24m fund.
Nigel Farage: More Tories could defect after 'high noon' by-election
Friday, 29 August 2014 02:32
Nigel Farage suggests he could pull more 'rabbits out of the hat' after Douglas Carswell's defection to Ukip
Nigel Farage has warned David Cameron that more Tories will defect to Ukip after a leading right-wing MP resigned his seat and triggered a by-election.
Ukraine gathers its military forces after 100 Russian tanks 'are seen crossing the border' just hours after Vladimir Putin vowed to end bloodshed
Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:19
at risk 'roadmap' to peace discussed in Minsk yesterday
Pro-Moscow separatists shelled government-held town of Novoazovsk
Town lies on the road to Ukrainian port of Mariupol and west to Crimea
Ukrainian tanks and heavy artillery pictured massing near Mariupol
Attacks sparked fears Russians are trying to create link to annexed land
Mothers of captured Russian soldiers plea for Putin to bring them home
'Who lies, flies': Tough new rules on EU benefit cheats announced in Germany
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:36
GERMANY announced plans for new legislation today that will punish EU welfare cheats with expulsion orders and tougher border controls to prevent those kicked out from coming back.
"Who lies, flies" was the maxim for the get-tough law proposed at a cabinet meeting held by Chancellor Angela Merkel designed to show Europe that Germany is no longer a soft touch for "benefits tourists."
2,000 migrants drowned trying to flee to Europe so far this year, says UN
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:19
Almost 2,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean in a desperate bid to flee to Europe so far this year, according the United Nations refugee agency.
Interim commissioner bonuses branded 'excessive'
Friday, 29 August 2014 02:48
Interim EU commissioners, elected in July, will receive roughly half a million euros for just four months of work, along with a bonus and pension plan comparable to fully-fledged commissioners. This system needs reform, critics contend. EurActiv Germany reports.
Editorial - ePetiton concerning the proposed opt-in of the JHA
Friday, 01 August 2014 16:11
That Parliament should grant a referendum under the terms of the European Union Act:2011 if the Government 'opts-in' on some of the JHA powers.
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IMF chief Christine Lagarde charged with 'negligence' in £318m French political corruption case
Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:04
Lagarde says she has been charged with 'negligence' in corruption probe
Allegations date back to her time as French finance minister
She says decision to investigate her was 'totally without merit'
Faces questions over role in £318m payment to businessman Bernard Tapie
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