Humiliated Bercow forced to 'pause' plans to hire Australian woman to run Parliament after row that she is not up to the job
Speaker heckled by MPs as he halts plan to appoint Carol Mills as Clerk
Critics claim the Australian has no knowledge of complex rules of Parliament
£200,000 job combines role of chief executive with advising on procedure
Bookies slash odds of Bercow being replaced as Speaker to just 3/1
John Bercow was today forced to back down in the row over his plans to hire an Australian woman to run Parliament.
The Commons Speaker issued a humiliating statement to MPs, announcing a 'modest pause' in the recruitment process for a new Clerk of the Commons, to jeers from backbenchers.
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UK Muslim leaders issue fatwa condemning Britons who join jihadi extremists
Monday, 01 September 2014 08:43
Strong condemnation by Muslims of Britons joining Islamic extremists
Fatwa is an edict issued by a learned Muslim scholar about Islamic life
Comes as Britain's terror threat is hiked from 'substantial' to 'severe'
Muslim leaders have issued a fatwa condemning British jihadis, it was revealed today.
The fatwa, which has been issued by some of the country’s top imams, is the strongest condemnation yet by the Muslim community of Britons joining Islamic extremists.
A perfect storm that could sink Cameron
Monday, 01 September 2014 07:52
By PETER MCKAY
David Cameron faces a substantial risk of losing the confidence of his party
The terrorism threat level is raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’. Meaning a terrorist attack is ‘highly likely’.
Yet Home Secretary Theresa May says there is no evidence to suggest one is ‘imminent’. Confusing, isn’t it?
It’s the same with the threat level to David Cameron’s position as Tory leader.
Now taxman plans to raid bank accounts of struggling families it overpaid tax credits
Monday, 01 September 2014 07:09
The proposed new powers will be used against 3,000 people a year who have received too much in tax credits
New power known as ‘Direct Recovery of Debt’, and set to be granted to Treasury
Around 10% of families involved have household income of under £20k a year
We can do deal on migrants and benefits to keep Britain on board, says new EU chief: Donald Tusk says it would be a 'dark scenario' if the UK were to leave
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:26
Polish prime minister Donald Tusk has renewed optimism in No10
David Cameron hopes he can add weight to UK's plea for reforms
Comes after humiliating failure to block election of Jean-Claude Junker
David Cameron’s hopes of reforming Britain’s relationship with Brussels received a boost as the new president of the European Council came out in support of a clampdown on benefit tourism.
Donald Tusk said he ‘could not imagine’ the EU without Britain – and it would be a ‘dark scenario’ if we left.
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
By Peter Oborne
Up to 100 Eurosceptic Tory MPs set to defy David Cameron and promise to vote to leave the EU in 2017 referendum
Monday, 01 September 2014 08:29
Scores of MPs to promise to vote to leave EU in future referendum
Comes after Douglas Carswell defected to UKIP and criticised PM
Top Tory Michael Fabricant urges party to fight by-election 'seriously'
Three 'Eurosceptic' Tories have begun talks with Ukip, it is reported
Some Tories could campaign using quotes from Nigel Farage on election literature and remove all Conservative logos
Independent Scotland 'would face £2.5billion bill': Report warns 'start up costs' are ten times more than Alex Salmond has claimed
Monday, 01 September 2014 07:34
Centre for Business and Economic Research warned costs will be vast
Is based on creating tax and welfare systems, a defence force and embassies
SNP First Minister has suggested a £250million price tag if union breaks up
A report by the Centre for Business and Economic Research says an independent Scotland's start up costs would be ten times more than Alex Salmond has predicted
An independent Scotland would require ‘start up costs’ of £2.5billion – ten times more than Alex Salmond has claimed – according to an expert report.
Revealed: How white British pupils will be outnumbered in English state schools by 2037
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:55
Number of ethnic minorities in schools has soared by 61% since 2004
Meanwhile, white British population has dropped by 12% in same period
If trend continues, Asian-origin pupils will be majority in classrooms in 2037
DfE report puts shift down to rising immigration and falling birth rates
What Carswell's defection means for Labour and the Left
Saturday, 30 August 2014 08:07
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.
'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."
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