Labour’s Lucy Powell has applied to be driver of the outrage bus this morning, whinging that a joke Sandi Toksvig made about Ed Miliband on Radio 4’s… 46 more words
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Another day, another mysterious recording of a candid Labour shadow cabinet minister emerges. Andy Burnham has been caught on tape confirming he wants Labour to resurrect a 15% death tax on estates, a policy he drafted before the last election but Gordon Brown was forced to… 175 more words
With one day left to pay its creditors, Argentina appears to be heading for a voluntary default.
If you’ve been following the debt saga of Latin America’s third-largest economy, you know things are a mess: A decade of restructuring following Argentina’s record default in 2001 helped the country reduce its borrowings through two debt exchanges, but a small minority of creditors held out and demanded full repayment. 575 more words
Sadiq Khan’s childhood friend Babar Ahmad has been sentenced to 12 ½ years in prison in the US for providing material support to the Taliban. Ahmad confessed to helping the Taliban and Chechen mujahideen by using websites to raise money and recruit terrorists, at a time when the Taliban were harbouring Osama bin Laden. 128 more words