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Parodic Laws to Come into Effect

Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week that mock existing legislation.

Details have yet to be confirmed, but anonymous parliamentary sources suggest that some of the nation’s more arcane and inexplicable laws will be reimagined in a display of cheap schoolboy humour. 104 more words


MP's Defection Is A Betrayal

The defection of an MP from the Conservatives to UKIP is a betrayal. The Conservative chairman has accused Mark Reckless of betraying the party after he defected to UKIP. 197 more words


Ukip defector faces angry Tories at the launch of by-election campaign

Shortly after defecting to Ukip, Mark Reckless was probably hoping for a warm welcome when he returned to his constituency of Rochester.

But instead, the former MP was accosted by dozens of Conservatives at a local pub – many of them furious at his decision to abandon the party, months before the general election. 440 more words


Miliband: "I can fix Britain by 2025, if you all just go away and count to a billion"

Ed Miliband wowed the Labour conference today, with a closing speech ambitiously pledging to fix absolutely everything in the UK in 10 years – provided everyone just goes away until he’s finished. 281 more words


Tory RoadTrip2015: From fighting for a Conservative majority to bringing young people into politics

In response to research that suggested more young people are becoming right wing, or in better terms, classical liberal – some knowingly and some naturally without even being political in the traditional sense – the left chose two desperate positions. 421 more words

3 Seats Challenge

In Praise of….Council staff

Last night for the eighth year in a row I had to take to the airwaves to defend council staff against the amateur and incompetent attacks of the Taxpayers Alliance. 1,300 more words

@grantshapps Thanks for the follow :-)

For a change some good news. Imagine my delight when I woke this morning and found that overnight Grant Shapps, chairman of the Conservative Party had followed me on Twitter. 267 more words