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A History Day Today, Wednesday 23 April 2014 (2013 R/C cont)

Today is St George’s Day, patron saint of England. St George is always known as the dragon slayer (http://projectbritain.com/stgeorge2.html). But apparently he was a Roman soldier who protested at the treatment/death of Christians and consequently lost his life too ( 275 more words

2013 Resolution Letter/Blog

Mass Workfare Begins Next Monday ... Or Does It?

With less than one week to go until the launch date of the DWP’s woefully misnamed ‘Help To Work’ and details of the programme are still shrouded in secrecy. 490 more words

DWP

WISHFUL SMILES CELEBRATE ‘EMPOWERED WOMEN’ AND ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT HOUSE OF COMMONS

Wishful Smiles supported by Barry Gardiner MP, marked their one year anniversary by hosting ‘Empowered Women’ at the House of Commons.

‘Empowered Women’ is all about celebrating the successes, achievements and strength of women that are constantly contributing to society. 448 more words

The Politician: A haiku

it is my nature,
to lie, to cheat, aye to steal
come May, vote for me?

– e clifford (c)April 2014

Haiku

Al Akhbar Newspaper: Shame Media

The Lebanese parliament has met today to elect a Lebanese president for a six years period. Samir Geagea (head of the Lebanese Forces) is running for the presidency and there are several other potential nominees (some being announced and some not). 192 more words

Lebanon

Diary of a Nobody

Andy McSmith’s diary in the Independent is an excellent way of keeping up with the machinations and characters of Parliament without having to take them too seriously. 51 more words

Parliament

French Parliament Bans All Getetically Modified Corn

France’s lower house of parliament passed a law Tuesday prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain that is adopted at EU level. 347 more words