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The Problem With £6,000

It’s taken Ed Miliband four years to come up with a policy on tuition fees, and frankly, it’s disappointing. His policy turns out to be a cosmetic reduction of fees to £6, 000 a year. 573 more words

Politics

Mark Lancaster MP hits back at Labour critics over second jobs

Mark Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes North, has hit back at his Labour critics over a second job he had in 2011/12.

Emily Darlington, who is standing against Mr Lancaster for Labour, recently claimed: “that second jobs for MPs not only cause potential conflicts of interest but also distract a member of parliament from focusing on their constituency and the people who elected them.” 191 more words

News

Politicians ‘not guilty’ of providing governance for votes‏

In a week when two ex-Foreign Secretaries have been accused of corruption, many around Westminster were gratified to discover that no politician had ever done ‘a day’s work’ in exchange for a parliamentary salary. 254 more words

Satire

Review: The Great European Disaster Movie, BBC Four

Imagine that you are a young child in an alternate universe, a future world in which the European Union has been disbanded amid popular uprising and economic depression. 1,104 more words

Politics

The Rise of the Greens

The Green Party are a sneaky little bunch. They’ve managed to creep through the back door of British politics without anyone noticing. For the last 6 months, Britons have been consumed by the Labour Party, the Tories and the Lib Dems all calling each other incompetent – a rare case of truth from all involved – and the so-called ‘meteoric’ rise of Farage’s band of EU-despising brothers. 518 more words

Labour

PLT Anti-Marketing cold-call blocking: not a 'scam' after all?

An attempt to close down a company accused by the UK Government of a cold-call blocking “scam” has hit something of a stalemate in the Court of Appeal. 3,476 more words

UK Law

Electoral Reform Needed - Part Two: The Solution

Welcome to Part Two of this series on electoral reform! Having shown First Past the Post to be a deeply flawed system, we are now in the position of looking for an alternative. 533 more words