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01 Dec 2015 15:57
Just as David Cameron thought he had heard the end of Pig-gate, a Scottish brewer has come up with a PR wheeze to cash in on the tale.
Edinburgh-based drinks outlet Cornelius Beer has made its own brew, which it is calling FigPucker. The bottle’s label even features a drawing of Dave. With a pig.
The new product is of course a reference to the unsubstantiated claim in Lord Aschcroft’s David Cameron biography that the
01 Dec 2015 13:19
Downing Street has released the full text of the Syria motion that MPs will be asked to support in the Commons.
The motion states that military action is "only one component of a broader strategy" to tackle IS. It says the UK government will not deploy troops in "ground combat operations". The motion would specifically authorise air strikes "exclusively" against IS in Syria.
Number 10 released the text to journalists at this morning’s lobby briefing,
01 Dec 2015 12:23
Former cabinet minister Alan Johnson has launched Labour’s pro-European campaign by insisting that “there is no progressive case for leaving the EU”.
The Labour heavyweight also claimed the country's security depends on its continued membership of the EU.
Johnson is chair of the Labour In For Britain drive, which will be will be run separately to the cross-party, pro-EU campaign.
He kicked off his speech in Birmingham with a clear effort to portray the Out
30 Nov 2015 17:28
Jeremy Corbyn has been unable to force through an official Labour party policy of opposing air strikes in Syria.
Corbyn had been planning to offer Labour MPs a free vote while asserting that party policy was to oppose air strikes. His office briefed the Guardian on the plan before today's shadow cabinet meeting.
But Corbyn was then forced to back down after he faced protests from a number of his colleagues during the tense two
30 Nov 2015 15:36
Labour MPs are being given permission to vote as they choose on whether to back RAF air strikes in Syria.
Jeremy Corbyn has told his shadow cabinet he will suspend collective responsibility to allow them to vote with their consciences.
By performing a tactical retreat, Corbyn has avoided a mass shadow cabinet walkout. However, the Labour leader has refused to back down completely as he is also stressing that his own opposition to airstrikes is
30 Nov 2015 09:21
Conservative MP Charles Walker has set out five questions his party must answer over the Tory bullying scandal.
The MP for Broxbourne spoke out after former co-chairman Grant Shapps resigned as a minister at the weekend.
Shapps said that "the buck should stop with me". But many Tories believe that Shapps was forced fall on his sword to divert pressure from Tory chairman Lord Feldman, a close friend of David Cameron.
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29 Nov 2015 21:21
Former Labour cabinet minister Douglas Alexander has landed a new job as an adviser to U2 frontman Bono.
Alexander is reported to be advising the rock star on the challenges of securing investment in development to tackle global poverty.
He is said to have been in discussion with Bono for several months, after losing the seat of Paisley and Renfrewshire South to 20-year-old Mhairi Black from the SNP.
The former Labour MP’s new role
27 Nov 2015 16:03
Members of the Fire Brigades Union have voted to re-affiliate themselves to Labour - more than a decade after splitting from the party.
The union disassociated itself from Labour in 2004 in opposition to the policies being pursued by then Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
But FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said the party “had changed for the better” since Jeremy Corbyn’s spectacular election as leader in September this year.
The Union chief said: "We have
27 Nov 2015 12:23
Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone has been branded a "total disgrace" for suggesting Tony Blair was to blame for the 7/7 terror attacks.
The UK was left reeling after four suicide bombers detonated their explosive devices on London underground lines and a bus in July 2005, killing 52 people and leaving 700 wounded in the process.
Livingstone, who was mayor of London at the time of the atrocities, said the men had “given their
27 Nov 2015 11:22
Famously banned by the censors when it was first written, Harley Granville Barker’s political masterpiece gathers a large ensemble to expose a cut-throat, cynical world of sex, sleaze and suicide amongst the political elite of 1920s England.
Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey, Richard II) plays Henry Trebell.
Olivia Williams (Love's Labour's Lost, Happy Now?) plays Amy O'Connell.
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