After Nigella Lawson’s abuse at the hands of Charles Saatchi, Nick Griffin thought this was funny: If I had the opportunity to squeeze Nigella Lawson, her throat wouldn't be my first choice. — Nick Griffin MEP (@nickgriffinmep) June 17, 2013 Apparently the anger it provoked is not justified, but the result of a sense of [...]
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched herself onto Twitter, showing everyone else how to do it in the process. Her bio is probably one of the best on the site: Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD… The [...]
Labour’s hypocrisy since 2010 has been galling, but their response to the Prism surveillance scandal really turns the stomach. I’ve just walked past a TV screen at Terminal 5 (going to Washington, a pure coincidence,) to see Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander looking very earnest and concerned about PRISM, the extensive web snooping network use [...]
Lovely Margot James features, but we also have to put up with Matthew Oakshott and Salma Yaqoob.
Stop me if you have heard this one before, but a popular, prominent left wing social commentator appears to have caught out lifting quotes. Harry Cole, as his Spectator alter-ego Steerpike, has revealed that a quote that appears in Penny’s breakthrough pamphlet ‘Meat Market’ also appears in a previous article from the New Internationalist. From 1988. [...]
Equal marriage has tonight taken another huge step towards becoming a reality, with a wrecking amendment defeated 390-148.
On a gorgeous, almost summer, evening in Westminster the final throes of the campaign for equal marriage were in progress. It’s very easy to be cynical about politics but this felt different. People from all the political parties came and spoke in favour of equality, including Chris Bryant and Crispin Blunt. Lynne Featherstone, the Lib Dem [...]
This morning has seen a debate raging about MPs expenses, and the system imposed by IPSA, introduced after the 2010 scandal. MPs get a salary of £66,000 a year which is good but nowhere near what some of those people could be earning if they decided to go into the private sector instead. Being an MP [...]
The Guardian, which used to be a newspaper, has opened a data driven coffee shop in Shoreditch. Having checked the date, and confirmed it’s not April 1st, I am now utterly speechless. Luckily Alex Hern has summed it all up nicely here. Those sharks must be confused by continually being jumped.
Nick Clegg has asked Lib Dem Chief Whip Alistair Carmichal to convene a disciplinary meeting to consider the case of Mike Hancock MP. The Portsmouth South MP has had allegations of sexual misconduct made against him. Nick Clegg asks Carmichael to convene urgent disciplinary meeting to consider Mike Hancock — Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) May 29, [...]