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Lonely hearts beware: He may have told you he was a soldier and run off with your money, but he’s nothing to do with us…

It is a timeless story familiar to romantics everywhere. You hook up with a brave military man serving his country overseas, you make plans for a future together, he starts asking you for money, clears out your bank account and you never hear from him again. Mills & Boon it ain’t.
Defence chiefs have been forced [...]

By | Eagle Eye, iPolitics | Friday, 16 November 2012 at 7:56 pm

Child abuse: Rochdale MP calls for “the truth” about Sir Cyril Smith, Eagle Eye

Child abuse: Rochdale MP calls for “the truth” about Sir Cyril Smith

His name has been hanging around on the fringes of the child abuse row for several weeks, but Sir Cyril Smith has finally become the latest public figure to be hauled into the story, after police were urged to reveal details of investigations into allegations that the former Liberal MP mistreated boys at a hostel [...]

By | Eagle Eye, iPolitics | Monday, 12 November 2012 at 1:29 pm

Get EU-r tanks off our lawn! Cameron opens up new front against EU power-grabbing, Eagle Eye

Get EU-r tanks off our lawn! Cameron opens up new front against EU power-grabbing

Hard to believe for those emboldened Tory Eurosceptics calling for a more robust approach to the European Union, but David Cameron is standing up to the EU in some parts of the world.
The Prime Minister is fighting a secret battle against EU attempts to take more of the UK’s national powers back to Brussels, internal [...]

By | Eagle Eye, iPolitics | Saturday, 10 November 2012 at 7:04 pm

Scottish Police Racist? Ask the F***ing English B******s they work with, Eagle Eye

Scottish Police Racist? Ask the F***ing English B******s they work with

Claims of racism within UK police forces continue to provoke anxiety, 13 years since the Macpherson report, and with fresh allegations against Metropolitan Police officers in recent months. The Independent on Sunday last month produced a disturbing analysis showing that complaints of racism made against British police officers have more than doubled in the past [...]

By | Eagle Eye, iPolitics | Saturday, 16 June 2012 at 10:33 pm

Coming to a sports centre near you – if you’re lucky – a tiny piece of London 2012, Eagle Eye

Coming to a sports centre near you – if you’re lucky – a tiny piece of London 2012

The progress of the Olympic Torch™ around the UK continues to draw out an excitable few, eager to catch a glimpse of a minor celebrity – and maybe catch a free bottle of Coke™ at the same time.

By | Eagle Eye, Olympics, iPolitics | Wednesday, 13 June 2012 at 2:09 pm

After the Jubilee Parade – Household Cavalry saying goodbye to Hyde Park, Eagle Eye

After the Jubilee Parade – Household Cavalry saying goodbye to Hyde Park

Even as millions watched the Household Cavalry escorting the Queen down the Mall during last week’s Jubilee celebrations, officials at the Ministry of Defence were finalising controversial plans to banish the Royal regiment to the fringes of London in a break with hundreds of years of tradition.

By | Eagle Eye, Opinion, iPolitics | Monday, 11 June 2012 at 10:55 am

Life’s a Riot, wherever you are, Eagle Eye

Life’s a Riot, wherever you are

It was probably worth a try, but scores hopefuls who have claimed for “riot damage” even though they live miles from the scenes of last summer’s disturbances have failed to screw any money out of the public purse.
Dozens of people who demanded compensation for damage suffered in the riots have had their claims knocked back, [...]

By | Eagle Eye, iPolitics | Wednesday, 25 April 2012 at 1:59 pm

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