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Tory tax ‘cuts’ may not offer much escape from higher-rate tax demands, The Money Blog

Tory tax ‘cuts’ may not offer much escape from higher-rate tax demands

Cameron’s electioneering tax giveaway announced at the Tory conference may not be as pleasing as it first appeared to taxpayers

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 2 October 2014 at 11:53 am

Disabled using high-cost credit after £28bn of financial support withdrawn, The Money Blog

Disabled using high-cost credit after £28bn of financial support withdrawn

Almost half of Britain’s disabled people have been forced to use credit cards to pay for clothing and food.

By | The Money Blog | Tuesday, 23 July 2013 at 12:25 pm

Cameron, the Napoleonic Sheep, Eagle Eye

Cameron, the Napoleonic Sheep

Bruce Anderson had a brilliant column in the Daily Telegraph yesterday. He still supports David Cameron’s policies, but seems to have lost patience with the politician, who “has spent a lot of time reminding hungry sheep about the price of grass”.

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 29 December 2012 at 6:14 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

Sun Araw: Verifiable field research on inter-dimensional living, Arts

Sun Araw: Verifiable field research on inter-dimensional living

What happens when a pair of psychedelic noiseniks from LA collaborate with a vocal group from St. Catherine’s Parish, Jamaica? Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras meet the Congos.

By | Arts, Music, Notebook | Thursday, 10 May 2012 at 3:55 am

The Olympics and the Jubilee distract from the real issues this summer, Notebook

The Olympics and the Jubilee distract from the real issues this summer

“Everyone” is getting geared up for the summer of celebration, or at least so the Establishment tells us. But these are welcome diversions from more serious issues, says James Bloodworth.

By | Notebook, Olympics, Opinion | Wednesday, 9 May 2012 at 4:00 am

Five myths about Britain and the EU, The Foreign Desk

Five myths about Britain and the EU

It’s hard to keep abreast of events in Europe, even earth-shattering ones such as the Brussels summit, from across the Atlantic. Then again, this might help you put things in perspective: the Washington Post put its account of the summit on page 19 today. The divorce of the UK from the rest of Europe does not merit a TV headline. The America media are far more interested in Mitt Romney’s $10,000 gaffe in the Republican presidential contenders’ debate last night than in how the country’s economy might be affected by the decisions in Brussels.

By | The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 11 December 2011 at 8:00 pm

NATO’s dilemma: if you break it, you own it, The Foreign Desk

NATO’s dilemma: if you break it, you own it

Before the Iraq invasion of 2003, the US secretary of state, Colin Powell, famously warned President George Bush that “if you break it, you own it.”
In the case of Libya, the NATO intervention proved decisive in turning the tide in favour of the rebels seeking to end Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year grip on power. The question now [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 23 August 2011 at 2:18 am

Cameron’s problem with listening, Eagle Eye

Cameron’s problem with listening

David Cameron has just come off the Today Programme with a strong defence of the Government’s now famous NHS ‘listening exercise’. But there is a suggestion around Westminster that the man who came up with the idea was not Mr Cameron but his new spin doctor Craig Oliver.
Mr Oliver is said to have persuaded his [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 9:23 am

Why we shouldn’t arm Libya’s rebels, Notebook

Why we shouldn’t arm Libya’s rebels

Wars are won with force, and force in the 21st century is manifested in fire power and ammunition. To the hapless rebel, the man who has lived his life in the shadows of brutality and the silhouettes of barbarism, a gun is a beautiful thing. Likewise, In a society built on inequality and oppression, bullets can quickly become the only equaliser, and hold the promise of emancipation.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Friday, 1 April 2011 at 7:34 pm

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