BBC News Could this take the media pressure off Mr. Corbyn? Until now the ongoing Tory bullying scandal has been largely over-shadowed by the events within LAB. This could possibly change following this afternoon’s resignation from his post as a minister of the party chairman at the General Election last May, Grant Shapps. All this […]
These are the Arab countries the Foreign Office currently advises it is safe to visit: Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait,… The post There’s nothing ‘conservative’ about supporting foreign intervention appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
After weeks of terrible stories about the bullying rife in the Tory youth wing, former party chairman Grant Shapps has… The post Grant Shapps resigns as minister over Tory bullying scandal appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Hundreds more jobs saved at Caparo 28 November 2015 From the section England Further 333 UK jobs saved at steel group Caparo, administrators PwC say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts […]
Here is an edited version of an interview I gave to Sky News on Friday evening at about 6.30 p.m. The subject is the Syrian intervention: https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/670312474453925888
At the start of this week, everyone was wondering how George Osborne was going to get out of trouble on… The post The EU renegotiation is now the biggest obstacle to Osborne making it to Number 10 appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
There is a patent weirdness about someone making a pro-life statement by shooting three people dead, as a gunman appears… The post Where is the balanced reporting on the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Labour’s current travails have hidden the Chancellor’s own problems George Osborne is fond of saying that he’s fixing the roof while the sun is shining. Well, this week he decided to knock off early and catch some rays. After all, what’s the rush? It’s not going to rain overnight. Mañana. Nor will it rain economically […]
The Ariel Atom is to blame. For years we ran a competition called 0-100-0, an acceleration and braking test for cars that was, as the name suggested, a sprint from rest to 100mph and back to rest again. In the earlier years, there was an unpredictability to the results. Lightweights and supercars vied for supremacy, […]
HSBC whistleblower jailed in absentia by Swiss court 27 November 2015 From the section Business Image copyright EPA A Swiss court has convicted a former HSBC worker of economic espionage and sentenced him to five years in jail. Herve Falciani was on trial for leaking bank data that led to tax evasion probes worldwide against […]
The last things CON want are UKIP gaining traction or Corbyn being ousted A week today I’ll be at a wedding of a friend who’s been associated and helped PB for years so probably won’t be that much focused on the outcome, due overnight, of the Oldham West and Royton by-election. One thing that strikes […]
Dutch government to appeal Starbucks tax ruling 27 November 2015 From the section Business Image copyright AFP The Dutch finance ministry says it will fight a ruling ordering it to recover as much as €30m (£21.2m) in tax from Starbucks. European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager ordered the country to recover €20m-€30m in back taxes from […]
The home renovations sector in Australia is being held up and frustrated by the hesitant pace of the current real estate market, according to a new report. The comprehensive review of the country’s renovations market from the Housing Industry Association shows that the current recovery has been slow since the slump in activity between 2011 […]
George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, with its backtracking on the slashing of tax credits, leaves a huge question hanging over 21st-century… The post It’s time to smash the whole welfare system appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Jeremy Corbyn is not having a good day. A large number of Labour MPs are uniting against him over his… The post David Icke comes to Jeremy Corbyn’s defence appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Several years ago I visited the village of Couillery in Lower Normandy to interview Juliette Girard for a book I… The post There’s nothing cowardly about the French appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Adele, the vocal phenomenon from whom there is currently no escape, names each album after her age at the time… The post Has Adele peaked? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I just thought it worth reproducing these stories from several newspapers, today (27th November 2015) detailing new research which suggests that Skunk cannabis (the most widely available) is associated with physical damage to the human brain. Those who say that...
Two weeks after Paris we finally have some clarity from the political left. The current stance of their leadership (as… The post It’s all over for the ‘decent left’, and they have only themselves to blame appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
BMW is promising that customers will be able to buy a new car online in only 10 minutes, after announcing that the UK will be the first market globally to get the company’s next generation of internet retailing. Introduced with the co-operation of 137 dealers in the BMW UK network, the new system combines BMW’s […]