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Satanists are planning to desecrate the Host at a Black Mass. Let’s stop them

Satan-worshippers are planning to hold a Black Mass in Oklahoma next month. My usual reaction to this news would be: go right ahead. On your own head be it. Those… Continue reading The post Satanists are planning to desecrate the Host at a Black Mass. Let’s stop them appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

CON hopes that UKIP returners will eventually swing their way are undermined by this Lord Ashcroft finding

CON government just 2% ahead of LAB one amongst UKIP voters After the July round of Ashcroft marginals polling I highlighted the “preferred GE2015 outcome” polling which surprisingly had a CON government only 1% ahead of a LAB one. Well another month and data from different group of CON held marginals to look at and […]

Cry Bradford, for George and George

It’s going to be the battle of the Georges in Bradford West at next year’s general election – and Mr S reckons it could be a worth keeping an eye… Continue reading The post Cry Bradford, for George and George appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

What's the PM's next move on Iraq?

There have been all too many acts of barbarism in Iraq and Syria in recent years. What makes this dreadful act stand out from the rest is the fact that the murderer is almost certainly a British citizen and the victim is not just a journalist...Show More Summary

Lord Ashcroft’s poll shows a swing to Labour in Tory-held marginal seats

One of the most fascinating things about Lord Ashcroft’s latest poll is not its content, but who in the Conservative party will be reading it. Naturally, those trying to hold… Continue reading The post Lord Ashcroft’s poll shows a swing to Labour in Tory-held marginal seats appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Local MP pushing for Launceston Medical Centre expansion

North Cornwall’s Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson has written to NHS England urging them to approve the expansion of Launceston Medical Centre without further delay. The centre’s plans to expand to meet demand from people in and around...Show More Summary

Costa Coffee given Launceston go ahead

Costa Coffee have been given permission by Cornwall Council to open in the town square in Launceston. The decision was taken this afternoon by the council's planning committee. The application was for change of use permission to allow...Show More Summary

Tattoos are sad and stupid – we should discriminate against people with them

It’s not often you can blame Samantha Cameron, Sandra Howard and Cheryl Cole for a social trend that blights the job prospects of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of men and women,… Continue reading The post Tattoos are sad and stupid – we should discriminate against people with them appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

New domestic abuse powers? Conservatives should want less state power, not more

The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has robustly defended his policies against somewhat agitated allegations that there is a crisis in our prisons. Certainly, he conceded, that there are difficulties but not, he says, a crisis. I do not know enough about it to judge whether he or his critics are right, but on form my [...]

Britain’s beheaders – how we came to export jihad

This feature is a preview from this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow: It is the now familiar nightmare image. A kneeling prisoner, and behind him a black-hooded man speaking to camera.… Continue reading The post Britain’s beheaders – how we came to export jihad appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

English voters send a message to Scotland: we can’t go on living like this.

Way back in the olden days, Scottish Labour won the 1999 elections to the Scottish parliament, at least in part, on the back of the slogan Divorce is an Expensive Business.… Continue reading The post English voters send a message to Scotland: we can’t go on living like this. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

LAB doing better against the Tories in key marginals than in national polling

CON being killed in the marginals by UKIP & LD-LAB switching The latest round of Ashcroft marginals polling On the basis of today's round of @LordAshcroft polls LAB is doing better in the marginals and is heading for working majority — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) August 20, 2014 LAB taking a third of all 2010 LD […]

The Lord Rennard fiasco is a political foul-up that could only happen to the Lib Dems

If there is ever a degree course in how not to handle political PR, undergraduates will surely spend some time on the Liberal Democrats and Lord Rennard. To recap: Lord Rennard, the former party chief executive, invaded the personal space of several women who were subordinate to him. Those women say those invasions include groping [...]

Breaking: David Cameron returns to Downing Street after journalist beheaded

Downing Street has announced that David Cameron is returning to Westminster from his holiday. A Number 10 spokesperson said: ‘If true, the brutal murder of James Foley is shocking and… Continue reading The post Breaking: David Cameron returns to Downing Street after journalist beheaded appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

My enemy’s enemy: Philip Hammond on Isis and Assad

Philip Hammond made quite clear on the Today programme that this government is ‘utterly opposed’ to everything that Isis stands for: it’s difficult to say anything else when militants who… Continue reading The post My enemy’s enemy: Philip Hammond on Isis and Assad appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Independence Debate

Gordon Brown, the former Labour prime minister and 'part-time' MP for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath, has entered the independence debate via The Scotsman newspaper by suggesting that the UK will become a federal state within two years, if there is a No vote in next month's referendum. Show More Summary

Home Carers

A regular reader has been in touch to some concerns about the working conditions of Home Carers in North Lanarkshire Council. Apparently, the full-time Home Carer who contacted me is required to work an 11 hour day from 7.00 am until 6.00pm with a half hour unpaid break which is supposed to be taken between 12.30 and 1.00pm. Show More Summary

Jihadi 'Justice'

The Guido Fawkes web site (www.order-order.com) has this fly on the wall video of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in action Raqqa, the group's unofficial capital which lies in the north of Syria. I've never done it myself but I'm sure...Show More Summary

Fitted Up

Geoffrey Robertson is an eminent and widely respected QC who lays into both the police and the BBC over the way both organisations have handled serious allegations against Cliff Richard. As Robertson says in The Independent, senior management...Show More Summary

Labour Dinosaur

If you ever wondered why the Labour Party and the Labour supporting unions have such a poor track record on equalities issues, then look not further than this grand old man of Labour politics, Austin Mitchell MP. Now if you ask me the...Show More Summary

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