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An invitation to The Spectator’s carol concert at St Bride’s church

(Update: we have now sold 240 of the 250 tickets left to this, and the last ten will probably be gone by lunchtime Thursday. So apologies to those who are disappointed.… Continue reading The post An invitation to The Spectator’s carol concert at St Bride’s church appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Ed Miliband could be in trouble in Doncaster

Released tomorrow polling in Doncaster North showing UKIP 2nd so if Tories tactically vote for UKIP Miliband loses #votetorygetlabour! — Lord Ashcroft (@LordAshcroft) November 26, 2014

Apollo Awards 2014: Digital Innovation of the Year

This article first appeared in Apollo magazine Apollo’s new Digital Innovation of the Year award commends organisations harnessing digital technology to advance access to, or knowledge of art. The winner will be chosen… Continue reading The post Apollo Awards 2014: Digital Innovation of the Year appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Apollo Awards 2014: Museum Opening of the Year

This article first appeared in Apollo magazine Apollo magazine are pleased to announce the Apollo Awards 2014 shortlist for the Museum Opening of the Year, which recognises some of the most important new museum… Continue reading The post Apollo Awards 2014: Museum Opening of the Year appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Sturgeon's Business Pledge

Nicola Sturgeon is setting out her own stall on her relationship with business. Whereas her predecessor was comfortable with boardroom types, that's not the background of the new first minister. As a lawyer, her area of interest wasShow More Summary

Tory detox mission continues as Liz Truss speaks softly to ‘Green Blob’

One of the major themes of this year’s big Tory reshuffle was the attempt to detoxify certain policy areas where a minister was involved in a stand-off with certain groups… Continue reading The post Tory detox mission continues as Liz Truss speaks softly to ‘Green Blob’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

PMQs sketch: In sickness and in health

Health, health, health. Viewers of PMQs must be sick of it by now. Health this, health that. Health, health. On and on. Ad nauseam. Today’s exchanges involved the usual tussle… Continue reading The post PMQs sketch: In sickness and in health appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

When do the children of migrants become British?

When do the descendants of immigrants go from being migrants to being natives? That’s the question raised by a MigrationWatch UK study which says that the impact of immigration on the… Continue reading The post When do the children of migrants become British? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Uncertainty surrounds when Cameron will deliver his game changing immigration speech

We still don’t know when David Cameron’s long-awaited ‘game-changer’ speech on immigration will be. Downing Street is only saying that it will be ‘before Christmas’, but it is still expected… Continue reading The post Uncertainty surrounds when Cameron will deliver his game changing immigration speech appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The Labour MPs who deny planning to defect to Ukip

Ukip are desperate to build on the momentum from their Rochester win as the general election looms ever closer. At the very top of the party figures including leader Nigel… Continue reading The post The Labour MPs who deny planning to defect to Ukip appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Sol sick as a parrot over tax

Now. Who would live in a house like this? As a footballer, Sol Campbell was a rock in the England and Arsenal defence. In his retirement, he has become an outspoken critic of Labour's plans for a "mansion tax" on properties worth more than £2m. Today, he went head-to-head on The Daily Politics with shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith. Show More Summary

From YouGov: How would Jesus view immigration, gay marriage, renationalising the railways and the death penalty

Don't quite know what to make of this YouGov polling. How would Jesus view immigration & gay marriage? pic.twitter.com/OqnrugmJ9k — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) November 26, 2014 By 38%-6% the YouGov sample say Jesus would support the renationalisation of the railways. 49% said he'd oppose death penalty, 17% support — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) November 26, 2014 […]

PMQs: Ukip’s presence unnerves both the Tories and Labour

Ed Miliband is determined to talk about the NHS as much as possible at PMQs while David Cameron wants the economy to be Topic A. The result: Miliband asks about… Continue reading The post PMQs: Ukip’s presence unnerves both the Tories and Labour appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

PMQs: Ukip’s Mark Reckless begins his battle to hold his seat with local question

‘Oooooh!’ shouted MPs when Mark Reckless got to his feet today at Prime Minister’s Questions for his first chance as a Ukipper to grill David Cameron. The newly-re-elected MP had… Continue reading The post PMQs: Ukip’s Mark Reckless begins his battle to hold his seat with local question appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Oldie friends again? Richard Ingrams and Alexander Chancellor end bitter feud

‘Tis the season for forgiving, and Mr S is pleased to report that what Vanity Fair called ‘one of the juiciest rows in recent Fleet Street history’ appears finally to… Continue reading The post Oldie friends again? Richard Ingrams and Alexander Chancellor end bitter feud appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Made up quote by Graham Smith of the Cornish Guardian

On the Cornish Guardian website there is a story written by Graham Smith. He claims I answered a question which I did not and attributes words to me which I never said.Mr Smith rang me on Monday to tell me that he and a photographer intended to 'doorstep' me. Show More Summary

Another gong for May

What a busy week for Theresa May as she picked up a gong for Politician of the Year at the Political Studies Association awards at Church House last night. The… Continue reading The post Another gong for May appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The latest immigration madness: prove you love your wife (or husband)

Sometimes it is the small things that tell you everything you need to know about the madness afflicting British politics at present. Consider this small detail from the new immigration… Continue reading The post The latest immigration madness: prove you love your wife (or husband) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Ministers to unveil counter- terror laws

Today is the day ministers set out their new counter-terrorism legislation following Theresa May’s revelations on Monday about the number of thwarted terror attacks and yesterday’s publication of the ISC… Continue reading The post Ministers to unveil counter- terror laws appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

North Lanarkshire News

A kind reader from North Lanarkshire has sent me details of the local trade union campaign to lobby senior Labour councillors over NLC's foot-dragging behaviour on equal pay. The trade unions are targeting councillors' surgeries andShow More Summary

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