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There’s only one person who can save the Queen’s corgis

The Queen, we learnt earlier this month, has decided not to take on any more corgi pups as, at the age of 89, she is worried about leaving any young… Continue reading The post There’s only one person who can save the Queen’s corgis appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

George Osborne: Britain must work with France to build a trade relationship with the EU

George Osborne has revealed the aim of Britain’s EU renegotiation: to move our relationship back towards a trading partnership. The Chancellor has told the Daily Telegraph he would like to see a paired… Continue reading The post George Osborne: Britain must work with France to build a trade relationship with the EU appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The Spectator at war: The new standard

From ‘The New Standard‘, The Spectator, 31 July 1915: Where food and service are concerned we believe there are a fair number of people who will be glad of some… Continue reading The post The Spectator at war: The new standard appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

What the latest private LAB polling has done to the betting

Burnham the big loser after survey had him 3rd One of the great features now on the Betfair exchange for those who like trading is that with one click you can cash out and instantly get to a position where you are equal on all outcomes. Yesterday evening just after news of the latest private […]

“Private poll” seen by Mirror sees Corbyn with 22% lead on first prefs with Cooper pipping Burnham for 2nd place

The private poll seen by Mirror with Corbyn 22% ahead & Cooper in 2nd place. http://t.co/b3wbQFQhtI pic.twitter.com/bSMovl8nhP — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) July 28, 2015 It’s hard to comment on private polling and I’ve no idea about the veracity of it. But I don’t think that the Mirror would be flagging it in the way it […]

Jeremy Corbyn 20pts ahead in leaked poll — while Cooper heads into second place

Jeremy Corbyn is still on track to be the next Labour leader, according to leaked private polling. Tomorrow’s Daily Mirror reports that this poll puts Corbyn on 42 per cent… Continue reading The post Jeremy Corbyn 20pts ahead in leaked poll — while Cooper heads into second place appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Jeremy Corbyn won’t destroy Labour. But he might yet destroy the country

Imagine, for a moment, the following scenario. In 2017 Britain votes narrowly to remain within the European Union, despite the Prime Minister having achieved little in attempting to renegotiate the… Continue reading The post Jeremy Corbyn won’t destroy Labour. But he might yet destroy the country appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

What if Jeremy Corbyn wins?

A Jeremy Corbyn victory was once a hilarious joke but now it seems possible, even likely according to some. If the Labour party wakes up on September 13 and the… Continue reading The post What if Jeremy Corbyn wins? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Labour: Derek Hatton’s membership application has been rejected

Last night Derek Hatton claimed that he has successfully rejoined the Labour Party 29 years after they expelled him. Hatton — who joined Labour with the Trotskyist group Militant — boasted about… Continue reading The post Labour: Derek Hatton’s membership application has been rejected appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

What is it with the far-left and violence?

Thanks to Guido Fawkes, I learn that the left-wing author Owen Jones has just appeared at the Sinn Fein summer school in Ireland.  According to Sinn Fein’s own newspaper, Owen used… Continue reading The post What is it with the far-left and violence? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Jeremy Corbyn takes part in Mumsnet chat: ‘I do not have a rare skin condition’

This morning Jeremy Corbyn told Radio 4?s Women’s Hour that a thread on Mumsnet in which he was described by one user as being ‘attractive in a world weary old… Continue reading The post Jeremy Corbyn takes part in Mumsnet chat: ‘I do not have a rare skin condition’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Do Nikkei and the FT really share the same journalistic values?

It’s nearly 30 years since I worked in Japan, but I still have a few words of the language and a certain idea of how the place works. The role… Continue reading The post Do Nikkei and the FT really share the same journalistic values? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Friends reunited: how George Galloway hopes to ‘work closely’ with Jeremy Corbyn

Things could start to get very strange indeed if Jeremy Corbyn is successful in his bid to be the next Labour leader. Corbyn’s old chum George Galloway has today voiced his… Continue reading The post Friends reunited: how George Galloway hopes to ‘work closely’ with Jeremy Corbyn appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Is another referendum on Scottish independence actually inevitable?

So here we go again. Alex Salmond, popping up on the Andrew Marr show while Nicola Sturgeon is in China, makes news without saying anything new about the circumstances in… Continue reading The post Is another referendum on Scottish independence actually inevitable? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Revealed: the Andy Coulson joke that Nick Clegg cut from his conference speech

Although Nick Clegg is under increasing pressure in some quarters to write a tell-all book about his time in coalition, the closest he has got to this so far is… Continue reading The post Revealed: the Andy Coulson joke that Nick Clegg cut from his conference speech appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Lord Sewel resigns from House of Lords — here comes the inevitable calls to scrap it

Lord Sewel has announced he has resigned from the House of Lords this morning. 48 hours after the first stories and videos about his alleged use of drugs and prostitutes… Continue reading The post Lord Sewel resigns from House of Lords — here comes the inevitable calls to scrap it appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The Spectator at war: American friendship

From ‘The American Note to Germany‘, The Spectator, 31 July 1915: German submarine methods cannot possibly continue on their past lines without sooner or later sacrificing another American life. The… Continue reading The post The Spectator at war: American friendship appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

North Lanarkshire Update

Sum of Payment to Claimant The figure referred to here is the net settlement being offered to the employee after allowing for all deductions including income tax and as everyone knows the proposed settlement with the GMB is much lower...Show More Summary

SLC Update (27/07/15)

Lots of readers from South Lanarkshire have been in touch over their equal pay settlement offers and everyone I've spoken to says they've been badly let down by the 'take it or leave it attitude' of the trade unions. Now I find thatShow More Summary

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