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SEE IT: Man kayaks down street during severe rainstorm

Record rainfall in the south of France enabled a couple of men to kayak down the street.

Saudi high risk bet in Yemen

There is a sign on French level crossings for those who consider themselves to be vigilant. It reads "One train can hide another". This is sound advice should be erected in Oval Office and Downing Street. Only it should read: "One intervention can hide another." While all eyes are on Syria and Iraq, another intervention is taking place in Yemen. Show More Summary

Lord Ashcroft poll is out – Labour is on course for a majority

There’s a 6 point swing from Con to Lab in this polling – This would put Ed Miliband into Downing Street with a majority of 62, assuming UNS.   The @LordAshcroft polling pic.twitter.com/KcMyqbTeEO — The Screaming Eagles (@TSEofPB) September 28, 2014 It also makes for unpleasant reading for the Lib Dems, as Lord Ashcroft notes, A […]

If Labour wants to sneak Ed Miliband into Downing Street, it's treating the nation with contempt

I bumped into Ed Miliband last night. We were both attending the Daily Mirror reception on the old Coronation Street set at Granada studios. Slightly surreally, I was walking out of the Rover’s Return as he was walking in. He smiled and said “hello”, and I smiled and said “hello”, and then we went our [...]

Ed Miliband's wants 10 years in Downing Street. The public would prefer he stays in Primrose Hill

Whatever you think of him, you certainly can’t accuse Ed Miliband of lacking ambition. Not only has he called the 2015 general election in his own favour, he appears to have called his triumphant 2020 re-election as well. According to pre-briefing, Miliband is set to unveil a six-point, 10-year plan for revitalising Britain when he [...]

Why did David Cameron and George Osborne put party politics ahead of post-referendum reconciliation?

Why has Downing Street has been leaking to favoured journalists details of a sordid and deeply unedifying private dinner which took place between the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and a small group of hangers on late last Thursday night? The story is damaging for the Prime Minister because it undermines the idea [...]

Is Ed Miliband really fit to lead our nation?

Can you picture it? Really picture it. In your mind’s eye. Prime Minister Miliband, the early morning sun glinting off that famous black door, proffers one final wave, then steps across the threshold into No 10 Downing Street. Tomorrow marks the end of Ed Miliband’s journey. It was a journey that began on this very [...]

The lesser EVEL

THE Labour Party conference opens in Manchester today, and the party is wriggling. The reason? On Friday morning, the No victory in Scotland's independence referendum just hours old, David Cameron stood before 10 Downing Street and set a trap for the opposition. Show More Summary

South East devolution on the agenda

The lights remained on all night in Downing Street - I am told David Cameron was following the results closely. No doubt there was a huge collective sigh of relief behind the famous black door when it became clear that the people ofShow More Summary

Cameron: Wales at heart of debate

The people have spoken. The prime minister has spoken. This is what he said, shortly after 7am in Downing Street: "It is absolutely right that a new and fair settlement for Scotland should be accompanied by a new and fair settlementShow More Summary

New Surveillance Video Show Missing UVA Student Running Down Street

Surveillance footage and eyewitness reports obtained by police establishes a clearer timeline of the whereabouts of Hannah Graham—the first-year University of Virginia student who has been missing since early last Saturday morning —on the night she disappeared. Read more...

UK Police Abused Anti-Terror Law To Snoop On Journalist's Phone Records Concerning Minor Political Spat

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Plebgate is one of those silly minor political spats in the UK involving a top UK politician who apparently got angry that police wouldn't let him ride his bike out of the main gate at 10 Downing Street. The details really don't matter. Show More Summary

North Korean military warns UK over Channel 4 drama

Credits: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Pyongyang calls the fictional thriller a 'politically motivated provocation' backed by Downing Street One-Minute Read Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 3:50pm Pyongyang...Show More Summary

Slowing Down Streets With Art Under Your Feet

Changing how pedestrians and cars interact doesn't always need new lights and street design. These communities have done it a more simple way. Editor's Note This article is part of Orion magazine's two-year series, Reimagining Infrastructure, which we'll be running here on Co.Exist. Request a free trial issue of Orion here. Read Full Story

UK Government Plays Down Divisions Over New Terror Rules

The British government has been trying to play down a rift between the two coalition parties over new counter-terrorism measures that are due to be announced this afternoon. Ten Downing Street, the official residence of the Prime Minister,...Show More Summary

Milwaukee Wants to Turn Foreclosed Homes Into Part of Its Sewer System

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When it rains, it pours. It pours down streets, into sewers, and often right into people's basements. What if we could flood the abandoned basements and spare the occupied ones? Milwaukee has a novel sewer solution that just might be a silver lining in the foreclosure crisis. Read more...

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.

David Cameron: Britain is not going to get involved in another war in Iraq

That there are just two weeks now until MPs return from summer recess to discuss Britain’s response to the events in Iraq, Palestine and Syria will give Downing Street some… Continue reading The post David Cameron: Britain is not going to get involved in another war in Iraq appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Major anti-ISIS Rally Planned for London, Concerns over EDL, Islamist Attendance

In the shadow of major Gaza protests in London, campaigners will tomorrow stage what they hope will be a large scale anti-ISIS demonstration in the UK capital. Following this week's action outside Number 10 Downing Street, Britain'sShow More Summary

Downing Street Accused Of Lying About New Peer's CV

Downing Street has been accused of misleading the public about the CV of a major Tory donor who was given a peerage, according to the Independent. Jewellery magnate Ranbir Singh Suri, was elevated to the House of Lords on the personal recommendation of the Prime Minister. Show More Summary

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