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What next for Andrew Mitchell?

Toby Rowland didn’t have the ‘wit, imagination or inclination’ to invent the account he produced of Andrew Mitchell calling police officers ‘plebs’ at the gates of Downing Street. In any… Continue reading The post What next for Andrew Mitchell? 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.

Tory MP Anne McIntosh Calls for Cats to Be Brought Back to the Palace of Westminster in Order to Get the Rodent Problem Under Control

Anne McIntosh "It is a matter of fact that the mouse population at Westminster is spiraling out of control. Will the Right Honorable Gentleman review his decision and, using the same model adopted by ten and eleven Downing Street, consider...Show More Summary

Video: RedBull “SteepCrest 2014? on De Haro in Potrero Hill – Bike and Skateboard Ramp Jumps – Kind of a Nothingburger

TweetI’d wondered why I hadn’t heard of any coverage of this one. It was kind of a nothingburger. See? I don’t know, if Red Bull wants to start shutting down streets to promote itself, I think it could come up with some better ideas. Here are just a few. Hey RB, try to be more […]

Gutless Georgie "Porgie" Osborne Gets Rid of Freya but in Doing So Lies About the True Reason Behind His Second Cruel Abandonment of Her

Freya Relaxing "Freya had to go, it just wasn't working out. She was a handful. Poor Lola was scared of her."-- an unidentified Downing Street sourceFreya's short-lived reign as the first cat of the Exchequer has come to an abrupt end. Show More Summary

Coffee Shots: Miliband heads for the exit

One of the things that every political team needs is a Liz Sugg. Sugg works in Downing Street and makes sure that every trip the Prime Minister makes anywhere runs… Continue reading The post Coffee Shots: Miliband heads for the exit appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

EU ruling supports curbs on 'benefits tourism'

Credits: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: The European Court of Justice Downing Street welcomes European Court of Justice decision on Romanian woman living in Germany One-Minute Read Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 4:22pm The...Show More Summary

Downing Street might have just saved Ed Miliband

The EU Budget deal has moved the story on and taken the pressure off If you have bad news to get out, then Friday evening is as good a time as any to do it. MPs have gone back to their constituencies, the public is paying less attention and it falls in that gap between […]

CicLAvia: Here's the Map For the First CicLAvia Entirely in South LA

December 7's CicLAvia South LA will mark the furthest forays into South LA for the event, which shuts down streets to cars and opens them up to other forms of transportation, like bikes, feet, and rollerskates. No route yet...

Don’t believe in tribal politics? Take a look at how people respond to Downing Street’s cats

One important staffing decision David Cameron took early in his premiership was to fill the post of Chief Mouser, which had been vacant since the demise of its previous occupant,… Continue reading The post Don’t believe in tribal politics? Take a look at how people respond to Downing Street’s cats appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Australian man busted for driving plane down street to pub

Officers were not amused after the man taxied his wingless two-seater down the main street in the rural mining town of Newman, Western Australia.

Laci Green Takes Down Street Harassment

It's never a compliment. And it's never acceptable. Let's get that straight. The post Laci Green Takes Down Street Harassment appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Germany threatens to kick out UK from EU

David Cameron has been warned by German chancellor Angela Merkel that she would rather see the UK leave the European Union than change freedom of movement rules, according to reports. Downing Street on Sunday did not deny that the conversation...Show More Summary

Labour’s melting firewall: almost a third of LD switchers have since left since 2012

Introducing the new swing voters: Purple Labourites and Rainbow Liberals For a long time it looked as if two factors were going to deliver the keys to Downing Street to Ed Miliband. The first was that in the first six months of the parliament, around two-fifths of the Lib Dems’ 2010 vote switched to Labour […]

Should Cameron be worried about Neville Thurlbeck’s New Year surprise?

Given how close the phone-hacking scandal got to the heart of Downing Street, the Tories will be hoping nothing will provoke more questions this side of the election about Cameron’s hiring of… Continue reading The post Should Cameron be worried about Neville Thurlbeck’s New Year surprise? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Craig Oliver: grubby and getting grubbier

In another grubby move Craig Oliver, Downing Street Director of Communications, has leaked to the Daily Mail a text message he sent to me after my Newsnight appearance on Tuesday night. Mr Oliver said that I was "tired and emotional". Anyone who watches my Newsnight appearance can see that I was sober. The Downing Street [...]

Why Ed Miliband could actually win the election for Labour

The verdict is in: Ed Miliband is a walking disaster, a drag anchor on his party's popularity, the man who will single-handedly keep David Cameron in Downing Street. As Dan Hodges writes, "The voices that told us not to underestimate him, that all he needed was time, that he has discerned shifts in the public [...]

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 […]

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