Nick Clegg to introduce shared parental leave for Civil Service

facebooktwittergoogle_plusrss-Follow and keep in touch!

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to announce plans to change the Civil Service pay system to allow fathers to take better split parental leave.

  • The Coalition have brought in shared parental leave for parents
  • Lib Dem Leader Clegg set to announce proposed changes in speech
  • Changes to Civil Service pay structure will come in April 2015.

Continue reading

Ched Evans should be allowed to play football again

facebooktwittergoogle_plusrss-Follow and keep in touch!

Ched Evans committed a horrific crime, and it’s arguable he should serve longer in prison than he eventually will. However, he should be allowed to resume his career as a footballer when he is released.

  • Sheffield United footballer was convicted of rape and serving a prisons term
  • Evans’ club is currently discussing whether to allow him to play for them again when he is released after an outcry

Continue reading

Banning smoking in parks is just an affront to our liberty

facebooktwittergoogle_plusrss-Follow and keep in touch!

The proposals to ban smoking in London’s parks by the Chief Medical Officer are nothing but an affront to liberty and free personal choice.

  • Dame Sally Davies and Lord Darzi make proposals to Boris Johnson that smoking should be banned in London parks.
  • The ideas could be brought in, and used as a blueprint for elsewhere in the UK
    Liberty groups have attacked the ideas
  • Freedom groups have attacked the proposals

Continue reading

Boris’ misplaced tackle

facebooktwittergoogle_plusrss-Follow and keep in touch!

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, kicked a nine-year-old boy whilst taking party in a charity football match with children.

  • Boris was taking part in the match to promote healthy living and exercise
  • The foul was picked up by Sky News cameras who were recording the game

Continue reading

Miliband,_Ed_(2007)

Unlike Cameron and Clegg, Miliband has never not been under threat

facebooktwittergoogle_plusrss-Follow and keep in touch!

Ed Miliband has long been the most vulnerable of the British political leaders, and the attacks on him are relentless. There now seems little that the Labour leader can do now to turn the tide.

  • Former spinner Damian McBride reveals dysfunction at top of Labour party.
  • New Statesman’s George Eaton details Labour’s fear of Green threat
  • Miliband remains much more vulnerable than Clegg or Cameron

There are, inevitably, ups and downs in the lives of political leaders. For Ed Miliband though, there just seem to have been a series of downs. Continue reading

Leaders’ debates proposals greeted with controversy but they must happen

facebooktwittergoogle_plusrss-Follow and keep in touch!

Broadcasters have announced proposals for televised general election debates between UK party leaders. The ideas have been met with controversy though, with the Greens, UKIP and the Lib Dems objecting to elements of the format put forward.

  • Miliband and Cameron will go head to head in one debate, while Farage will be included in another.
  • The Green party are angry that their leader, Natalie Bennett, has been excluded from the debates.
  • The Lib Dems reiterate that they want debates between Clegg, Cameron and Miliband, and not to be excluded from any.

Continue reading

Clegg’s Labour challenger calls transgender radio presenter by previous male name

facebooktwittergoogle_plusrss-Follow and keep in touch!

Labour’s Oliver Coppard is trying to beat Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam. Unfortunately for him, Coppard keeps messing up. His latest gaffe is a tweet supporting for a trans woman…by offensively referring to her by her previous male name.

Continue reading