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The round up of recent events (click on the links below, and it will bring up the relevant link)
- Nick Clegg tweets ‘Ed Balls’ to signal thawing of party relations. Shadow chancellor replies ‘I agree with Nick’ after giving interview hinting at stronger chance of Lab-Lib coalition in 2015
- Here’s the interview with Ed Balls that led to the thawing.
- Cable slapped down at Cabinet: Osborne tells Lib Dem to stop alarmist warnings about a new house price bubble
- Why IDS should meet the Trussell Trust as soon as possible
- Foodbanks: Are there more hungry people than a decade ago?
- Labour’s 2013 report card: relying on the kindness of strangers is not enough
- Tories and Labour tied on the big issues. YouGov reveals that the race to win over the electorate on the issues of the day is a dead heat
- Praise be to Gove for never failing to give teachers something to get angry about
- Academy schools ‘more likely to see Ofsted grades rise
- David Cameron focuses on Ed Miliband’s ‘Entente Fatale’ with François Hollande
- Mark Duggan inquest: Was he really armed? Were the police under threat? All the key evidence
- Another Tory says there’s a ‘strong case’ for raising the minimum wage
- How will Labour respond to the Tories’ minimum wage plans?
- The Department of Work and Pensions Helps Young People Work In Sex Shops And Porn Films.. But Not As A Cat Fighter
- ‘Polar vortex’ disruption to cost US economy $5bn. Plunge in temperatures could cost US economy $5bn in lost revenue and shave the equivalent of 0.2pc off first quarter GDP
- Chris Christie 2016: A Bridge to Nowhere
- Who better to convince Scots to reject independence than English celebrities? The Better Together campaign may be growing desperate, but the least it could do is find Scottish C-listers to support it
- Watch: Tory Toff with a fine haircut David Cameron admit: I’m too posh to fight for Scotland
- There’s some polling on the IndyRef.
- Benefits Street: A healthy media would stand up to the powerful and wealthy. Ours targets the poor and voiceless
- In a move which close observers of German politics are hailing as a radical shift towards British style euroscepticism, the new secretary general of the Christian Social Union, (CSU), has come out with a scathing attack on the leadership of the European Union in Brussels.
- We want a United States of Europe says top EU official. Voters must decide for or against a United States of Europe during EU elections this spring, says vice president of the European Commission
- Sir Alex Ferguson should contribute to Labour’s campaign team, says John Mann MP
- Tory MP to be contestant on Splash! Penny Mordaunt says she will take part in ITV reality show presented by diver Tom Daley
- We need to reform pensions – here are some ideas
- Is Boris saying I Predict A Riot? Met police want water cannon ready to use in Britain by summer. Theresa May has rejected a request for government funds to buy water cannon, letter to Boris Johnson reveals
- ‘Clegg’s a condom’ and other bizarre outbursts from Boris Johnson
- Former Irish president urges Cardinal Keith O’Brien to tell life story in order to help gay people
- Tampons and sanitary pads sent to Australian Immigration minister in protest over refugee supplies
- Polling on How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public
A former Marine allegedly suffocated his 58-year-old stepfather by giving him an ‘atomic wedgie’.
- Australia’s science agency apologises after failing to create dragon eggs. Australia’s science agency apologies for failing to create a dragon after a 7-year-old asks the scientists to “make a dragon for me”
Swinton South Local By-Election Result : January 7th 2014 (Thanks to Harry Hayfield)
Neil Blower (Labour) 661 votes (45%, unchanged on 2012, -2% on 2011, +11% on 2010)
Anne Broomhead (Conservative) 298 votes (20%, +4% on 2012, +1% on 2011, -1% on 2010)
Robert Wakefield (United Kingdom Independence Party) 215 votes (15%, no candidate in 2012, +8% on 2011, no candidate in 2010)
Joe O’Neill (Green) 196 votes (13%, -4% on 2012, -4% on 2011, no candidate in 2010)
Paul Whitelegg (English Democrats) 54 votes (4%, -1% on 2012, no candidate in 2011, no candidate in 2010)
Steve Cullen (Trade Unionist and Socialists) 43 votes (3%, no candidate in 2012, no candidate in 2011, no candidate in 2010)
Labour HOLD with a majority of 363 votes (25%) on a swing of 2% from Lab to Con since 2012, 1.5% from Lab to Con since 2011, 6% from Con to Lab since 2010)