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March 12th, 2014

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The round up of recent events (click on the links below, and it will bring up the relevant link)

  1. The Tory knives are out for Michael Gove – and Boris is leading the assassins
  2. If people wonder why Clegg is loathed by the Labour Party – let today be your answer
  3. Labour still loathe – and feel contempt for – Nick Clegg
  4. “No, we don’t want an in-out referendum”: Ed Miliband, right first time
  5. Miliband’s EU referendum stance shows he is confident of election victory. The very fact that the Labour leader feels secure enough to affront Eurosceptics suggests he believes No.10 is within reach.
  6. The top five ways to rattle a parliamentarian
  7. Nigel Farage ’employs both his wife and mistress at public expense’
  8. Immigrants cost Britain £3,000 a day each, says report
  9. Prince Charles letters: attorney general acted unlawfully, say senior judges. Ruling in the court of appeal backs Guardian campaign to have letters to ministers released under freedom of information law
  10. Scots more likely to think their attitudes are related to where you come from
  11. Scotland’s deficit of £12bn damages Alex Salmond’s case for independence. Fall in North Sea oil revenues last year left Scottish economy with worse annual deficit level than United Kingdom
  12. Crimea shows risks in troop cutbacks, says chief of army
  13. People of all political persuasions say that Bob Crow was an effective union leader – even if they personally did not agree with his approach
  14. Bob Crow knew exactly who the enemy was – the boss class. The right’s efforts to claim Bob Crow as one of their own only highlight the great chasm between us and them
  15. One Direction’s demands to George Osborne: can celebrities ever influence politics? Monty Python, Kings of Leon and One Direction are some of the famous names urging fans to get involved with activism. But do pop stars and celebrities ever make a difference in politics?
  16. The UK’s dwindling R&D spending makes its talk of innovation ring hollow. With a smaller percentage of GDP going on research than was spent in the 1980s, no wonder productivity figures are grim
  17. This website is proving invaluable for those interested in the next election. I recommend checking it out.
  18. This is their twitter feed
  19. MPs denied cat over fears they might overfeed it
  20. 1,476 years ago  Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius.