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If you’re Footloose, and fancy free tonight, why not relax, and converse into the night on the day’s events in PB NightHawks.

If you’re a lurker, why not delurk tonight, don’t worry, delurking isn’t the Highway to The Danger Zone.

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

  1. Is Ed Miliband heading for the same grisly fate as Gordon Brown? (Ed is also compared to Julius Caesar in this piece, so it’s not all bad for him)
  2. Boris Johnson: Only Lefties Like Miliband And Stalin Would Shaft Their Own Brother
  3. Kevin Maguire is betting on Ed being Prime Minister in May 2015 in a Lab/Lib coalition
  4. Lib Dem supporters spell it out: We won’t be fooled by Nick Clegg again over support for a coalition
  5. From the Managing Director of Ipsos-Mori, The biggest problem for Labour is that people don’t know what it stands for
  6. Shadow cabinet reshuffle: Rachel Reeves to DWP?
  7. Can Labour’s women save Ed Miliband?
  8. Labour must not pander on immigration
  9. Alistair Darling and David Blunkett add to pressure on Ed Miliband
  10. Miliband might be on the rack, but his election’s far from ruined. Getting the hairdryer treatment from his critics could be just what Labour leader Ed Miliband needed
  11. Are things only going to get better for Ed and Labour?
  12. Profit-sharing could be Miliband’s ‘right to buy’
  13. Why we’d end up paying more for Labour’s rent controls, Labour is toying with a return to Seventies-style rent controls. They will bring us Seventies-style urban decay
  14. How the Lobbying Bill may accidentally bring down political bloggers
  15. Spain threatens ‘eco-tax’ on Gibraltar as Britain rejects demands for talks over sovereignty. Spain may impose a “congestion charge” on traffic crossing its border with Gibraltar it has emerged, a day after being warned that a frontier tax would contravene European Union laws.
  16. David Cameron accused of sanctioning detention of Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda
  17. As in Russia, the terror threat has become the excuse to curtail our rights. Our surveillance culture was conceived to keep us safe, but is now widely abused. And the checks and balances don’t work
  18. A journalist’s partner spending a few hours at Heathrow is a price worth paying for national security
  19. Insecure Britain – the reality of life under Cameron
  20. Prepare to add HS2 and Universal Credit to our depressing list of fiascos, From the poll tax to HS2, ministers seem incapable of calling a halt to a failing policy
  21. Ukip’s chief executive, who was tasked with making the party look more professional, has stepped down from his role “by mutual consent” after eight months in the job. (PLEASE SEE LINK 32)
  22. Are Scotland’s expectations still oil-fired?
  23. Continuing homophobia in schools is the legacy of Section 28
  24. Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom disparages women drivers, feminists… and mild-mannered men
  25. Quotas for women in parliament could ‘effect real change’
  26. Greece needs third bail-out, admits German finance minister. Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany’s finance minister, has made an unexpected admission that Greece will need a third bail-out, just weeks before German national elections.
  27. Blacklisting activists is a human rights scandal. An inquiry is overdue. Blacklisting is a conspiracy between multinational construction firms, the police and the security services
  28. Ron Paul has launched his own TV Channel
  29. Caroline Lucas: Why I risked arrest to protest against fracking
  30. Caroline Lucas released on bail after fracking arrest in Balcombe. Green party MP to find out next week if she’ll be charged for taking part in blockade of Cuadrilla’s drilling site in West Sussex
  31. Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott star in a music video.
  32. Nigel Farage wants Ukip to remain ‘a bunch of amateurs’ Ukip cannot become a professional political organisation that threatens the main parties because Nigel Farage refuses to give up power over it, the party’s former chief executive has said.


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