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Baroness Thatcher 1925-2013

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This week we lost a Political heavyweight. Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom died of a stroke on Monday morning. While I certainly did not agree with everything she did, she was a passionate, Read more ›

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UK Local Elections – Councils

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What a bad night and day for David Cameron and the Conservatives last night. A bad night that the Liberal Democrats joined them in. Labour managed to surpass the modest target they had set. In the 181 councils across the Read more ›

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The Catholic Church in the UK to be the Vanguard against Gay Marriage?

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The Catholic Church in the UK has stepped up its opposition to Gay Marriage being introduced in the UK. Today mass-goers will be urged to oppose any moves towards Gay Marriage in a pastoral letter from¬†Archbishop of Westminster Most Rev Read more ›

Northern Ireland Assembly Election 2011

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This year the people of Northern Ireland will go to the polls to elect 108 MLA’s to the Northern Ireland Assembly on May 5th. The current standings of the parties are as follows: Democratic Unionist Party: 36 Sinn Fein: 27 Read more ›

No2AV supporters trying to confuse people

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I was doing my usual perusal of Guido Fawke’s blog this morning. This is a blog I normally find interesting and informative but as the Alternative Vote (AV) referendum campaign continues it seems to be peddling more lies about AV Read more ›

European Union Bill Returns to the Commons

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Today the House of Commons will consider as a Committee of the whole house, the European Union Bill. This will mean that in future the United Kingdom will have to hold a referendum on future treaties which amend the Treaty Read more ›

House of Commons to Debate Loan to Ireland

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Image via Wikipedia This Evening the House of Commons will be debating the Loans to Ireland Bill which will allow the United Kingdom to give a loan of ¬£3,250 million to Ireland. The plan is that the bill will finish Read more ›

George Osborne’s Statement on the UK’s Bilateral Loan to Ireland

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Image via Wikipedia A statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. Mr George Osborne. From Hansard: With permission, Mr Speaker, I should like to make a statement regarding financial assistance for Ireland.I hope Members will understand that Read more ›

The Con/Lib Agreement on Europe

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Image via Wikipedia My last post had a quick look at what the Con/Lib Agreement said on Political Reform. Now look at what should be a what the Agreement says on the EU. As a Euroblogger I probably should have Read more ›