Labour 'scrap plans to block wealthy donors' spending in marginal seats'

by Stephen Tall on February 7, 2009

From today’s Guardian: Ministers have abandoned plans to block wealthy Tory donors such as Lord Ashcroft from spending huge sums of money in marginal seats between general elections. … The amendment scraps a planned “trigger” which would have meant that (…)

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Baker rejects air flight rationing

by Stephen Tall on February 7, 2009

Today’s Telegraph reports that Lord Turner, the chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, has said people should be given personal flight limits to lower pollution from the aviation industry: “We will have to constrain demand in an absolute sense, (…)

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Lib Dem councillor 'faces down youths goading dog to attack tree'

by Stephen Tall on February 7, 2009

And, no, she didn’t need to call the police/council, or threaten litigation to deal with the matter. And, no, the young people in question did not threaten violence against her as a result of her intervention. From the Islington Tribune: (…)

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