That hoary old Hung Parliament chestnut

by Stephen Tall on March 17, 2009

There’s an interesting article by The Independent’s Steve Richards today, focusing – as the media does every three months or so – on the prospect of a ‘Hung Parliament’, and what the Lib Dems would do in such an eventuality. (…)

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LDV readers say: government should stick by pension promise to Sir Fred

by Stephen Tall on March 17, 2009

Two weeks ago – at the height of the political storm surrounding RBS’s Sir Fred Goodwin’s £693,000 £703,000 a year pension pay-out – LDV asked our readers: How do you think the issue of Sir Fred Goodwin’s RBS pension should (…)

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How to prove you're qualified to be a British citizen

by Stephen Tall on March 17, 2009

David Boyle brings us news that one of the sample questions in the ‘Britishness test’, which immigrants must pass if they wish to become British citizens, is to define a quango. As David comments: It really is extraordinary, though perhaps (…)

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MPs decide (eventually) to allow UK Youth Parliament to meet in Commons

by Stephen Tall on March 17, 2009

The UK Youth Parliament will be allowed to hold a meeting in the House of Commons following overwhelming approval from MPs – after a two-hour long debate. The BBC reports: The move, which was resisted by a handful of Conservative (…)

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