Lib Dem councillor reveals Lancashire Town hall uses anti-terror laws to snoop on cleaners

by Stephen Tall on June 18, 2009

The Mirror reports the news: Laws designed to fight terrorists and gangsters have been used by a council to spy on its cleaners. It was revealed yesterday that town hall bosses employed the draconian measures over 500 times, including one (…)

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Gidley and Carmichael back Bercow for Speaker

by Stephen Tall on June 18, 2009

Two Lib Dem MPs have declared who they’re supporting in the forthcoming election for the next Speaker of the House of Commons. Sandra Gidley and Alistair Carmichael are co-signatories to a letter published in today’s Guardian extolling the virtues of (…)

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Osborne claimed £47 for DVD of his own speech on … value for taxpayers' money

by Stephen Tall on June 18, 2009

The Evening Standard’s Paul Waugh has been doing some digging into the newly-released MPs’ expenses claims on the Parliamentary website, and has come up with this ‘file-under-you-couldn’t-make-it-up’ story: Among the tiny fragments of new info available on MPs exes today (…)

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