Huhne: scrap ID cards and put 10,000 bobbies on the beat. Three reasons why he's wrong

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 2009

Amother day, another nail in the coffin of Labour’s increeasingly half-hearted attempts to force the British people to carry ID cards and enrtust their personal details to a national government database. The BBC reports: Home Secretary Alan Johnson has dropped (…)

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How are Lib Dem councillors using Twitter/Facebook?

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 2009

Today’s Times reports on the growth of Twitter and Facebook among councillors, noting in particular the work of one Lib Dem councillor/blogger, Daisy Benson: Daisy Benson, a Liberal Democrat member of Reading Borough Council, used Facebook to encourage young people (…)

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Clegg on Brown's mini-manifesto: "a hotch-potch of unrelated Whitehall schemes"

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 2009

Gordon Brown yesterday set out his policy plans for the next year, with headline proposals including: 110,000 affordable homes by 2011; changes to council house allocation rules which may give more preference to local residents under-25s out of work for (…)

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Norwich North poll date set for 23 July

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 2009

The BBC has the story: The date for the Norwich North by-election, triggered by the resignation of Labour MP Ian Gibson, is expected to be set for 23 July. … He had a majority of just over 5,000 at the (…)

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