Lib Dems step up pressure on Brown over Lockerbie comments silence

by Stephen Tall on August 25, 2009

Gordon Brown has, after five days’ silence, commented on the Scottish government’s decision to release on compassionate grounds Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of involvement in the Lockerbie bombing. Mr Brown said he was “repulsed” by the welcome Mr (…)

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Time for a high-pay commission?

by Stephen Tall on August 25, 2009

Catching up on what happened in British domestic politics while I was sojourning on the continent, I came across Vince Cable’s Guardian article, The rich must be reined in, in which our deputy leader advocated the establishment of a high (…)

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The cost of pavement politics

by Stephen Tall on August 25, 2009

What’s cost the taxpayer £82m over the last five years? Answer: compensation claims against county councils and unitary authorities by members of the public who have tripped on pavements. The figures from 90 local authorities were obtained by the Lib (…)

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Film censorship "in chaos", says Foster

by Stephen Tall on August 25, 2009

As the BBC reports: Retailers who sell violent video games and 18-rated DVDs to children cannot be prosecuted because of a legal blunder 25 years ago. Dozens of prosecutions under a 1984 Act have been dropped because the government of (…)

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