From the daily archives:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

#702: 1969, Dusty Springfield, Just A Little Lovin’

June 4, 2013

It’s day 6 of 7 of our theme week celebrating the passage of gay marriage through Parliament.  Another hurdle was cleared today, when the House of Lords defeated a wrecking amendment put down by Lord Dear by 390 votes to 148.  There has been the usual idiocy from Norman Tebbitt and Richard Dannatt, who rather […]

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Labour’s Economic Policy: Ed Balls Shows He Is ‘Very Serious’

June 4, 2013

This is not a compliment, by the way. Ed Balls’ announcements yesterday that Labour would keep within George Osborne’s spending restrictions in its first year in office, if it wins in 2015 and its decision to scrap winter fuel payments for older pensioners, are disastrous in substance and every bit as bad in terms of the raw politics. […]

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The Coalition Anti Sleaze Bill: Dirty Rotten Scoundrel Politics

June 4, 2013

It had to happen. David Cameron and Nick Clegg have decided to insert a last minute clause to clamp down on trade union funding of election campaigns – as part of a new anti-sleaze bill. The new bill will include measures to control in a year prior to the election any spending of third party […]

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