It turns out that rather than becoming the Minister for Europe, Geoff Hoon quietly died a couple of months ago.Â I know this because in an extraordinary statement to the Commons today, his successor as Leader of the House Jack Straw channelled his spirit: “I also just say, and I’m glad this has been recognised… Continue reading Jack Straw: we’re sh*t and we know we are
It’s a sad day when you don’t even need to look up the actual figures to realise the media and political classes are talking utter balls on crime. An 8% increase in robberies? No an 8% increase in recorded robberies. To give this some perspective, one other statistic hidden in the Guardian coverage today was… Continue reading Criminal Nonsense
A poll by the Hansard Society to coincide with the local elections in May had the Liberal Democrats winning the Youth Vote: 30% of 100,000 pupils in over 200 schools voted Lib Dem, with Labour and Greens tying on 25% and the Tories on 15%. National policies such as free tuition fees and opposition to… Continue reading A Taxing Question: Do Lib Dems want the Youth Vote?