Monthly Archives: June 2007

Business Council for Britain but no CBI

Gordon Brown today announced the new Business Council for Britain to assist him and the Government on its ongoing policies and priorities. So where is the CBI ? Has it been sidelined ? Could it possibly have anything to do … Continue reading

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Anti ID Card campaigners in US win small victory

In a move in the U.S. Senate, we can take a glimpse at what is in store for the NO2ID campaign here in the UK. The similarities of policy, the wanton desire of the administration to have everyone tagged and … Continue reading

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Royal Family earned £3.13 for each an every person in the UK.

The Royal Household accounts were published today, and can be found in full on the Official Buckingham Palace web site. Head of State Expenditure is met from public funds in exchange for the surrender by The Queen to the Government … Continue reading

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Auschwitz death camp renamed

The United Nations world heritage committee has changed the name it uses for the Auschwitz camp in Poland to reflect the fact it was operated by Nazi Germany. (source). It will now be known as “Auschwitz-Birkenau. German Nazi Concentration and … Continue reading

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Charities Commission to get new board members says Miliband

Ed Miliband, Minister for the Third Sector, today announced four new Board members joining the Charity Commission this summer. The new Board members are: Sharmila Nebhrajani, Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer, BBC Future Media and Technology; Dr Andrew Purkis … Continue reading

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Brown £100,000 political donation row marks start at No.10

Gordon Brown has today tried to bury details of over £100,000 of political donations to his leadership campaign from a raft of rich businessmen and trade unions. While attention has been focused on the change of Prime Minister, an obscure … Continue reading

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Open the Champagne – The Traitor has gone

Today, I have cracked the bottle of champagne that I have been saving since my wedding just over a year ago.  It has not been opened to welcome the man who today enters into the role of Prime Minister after … Continue reading

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Euro Politicians mock the electorate

One of the truisms of war, politics and other contested areas of life, is that it always serves you well to look at what the other side are saying or doing. This is particularly apposite when they the other side … Continue reading

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MP's Committee tells Justice to leave FOI alone

Parliament's Constituitonal Affairs Committee has categorically rejected the government's case for new arrangements in handling Freedom of Information requests In a report into the government's proposed changes to the charging system for FoI requests, published on 25 June 2007, the … Continue reading

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Over the Top security hits America where it hurts

Oxford Economics, in conjunction with Tom Ridge (the first DHS secretary) have analyzed travel patterns to the United States and have found travel to the US to be on a decline. Survey data indicates that a major reason may be … Continue reading

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