Tag Archives: UK liberal democrats

Bizarre benefits fraud excuses revealed

Celebrity squares are: Top left: Jacquie Smith MP (Lab) – former Home Secretary who claimed her husband’s pay-per-view porn on expenses. [no action] Top right: David Laws MP (LibDem) – almost coalition Home Secretary until he admitted claiming for rent paid to his undeclared male partner. [suspended from Parliament for a week, under police investigation] […]

Royal Wedding Special

UPDATE: But sometimes, it’s just nice when the fuss is all over…

If you tolerate this, your pension will be next.

Fan as I am of schlocky eighties sci-fi from my misspent youth (Predator: bestest filum EVAH!), I’ve been thinking recently of the Dolph Lundgren classic DARK ANGEL where a nine feet tall alien goes around pumping victims full of stolen heroin before harvesting the resultant endorphines with a spike for sale on the intergalactic drugs […]

Vince Cable bought my vote for £10,000

Well… maybe. I’m not cheap but I CAN be bought (as the saying goes) and as one of those from the lower end of the British income spectrum, the Liberal Democrat offer to raise the tax-free threshold to £10,000 looks pretty tempting from where I’m typing. The BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders (oakily dokily) was […]

The First Election Debate – Review

High Office isn’t as high as it used to be OR a message of fear, a message of hope and a message of exasperation. Usually if an hour and a half of television is going to be this tedious I can reasonably expect to see a little white ball being chased across a field by […]