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David Cameron visits Brasenose

As many people would know, David Cameron is a Brasenose alumnus. 2009 is the college’s 500th anniversary (yes, I attend a college more than double the age of my country), and to that end has been putting on various rather pleasant events. There’s been the usual round of balls, parties, guest speakers and lots of […]

RDM: Damn poor show…

A senior Conservative has called for MPs’ pay to be doubled – in return for scrapping their second home allowance. Sir Patrick Cormack says MPs annual pay should increase from £64,766 to more than £130,000. He was condemned as “out of touch” by Labour, while Lib Dem Foreign Affairs spokesman Ed Davey said the veteran […]

RDM: Iron Rations

Shadow Commons leader Alan Duncan has apologised “unreservedly” after he was secretly filmed complaining about MPs’ pay and expenses. The Tory MP was heard to say MPs were being treated badly after the expenses scandal and “have to live on rations”. Mr Duncan said the remarks, made to film maker Heydon Prowse of Don’t Panic […]