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January 22, 2016 1 Comment

Ramsgate ‘sleazebuster’ refers Tory £14,000 hotel bills to Kent police

Michael Barnbrook, a Ramsgate resident who specialises in lodging complaints about politicians, today wrote to Kent police following our report on Wednesday night about the Conservatives spending £14,000 at the Royal Harbour Hotel in Ramsgate. The hotel bills were revealed by the Electoral Commission on Wednesday as part of their disclosure of what each of the main parties spent on their national campaigns at the 2015 general election.

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January 21, 2016 1 Comment

Electoral Commission asks Tories to explain £14,000 Ramsgate hotel bills

The Electoral Commission has asked the Conservative Party to explain four bills for stays at a Ramsgate hotel during the general election.

January 20, 2016 6 Comments

Will the Electoral Commission act over Tory Thanet expenses?

Did the Tories spent twice as much in defeating Nigel Farage in Thanet South last year as they were legally allowed under the rules?

January 15, 2016 1 Comment

Ken Livingstone claims arms deal with Emily Thornberry

After 90 minutes, says Ken Livingstone, it was clear he and Labour’s new defence spokesman didn’t disagree on anything, they both thought it would be wrong for Britain to renew

December 20, 2015 7 Comments

Why it’s time for Louis Van Gaal to go

I don’t know a United fan who thinks he should stay. Frankly, almost anyone right now would do a better job than Louis Van Gaal.

October 21, 2015 4 Comments

Andrew Fisher’s tweets anger senior Labour MPs

The morning papers are full of all sorts of embarrassing and highly vituperative tweets from Jeremy Corbyn’s new head of policy, Andrew Fisher.

October 15, 2015 No Comments

Jeremy Corbyn to meet Chinese President one-to-one

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to get a one-on-one meeting next week with the Chinese President Xi Jinping – his first official meeting with any head-of-state as Labour leader.

September 11, 2015 8 Comments

When Tony Blair nearly ended Jeremy Corbyn’s career

Had Blair withdrawn the whip from Jeremy Corbyn, it would probably have been the end of his political career. And ended any chance of taking the leadership himself 19 years later.

September 2, 2015 13 Comments

Far-left preparing purge of ‘careerist’ Labour MPs if Corbyn wins

A supporter of Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that the far-left is preparing to oust several Labour MPs – who the activist condemned as “careerists” and right-wingers.

August 11, 2015 43 Comments

Why entrism is such a small part of Jeremy Corbyn’s rise

Labour may be the victim of entrism – infiltration by members and supporters of other parties – but it’s only a very small explanation of Jeremy Corbyn’s extraordinary

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