Designed, like the rest of the Palace, by Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin, it was originally named ‘The King’s Tower’ because the fire of 1834 occurred during the reign of King William IV. It was renamed in honour of Queen Victoria’s long reign. … [Read more...] about Tower housing Big Ben WILL be renamed the Elizabeth Tower to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Her since-deleted tweet read: "Allegations come from former parliamentary official David Leakey. He had been a lieutenant General who served in Germany, Northern Ireland and Bosnia. But claims he was bullied (i.e. intimidated and coerced) by John Bercow. Unlikely." … [Read more...] about Diane Abbott to QUIT as Shadow Home Secretary when new Labour boss elected
Take a piece of paper and draw a line down the centre. To the left, write the issues on which Mr Cameron has retreated or on which he may have to make concessions. On the right of the line, write the issues on which Mr Cameron has imposed his view without any dilution of intentions. … [Read more...] about Why does this coalition wobble like a jelly at every whinge and wail from the Left?
Although Leveson is partly-computerised, it doesn’t have all mod-cons in evidence gizmos. A recent London trial involving Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky saw a new computerised evidence system, Magnum Cloud. It saved five million sheets of A4 paper. Alas, the Leveson Inquiry did not put its evidence management out to tender. ‘We were not invited to bid,’ says Magnum Cloud’s Graham Smith. Hmmm. … [Read more...] about The night that Ed kept the Red Flag flying
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