LABOUR MP Yvette Cooper and husband Ed Balls became the first married couple to serve together in the cabinet when they got hitched. Here's what we know about the female politician. When did Yvette Cooper marry Ed Balls? Senior Labour party politician Yvette, 49, married Ed Balls on January 10 1998 in Eastbourne. The wedding was attended by the cream of new Labour's political and media set, with reports of who was talking to whom being phoned to tony Blair's aides, who were in Tokyo at the time, the New Statesman reported. Yvette and Ed and have three children together - daughters Ellie and Maddy, and a son called Joel. They were the first married couple to serve together in the British cabinet. How long has she been an MP? Yvette has been an MP since 1997, serving for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford. She served in the cabinet between 2008 and 2010 a chief secretary to the Treasury before serving as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. when Labour lost the 2010 general … [Read more...] about When did Yvette Cooper marry Ed Balls, how long has she been an MP and what did she say about her husband’s time on Strictly?
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0 Comments Nicola Sturgeon says Glasgow School of Art fire heartbreaking BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Scotland’s First Minister has said the fire that ripped through Glasgow’s historic School of Art is “heartbreaking” as she visited the scene to meet firefighters tackling the blaze. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/nicola-sturgeon-says-glasgow-school-of-art-fire-heartbreaking-37017523.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37017514.ece/577ae/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_46a4d2a6-822c-49a2-8b53-828621240741_1 Email Scotland’s First Minister has said the fire that ripped through Glasgow’s historic School of Art is “heartbreaking” as she visited the scene to meet firefighters tackling the blaze. Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish Government stood ready to do all that it could to ensure that the world-renowned building has a future despite being gutted by fire for the second time in four years. The blaze broke … [Read more...] about Nicola Sturgeon says Glasgow School of Art fire heartbreaking
By Niall MurrayMigrant children and those from disadvantaged areas start primary school significantly earlier than others and do not settle as well, significant new research shows.The average ages at which all children begin school has been increasing significantly over the past two decades, but almost half have started junior infants by age four-and-a-half according to the long-running Growing up in Ireland (GUI) study.However, a new study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) shows that those from more advantaged homes start later, such as children with professional parents, mothers with a college degree, two-parent or higher income homes. But children from homes where nobody is working start an average of two months earlier than those with professional parents.The report’s author, ESRI research professor Emer Smyth, found that children from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds have more negative attitudes towards school, more socio-emotional difficulties … [Read more...] about Children in poorer areas more negative about school, research shows
KEN Livingstone has finally quit Labour two years after being suspended over anti-Semitism claims. Here's our lowdown on 'Red Ken' and his alleged slurs... What did Ken Livingstone say about Hitler and Zionism? Ken Livingstone, claimed Nazi leader Adolf Hitler "supported Zionism" when he first came to power in 1930s Germany. Speaking to BBC's Vanessa Feltz back in 2016, Livingstone said Hitler's support came "before he went mad and killed six million Jews". At this time, Livingstone was defending then-newly elected Labour MP Naz Shah, after she re-posted a Facebook meme in 2014. Ms Shah expressed regret for sharing the post which called for Israeli's to be relocated to the United States. What did Ken Livingstone's resignation statement say? Ken Livingstone's resignation statement in full:After much consideration, I have decided to resign from the Labour Party. The ongoing issues around my suspension from the Labour Party have become a distraction from the key political issue of … [Read more...] about When did Ken Livingstone quit Labour, what did he say about Hitler and Zionism and who’s accused him of anti-Semitism?
0 Post a comment Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - Politics The big question for Tynwald today (Tuesday) is not just what members will have to say about the government proposal to buy the Steam Packet but how much they will say. Amid rumours that some MHKs have already been carpeted by the dissent-phobic Council of Ministers, for not saying the right things after last week’s sudden announcement, it is worth remembering that, last year, Tynwald spent all of six minutes and 20 seconds on public consideration of the Steam Packet’s offer over a new sea services agreement.This time, the government only deemed it worthy of informing the public of its plans to buy the Steam Packet just seven days before Tynwald was due to vote, and only then after the plan was splashed all over the front page of the Isle of Man Examiner last week. It wasn’t on the original agenda for today’s Tynwald sitting.There is serious disquiet about the lack of detail over the deal - and the £124 … [Read more...] about Paul Speller’s political preview: How much will they say about the proposal to buy the Steam Packet?