Broughton appeared impervious to her distress, a note he recorded on his phone even appearing to romanticise her ordeal, the court heard, 'referring to her laying beneath with him, nettles and thorns, a reference to bleeding where the heart was torn'. If there was a nagging voice telling him to seek help, he silenced it, texting a friend to explain he couldn't get 'bagged' (slang for arrested). … [Read more...] about ‘They took him into their hearts, knowing nothing of his monstrous obsession with drugs, death and DEPRAVITY’: Tragic Louella’s family treated her lover like a son… he repaid them by killing her
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It used to be a matter of good intentions gone awry. Now it is plain fraud. The governments using biofuel to tackle global warming know that it causes more harm than good. But they plough on regardless. In theory, fuels made from plants can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by cars and trucks. Plants absorb carbon as they grow - it is released again when the fuel is burned. By encouraging oil companies to switch from fossil plants to living ones, governments on both sides of the Atlantic claim to be "decarbonising" our transport networks. In the budget last week, Gordon Brown announced that he would extend the tax rebate for biofuels until 2010. From next year all suppliers in the UK will have to ensure that 2.5% of the fuel they sell is made from plants - if not, they must pay a penalty of 15p a litre. The obligation rises to 5% in 2010. By 2050, the government hopes that 33% of our fuel will come from crops. Last month George Bush announced that he would quintuple the US … [Read more...] about If we want to save the planet, we need a five-year freeze on biofuels
Yet no other European country has copied the NHS model in half a century. Almost all comparable countries are winning more resources from their taxpayers, and most outperform the NHS in health outcomes. UK cancer survival rates lag behind those of comparable countries, A&E delays are increasing, the number of operations being cancelled is dire, staffing rates are in freefall and the tick-box target culture is sending doctors and dentists screaming into the private sector. The UK has one doctor for 356 people, against a developed world average of one for 277. … [Read more...] about The NHS needs more than just cash. It needs major reform too
Labour lost in May because we had no clear economic strategy, just “austerity lite”. Jeremy understands why New Labour failed and has come up with an alternative which can unite the Labour party and galvanise the voters. But it is not just economics. Jeremy comes over as a regular, nice guy who, like Nigel Farage, says what he thinks. After years of MPs mouthing the platitudes of their spin doctors, Jeremy’s straight talk is why he is supported by two thirds of Ukip voters and feared by the SNP, who think he can claw back the voters we lost to them in May. … [Read more...] about Supporter: I know why New Labour failed – and why Jeremy Corbyn can win
Oath (Jan 16) Managers read aloud the text articles of impeachment Trial briefs(Jan 17-20) where legal teams present their evidence and lay out their arguments. The rules (Jan 20) Senate Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a set of rules to govern the trial, including the length of arguments and when motions to hear from witnesses would be allowed. Arguments (4 days) Each side gets 24 hours floor time set within two calendar days, which could lead to senators sitting deep into the early hours (as was the case on January 21). Questioning (2-3 days) Senators now have an opportunity to question the lawyers by submitting their questions to the chief justice of the Supreme Court, alternating between the parties. Off-ramps (3 days) Once senators finish questioning the lawyers, they have the option to consider a slew of trial motions — including a motion to dismiss the case and a motion to subpoena witnesses. This is the most crucial part of the trial as the senate could kill it … [Read more...] about Donald Trump impeachment result – when will we know?