Is it time to give Guy Fawkes a break?

November 5, 2009

BRITAIN/It’s bonfire night, and once again poor old Guido gets it.

Up and down the country he will be burned in effigy for the dastardly crime of trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament over 400 years ago.

Should Esther Rantzen stand for parliament?

July 29, 2009

Television host, journalist and reality TV star Esther Rantzen is to stand as an independent candidate in the Luton South constituency at the next election.

Tabloid trickery versus the right to know

July 10, 2009

Probity is Britain’s new watchword. After filleting the bankers over their salaries and bonuses and excoriating MPs for fiddling their expenses we’ve now turned our attention to the antics of journalists.

Is the Queen worth 69p a year?

June 29, 2009

“Don’t give the Queen any more of our money, Republic, the campaign for an elected head of state, pleads in a statement on its website.

MPs shoot themselves in foot over expenses

June 19, 2009

The online release of MPs’ expense claims has only served to further dent their already battered reputation.

Speaker election gets X-Factor makeover

June 15, 2009

The winds of change are sweeping through a dusty Houses of Parliament as the race to succeed the Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin hots up.

Is there any way out for Gordon Brown?

June 3, 2009

The Guardian newspaper, normally a Labour supporter, has decided Gordon Brown must go.

MPs Kirkbride and Moran fall on swords

May 28, 2009

The expenses scandal has claimed two more victims – one from each side of the House.

UK MPs’ expenses: who’s next?

May 26, 2009

The scandal engulfing British members of parliament over their often startling expenses claims has started to bring down some prominent victims: the speaker of the House of Commons, two Labour Party MPs and four from the Conservatives at time of writing.