I had planned today to write about the Conservatives and David Cameron following their two by-election humiliations. I had planned to discuss how little control the supposedly omnipotent Tory whips have over their backbench MPs and how more defections are now very likely.
It is David Cameron’s birthday today and, although he may get one more candle on his cake, he will be losing one of his MPs.
In the wake of yet another defection from the Conservatives to UKIP It would be very easy for party members such as myself to gleefully celebrate and expect the good times to continue unhindered.
By Robin Tilbrook, Chairman, English Democrats
In 2002, when the English Democrats launched, it was already clear that the British Establishment was trying to break England up into 'Regions', which had been introduced by John Major’s 'Conservative' Government
The claims that the referendum over Scottish independence is a matter only for those that live in Scotland have now become a nonsense.
Following the dramatic narrowing in the polls, politicians in Westminster have now realised that there is a very real chance that Scotland will vote to leave the United Kingdom. In part, this reflects the canny politicking of Alex Salmond, who is a formidable campaigner.
ECB Unexpectedly Cuts Minimum Bid Rate to 0.05% and Starts QE Program September 5th, 2014 Citing weaker than expected growth in the Eurozone, the European Central Bank’s Governing Council decided to cut its benchmark Minimum Bid Rate by 0.10% to 0.05% at its most recent rate decision announced yesterday.
I have lost count of the number times have I read or heard that the Scottish independence referendum is a matter for the Scots and nothing to do with the rest of the UK.
By Jay Hawk at Orbex
The Euro is selling off against the Dollar and other majors this morning due to growing expectations of a dovish rate statement after this coming Thursday’s ECB rate decision.
By Jay Hawk at Orbex
Events at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, which concluded this weekend, included some very interesting comments from Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart.
In recent months, we’ve seen broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson and some football manager or other hounded by the politically-correct for some comments they made that were supposedly “racist” And a couple of football commentators lost their jobs for remarks (“get them out for the lads” or something like that) which were apparently unacceptably “sexist”.
The latest numbers on house prices from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that prices rose by 10.2 percent in the year to June, which is very slightly down on the 10.4 percent seen in the year to May.