Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

General Election 2015: Greens on 7%, up two points

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, the Green Party is polling on 7% and neck and neck with the Liberal Democrats, the Coalition partners. (more…)

Crowdfunder campaign to transform UK voting scene

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Vote for Policies launch Crowdfunder campaign to reach five million voters and transform the UK’s voter apathy.

Over a third of the UK didn’t vote in the last general election, for young people it was over a half. Worse still, almost two thirds didn’t vote in the recent European elections. (more…)

Ed Miliband ‘to let the people into our politics’

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Ed Miliband says that, if he as the Labour Party leader becomes Prime Minister after the next General Election, he will take open questions from members of the public on the same day that he faces MPs during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). (more…)

David Cameron’s Big Society Network Investigated by the Charity Commission

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

The Charity Commission is investigating allegations that public money was misused by David Cameron’s pet project, the Big Society Network, (more…)

TheCityUK responds to latest Balance of Competences report

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

TheCityUK has responded to the latest Treasury report reviewing the balance of powers between London and Brussels.

The report focuses on the financial services aspect of the relationship between the UK and the European Union (more…)

UKIP Announces Two Key Frontbench Spokesmen

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Following on from his pledge to show that the UK Independence Party is not a ‘one man band’ Nigel Farage has started assembling his UKIP front bench team to fight the General Election next year, with the first two names to appear being Patrick O’Flynn and Steven Woolfe with a promise of more to follow. (more…)

What Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle might mean for investors

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

By Patrick Foot, financial markets writer at IG.

Traders are used to looking towards industry bodies, companies and central banks for market-moving announcements. This week, that meant figures on CPI and unemployment in the UK, and a speech from Janet Yellen in the US. (more…)

Green Party to march with unions in public sector strike on July 10th

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Green Party only main party to support the public sector employees

On July 10 the Green Party will stand alongside unions in the largest one-day strike over pay by public sector employees since 2010. (more…)

Policy-makers must make our communities places of fun for all ages

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Local and national policy-makers are failing to ensure that our communities meet the needs of all ages according to a new report, ‘Community Matters. Making our Communities Ready for Ageing‘. (more…)

Councils Face £5.8 Billion Funding ‘Black Hole’

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Councils in England face a funding gap of £5.8 billion between March 2014 and the end of 2015/16, new Local Government Association (LGA) analysis shows. (more…)

Green Party: A living wage for all can help rebalance our economy

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Green Party has welcomed the Living Wage Commission’s report, which calls for the government to pay public sector workers the living wage. (more…)

UKIP Supporters Are Technologically Challenged Says Chuka Umunna

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Speaking on the BBC One current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show, yesterday the Labour shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, implied that UKIP supporters can’t do the internet and E-mails. (more…)