Day: May 3, 2019

Green Party celebrates ‘biggest election night in our history’

Green Party celebrates ‘biggest election night in our history’

With 164 out of 248 council election results declared, the Green Party is celebrating a historic victory and vowing to “carry the Remain banner” into European Parliament elections. The party is up 95 council seats on a record total of 127 councillors so far. As lunchtime declarations were made on ...

Theresa May refuses another people’s vote but refuses to rule out MPs voting repeatedly to clinch her Brexit deal

‘Why don’t you resign?’ May heckled during speech

After a disastorous night at the polls the Prime Minister faced a heckler as she was about to make a speech. She was shouted at by a member of the audience as she began her speech to Welsh Conservatives. He could be heard saying  “Why don’t you resign? We don’t ...

The Caster Semenya decision is a regressive disgrace

The Caster Semenya decision is a regressive disgrace

Caster Semenya is a woman. She’s not transgender. She hasn’t wilfully altered her hormone levels. She’s just a woman who has elevated levels of testosterone. This biological quirk helps her to be world class athlete. And now she’s being punished for it. The IAAF’S ruling will force Semenya to artificially ...

TLE

Bankside Autograph Collection: hotel review

The five-star Bankside Autograph Collection hotel doesn’t disappoint. Minutes from Blackfriars station, it’s nestled in the heart of authentic London. You’ll be greeted by friendly staff seated in an open desk area. This in itself created a warm, open welcome and eliminated the distance often created by standard hotel receptions. ...

Could this rebrand rebuild trust in political parties?

Could this rebrand rebuild trust in political parties?

Clouds of uncertainty still hang over Britain’s future relationship with the EU. The extended confusion over Brexit – which came after the UK voted to leave the EU in the referendum of June 2016 – has resulted in a negative image for politics. In recent months the situation reached fever ...

Copper Dog

Spirit of the Week: Copper Dog Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

During the early 1900s, ‘copper dogs’ became popular amongst Speyside whisky distillers. Fashioned from a length of copper tube with a penny soldered to one end, these copper dog devices were commonly used to surreptitiously steal a dram of whisky from ageing barrels. Once dipped and filled, the vessels would ...

Tory MP breaks down in tears following heavy losses in Essex

Tory MP breaks down in tears following heavy losses in Essex

A Conservative MP broke down in tears following heavy losses for the party in Essex. The Tories lost a comfortable majority in Chelmsford and also relinquished control of two other councils in the county. MP Vicky Ford appeared visibly frustrated following the count in Chelmsford. She told the BBC: "I ...