Tories should give Ukip free run in Clacton MP suggests

Tories should give Ukip free run in Clacton MP suggests Nigel Evans suggests Conservatives should not fight Douglas Carswell in next month’s Clacton byelection.
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Autumn statement: rich will bear fair share in cutting deficit, says Osborne

Chancellor says wealthy will have to make larger contribution and admits cutting deficit is taking longer than plannedGeorge Osborne has paved the way for a fresh raid on pensions in this week’s autumn statement, saying the rich will have to make another contribution to bringing down the deficit, but the chancellor has ruled out a […]
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Hunt sent texts to Murdoch while in charge of BSkyB bid

Culture secretary exchanged text messages with News Corp executive while in quasi-judicial role, Leveson inquiry hearsJeremy Hunt was in direct text contact with James Murdoch while he had quasi-judicial responsibility for News Corporation’s BSkyB takeover bid, the Leveson inquiry has heard.On 3 March 2011, when the culture secretary publicly announced he was “minded” to approve […]
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BSkyB launches Sky News Arabia

How will the new network fare in a region where independence is so bitterly contested?Once a barren media landscape, now awash with ways to receive news, as of Sunday the Middle East boasts another pan-Arab news network, after Sky News Arabia switched on its transmitters.Co-owned by BSkyB, the new arrival in the regional market will have […]
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BSkyB launches Sky News Arabia

How will the new network fare in a region where independence is so bitterly contested?Once a barren media landscape, now awash with ways to receive news, as of Sunday the Middle East boasts another pan-Arab news network, after Sky News Arabia switched on its transmitters.Co-owned by BSkyB, the new arrival in the regional market will have […]
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Letter: My articles for openDemocracy on News Corp’s bid for BSkyB

Your report (Email trail shows how Hunt oiled wheels of BSkyB bid for Murdoch, 25 April) may have inadvertently misrepresented the nature and timing of articles I wrote for openDemocracy about the News Corp attempt to acquire all of BSkyB.Apparently, someone at DCMS (not Jeremy Hunt, as implied in the email from lobbyist Frédéric Michel […]
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Fuel panic: Dorset police call for pumps to close

Government accused of encouraging panic-buying of petrol as garages report 81% week-on-week rise in fuel sales Is petrol panic hitting pumps near you?Labour has called on the government to apologise for causing a “shambles on petrol”, as ministers insisted their call for motorists to top up fuel tanks ahead of a possible tanker drivers’ strike […]
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No 10 and Treasury divided over child benefit

David Cameron – nervous about unsettling Middle Britain – wants to limit effect of cut on some high-rate taxpayersThe government is struggling to keep a united front on plans to save £2.5bn by withdrawing child benefit from higher rate taxpayers, in one of the first major policy clashes in the coalition government between No 10 […]
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No 10 and Treasury divided over curbs on child benefit

David Cameron – nervous about unsettling Middle Britain – wants to limit effect of cut on some high-rate taxpayersThe government is struggling to keep a united front on plans to save £2.5bn by withdrawing child benefit from higher rate taxpayers, in one of the first major policy clashes in the coalition government between No 10 […]
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