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Matthew d'Ancona: Now Cameron must take the EU battle to Ukip

standard.co.uk — Sir Andrew Green's elevation to the peerage this week is a triumph of cunning over credulity, of present fear over future hope.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @patrickwintour: Matthew d'Ancona: Cameron must take EU battle to Ukip + ennoblement of of Sir Andrew Green shameful. standard.co.uk/comment/commen…

Oct 22, 2014

Matthew d'Ancona: Cameron must take EU battle to Ukip + ennoblement of of Sir Andrew Green shameful. standard.co.uk/comment/commen…

Oct 22, 2014

Top piece by @MatthewdAncona on PM's decision to ennoble Sir Andrew Green of innumerate & insanitary @migrationwatch: standard.co.uk/comment/commen…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Sean_Kemp: That small thing you can see in the sky? That's because @MatthewdAncona just hit one out of the ballpark: standard.co.uk/comment/commen…

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Abuse probe head Fiona Woolf undermined by Lib Dems

standard.co.uk — The Deputy Prime Minister said the decision to pick Mrs Woolf, the Lord Mayor of London, had been made after "an extensive process and recommendation" by Home Secretary Theresa May. His words threatened to further undermine Mrs Woolf's position, which was also questioned by senior Labour figures.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @JoeMurphyLondon: Fiona Woolf's position looks doomed. The brilliant @nicholascecil smells blood, and finds Coalition splitting. standard.co.uk/news/politics/…

Oct 22, 2014

Fiona Woolf's position looks doomed. The brilliant @nicholascecil smells blood, and finds Coalition splitting. standard.co.uk/news/politics/…

Oct 22, 2014

Nick Clegg distances himself from Fiona Woolf's abuse inquiry appointment... Via @nicholascecil standard.co.uk/news/politics/…

Driver 'livid' after police blew up his broken down taxi in terror scare near the Gherkin

standard.co.uk — The driver apparently said he had been forced to leave the silver Hackney cab on a rank in the City after a breakdown at the weekend. But when he went to retrieve it yesterday morning, he discovered it had been blown up by anti-terror police.

British support for leaving the EU dwindles - despite rise of Ukip

standard.co.uk — It found that a clear majority would vote to stay in the EU in a referendum - marking a dramatic turnaround from two years ago. The findings suggest Ukip's surge this year has less to do with anti-EU sentiment and more to do with anxieties about immigration or disenchantment with the bigger parties.
Oct 22, 2014

Paradox - Ukip up 13 points in two years, while support for quitting EU has dropped 12pts. standard.co.uk/news/politics/…

Protester dragged from Commons gallery after 'throwing marbles at MPs'

standard.co.uk — The man is believed to have shouted: "I'm an Englishman and you're all idiots" in a tirade during Prime Minister's Questions. He also shouted "answer the bloody questions" to MPs after an ill-tempered exchange between Labour leader Ed Miliband and David Cameron.
Oct 22, 2014

Said to have yelled "I'm an Englishman, you're all idiots",man arrested after throwing marbles at MPs in UK Commons standard.co.uk/news/politics/…'

George Osborne in talks to bring American Football team to Wembley Stadium

standard.co.uk — He met National Football League officials and pledged full Government backing for moves that could see a team based at Wembley. Crucially, he offered the NFL any help it needs to make the capital an outpost of America's greatest sport.
Oct 22, 2014

George Osborne in talks to bring American Football team to Wembley Stadium... standard.co.uk/news/london/ge…

Oct 22, 2014

George Osborne reveals he's had talks about bringing an American Football team to London! @eveningstandard Stadium standard.co.uk/news/london/ge…

Londoners Diary: AS Byatt won’t join the authors against Amazon

standard.co.uk — The dispute centres on the online bookseller's use of deals and speedier delivery times to ramp up some book sales while letting others linger. Rushdie and Naipaul both signed up to the anti-Amazon petition last month but Byatt says she won't. "I can't speak against Amazon," she explained.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @PeterBradshaw1: Good story in @StandardDiary about Mike Read's track record in recording Partridgean pop songs standard.co.uk/news/londoners…

Oct 22, 2014

Good story in @StandardDiary about Mike Read's track record in recording Partridgean pop songs standard.co.uk/news/londoners…

London set for '£94bn bonanza' from fracking

standard.co.uk — The work estimates that fracking south of the capital could deliver 46,000 jobs in and around London, employing everyone from lorry drivers to financiers. But Tories behind the research claim scare-mongering about fracking by "greenies" has put the massive windfall at risk.

Chris Blackhurst: Investors need the option not to line executive pockets

standard.co.uk — It's a lot of money, but of that total, $79.8 million is in share options, so that's okay - shareholders can rest easy he is suitably incentivised to grow the business. But is that really the case? Bolko Hohaus, who runs the Lombard Odier Tech Fund, has become increasingly exercised about the large option awards from the major tech companies.
Oct 22, 2014

Chris Blackhurst: Investors need the option not to line executive pockets standard.co.uk/business/busin…

Man proposes to his girlfriend in the back of police car after he crashed his

standard.co.uk — Caine Hutchings popped the question to girlfriend Emily Dukeson as the couple were being driven away from the accident scene in a police car. The 30-year-old, of Radstock, Somerset, had been planning to propose to Ms Dukeson by the seaside but he lost control of the car en route and struck a tree.
Oct 22, 2014

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Andrew Neather: London shows immigration is good for Britain

standard.co.uk — The truth is much odder. New academic research has gathered voters' views on immigration - as well as wealth redistribution and the EU - for every parliamentary constituency. What is striking is that many of the places with most immigration are least bothered by it; some with the fewest immigrants, conversely, are most hostile.
Oct 22, 2014

My Standard comment col: #Ukip and why London shows the way on #immigration; Boris bikes; cycle superhighways; Airbnb bit.ly/1otJKH5

GlaxoSmithKline jobs at risk as it targets £1 billion cuts

standard.co.uk — Brentford-based GSK saw turnover slump 14% to £16.8 billion in the first nine months of the year, and operating profit was down 37% to £2.9 billion.

Londoners Diary: Dance queen Lucy Worsley banned from Strictly

standard.co.uk — Worsley is co-presenting a new documentary series on the history of dance called Dancing Cheek to Cheek with Strictly judge Len Goodman, and at a preview screening last night she revealed the strictures of her marriage. "It was always a long-held dream of mine to be on Strictly," Worsley, who is also chief curator of the royal palaces, told The Londoner.

Jake Bugg, Alexandra Palace - music review

standard.co.uk — He supported Noel Gallagher at gigs when he was starting out, and the 20-year-old seems to feel, like the Oasis curmudgeon-in-chief, that it's all been downhill since The Beatles. Strangely, such a lack of adventure has served him well in 2014, his audience at this huge show comprising both adults basking in warm nostalgia and kids who are thrilling to this sound for the first time.
Oct 22, 2014

in the spirit of Jake Bugg's music, I can't think of an interesting way to say that I reviewed him last night standard.co.uk/goingout/music…

Diane Abbott: Use mansion tax to build affordable homes for Londoners

standard.co.uk — Ms Abbott, a potential candidate for the next mayoral election, said revenue from the levy should also help the capital's public sector workers get mortgages. It puts her at odds with Ed Miliband and shadow chancellor Ed Balls, who want the cash raised to go to the NHS across the country.
Oct 22, 2014

Mayoral potential @HackneyAbbott says MansionTax cash should pay for Londoners' affordable homes+workers' mortgages. standard.co.uk/news/london/di…

Mobo hopeful Ghetts on his slow-burning rise out of the grime underground

standard.co.uk — When Ghetts takes to the stage to perform at this evening's Music of Black Origin Awards, most people probably won't remember the last time he stood on that spot. In 2005 a hungry young newcomer with a big mouth and a raw, hyperactive style, he was invited up by Kano to appear on his fellow rapper's song Typical Me.
Oct 22, 2014

top grime person @GhettsOfficial and I had a lovely chat about his big pile of #MOBO2014 nominations tonight bit.ly/1FBw1TM

Media: Rise of the digital billboards changing the face of London

standard.co.uk — Think of the new, giant illuminated structure on Old Street roundabout, which has been plastered with YouTube ads for Vice News, or the tower by the Westway flyover at White City, where Apple has a near-permanent residency to promote the iPhone.
Oct 22, 2014

Rise of the digital billboards changing the face of London -- how the outdoor poster ad has gone electronic standard.co.uk/business/media…

Roy Greenslade: Professional approach that has shaped the Daily Mail's success story while the Express flounders

standard.co.uk — It helped to set the political and social agenda and its staff were renowned for their journalistic excellence. At the time, the Express commanded the popular right-of-centre ground while the Daily Mail limped in its wake.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @richardaeden: Professional approach that has shaped the Daily Mail's success story. Via @GreensladeR in @standardnews bit.ly/1yksoN8