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This week’s local by-election roundup

centrallobby.politicshome.com — Local Government People draws together details of this week's local by-election result and changes to councils' political compositions. Local authority by-election held 28/01/2015: By-election held following the death of Conservative Councillor David Betts. Local authority by-election held 28/01/2015 St Albans - Marshalswick South: Conservative hold (two seats).

Harman hits back at Vine's rape comments

politicshome.com — Harriet Harman has hit out at Sarah Vine's comments on rape and consent. The wife of Chief Whip Michael Gove wrote for the Daily Mail this morning saying that the Director of Public Prosecutions should be making it harder for women to accuse men of rape.

Boris: Islamists 'badly adjusted' porn users

politicshome.com — Boris Johnson has claimed that young men are attracted to extremism because they are "badly adjusted in their relations with women" and seek "other forms of spiritual comfort". The Mayor of London also said psychological profiling showed many jihadis were "typically looking at porn".

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politicshome.com — Thursday 29th January 2015 | 20:00 Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield Sajid Javid now knows he's finally made it. He may be a Cabinet minister, a Privy Counsellor to the Queen and the man who gets the plum seats at the opera.
Jan 29, 2015

.@sajidjavid on TV watersheds, plain cig packs, cultural snobbery, EU, his faith...and Corrie. polho.me/1Es1Y1W #TheHouse

Jan 29, 2015

"It's not enough to say 'this has nothing to do with my religion." @sajidjavid calls on British Muslims to "speak up" polho.me/1Es1Y1W

Iain Martin: Jim Murphy's latest actions smack of sheer desperation

politicshome.com — Thursday 29th January 2015 | 12:01 One has to admire the pluck of Jim Murphy. In the Autumn, the former cabinet minister decided to end a promising Westminster career to take over the Scottish Labour Party which is, truly, one of the worst jobs going.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @DanBond1: 'Jim Murphy's latest actions smack of sheer desperation'. @iainmartin1 on the problem with Scottish Labour polho.me/1A1EsHm

Jan 29, 2015

'Jim Murphy's latest actions smack of sheer desperation'. @iainmartin1 on the problem with Scottish Labour polho.me/1A1EsHm