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Is There A Miliband Leadership Crisis?

news.sky.com — Lord Levy, Lord Noon, Margaret Hodge, Dame Tessa Jowell and even Lord John Prescott, a list of party grandees who in recent days have voiced concern over some Labour policy and in certain cases their leader. Weeks after a disappointing conference and as their poll lead disappears - is this a sign of a greater leadership crisis inside the Labour party?

Scotland Devolution Pledge 'Non-Negotiable'

news.sky.com — Better Together leader Alistair Darling has insisted a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland made before the independence referendum will be acted upon within the timetable. The former chancellor said in a recorded interview that any of the leaders of the three main Westminster parties who rowed back on the devolution timetable would "pay a heavy price".

Miliband: More Important Things Than Devo Max

news.sky.com — Ed Miliband has side-stepped the issue of constitutional change, saying the issue matters - but is not the priority for most voters. Prime Minister David Cameron says all parts of the UK should have more powers after the independence referendum in Scotland, but Mr Miliband says the process is being rushed.

Little Agreement Over UK Constitutional Change

news.sky.com — Acclaimed as the man who helped save the Union, Gordon Brown will later issue a warning following the No vote. Amid disagreements on wider devolution plans among Westminster leaders, the former prime minister will plead for unity and a proper timetable for further Scottish devolution.

'Sobriety Tags' For Offenders Who Abuse Alcohol

news.sky.com — Repeat offenders of alcohol-related offences will be forced to wear tags, to monitor if they are still drinking under a pilot scheme in London. The mandatory, so called 'sobriety tags' which look like electronic tags could force abstinence for up to four months and work by recording alcohol intake - measuring air and sweat emissions from the skin every half an hour.

Miliband Plays Early 'Politician's Wife' Card

news.sky.com — The weather is proving Britain can still enjoy a decent summer, Parliament is in recess and for many politicians this will be their last break before a gruelling nine months. So we can expect a quiet break at Westminster? Wrong.

Tax Blunder By HMRC Means Millions Owe Money

news.sky.com — Millions of people will be forced to hand money back to the Government after paying the wrong amount of tax because their bills were miscalculated. The blunder by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) relates to the Pay As You Earn system (PAYE) last year.

Coalition's Education Row 'Has Got Nasty'

news.sky.com — Education has been the constant flash point between the coalition partners. The latest heated debate, which Department for Education sources describe as a "pathetic attempt by the Lib Dems to divert attention", is just the latest in a long line.

Energy Complaints Soar By Staggering 224%

news.sky.com — Complaints about energy companies have trebled in the first quarter of this year, according to the energy sector's ombudsman who is calling for "increased transparency". The record figures showing a 224% rise in the first three months of this year come after regulator Ofgem said it was referring the energy sector to the Competition and Markets Authority for a full-scale competition inquiry.

Scotland Referendum: Unease At Campaign Tactics

news.sky.com — 'Bluff and bluster' of the Government leads to calls for negative campaigning to be replaced with a brighter, optimistic message.
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Oct 19, 2014

Trolling could be biggest police challenge. My thoughts on the government's planned new legislation: news.sky.com/story/1356146/….

Oct 19, 2014

Labour's @HackneyAbbott on UKIP and immigration: "Some Labour MPs are getting hysterical, they're repeating things that aren't true".

Oct 19, 2014

Jim Murphy on #Murnghan 'we would like to see new EU member states have longer transition periods.' Is this Labour policy?

Oct 19, 2014

Locking people up for revenge porn last Sunday. Internet trolls this Sunday. Prison population 97.5% capacity. Will there be room?

Oct 19, 2014

Internet trolls who target people with abusive material online face up to 2 years in jail under Government plans: news.sky.com/story/1355930/….

Oct 18, 2014

RT @MahirZeynalov 24 killed in Baghdad bombing attacks today. 38 killed yesterday, 30 killed on Tuesday, 30 on Monday, 50 on Sunday.

Oct 18, 2014

Sugar Puffs will be no more. @TheTimes reports the breakfast cereal will be renamed Honey Monster Puffs, a healthier alternative.

Oct 18, 2014

US military's top-secret version of the space shuttle completes a nearly two-year-long classified mission: news.sky.com/story/1355493/….

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