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Top MP's Demand Over CIA Torture Report — The head of the UK's Intelligence and Security Committee is demanding to see material documenting any British links to the CIA's use of torture. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, chair of the Commons committee, is seeking any intelligence relating to the UK that was redacted from the explosive Senate report into the CIA .

Brand v Farage: Clash of willy-wavers but a quiet woman triumphed — The whole panel But the truth of the matter is, for two men who profess to come from different planets they agree on a crucial fundamental. "Politicians are detached from ordinary people", squeaked Russell Brand plaintively.

Tory Candidate Accused Of Xmas Card Sexism — Sending jolly Christmas cards is usually a sure-fire way for a prospective MP to pick up a few votes - unless you manage to insult half the population as you do so. Tania Mathias is the prospective Conservative MP in the decidedly winnable seat of Twickenham, where she is up against Lib Dem veteran Vince Cable.

Top UKIP Official Denies Harassment Claim — UKIP's general secretary has denied allegations he sexually harassed a high-profile candidate. Roger Bird has been suspended after claims he sexually propositioned a newly-recruited member on the same day he interviewed her as a prospective candidate. Natasha Bolter - one of UKIP's most high-profile ethnic minority candidates - has now quit the party.

Investigation Over Candy Crush MP Photo — House of Commons bosses will investigate a whistleblower who filmed an MP playing Candy Crush on his iPad during a key meeting about pensions - but not the MP himself. Nigel Mills was secretly filmed playing the addictive puzzle game during a Work and Pensions Committee session.

Autumn Statement: The Winners And Losers — After months of preparation, days of meetings and an hour in the Chamber, George Osborne has given his final Autumn Statement before the election. Let's cut to what everyone really wants to know: are you any better off?

Forget Ukip: why the Green Party could decide the election — So who are the Green Party - and should you care? Well, for starters they are the only mainstream political party dominated by women rather than men. The leader of the Greens is a woman (Natalie Bennett). Their one MP is a woman (Caroline Lucas.)

I'm a Celebrity 2014: Edwina Currie is right to enter the jungle — There was only one person who would be able to explain this to me: Nadine Dorries (who lasted four minutes being buried with those 15,000 bugs). The Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire caused a storm when she entered the jungle in 2012 - even though, as Nadine points out to me, Parliament was in recess so she didn't miss a single vote.

UKIP Tipped For Second Historic By-Election Win — When the Prime Minister visits a constituency five times, you know this is not just any by-election. According to the polls, UKIP's candidate Mark Reckless is set to cause a political earthquake on Thursday. The rise of UKIP, along with the resurgent SNP and a reinvigorated Green Party, is part of a wider splintering of British politics.

The painful truth about the next generation of MPs. (Warning: It's pretty hard to stomach) — With six months to go until the election, political parties are busy selecting their candidates for 2015. The results so far make for depressing reading. I've number crunched the available data to get the latest breakdown of the new faces selected by the main parties.
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Dec 14, 2014

RT @KennySkyNews: Australian media reporting 13 people being held hostage in siege at #Sydney cafe opposite Channel Seven studios.

Dec 14, 2014

Article from 2009: mum sacked from £500k job for chasing schoolboy son's pop dream..guess who he is… via @jimwaterson

Dec 14, 2014

George Howarth says he's "rather surprised" by Rifkind because ISC Ctte agreed on Weds to ask UK Gvt for unredacted info- not US authorities

Dec 14, 2014

ISC member George Howarth says the UK Gvt/authorities asked for the redactions in CIA report so they should provide info to Ctte - not US

Dec 14, 2014

@campbellclaret @BeckyJohnsonSky Ha... not sure he's the representative first time buyer we're looking for ;-)

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