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Labour's expenses from the general election are questioned

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Questions are asked about whether Labour properly declared its expenses in last year's general election. Labour says its spending was within the law and the rules set out by the Electoral Commission.

Militant | Politicos.co.uk

politicos.co.uk — When it was originally published in 1984, Michael Crick's treatise on the Militant Tendency was widely acclaimed as a masterly work of investigative journalism, and although the rise of Jeremy Corbyn can be attributed more to the phenomenon of 'Corbynmania' than hard-left entrism, to some within the party, Crick's ground-breaking book must seem like a lesson from history.

Tories must tell us the truth about General Election spending or face a probe by authorities

mirror.co.uk — Did the Tory Party use its financial muscle to try to cheat our democratic system and buy a series of crunch election victories? This is the very grave question the Tories , or possibly the police, must now answer. The Electoral Commission is investigating Conservative spending in three battleground by-elections; Newark, Clacton, and Rochester & Strood in 2014.

Militant | Biteback Publishing

bitebackpublishing.com — When it was originally published in 1984, Michael Crick's treatise on the Militant Tendency was widely acclaimed as a masterly work of investigative journalism, and although the rise of Jeremy Corbyn can be attributed more to the phenomenon of 'Corbynmania' than hard-left entrism, to some within the party, Crick's ground-breaking book must seem like a lesson from history.

February Releases from Biteback Publishing

bitebackpublishing.com — Little Cyclone by Airey Neave Hammer of the Left Little Cyclone is the extraordinary tale of one woman's defiance during adversity. 24-year-old Belgian Andrée de Jongh appeared in the Bilbao British consulate in August 1941 accompanied by a British soldier; a solider she had smuggledall the way from Brussels.

Peter Farquhar obituary

theguardian.com — Few people taught by Peter Farquhar, as I was, would ever forget him. A powerful personality, who taught English for 34 years at Manchester grammar school and Stowe school in Buckinghamshire, Peter, who has died aged 69, gained unusual respect and affection from his students. Dozens became close friends for life.

Fish and chips the Mexican way

bbc.co.uk — The famous story about Peter Mandelson was that he once went into a northern fish and chip shop, spotted the mushy peas on display, and asked for "some of that guacamole". A total fabrication, of course, from the days when Mandelson was the ogre of the Labour Party.

Blair to Bloom: the best political 'doorstep' interviews

channel4.com — Getting answers to difficult questions from politicians can be tough. Channel 4 News presents the top 10 'doorstep' interviews from Political Correspondent Michael Crick, a master of the art.

David Cameron agrees to single seven-way debate

channel4.com — The Tory leader says he will take part in one seven-way TV debate between all the party leaders. But Labour wants him to participate in two more debates, including a head to head with Ed Miliband. The debate would take place on 2 April, during the election campaign.

Ukip's Mr Lambert: 'When are you going to resign?'

channel4.com — Formerly known as "Gobby" in Westminster for hurling questions at politicians during his time as a BBC producer, Paul Lambert became head of communications for Ukip in December. The long-serving producer was often heard in the background to TV news packages. He once asked David Cameron and Nick Clegg: "Are you off to renew your vows?"
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Aug 28, 2016

In 1968 John Major elected to Lambeth Council based on registration at house where owner told me he never lived, as I reported Panorama 1991

Aug 28, 2016

Sunday Times story of Sam Tarry living at false address to stand for council very common, though that doesn't justify it. See John Major

Aug 27, 2016

At Hull tonight, Zlatan Ibrahimovic could become first player since Jimmy Hanson in 1925 to score in each of his first four games for #MUFC

Aug 25, 2016

Good luck to every MP wishing their constituents "luck" in their GCSEs today. I hope it brings them votes.


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