Stuart Agnew, a UKIP MEP, and Lord Pearson of Rannoch, the party’s leader, have told undercover reporters how a real donor's name could be kept secret by passing tens of thousands of pounds through intermediaries. If carried out, one or more of the suggested methods could have been illegal.
Community Care reports: A senior UK Independence Party member has posted a racist comment on Community Care. In response to a post by Community Care’s Outside Left blogger on asylum, Paul Wiffen – who is chair of UKIP London and a parliamentary candidate, said: “You left-wing scum are all the same, wanting to hand our birthright to Romanian gypsies who beat their [...]
Andrew Reeves has the story: Only the day after David Cameron admitted he does not expect the Conservatives to do well in Scotland, one of his leading candidates has quit the Conservative Party. In today’s Sunday Herald Heather MacLeod, who has resigned after a “bitter and bloody” feud with fellow Conservatives, said she felt “complete and utter disgust” with [...]
It’s Sunday. It’s 9am. It’s time for beards. And moustaches. But first the news. 2 Must-Read Blog Posts What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here are two posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator: Bravo to Nigel Farage on drugs policy – Mark Thompson praises the UKIP man’s approach to drugs Where have [...]
The ISP Talk Talk (over whose connection I’m writing this) has made an extremely good point about the Digital Economy Bill, which is set to be debated extremely briefly in the House of Commons during the week: Clause 14 of the bill demands that customers take “reasonable steps” to prevent their network from being used by [...]
Charlie Whelan’s recent interview with Left Foot Forward confirmed what’s been widely reported elsewhere, namely that Unite are running a phone canvassing operation where they are asking their members how they are intending to vote: We’ve talked to tens of thousands, almost hundreds of thousands of people in the last couple of years and there are [...]
Extract from a leaked BNP email bulletin: For several months the party’s internal security team has been running an extensive and long-running investigation. This was initially tasked to investigate: Alleged financial irregularities and ‘scamming’ concerning the procurement of print, especially large election print run, leaflets and regular publications including Identity magazine. The leaking onto the internet of sensitive [...]
That was the subject of a piece on Radio 4′s World at One which included a clip from an interview with, er…, me. Rory Cellan-Jones rounded up a good batch of pieces from across the political spectrum all on the theme of how parties are looking to get people talking to other people as part [...]
Latest figures from the Government's Defence Analytical Services show that more than 34,000 full-time members of the Armed Forces are not registered to vote.
The BBC reports: The Labour Party secretary in Stoke-on-Trent has said he is going to stand as an independent candidate in the forthcoming general election. Gary Elsby said he would stand against his party in protest at the selection of television historian Tristram Hunt as the city’s Labour candidate. Mr Elsby said it was also a protest that [...]