Ukip and France’s Front National are closer than the former will admit, says Marine Le Pen. Is this true? Both are led by funny, attractive, charismatic leaders who have had quite enough of the usual politicking by the usual self-interested politicians; both want to restore their nation’s sense of pride and its sovereignty over Brussels
Too many bad ideas see the light of day, when they should be killed off unceremoniously.
We need to improve protection against voter fraud, without resurrecting Labour’s database state.
The Chancellor thinks that leaving pensioner perks untouched is good politics, but it could backfire in numerous ways.
Car sales are up 11pc, making the FT splash this morning. House prices are soaring again, up 8pc last year. And the British Chamber of Commercehas this morning released its Q4 survey showing a startling surge in investment, orders and employment. Good news for George Osborne’s plan for a ‘balanced’ recovery: manufacturers’ capacity use, confidence and employment difficulties are at the highest since the survey began in 1988.
Pupils at Eton will be intelligent enough to find another way to send saucy snaps
There’s absolutely no need to separate our rubbish by hand
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