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Sunday Round-up

An EU referendum, Hague, Boles, Dexia collapse, Booker.

The Independent on Sunday:
Maude says opposition to new planning regs is “bollocks”.
Tebbit: Cameron must escape Clegg’s Never-Never Land.
‘New Right’ piles pressure on Cameron & Osborne.
Darling: Osborne will change course.

The Observer:
Sharp rise in food aid – to Britons.
The lengthening queues for food handouts.
‘Hague has the aura of a prophet’. In that case, Hague makes prophets of us all.
Mandelson recruits Whitehall workers.
What the Chancellor saw. Struggling to the dish dirt.
Working for nothing: the truth about low pay.
Pinewood Studios: Celebrating 75 years.

The Daily Telegraph:
Theresa May: Scrap the Human Rights Act. Ooh, look! A flying pig.
Colonel Tim Collins to stand for elected Police Commissioner role. He’d get my vote.
Greece: slipping into the abyss. Drugs, begging and muggings.
Blair – Deripaska links revealed on climate change fund and Libya.
Govt offers “buy now, pay later” deal to developers
Hands off Our Land: turning England into a suburban sprawl.

The Sunday Times (£):
Hundreds of Police Stations to close to the public.
Planning guidance preventing billboards in sensitive countryside areas is dropped.
Govt drops key planning clause after £4m donation from developers.
Man who ‘sold the world’ advises “Buy guns and gold”.
Bank of England ready to print another £50bn in QE.
Say goodbye to GMT, hello to Atomic Time.

The Sunday Express:
£42m Child Benefit is sent abroad.
£millions for digital tvs in cells and taxis to jail.
Someone should tell Goldie that the horse has already bolted.

The Mail on Sunday:
Cameron: ‘Go easy on Ed’.
Keith Vaz and the belly dancer. (Included for lecherous look on Vaz’s face).

Pretty pictures.

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Sunday Round-up

An EU referendum, Hague, Boles, Dexia collapse, Booker.

The Independent on Sunday:
Maude says opposition to new planning regs is “bollocks”.
Tebbit: Cameron must escape Clegg’s Never-Never Land.
‘New Right’ piles pressure on Cameron & Osborne.
Darling: Osborne will change course.

The Observer:
Sharp rise in food aid – to Britons.
The lengthening queues for food handouts.
‘Hague has the aura of a prophet’. In that case, Hague makes prophets of us all.
Mandelson recruits Whitehall workers.
What the Chancellor saw. Struggling to dish the dirt.
Working for nothing: the truth about low pay.
Pinewood Studios: Celebrating 75 years.

The Daily Telegraph:
Theresa May: Scrap the Human Rights Act. Ooh, look! A flying pig.
Colonel Tim Collins to stand for elected Police Commissioner role. He’d get my vote.
Greece: slipping into the abyss. Drugs, begging and muggings.
Blair – Deripaska links revealed on climate change fund and Libya.
Govt offers “buy now, pay later” deal to developers
Hands off Our Land: turning England into a suburban sprawl.

The Sunday Times (£):
Hundreds of Police Stations to close to the public.
Planning guidance preventing billboards in sensitive countryside areas is dropped.
Govt drops key planning clause after £4m donation from developers.
Man who ‘sold the world’ advises “Buy guns and gold”.
Bank of England ready to print another £50bn in QE.
Say goodbye to GMT, hello to Atomic Time.

The Sunday Express:
£42m Child Benefit is sent abroad.
£millions for digital tvs in cells and taxis to jail.
Someone should tell Goldie that the horse has already bolted.

The Mail on Sunday:
Cameron: ‘Go easy on Ed’.
Keith Vaz and the belly dancer. (Included for lecherous look on Vaz’s face).

Pretty pictures.

Sunday Round-up

This Sunday’s audio sound-track: [at CE main blog)

From the Parish Press:

Gaddafi gave £1.48m to Irish terror groups before going into hiding
Secret NATO report warns British troops against Afghan allies
Cameron orders aggressive campaign to protect the Union from Scottish independence
Murphy secretly headed coalition against 2009 Scottishs referendum
Miliband and the missing link
Passport Agency/Siemens IT costs quadruple to £365m
Miliband: pledge to cut tuition fees
“Meltdown fears for euro”: Planning for Greek default
£1.75 trillion to save euro from Greek default
Osborne: We’re not planning for Greek default
Suppressed Report published: How Labour hid truth of immigration
BBC toes the lines and ditches AD/BC for CE and BCE
Delingpole: How the BBC embraced Marxist claptrap
How Gordon Brown tops up his salary
Blair’s Firerush faces scrutiny
Rumours circulate about Blair extra-marital affair
Tory MP campaigns against constituency windfarm but plans his own
Kettling tactics spread to New York
Hands off Our Land latest
Hacker disables Commons telephone system
Observer editorial: Miliband must seize the day
A birthday outing for Baroness Thatcher
Make a million writing your own e-book

From The Sunday Times (£):
£3bn worth of equipment to be left behind in Afghanistan
The road ahead: how bad can the economy get?
Emergency mission to save the euro
3trillion euro deal to save euro
Clarkson’s Column: Fido loves the vacuum cleaner
Celebrities record bin voices

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Round-up

This Sunday’s audio sound-track:

From the Parish Press:

Gaddafi gave £1.48m to Irish terror groups before going into hiding
Secret NATO report warns British troops against Afghan allies
Cameron orders aggressive campaign to protect the Union from Scottish independence
Murphy secretly headed coalition against 2009 Scottish referendum
Miliband and the missing link
Passport Agency/Siemens IT costs quadruple to £365m
Miliband: pledge to cut tuition fees
“Meltdown fears for euro”: Planning for Greek default
£1.75 trillion to save euro from Greek default
Osborne: We’re not planning for Greek default
Suppressed Report published: How Labour hid truth of immigration
BBC toes the lines and ditches AD/BC for CE and BCE
Delingpole: How the BBC embraced Marxist claptrap
How Gordon Brown tops up his salary
Blair’s Firerush faces scrutiny
Rumours circulate about Blair extra-marital affair
Tory MP campaigns against constituency windfarm but plans his own
Kettling tactics spread to New York
Hands off Our Land latest
Hacker disables Commons telephone system
Observer editorial: Miliband must seize the day
A birthday outing for Baroness Thatcher
Make a million writing your own e-book

From The Sunday Times (£):
£3bn worth of equipment to be left behind in Afghanistan
The road ahead: how bad can the economy get?
Emergency mission to save the euro
3trillion euro deal to save euro
Clarkson’s Column: Fido loves the vacuum cleaner
Celebrities record bin voices

Happy Sunday!

The Sunday Round-up

The Independent on Sunday:
This is England, 2011: Jobcentres to send poor and hungry to charity food banks.
Evidence grows of Blair’s links with Gaddafi. Another cache of documents ‘uncovered’ in Tripoli.
Extra inspectors recruited to target wealthy tax avoiders. Unemployment drops as HMRC takes on 2,250 extra officials to target those earning £2.5m+ pa.

The Sunday Express:
Thieves strip the UK bare First the rape, now the pillage. Eastern European gangs implicated.
Fury over drug dealer’s ‘rights’ Columbian drug dealer used Legal Aid to win fight against deportation – HRA again.

The Observer:
More MPs join fight against HS2. The penny hasn’t dropped that this is EU-driven – see Ten-t.
Millions of Americans living in poverty.  “Worlds apart – the neighbourhoods that sum up divided America.”
LibDems vow to fight rightwing policies of ‘ruthless’ Tories. Not bad for a Party that only had 57 MPs elected at the last election.

The Mail on Sunday:
BBC’s hotels for Olympic staff who live just eight miles from the stadium.
The ‘genteel’ boy who grew up to become Scotland Yard’s ‘zero tolerance’ Eliot Ness A gossipy profile of the new Met Commissioner.
How more than 3,000 Met Police find time to do some (very surprising) jobs on the side.
Paid to party on your tax: civil servants given time off work for drunken sports day hours after voting for a mass strike. Great photos, stinging comments.
An indictment of immigration and its effects on Boston, Lincolnshire.
Alastair Campbell brought in to advise Kosovan government on spin. Asking for trouble.

The Sunday Telegraph:
Wind power: a policy spinning out of control

Because the electricity it produces cannot be stored, one wind farm has been paid more than £1 million simply to ensure that it does not produce electricity for eight hours. The company profiting from this lunatic process is not British, but foreign – in common with most of those firms operating wind farms in this country. That would not be of any concern were these companies actually adding to our prosperity, but they are not: they are destroying value rather than creating it, a process only made possible because the Government takes our money and gives it to them. In return, taxpayers face higher electricity bills and an economy that is damaged because its costs have been artificially inflated by the decision to use wind as a principal source of power. It is a ludicrous situation.

The European dream lies in ruins. “This is going to be huge: so cataclysmic that it may summon up forms of ugliness that we have not seen walking abroad in Western Europe for half a century.”
Cameron campaigns to put the Great back in Britain.
Hands of the Great British Banger.

The Sunday Times (£):
Gleision colliery boss has criminal record

Neither the Coal Authority, which licenses Britain’s mines, nor the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which regulates dangerous working conditions, had been to the Gleision colliery in the Swansea valley in the year it had been run by Gerry Ward, 47.
The local Neath Port Talbot council, which owns the hillside, had allowed him to re-open the works even though planning consent had been granted to a different company.

Baad [sic] news for sheep farmers  Sheep rustling makes a comeback.
Reckless bankers should face prison, says anti-fraud chief

“I have drawn attention to the defects of the current law so far as the liability of corporations and senior individuals in financial institutions for criminal liability is concerned,” he told The Sunday Times.
“For instance, if you are running a bank and you run it recklessly and you run out of money and you can’t pay your depositors or have to be bailed out by the taxpayer, I reckon that’s recklessness and the company and the individuals should end up in jail. You can’t do it at the moment. But I think that is what the public wants to see. It is for ministers to consider whether new criminal offences such as those involving recklessness should be considered and introduced.”

Wildlife disappearing as water firms shrink rivers. About a quarter of rivers in England and Wales are being so heavily exploited that their ecosystems are in danger of being destroyed.
Fake death certificates net millions for tourists.
Indian doctors are helping unscrupulous tourists with an insurance fraud that costs millions.

Good news:
Ex-cinema popcorn seller’s £6m gets movie deal after he writes script in his spare time.

Weird news:
Two men took friend’s corpse on boys’ night out.

The ‘Aw’ Factor:
Hero pet rabbit saves family from house fire … then dies of smoke inhalation.

And, finally, why it will be quiet around here today: Goodwood Revival 2011.

Sunday Round-up

The Independent on Sunday:
This is England, 2011: Jobcentres to send poor and hungry to charity food banks.
Evidence grows of Blair’s links with Gaddafi. Another cache of documents ‘uncovered’ in Tripoli.
Extra inspectors recruited to target wealthy tax avoiders. Unemployment drops as HMRC takes on 2,250 extra officials to target those earning £2.5m+ pa.

The Sunday Express:
Thieves strip the UK bare First the rape, now the pillage. Eastern European gangs implicated.
Fury over drug dealer’s ‘rights’ Columbian drug dealer used Legal Aid to win fight against deportation – HRA again.

The Observer:
More MPs join fight against HS2. The penny hasn’t dropped that this is EU-driven – see Ten-t.
Millions of Americans living in poverty.  “Worlds apart – the neighbourhoods that sum up divided America.”
LibDems vow to fight rightwing policies of ‘ruthless’ Tories. Not bad for a Party that only had 57 MPs elected at the last election.

The Mail on Sunday:
BBC’s hotels for Olympic staff who live just eight miles from the stadium.
The ‘genteel’ boy who grew up to become Scotland Yard’s ‘zero tolerance’ Eliot Ness A gossipy profile of the new Met Commissioner.
How more than 3,000 Met Police find time for jobs on the side.
Paid to party on your tax: civil servants given time off work for drunken sports day hours after voting for a mass strike. Great photos, stinging comments.
An indictment of immigration and its effects on Boston, Lincolnshire.
Alastair Campbell brought in to advise Kosovan government on spin. Asking for trouble.

The Sunday Telegraph:
Wind power: a policy spinning out of control

Because the electricity it produces cannot be stored, one wind farm has been paid more than £1 million simply to ensure that it does not produce electricity for eight hours. The company profiting from this lunatic process is not British, but foreign – in common with most of those firms operating wind farms in this country. That would not be of any concern were these companies actually adding to our prosperity, but they are not: they are destroying value rather than creating it, a process only made possible because the Government takes our money and gives it to them. In return, taxpayers face higher electricity bills and an economy that is damaged because its costs have been artificially inflated by the decision to use wind as a principal source of power. It is a ludicrous situation.

The European dream lies in ruins. “This is going to be huge: so cataclysmic that it may summon up forms of ugliness that we have not seen walking abroad in Western Europe for half a century.”
Cameron campaigns to put the Great back in Britain.
Hands off the Great British Banger.

The Sunday Times (£):
Gleision colliery boss has criminal record

Neither the Coal Authority, which licenses Britain’s mines, nor the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which regulates dangerous working conditions, had been to the Gleision colliery in the Swansea valley in the year it had been run by Gerry Ward, 47.
The local Neath Port Talbot council, which owns the hillside, had allowed him to re-open the works even though planning consent had been granted to a different company.

Baad [sic] news for sheep farmers  Sheep rustling makes a comeback.
Reckless bankers should face prison, says anti-fraud chief

“I have drawn attention to the defects of the current law so far as the liability of corporations and senior individuals in financial institutions for criminal liability is concerned,” he told The Sunday Times.
“For instance, if you are running a bank and you run it recklessly and you run out of money and you can’t pay your depositors or have to be bailed out by the taxpayer, I reckon that’s recklessness and the company and the individuals should end up in jail. You can’t do it at the moment. But I think that is what the public wants to see. It is for ministers to consider whether new criminal offences such as those involving recklessness should be considered and introduced.”

Wildlife disappearing as water firms shrink rivers. About a quarter of rivers in England and Wales are being so heavily exploited that their ecosystems are in danger of being destroyed.
Fake death certificates net millions for tourists.
Indian doctors are helping unscrupulous tourists with an insurance fraud that costs millions.

Good news:
Ex-cinema popcorn seller gets £6m movie deal after he writes script in his spare time.

Weird news:
Two men took friend’s corpse on boys’ night out.

The ‘Aw’ Factor:
Hero pet rabbit saves family from house fire … then dies of smoke inhalation.

And, finally, why it will be quiet around here today: Goodwood Revival 2011.

Sunday Round-up

It’s just links and headlines this week I’m afraid because this is about three hours overdue!

Independent on Sunday:
Wimmin! Know your place! Labour Party Conference.
Revealed: The report that could have saved fourteen lives Nimrod Air Worthiness Review
Britain to be ‘guinea pig for banking reform
Judgement Day looms for “Solicitors from Hell” website. One blogger against The Law Society and 100,000 solicitors.

The Mail on Sunday:
How Labour secretly put Libyan dissidents under house arrest at Gaddafi’s behest following Blair’s ‘deal in the desert’
Tory MP puts wife AND lover on public payroll costing you £65K
HP Sauce’s recipe secretly changed after 116 years by American owners of the Great British Condiment

The Observer:
Tories accept thousands of pounds from firm behind 200% loans
Bombardier offered fresh hope with £120m CrossCountry deal
Reality check: Who are Britain’s laziest parliamentarians?

The Sunday Telegraph:
A pivotal time for Britain in Europe (Included for the scathing and cynical comments)
Hospitals cut jobs but still hire abroad
Millions to lose ‘up to 75% of retirement income’ after pension changes
One in three employers ‘to sack agency workers’ after new EU job laws

The Sunday Times£:
Wimpey director wrote Tories’ new planning law
Homes unfit for heroes as barracks upgrade is scrapped
Ex-minister’s $1.5m bill to Libya
Fresh turmoil for eurozone
Stop there, Brussels: let us locals take over Trying to persuade us that this is an alternative to EU-isation: “European Localism”. *Sigh*