Saturday, 31 March 2012

Mike Nesbitt Elected New UUP Leader

The former UTV presenter and current MLA for Strangford is the 15th leader of the party.

Friday, 30 March 2012

What's New Pussycat?

Respect party politician George Galloway has pulled off a sensational win in the Bradford West by-election. With 18,341 votes won by Mr Galloway.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Sheldon Adelson: Newt Gingrich Is At The End Of The Line

Newt Gingrich Cuts Back Campaign Staff

Newt Gingrich plans to cut back his campaign staff by one-third. He is also to cut back his public appearances. His campaign is 1.5 million dollars in debt according to recent FEC filings. He plans to spend more time phoning up delegates to try and talk them into supporting him and spend less time in actual Primary states campaigning.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Top Ten Tory Donors

Mark JC Bamford £1,500,000
David Rowland £1,200,000
Peter Cruddas £800,000
Michael Farmer £770,000
Stanley Fink £390,000
May Maakhzoumi £358,000
Jean Palmer £350,000
Robert Edmiston £230,000
Flowidea £220,000
MECM £200,000

David Cameron's Premier League

Donors to the Tory Party of 50,000 pounds or more:

IPGL Ltd - £262,500
Michael Farmer - £252,000
William Cook Ltd - £200,000
Michael Hintze - £106,500
Anthony Bickford - £101,000
Alexander Fraser - £100,000
IM Properties plc - £80,000
George Robinson - £75,000
Hani Farsi - £60,968.46
Dominic Shorthouse - £58,500
Andrew Scott - £58,332
John Beckwith - £52,500
Thomas Scott - £50,270
Addison Lee plc - £50,000
Jacqueline Beecroft: £50,000
Broadland Properties Ltd - £50,000
David Ord Ltd - £50,000
William Hobhouse - £50,000
Ivor Bracka Ltd - £50,000
Lizon Properties - £50,000
Rainham Steel Co Ltd - £102,900
Anthony Reeves - £50,000
Neil Record - £50,000
Anthony Reeves - £50,000
David Royds - £50,000
Ramez Sousou - £50,000
Andrew Stewart - £50,000

Come Dine With Me

David Cameron and his wife held secret dinners in the flat above 10 Downing Street for Tory party donors. Government sources were forced to admit the existence of the intimate dinners after Tory Party treasurer Peter Cruddas was secretly filmed boasting that he could provide direct access to the Prime Minister for ‘Premier League’ donors. Mr Cruddas was forced to resign as party treasurer after undercover reporters from the Sunday Times exposed him.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

SNP Response To David Trimbles Speech

SNP MSP Humza Yousaf said that Lord Trimble "appears to know as little about modern Scottish identity as David Cameron does".
He added: "This is exactly what David Cameron and Ruth Davidson didn't want - their much promised positive case for the Union hasn't even survived the Tory launch event, and now lies in tatters. It is precisely this sort of negative nonsense that is so damaging to the Tory-led anti-independence campaign.
"Lord Trimble couldn't be more wrong about Scotland.
"Independence is the broad, inclusive and positive option for Scotland, in which the wide range of identities we have in our modern nation - Scottish, British, Pakistani, Chinese, Polish, Irish and many, many more - can all be reflected and celebrated."

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Adelson Family Keeping Newt Gingrich Going

The billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, contributed $5.5 million of the $5.73 million to Winning Our Future raised in February, federal campaign finance documents filed show. The Adelson family largely kept Winning Our Future afloat in January.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Moyle District Council Twinned With Gaza

Seven councillors including Sinn Fein, SDLP and Independent nationalist councillors voted for the move to secure a 7-6 victory as one Independent joined with DUP, UUP and TUV councillors to vote against.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Conservative Friends Of The Union Is Launched By Scottish Tories

Ruth Davidson says : "The battle has started that will determine the very existence of the United Kingdom.
"Like millions of other Scots I'm proud to be both Scottish and British and I look forward to standing shoulder to shoulder with people right across Scotland to preserve one of the most successful political and economic unions in the world.
"The Conservative Friends of the Union will help to lead that fight and will be a home and a voice for all Scots who want to see a fair, prosperous and safe Scotland stay within the United Kingdom."

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Rebekah And Charlie Brooks Arrested

The former News Of The World editor Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie a horse trainer and employee of the Daily Telegraph were arrested early this morning.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Little Drummer Boy

Danny Kennedy the UUP MLA for Newry and Armagh has thrown his hat in the ring for Ulster Unionist leader. He is also the only UUP minister at Stormont.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Parties Over

Tom Elliott is to stand down as the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Delegate Count In GOP Race

Latest delegate counts in GOP race: Mitt Romney 404, Rick Santorum 165, Newt Gingrich 106, Ron Paul 66.

Super Tuesday Showdown

Newt Gingrich wins Georgia.
Mitt Romney wins Vermont and Virginia and Massachusetts plus Ohio and Idaho and Alaska.
Rick Santorum wins Oklahoma and Tennessee plus North Dakota.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Latest Opinion Poll Results From PPP

In Ohio Mitt Romney leads with 37% to 36% for Rick Santorum, 15% for Newt Gingrich, and 11% for Ron Paul.
In Tennessee Rick Santorum leads with 34% to 29% for Mitt Romney, 27% for Newt Gingrich, and 8% for Ron Paul.
In Georgia Newt Gingrich leads with 47% to 24% for Mitt Romney, 19% for Rick Santorum, and 8% for Ron Paul.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Morrissey Says The Malvinas Islands Belong To Argentina

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey has waded into the row over the Falkland Islands, telling the audience at an Argentinian gig that they ‘belong to you’. The singer, who counts Prime Minister David Cameron among his fans, made the remarks during a concert in Cordoba, Argentina, yesterday. He said: ‘You know of course the Malvinas Islands, everybody knows they belong to Argentina so please do not blame the British people, we know the islands belong to you.’

Friday, 2 March 2012

Rick Santorum Attacks Previous GOP Presidential Candidates As To Moderate

“We want a conservative nominee because that’s our best chance of winning. Look at the races in the last 30 years, we nominated a moderate: [John] McCain, [Bob] Dole, Gerald Ford. When George [H.W.] Bush ran for re-election back in 1992, after raising taxes and increasing spending. They all ran as moderates. We all lost,” Santorum said.
“Every time we’ve run as a conservative, we’ve won,” the candidate continued. “Why? Because Americans want a choice. If it’s a difference between somebody, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, you know what, this country is going to probably going to stick with the person they know. We need to have a sharp contrast. Someone who paints a very different vision for America.”

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Newt Gingrich Accuses Mitt Romneys Backers Of Brainwashing

"It's just Wall Street pouring money in to try to buy the election," Gingrich told a few hundred supporters Wednesday evening at a rally in northern Georgia.

"In fact, I think eight of his top 10 sources are people who got money out of the U.S.  taxpayer. So in a sense, the next time you see a negative ad, you're watching your money come back to brainwash you on behalf of the people that took your money in order to stay rich."