Monthly Archives: October 2013

Energy bosses defend price hikes

    Ian Lavery, a Labour MP, is on the attack about fuel poverty and profits. “How can these profits be fair when people cannot afford to pay for their energy?” William Morris of SSE insists that the industry’s profit … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Ideology meets idiocy in these brutal disability cuts

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith. ‘George Osborne is right to worry that Duncan Smith lacks the brainpower – and the basic numeracy – for this job’. Photograph: Ian Nicholson/Press Association Another mishap yesterday rammed into the back of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ofgem says Profits made by energy firms on household bills have more than doubled in a year

Profits made by energy firms on household bills have more than doubled in a year, damning new figures reveal. As the Big Six companies drive through price hikes of up to 10 per cent, it also emerged that the costs … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The parliament gym: is a ripped MP worth the fitness subsidy? Should taxpayers really be spending up to £250,000 helping our politicians feel the burn?

The parliament gym: is a ripped MP worth the fitness subsidy? Should taxpayers really be spending up to £250,000 helping our politicians feel the burn?.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The parliament gym: is a ripped MP worth the fitness subsidy? Should taxpayers really be spending up to £250,000 helping our politicians feel the burn?

Is the honourable member in the aerobic zone yet? Photograph: Alamy Name: Westminster Gym. Age: 14 years. Appearance: A dank underground chamber filled with sweaty politicians and special equipment. That sounds unsavoury. Are restraints involved? Not as far as I’m aware. This is an exclusive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Britain’s £35bn tax gap is ‘tip of the iceberg’, says Margaret Hodge

Britain’s £35bn tax gap is ‘tip of the iceberg’, says Margaret Hodge.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Britain’s £35bn tax gap is ‘tip of the iceberg’, says Margaret Hodge

Margaret Hodge, Labour party MP and chair of the House of Commons public accounts committee Photograph: Andrew Winning/REUTERS   I have a huge amount of respect for Margaret Hodge; however, I think what she and the rest of the PAC … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment