Lots happening at the moment so I thought it was about time to post another news round-up.
I’m trying to keep up and post this more regularly, but I do manage to keep my Flipboard online magazine #WhyIamOUT up to date so why not check it out and subscribe. I also pin more stories than I can summarise here to my Pinterest account.
So what’s been making the news in the past few weeks?
Well the biggest story of the past week was the EU debate Part-1 between Nick and Nigel. Consensus was that Nigel ‘won’ quite conclusively with his common sense approach rather than the spin and question dodging from Clegg. It will be interesting to see how the second round plays out this week. As a reminder, it’s on BBC2 at 7pm on Wednesday.
If you missed the Surrey Heath EU debate that took place last Friday you can watch or listen to it via the Residents Network.
Some other EU stories;
- EU to spend $3m (of your money don’t forget) on ‘troll monitors’ to trawl Eurosceptic debates on the internet ahead of European elections.
- The EU are planning to take the UK to court over the newly introduced ‘right to reside’ restrictions for EU migrants.
- Financial crisis looms in the form of deflation – but the ECB don’t seem to see it.
As ever, immigration has been a key debating ground;
- Report into the cost/ benefit of migrants being suppressed by the coalition.
- Cameron’s migration plans in tatters.
- John Humphreys says the BBC not sufficiently sceptical about EU and immigration.
Problems with the government have also surfaced;
- Gove complains about the number of old Etonians in the PMs inner circle.
- Serious concerns about postal voting fraud have been raised.
- It seems Mr Gove isn’t that popular within Tory ranks.
The regular story of the Human Rights act being used to prevent British Law being upheld continues with a case of an illegal immigrant seeking to stay here.
Finally, on a lighter note, Daniel Hannan wrote an interesting article about a new word “Cledge: a promise that is not meant to be fulfilled“.
‘Til next time . . .