Good fun in Cambridge today.
I have never tweeted - Daniel Zeichner
google cache says otherwise Daniel.
Cambridge’s Labour candidate Daniel Zeichner said: “I think most of us have said things we regret, but the key thing is how you deal with it, and he was right to apologise in person, which must have taken courage.
“Actually, it could just be the moment that brings the election alive. I’ve been saying on platform after platform that immigration is a key issue, particularly for working class voters in Cambridge.
“Julian Huppert says it doesn’t come up. It does, and we need to treat the worries that people like Gillian Duffy have very seriously.”
Elections for the Iraqi National Assembly will be conducted according to a closed list proportional representation system with the entire country considered as a single electoral district . The system will elect representatives to 275 seats with a goal of having 25% female representation .
The erupting Icelandic volcano that has wrought havoc to European air traffic may have calmed for now, but geologists are warning that volcanic hazards such as this could become more commonplace due to climate change
all the Belgian people share is their king, national football team and certain beers.I'll drink to that. It's more than I have in common with the Welsh. Now about an English Parliament....All the best on St Georges Day
3.90 If the (Acting) Returning Officer receives satisfactory proof before the result is
announced that a candidate who was the Speaker of the House of Commons
seeking re-election has died, then the election must be stopped immediately. If the
poll is under way or the count is being undertaken, that process stops. The election
Supporters of a new ecocide law also believe it could be used to prosecute "climate deniers" who distort science and facts to discourage voters and politicians from taking action to tackle global warming and climate change.
"Corruptly influencing a person to vote by providing them with meat, entertainment or other provision is an offence punishable by up to one year in prison, or an unlimited fine, or both." - Electoral Commission
On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 2:17 PM, Heather BevanHunt
Dear Old Holborn
With reference to your Saturday stall outside the front of the Guildhall last Saturday - we asked that no throwing of fruit be allowed. The City Centre Rangers reported that eggs and fruit were being thrown and they had to clean this off the walls of the Guildhall afterwards. There are still marks on the walls. We advised that this was a danger to the public as a slip hazard.
We cannot allow any throwing of any fruit, eggs or similar and if this happens again this Saturday, we will have to withdraw your permit for the following Saturday.
Can you please assure me that this will not happen again.
I cleaned up all the mess immediately, so check the "City Centre Rangers" (whoever they may be. Are they like Power Rangers?) overtime claims
I do hereby solemnly promise to be on my best behaviour this weekend and not throw anything at anybody. I do have plans however to run a "Cambridges Ugliest Baby " Contest and have been offered a real live African elephant, dressed in a suit, that does John Prescott impersonations. Would you and the Council have any objections?
The Metropolitan police stopped and searched Thomas after he gave a speech at a rally against the arms trade in 2007.
The police searched his shoulder bag and wallet for weapons, which they said could be used to cause criminal damage.
A police officer recorded on an official form that Thomas may have been carrying weapons as he had an "over-confident attitude". Nothing was found.
In January the European court of human rights ruled it was unlawful for police to use arbitrary stop-and-search powers against peace protesters and photographers under terrorism legislation. Kent police admitted conducting unlawful searches on 11-year-old twins and other activists at an environmental demonstration.
They detained him for 12 minutes, against his wishes without actually arresting him. Those who know the law (like me), know that is unlawful.
He has justed banked £1200 for being unlawfully imprisoned for 12 minutes by the Police.
Remember the golden words - "Are you detaining me?". I use them constantly when the Police want to have a quiet word with me (and they always do, can't think why). They HATE it. Unless you are committing a crime, the Police have no right to stop you going about your lawful business. Remind them as often as possible, unfortunately they need it.
Just for interest, another ploy they use with me is: "You are not allowed to protest here"
Simply reply "I'm not protesting, I'm walking around in a silly costume. Just like you in fact. Goodbye"
£850bn bailing out banks… and £107.1m on financial advice
£76bn To purchase shares in RBS and Lloyds Banking Group
£200bn Indemnify Bank of England against losses incurred in providing over £200bn of liquidity support
£250bn Guarantee wholesale borrowing by banks to strengthen liquidity in the banking system
£40bn Provide loans and other funding to Bradford & Bingley and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme
£280bn Agree in principle to provide insurance for selection of bank assets
£671bn Total Government spending in the financial year 2009-2010
£32.9m Slaughter & May – Commercial legal advice
£15.4m Credit Suisse – Financial advice on a range of measures, including Bank Recapitalisation and the Asset Protection Scheme
£11.3m PricewaterhouseCoopers – Advice on APS
£8.7m Ernst & Young – Due diligence on APS, Northern Rock
£7.7m KPMG – Due diligence on APS
£7.4m Blackrock – Valuation advice on APS
£5.3m Deutsche Bank – Financial advice on a range of measures
£5m Citi Financial – Advice on Aps
£4.9m BDO Stoy Hayward – Valuation of Northern Rock
£4.5m Goldman Sachs – Financial advice on Northern Rock
£1.5m Morgan Stanley – Financial advice on Bradford & Bingley
£2.5m Other advisers – Financial advice on a range of measures and proposals to revive Britain’s ailing economy
add £7 billion for the WORST GOLD TRADE EVER IN THE HISTORY OF TRADING!!!!!
1. Do you have Public Liability Insurance? - Do I need it?
2. Have you prepared a risk assessment? - I'm handing out leaflets and for 5 mins every hour some actors will parade behind six foot high safety barriers (Heras fencing, mesh size 10cm x 3 cm, hired from HSS Cambridge, no fruit will pass through in solid form)
3. Will you have fire/safety precautions in place? - there is nothing to catch fire
4. Have you informed the local police station? - Do I need to?
5. What provisions will you put in place for ensuring there will be no litter/rotten fruit etc left behind? - full clean up, removal of all traces of litter etc, washing down of any surfaces.
6. Could you provide more information about the mock explosion? - There will be no mock explosion or pyrotechincs of any kind
We always ask that groups do not obstruct the highway or block doorways or fire exits and no trip hazards. - No problem
CANDIDATES in Cambridge have signed up to a pledge to fight a "clean" campaign.
Green Party candidate Tony Juniper instigated the idea, which commits candidates to refrain from personal attacks, not to mislead the public about who is likely to win – and to make only "honest and reasonable" promises.
Mr Juniper said it was designed to "help restore trust at a time when faith in politicians is at a low ebb".
The signatories are Martin Booth (Cambridge Socialists), Peter Burkinshaw (UKIP), Julian Huppert (Liberal Democrats), Nick Hillman (Conservative Party), Tony Juniper (Green Party) and Daniel Zeichner (Labour Party).
Mr Juniper said: "I take it as a very positive sign that all the Cambridge candidates have decided to take this pledge.
"As it is a pledge of faith, we will trust the voters of Cambridge to act as the judge as to whether or not the individual candidates stick to this pledge.
"I hope we can have an honest and respectful debate which shines a light on policies rather than resorting to political point-scoring.
"If I am elected as MP I also pledge not to abuse the expenses system, to retain my home in Cambridge, to hold regular surgeries for residents to raise issues with me, and to respond promptly to communications from residents."
Mr Booth said: "On behalf of Cambridge Socialists I am pleased to sign up and would also add a few pledges of our own if I were to be elected, namely – to only accept the average pay of a manual worker (about £21,000 pa); not to perform any paid work in addition to my MP’s duties; not to accept any ‘expenses’ other than those essential for representing the people of Cambridge.
Mr Burkinshaw said: "I agreed to this – except I have not undertaken not to make personal attacks on other party leaders and their crews."
Mr Hillman said: "The problems facing Britain and Cambridge are so big that we must focus on the issues that matter – and not the flim-flam that undermines politics and disengages voters."
Mr Huppert said: "I am delighted that the other parties are signing up to these pledges, which have been the Liberal Democrat approach for many years, and which I entirely support."
Mr Zeichner said: "I’m very happy to sign up and I’m happy to let the public decide who best upholds the pledge."