Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Where would a new runway deliver a Greater Britain?
Gatwick Obviously.

Sponsored post.

The UK’s aviation debate presents a very real choice: expand Gatwick and further encourage genuine competition in the market with lower fares for everyone, or move back to a London airport market dominated by a single player and saddle the next generation with higher air fares.

We believe the answer is obvious. Competition between UK airports has benefitted us all with better service and lower fares – expansion at Gatwick would allow this to continue, increasing competition between airports and ensuring that the future of air travel is better for everyone. Find out why Gatwick is the obvious choice for the UK’s next runway here.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Many Happy Returns for Refugees and IDPs

Sponsored Post

The plight of refugees is widely understood, but this is not necessarily the case for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). These are people who have been forcibly moved from their homes and lands and who have to live in camps in their own country.

Azerbaijan currently has an IDP and refugee population of around 875,000–equating to nearly 10 per cent of the entire population. This means it has one of the highest displaced person populations per capita in the world. These people are the ongoing casualties of the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven surrounding districts, which represent around 20 per cent of Azerbaijani territory. This military occupation has been condemned by the UN.

Please pledge your support for a petition to rename UN World Refugee Day as UN World Refugee and IDP Day and let’s help them return home.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cameron Must Show Leadership to Protect Shipping Industry

Sponsored Post

We support tough new laws on sulphur emissions, but the European Commission admit that the way they are being implemented will have a detrimental impact on the British economy.  In fact, figures show that 2000 UK jobs will be lost, and 12 million tonnes of C02 will be emitted unnecessarily.

We are working flat out to comply with new rules by 1st January 2015.  But the ‘scrubber’ technology we need has only just begun to work, and when it takes up to 50 days to fit to each ship, the EU should accept that doing a job properly takes time.

If the UK shows leadership, others will follow.  So, Mr Cameron, here is your chance.

Monday, June 16, 2014

House of Cards Season 2 Out on Blu-Ray & DVD

Sponsored Post

“The first drops of blood have been spilt. The bullet grazed my cheek, but I haven’t fallen.”

Back-channelling, briefing against colleagues and undermining political rivals – today is an apt day for the release of House of Cards: Season 2 on Blu-ray & DVD. You can order your copy of the must-see television series starring Kevin Spacey here.

Did you think I’d forgotten you…

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fun-Loving Farage Stars in Extramarital Dating Site Advert

Sponsored

Extramarital dating site Victoria Milan, have somewhat provocatively launched a new billboard campaign outside UKIP’s Mayfair HQ poking fun at Nigel Farage’s alleged penchant for the ladies. The website offers a discreet social network for men and women seeking a secret affair rather than an in depth discussion of European affairs. Allegedly. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Looking for the Key to Number 10?

Sponsored Post

Someone’s found it. And with only a year till the election, they’re giving it away.

Public concern about the housing shortage has doubled over the past six years. It’s the fifth most important issue for voters right now, and the one that could tip the balance come next May.

Put in place a plan to build more homes, and you might just open the door to five years of government.  Yet no one has their solutions yet on how to go about it.

Fortunately for them, someone’s done the groundwork.

KPMG and Shelter have created a blueprint for the next government to build the homes we all need. And it’s possible to put in place in a single parliament.

So if you’re looking to move next May, start measuring the curtains now – the key to Number 10 is right here.

Friday, March 21, 2014

What the Fox?

Sponsored post

In 2004, the Hunting Act was passed which made hunting with dogs for sport illegal in England and Wales. Ever since then those that have wanted to keep hunting have campaigned for a repeal, or overturn, of the ban.

Even though the Coalition Agreement includes a promise for a free vote to repeal the Act, the Government seems intent on amending the Act using a Statutory Instrument (SI), a type of legislation that can be used to push changes through Parliament with less scrutiny than a full vote on repeal would require.

David Cameron knows that a straight vote to repeal the hunting ban would fail in Parliament. Amending an Act is much easier than attempting to overturn it and an abuse of the democratic process. If the SI is approved, this will essentially overturn the ban on hunting wild mammals with dogs, something we cannot allow to happen.

Please contact your MP today and urge them to vote against this devious attempt to bring back cruelty.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What Should Be George Osborne’s Budget Drink?

Sponsored Post

call-time

By tradition, the Chancellor, unlike Ministers at the despatch box at any other time of the year, may drink alcohol during the Budget speech. George Osborne has previously chosen to drink mineral water, as did the previous Chancellor Alistair Darling. Now George is running for leader he may want a more populist tipple next week…

Past Chancellors have chosen mineral water (Gordon Brown), whisky (Kenneth Clarke), spritzer (Nigel Lawson), gin and tonic (Geoffrey Howe), brandy and water (Benjamin Disraeli) and sherry and beaten egg (William Ewart Gladstone). The bookies will be giving odds next week, vote on what you reckon George should drink…

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Osborne: Breaking the Budget

Sponsored post

To mark the 2013 budget George Osborne joined Twitter, with his first tweet being a picture of himself at his desk with his red box. What gem will he offer up this year? A picture of his cat? Another burger?  Or perhaps something entirely new?

As Osborne speaks on Wednesday, around him MPs in the Chamber will be tweeting their instant reaction to what he is saying. Journalists will be picking out key announcements and offering immediate analysis before the Chancellor has even sat down.

Or perhaps before he’s even stood up… (remember this?)

This is for good reason too: for many observers, social media represents the only medium through which they will receive updates on the Budget Statement – making it vital for MPs and commentators to spread their messages, viewpoints and campaign slogans as the battleground for the 2015 election heats up.

It is now impossible to ignore what is being said on social media if you want to stay on top of the latest events. For many journalists and politicians Twitter is now the place they choose to break news, before they’ve published it anywhere else.

It has been our aim developing Yatterbox to get the key social media posts (from politicians and over 20,000 UK journalists) to you as quickly as possible. It is free to sign up and create alerts tailored to your brand and its key issues. For more in-depth research you can also search through our database or download analytical reports.

Sign up before Wednesday and follow the drama live with Yatterbox – the easiest way to track what politicians and journalists are saying online.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

WATCH: John Bishop Narrates The Adventures of HS2

Sponsored post

John Bishop lets us know why it’s time to shunt HS2 up the Junction. Find out the facts behind the film here.


Seen Elsewhere

Sack David Ward | LibDem Voice
David Ward Condemned for Rocket Support | BBC
LibDem MP Backs Rocket Attacks | Indy
LibDem MP: I Would Bomb Israel | ITV
A Bold Plan to Reform Welfare | Ruth Porter
Clinton’s Busty Mistress Nicknamed ‘Energizer’ | Mail
Photo Analysis of Miliband’s Obama Visit | Buzzfeed
Dave Shouldn’t Have Moved Gove | Michael Howard
Bercow’s Nightmare | Alex Wickham
Miliband Abandons Britain to Meet Obama | Sun
Tequila-Quaffing Chat Show Plonker Clegg | Quentin Letts


new-advert
Westbourne-Change-Opinion Guido-hot-button (1)


Owen Paterson lifts the lid on the Green Blob:

“I received more death threats in a few months at Defra than I ever did as secretary of state for Northern Ireland.”



Flight Watch says:

Russia Today is a cauldron of bullsh*t. The only people that take it seriously are deluded conspiracy theorists. Other RT journos have resigned citing the same reasons.

It’s about as believable as Press TV, KCNA of North Korea or the Daily Mirror.


Tip off Guido
Web Guido's Archives

Subscribe me to:






RSS


AddThis Feed Button
Archive


Labels
Guido Reads