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‘Hard questions’ on future of BBC

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 16, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

The government says it will ask “hard questions” about the size and ambition of the BBC as part of a consultation on its future. Culture Secretary John Whittingdale told MPs a decision had to be made on whether the BBC should try to do “all things” or become more “precise”. Launching a Green Paper on [...]

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Tim Farron is new Lib Dem leader

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 16, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Tim Farron is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, the party has announced. The former party president beat Norman Lamb in the contest to replace Nick Clegg, with 56.5% of the votes cast. The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP, whose victory was announced on Twitter, is to make his first public appearance as leader at [...]

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Eurozone backs Greek bridging loan

Posted by Warren Fyfe on July 16, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Greek pensioners have been some of the hardest hit by bank closures lasting nearly three weeks Eurozone ministers have agreed to give Greece a €7bn (£5bn) bridging loan from an EU-wide fund to keep its finances afloat until a bailout is approved. The loan is expected to be confirmed on Friday by all EU member [...]

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