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Budget U-turn to ‘keep public’s trust’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on March 16, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Chancellor Philip Hammond has defended making a U-turn on increasing National Insurance contributions for some self-employed workers. Writing in The Sun, he said the government sets “great store in the faith and trust” of Britons and hoped the reversal showed “we are listening”. Mr Hammond said it was important he and [...]

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Dutch election: Wilders defeat celebrated by PM Rutte

Posted by Warren Fyfe on March 16, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionHow they celebrated: The BBC’s Anne Holligan checks out the parties’ headquarters on election night Dutch people rejected “the wrong kind of populism”, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday’s election. “The Netherlands said ‘Whoa!’” he declared after his centre-right VVD party’s lead positioned him for a third successive [...]

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Tories fined £70,000 over election expenses

Posted by Warren Fyfe on March 16, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images The Conservative Party has been fined £70,000 by the Electoral Commission for breaking election expense rules. The commission’s report highlights “numerous failures” in reporting spending on three by-elections in 2014 and the 2015 General Election. These included missing payments of £104,000 – and £118,000 that was either not reported or incorrectly [...]

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