"There are some pretty odd people": Cameron insults UKIP again as party hits poll high

'There are some pretty odd people': Cameron insults UKIP again as party hits poll highPrime Minister made comment as poll suggests UKIP seeing record supportA survey for the Mail on Sunday puts UKIP at 16 per cent, taking third placeUKIP leader Nigel Farage said comments meant there was no chance of pact By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 23:58 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 7 January 2013 Mr Cameron has said there were 'some pretty odd people' when asked about his previous comments of UKIP supporters David Cameron renewed his attack on UKIP yesterday, saying it contains some ‘pretty odd people’.

Sunderland FC paying David Miliband more than top French striker Louis Saha as failed Labour leadership candidate rakes in 125,000 for 15 days"…

Sunderland FC paying David Miliband more than top French striker Louis Saha as failed Labour leadership candidate rakes in 125,000 for 15 days' work Former foreign secretary earns equivalent of 42,000 a weekHas made almost 1million on public speaking circuitConservative party chairman Grant Shapps questions value for money By Gerri Peev PUBLISHED: 01:01 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:12 GMT, 1 January 2013 David Miliband is raking in the equivalent of 42,000 a week from troubled Premier League club Sunderland, more than their 40,000-a-week striker Louis Saha. The former foreign secretary has earned 125,000 for 15 days’ work since becoming a director of the football club in February 2011.

US Fiscal Cliff: Like lemmings, the Americans seem hell-bent on leaping off an economic cliff

Like lemmings, the Americans seem hell-bent on leaping off an economic cliff. The effect on us could be devastating | UPDATED: 13:30 GMT, 27 December 2012 As the year draws to a close, we may have survived the end of the world, as foretold by the ancient Mayan civilisation, but we still face financial apocalypse

BLACK DOG: Clegg can walk through walls!

BLACK DOG: Clegg can walk through walls! | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 23 December 2012 One of Nick Clegg's perks in his Cabinet Office base is use of the 'secret' door One of Nick Clegg’s perks in his Cabinet Office base is use of the ‘secret’ door between the building and No 10 – the one famously locked shut in Yes, Prime Minister to annoy Sir Humphrey Appleby. But what will happen when the Deputy PM is shortly forced by renovation works to relocate to the Scotland Office next door Simple.

NRA condemned after its astonishing response to Sandy Hook massacre calling for schools to arm themselves

'The most revolting, tone deaf statement I've ever seen.': NRA condemned after its astonishing response to Sandy Hook massacre calling for schools to arm themselvesRepublicans and Democrats unite in their criticism of the National Rifle Association after the powerful group claimed that school should have armed guards to protect against a Sandy Hook style attackNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg weigh in with their opposition to the NRA's proposalsThe statement made by the NRA's chief executive Wayne LaPierre has been called 'haunting and disturbing' | UPDATED: 12:02 GMT, 22 December 2012 Politicians and gun-control advocates have reacted with barely concealed outrage and disbelief after the National Rifle Association called for armed guards in every school and pointed the finger of blame at rap music, films and video games for firearm violence. In the hours following the highly-anticipated remarks by the NRA's chief executive Wayne LaPierre, figures from both sides of the political spectrum weighed in to disagree with his assertion that the no-weapons policies at schools put children's lives at risk. Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele called the NRA's remarks 'very haunting and very disturbing' and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters on Friday that he did not agree with placing armed guards in school

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Patten must take the blame for a sorry saga

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Patten must take the blame for a sorry saga | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 21 December 2012 It was a shameless display of sneering arrogance. In his interview on the Radio 4 Today programme yesterday, everyone, according to Lord Patten, was to blame for the BBC’s shortcomings over the Savile and McAlpine scandals but the Trust chairman himself. The primary target of his scorn was the Commons Public Accounts Committee, which he twice accused of ‘shabby’ behaviour for daring to criticise the 450,000 severance deal – double the legal entitlement – that he authorised to failed Director General George Entwistle

Ditch free-for-all on extensions that will set neighbour against neighbour, say MPs

Ditch free-for-all on extensions that will set neighbour against neighbour, say MPsThree-year relaxation of rules is designed to boost construction industryMPs called for Government to 'go back to the drawing board'Warned greater size of extensions will risk creating unsightly buildings | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 20 December 2012 David Cameron’s plans to allow large extensions in back gardens could set neighbour against neighbour and blight entire districts, MPs said last night. The controversial proposals, announced in September, would allow 26-foot extensions to be built without planning permission.

BBC chiefs to face harsh criticism from Savile inquiry as report over their conduct is published

BBC chiefs to face harsh criticism from Savile inquiry as report over their conduct is published | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 19 December 2012 BBC executives will face stinging criticism today over their handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal. A string of bosses knew that Newsnight had uncovered damning evidence suggesting the late entertainer had systematically targeted young girls for sex.

After two years and 1million in public money, Ed Miliband"s policy blank sheet still has "absolutely nothing" on it, Tories claim

After two years and 1million in public money, Ed Miliband's policy blank sheet still has 'absolutely nothing' on it, Tories claim Electoral Commission funding since May 2010 tops 1millionDavid Cameron says Labour has 'no answer' to tackling Britain's deficitTory party chairman Grant Shapps suggests Labour 'repay' the cash By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 11:49 GMT, 11 December 2012 | UPDATED: 12:21 GMT, 11 December 2012 Labour has received more than a 1million in taxpayers’ money to fill in Ed Miliband’s policy ‘blank sheet’. David Cameron launched a strongly-worded attack on his opponents, claiming that two and half years since losing the election Labour has ‘absolutely nothing’ to say about the big challenges facing the country

Google avoids tax on 10bn after doubling amount of money it puts into company in Bermudan tax haven

Google avoids tax on 10bn after doubling amount of money it puts into company in Bermudan tax havenThe internet giant reportedly moved nearly 80 per cent of its pre-tax profits to a shell company on the North Atlantic territoryThe move has seen the company slash its overall tax rate almost in halfGoogle's European Vice Chairman Matt Britten pays most tax where it creates 'economic value', mainly the U.SBut the company still moves some of the income generated by U.S created technology to foreign 'shelters' | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 10 December 2012 Internet giant Google avoided tax on 10billion revenue last year by doubling the amount of money put into a shell company in Bermuda.