Nick Clegg's leadership 'in trouble', admits his deputy as opinion polls show Lib Dems languishing in fourth with just 10% of vote | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 17 December 2012 Nick Clegg’s leadership is ‘in trouble’, his deputy admitted yesterday. Simon Hughes spoke out as the Deputy Prime Minister prepared to distance himself from David Cameron with a call to scrap benefits for better off pensioners. Mr Hughes acknowledged that there was growing ‘chatter’ within the party about Mr Clegg’s leadership following months of polls suggesting the Lib Dems will be wiped out at the next election
'A naked attempt to steal our crown': France's most senior banker makes enemies in London after suggesting businesses move from capital Christian Noyer said City of London should be stripped of its status – with businesses moving into Euro ZoneBoris Johnson and Vince Cable lead criticism of 'desperate French attack' | UPDATED: 17:35 GMT, 3 December 2012 Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer: '[It's a] consequence of the choice by the UK to remain outside the euro area' France's most senior state banker was today accused of a ‘naked attempt to steal London’s financial crown’. Christian Noyer, 62-year-old governor of the Bank of France, said the City of London should be stripped of its status, and the bulk of its business be transferred to mainland Europe.
Too ill to stand trial for fraud. . . but disgraced former MP Margaret Moran is spotted at the pub FIVE DAYS after missing court date because she was 'too depressed' Ex-Labour MP was ruled too depressed to defend herself at expenses trialAs a result of her 'severe depression' she cannot be sent to jailMargaret Moran was convicted of 21 counts of fraud after unlawfully claiming 53,000 of taxpayers money | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 26 November 2012 Disgraced former Labour MP Margaret Moran was spotted enjoying herself at a pub only five days after a judge ruled she was too depressed to stand trial