Neigh thanks! Food minister turns down Findus bolognese lunch because it would be 'bad politics' to eat it David Heath did not want to 'revisit' John Selwyn Gummer's infamous photoMr Gummer was photographed eating a burger during the mad cow crisis By Nick Constable PUBLISHED: 00:21 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:51 GMT, 10 February 2013 Food Minister David Heath yesterday declined The Mail On Sunday’s offer of a tasty Findus spaghetti bolognese lunch, saying he wouldn’t be ‘revisiting’ John Selwyn Gummer’s infamous photo call with a beefburger.
The poor are more likely to be obese, says health minister Death of the dinner table means more eat junk food in front of the television By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 24 January 2013 Anna Soubry says parents should ensure children have proper meals Poor families are more likely to be obese, a health minister has said. Anna Soubry said children were suffering because of an ‘an abundance of bad food’ in their homes.
Building bridges with the police – the Mitchell way! Kiss comes as Yard arrests another man over 'Plebgate' leaks Scotland Yard has 30 officers investigating claims of a conspiracyAndrew Mitchell challenging 'completely untrue' allegations that he called Downing Street officers 'f****** plebs'David Cameron 'furious' at reports an off duty officer tried to 'blacken the name of a Cabinet minister'CCTV footage casts doubt on account in leaked police log | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 20 December 2012 Andrew Mitchell was yesterday eager to prove he had put his problems with the police behind him – by planting a kiss on the cheek of a female officer. Mr Mitchell made the awkward gesture to Chief Superintendent Lorraine Bottomley after visiting a police station in his constituency. He said he had been visiting the local police and other emergency services for the past 11 years to thank them for keeping the community safe ‘while many of us are putting our feet up over Christmas’.
Straw's memoirs suggest former Labour leader John Smith had a drink problem | UPDATED: 09:18 GMT, 13 December 2012 Labour’s former Home Secretary Jack Straw suggests in his memoirs, Last Man Standing, that much-admired ex-leader John Smith, who died in 1994 aged 55, had a drink problem.
Straw's memoirs suggest former Labour leader John Smith had a drink problem | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 12 December 2012 Labour’s former Home Secretary Jack Straw suggests in his memoirs, Last Man Standing, that much-admired ex-leader John Smith, who died in 1994 aged 55, had a drink problem. ‘It was not possible for someone that dependant on alcohol to determine, in advance, when he needed to be sober,’ he said on Radio 4 while publicising his book. But Smith’s friend and parliamentary neighbour, ex-Labour MP Tam Dalyell, says: ‘He did like a dram, but several veteran members of his constituency party have told me that, during 24 years as their MP, they never saw him the worse for wear.’ Open: Labour's former Home Secretary Jack Straw speaks out in his memoirs There has been some unpleasantness involving the 7th Earl of Durham, 51, who inherited the 12million estate of his father, former Tory minister Tony Lambton
Respect MP attacks new rule on veils saying the restriction discriminates against Muslim women George Galloway said restrictions could discriminateHe said they were 'heavy handed'Everyone who works at the Palace of Westminster are 'required to remove any covering obscuring the face' | UPDATED: 01:34 GMT, 9 December 2012 New curbs on Muslim veils in the Commons were criticised by Respect MP George Galloway last night, writes Simon Walters. Mr Galloway, whose Bradford West constituency has a large ethnic population, said the restrictions could discriminate against Muslim women