Labour's 80-year-old former deputy leader Roy Hattersley is granted a 'quickie' divorce from his wife after 57 years of marriageGiven a 'quickie' divorce in just 55 seconds today at the age of 80 Couple had not lived together for five yearsGranted because he would now find it intolerable to live with Molly By Jill Reilly PUBLISHED: 13:04 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 13 April 2013 Veteran Labour politician Roy Hattersley was given a 'quickie' divorce in just 55 seconds today at the age of 80 from his wife of 57 years. Baron Hattersley in his full name of Roy Sydney George was granted a decree nisi at London's High Court because of the irretrievable breakdown of his 1956 marriage to wife Edith Mary known as Molly.
You can't say that, I told her – it's too rude PUBLISHED: 00:19 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:02 GMT, 9 April 2013 In the twice-weekly battles at Prime Minister’s Questions, NORMAN TEBBIT recalls how no other Opposition leader had ever worked so hard or so purposefully. He realised Margaret Thatcher could absorb facts like a sponge — and could squeeze them out just as easily.
Who really has the power in Pyongyang Kim Jong-un's AUNT 'was driving force behind his rise to leader' Kim Kyong-hui is often only female face on official photographsShe is the daughter of the North Korean Eternal President Kim Il-sungMiss Kim and husband chosen by Kim Jong-il to consolidate son's authority By James Rush PUBLISHED: 15:23 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 8 April 2013 The aunt of Kim Jong-un has been credited with being the driving force behind the rise of the Supreme Leader of North Korea. Kim Kyong-hui, who is often the only female face on official photographs of ranks of generals and party leaders, has been tasked with transforming her nephew into a figurehead with a reputation for strong military tactics who is able to handle an international crisis. Miss Kim, who has been a key figure in the family for four decades, and her husband Jang Sung-taek, were chosen by Kim Jong-il to pull the strings behind the consolidation of his son's authority before the old leader died in 2011, The Telegraph has reported
Labour in disarray on welfare shake-up as its proposals for tough reform unravel Labour leader Ed Miliband faces growing mutiny over his soft approachPolls reveal decisive public support for Government's benefit shake-upLiam Byrne rushes out proposals designed to harden up Labour's image By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 00:28 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 8 April 2013 Labour was plunged into disarray over welfare yesterday, as its proposals for tough reforms unravelled – and Ed Miliband faced a growing mutiny over his soft approach.
Labour suspends controversial peer over claims he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his dangerous driving jail sentenceLord Ahmed was jailed in 2009 for dangerous driving after texting minutes before a fatal crashInterview emerges where he links his prosecution to Jewish-owned mediaLabour condemns anti-Semitism and suspends 55-year-old form the party By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:48 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 14 March 2013 Labour peer Lord Ahmed has been suspended by the party over reports that he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his jail sentence A Muslim peer has been suspended from the Labour Party for allegedly blaming his prison sentence for dangerous driving on a Jewish conspiracy. Lord Ahmed was sentenced to three months for sending text messages shortly before his car was in a motorway crash that killed a father of two. But, in an extraordinary rant on Pakistani television, Lord Ahmed is alleged to have blamed his imprisonment on pressure from Jews ‘who own newspapers and TV channels’
Vince Cable dropped for key Liberal Democrat rally speech so party can parade a woman instead Women's Minister Jo Swinson will address spring conference next weekendParty insiders fear it is wrong move in wake of Lord Rennard claims By Brendan Carlin PUBLISHED: 00:22 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 3 March 2013 Vince Cable has been moved from a key role at a Liberal Democrat rally in favour of the Minister caught up in the party’s ‘sex harassment’ row. Lib Dem rising star Jo Swinson, the Women’s Minister, has been picked ahead of Business Secretary Mr Cable to address party activists at their spring conference next weekend. The decision came after party managers demanded a female speaker because next Friday is International Women’s Day.
Five killed and several injured after gunman goes berserk in Swiss wood processing plant Shooting happened at around 8am GMT in the town of MenznauPolice said the gunman opened fire in the company's canteenEstimates suggest one in three people in Switzerland keep a gunLast month, gunman killed three and wounded two in village of Daillon By Leon Watson and Allan Hall PUBLISHED: 11:08 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 27 February 2013 [headerlinks Five people are dead and several others injured after a gunman went berserk at a wood processing plant in Switzerland today. The gunman committed suicide at the scene, confirmed police, as helicopters were scrambled to evacuate the wounded
Fresh euro crisis as Italy rejects austerity and protests by voting for party led by ex-comedian More than a quarter of voters backed the Five Star Movement led by comedian Beppe Grillo The centre-right alliance of controversial former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi took 31 per centThe centre-left groups, led by Pier Luigi Bersani, had just under 30 per cent of the vote By Hannah Roberts PUBLISHED: 14:26 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 26 February 2013 The euro was heading for a fresh crisis last night as Italian voters recorded one of the biggest protest votes in modern times. In a rejection of the austerity reforms needed to ease the country’s massive debt, more than a quarter of voters backed the Five Star Movement, led by comedian Beppe Grillo. His anti-euro and anti-austerity party, which had almost 27 per cent of the early votes, could end up being the single biggest group in parliament
David Cameron hints government may bring back 10p tax rate in move that could put 250 in pockets of every British taxpayer By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:26 GMT, 14 February 2013 Change: David Cameron signalled yesterday that the Government may bring back the 10p tax rate axed by Gordon Brown David Cameron signalled yesterday that the Government may bring back the 10p tax rate axed by Gordon Brown. The Treasury is thought to be considering plans that have been drawn up by Conservative MPs for a chunk of taxable income – probably the first 2,500 – to be taxed at 10p in the pound rather than the current rate of 20p.
Ed Miliband is a work in progress – and that's his own policy chief talking!Jon Cruddas: 'public still blame Labour for immigration and housing crisis'Miliband faces growing criticism over lack of substantial policies By Jason Groves, Political Correspondent PUBLISHED: 02:54 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:54 GMT, 6 February 2013 Ed Miliband has failed to win back the trust of the voters and remains a ‘work in progress’, his own policy chief warned yesterday.