BBC WILL play Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead in chart countdown but won't broadcast tasteless Thatcher protest single in fullSong has now sold 20,000 copies since Thatcher's death on Monday It has been pushed up the charts due to an internet campaignThe track, which costs 79p online, is currently No1 on iTunesAlso on course to become the shortest top 10 single ever at 51 seconds BBC confirms it will play it on Radio 1 this Sunday – but a shorter version'The BBC finds this campaign distasteful but does not believe the record should be banned,' a spokesman said , Osterode am Harz, Germany — Illustration – an old woman is using facebook on her iPhone. Photo: Frank May — Image by Frank May/dpa/Corbis” class=”blkBorder” /> The power of a Facebook campaign should not be underestimated.
Osborne's position is safe, insists Downing Street: No 10 dismisses talk of Hague moving in as Chancellor Downing Street guaranteed George Osborne will stay in his job until 2015Some Tories called for William Hague or Philip Hammond to take the positionTory high command is quietly encouraged by positive signs in the economySource said that the more you criticise Cameron's team the less likely he is to change it PUBLISHED: 00:13 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:13 GMT, 1 April 2013 Downing Street guaranteed George Osborne will stay in his job until 2015 last night as the Treasury hailed a new corporation tax cut as a way to boost the faltering economy.
Lib Dems battle to persuade voters to turn out in today's crunch Eastleigh by-election amid fears sex scandal could decide result Polls open in Hampshire town to elect successor to disgraced Cabinet minister Chris HuhneContest billed as three-horse race between Lib Dems, Tories and UKIPLib Dems thought win was 'in the bag' until allegations emerged against ex-chief executive Lord RennardTories fear they could be forced into third place by a surging UKIP By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 08:54 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 28 February 2013 Panicked Liberal Democrats launched a drive to persuade their supporters to turn out in today's crunch Eastleigh by-election amid fears voters will desert them in protest at the Lord Rennard scandal. Voters go to the polls in the Hampshire seat today to choose a successor to disgraced Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, who quit after being warned he faces jail for pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice. The Lib Dems are battling to see off challenges from the Conservatives and the UK Independence Party, who claim they could be on course for a historic first Commons win
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.
Unions now provide 81% of donations to Labour as they have given 20million since Miliband became leaderIt marks a steep 22 per cent rise from Gordon Brown's leadershipTories claim Ed Miliband is even further in thrall to union baronsLargest donor is Unite with 7.5 million given over two years | UPDATED: 03:53 GMT, 31 December 2012 Labour has banked more than 20million in funding from unions since Ed Miliband became leader. The money accounts for 81 per cent of donations to the party over the past two years. It marks a steep rise from Gordon Brown's leadership, when unions provided 59 per cent of donations to the party.
Snapshots from a secret state: Panoramic pictures of North Koreans at work and play give an extraordinary glimpse of everyday life | UPDATED: 16:39 GMT, 22 December 2012 Award-winning photographer David Guttenfelder makes frequent trips to notoriously secretive North Korea trying to capture the country as accurately as possible for outsiders. Here he describes capturing this set of photos which offer a rare glimpse into the everyday life of its citizens..
'Bungling Balls' has destroyed chances of leading Labour after lacklustre response to Osborne's Autumn statement, claims fellow opposition MP Bassetlaw MP John Mann said any speculation over a leadership challenge by Ed Balls is 'dead and buried' | UPDATED: 00:51 GMT, 9 December 2012 Ed Balls’s hopes of replacing Ed Miliband as Labour leader have been ‘buried’ by his bungled Commons onslaught on George Osborne last week, a Labour MP claimed last night. Bassetlaw MP John Mann said the Shadow Chancellor’s lacklustre response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement plans to slash welfare and raise taxes for the well-off had damaged Mr Balls’s leadership prospects – and made Mr Miliband’s position secure.
Don't shackle our free Press say 86 MPs and peers on eve of Leveson report The cross-party group of 86 insist statutory regulation of the media undermines a cornerstone of our democracyThey are urging the Prime Minister to reject any form of regulation Lord Justice Leveson's report into media standards is due to be released There is speculation that Leveson will recommend some form of 'underpinning' in law to a new Press watchdog | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 27 November 2012 Dozens of MPs and peers, including nine former Cabinet ministers, today urge David Cameron to resist laws which would shackle Britain’s 300-year-old free Press. On the eve of Lord Justice Leveson’s report into media standards, the cross-party group of 86 insists that any form of statutory regulation risks undermining a cornerstone of our democracy and asks the Prime Minister to reject any form of statutory media regulation.