Mr Cleggs contempt for democracy on EU

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Cameron warned he has "no mandate" to redefine marriage by legalising gay weddings

Cameron warned he has 'no mandate' to redefine marriage by legalising gay weddingsDozens of MPs and peers sign letter accusing the PM of ignoring public opinionCross-party group say no party promised same-sex weddings in 2010 manifesto | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 17 December 2012 David Cameron has promised to pass laws next year which would legalise gay marriage David Cameron is today accused of ‘ploughing on regardless’ with plans to legalise gay marriage in the face of opposition from dozens of MPs and peers. The Prime Minister has insisted he will enshrine same sex weddings in law next year, with legal protection for the Church of England and other religious groups who chose not to opt in.

Sir Patrick Moore: Stargazing eccentric who never forgave the Germans for killing the only woman he ever loved

Patrick Moore and the fiancee he never got over: Stargazing eccentric couldn't forgive the Germans for killing the only woman he ever loved The broadcaster died peacefully at his home in Selsey, Sussex, on Sunday | UPDATED: 09:20 GMT, 10 December 2012 Patrick Moore approached the challenges of ageing with a characteristically phlegmatic attitude. ‘I do what Mark Twain did,’ he said. ‘I get my copy of the daily paper, look at the obituaries page, and if I’m not there, I carry on as usual.’ It is tempting to think of the eccentric astronomer, who died yesterday aged 89, still carrying on as usual somewhere out there in the universe he adored.