British citizens could be forced to carry ID cards to access free NHS care as part of crackdown on health tourism

British citizens could be forced to carry ID cards to access free NHS care as part of crackdown on health tourism Care may be restricted to those who have lived in UK more than a yearMPs say scheme only works if those entitled to free care can prove it digg] By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 20:51 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:48 GMT, 4 March 2013 Proposals for an NHS card have been sent to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Britons could have to carry an ‘entitlement card’ to access free NHS care as part of a crackdown on health tourists, it emerged yesterday.

Stephen Fry"s show QI is on Australian TV so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent

Why folks Down Under are fed up with Fry: The TV presenter's show QI is on so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talentFormer senator tells Australian inquiry she wondered how viewers knew they were Down UnderHis quiz show has appeared on Australian Broadcasting Corporation so often, there are fears local talent is being killed off By Richard Shears PUBLISHED: 01:34 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 4 February 2013 Too much Stephen Fry's quiz show QI appeared on national channel the Australian Broadcasting Corporation so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent If you think there’s too much Stephen Fry on British TV, spare a thought for Australians. His quiz show QI has appeared on national channel the Australian Broadcasting Corporation so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent. Former senator Margaret Reynolds told an Australian parliamentary inquiry into ABC’s content that Fry was on the channel in Tasmania so often she wondered how viewers would know they were actually in Australia.

Why folks Down Under are fed up with Stephen Fry: The TV presenter"s show QI is on so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent

Why folks Down Under are fed up with Fry: The TV presenter's show QI is on so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talentFormer senator tells Australian inquiry she wondered how viewers knew they were Down UnderHis quiz show has appeared on Australian Broadcasting Corporation so often, there are fears local talent is being killed off By Richard Shears PUBLISHED: 01:34 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 4 February 2013 Too much Stephen Fry's quiz show QI appeared on national channel the Australian Broadcasting Corporation so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent If you think there’s too much Stephen Fry on British TV, spare a thought for Australians. His quiz show QI has appeared on national channel the Australian Broadcasting Corporation so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent. Former senator Margaret Reynolds told an Australian parliamentary inquiry into ABC’s content that Fry was on the channel in Tasmania so often she wondered how viewers would know they were actually in Australia

France"s richest man moves to Belgium and takes multi-billion pound fortune with him "to avoid new socialist super-tax"

France's richest man moves to Belgium and takes multi-billion pound fortune with him 'to avoid new socialist super-tax'Bernard Arnault, head of luxury goods group LVMH, insists that he moved the cash and assets for ‘family inheritance reasons’It is thought he wants to avoid a 75 per cent top rate on income being introduced by President Francois Hollande By Peter Allen PUBLISHED: 19:35 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:15 GMT, 24 January 2013 Bernard Arnault, the 63-year-old head of luxury goods group LVMH, insists that he moved the cash and assets for 'family inheritance reasons The richest man in France has officially transferred his multi-billion pounds fortune out of his Socialist-run homeland, it was confirmed today. Bernard Arnault, the 63-year-old head of luxury goods group LVMH, insists that he moved the cash and assets for ‘family inheritance reasons’

Speaker"s plans to end booze culture in Westminster scrapped after staff claim they will pay for antics of drunk MPs

Speaker's plans to end booze culture in Westminster scrapped after staff claim they will pay for antics of drunk MPsJohn Bercow unveiled plans after MP Eric Joyce assaulted colleagues in Commons barStaff say they will be penalised because MPs will not suffer same restrictionsBan replaced by a voluntary code for drinking at Westminster | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 29 December 2012 John Bercow’s attempt to call time on Westminster’s hard-drinking culture was in tatters last night after plans for a total ‘no-alcohol’ policy for Commons staff were ditched. The Speaker has taken action to curb excessive drinking at the Commons after Labour MP Eric Joyce assaulted colleagues in a Westminster bar

Pro-men party has Harriet in its sights

Pro-men party has Harriet in its sights | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 28 December 2012 Challenged: Male rights campaigners plan to stand against Harriet Harman and other prominent feminists at the next General Election Male rights campaigners are setting up an anti-feminist political party and plan to stand against Harriet Harman and other prominent feminists at the next General Election. The ‘men power’ is being orchestrated by Mike Buchanan, 55, a former business consultant who opposes tokenism and says ‘our political elite has become detached from reality with its state- sponsored feminism’.

We can"t win "pointless" vote to end hunting ban due to parliamentary opposition, say Tories

We can't win 'pointless' vote to end hunting ban due to parliamentary opposition, say Tories Grant Shapps defended decision to delay vote on hunting banThe Tory Party chairman said vote on lifting ban on hunting with dogs 'pointless' due to strong parliamentary oppositionMr Shapps' comments came as hunting parties with hounds gathered for the annual Boxing Day event | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 27 December 2012 Pointless: Grant Shapps said holding a vote for lifting the ban with such strong opposition would be a waste of time The ban on hunting with dogs will not be overturned, Tory chairman Grant Shapps declared yesterday. Speaking on the day that a quarter of a million supporters turned out for Boxing Day hunts, he said there was no chance of getting the majority needed to scrap Labour's law. Earlier, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said he was not expecting a vote in 2013, because it was clear the Government would lose.

Everyone is to blame but me, insists Patten: BBC chairman faces calls to resign after blasting MPs, the Press and even his own lawyers over…

Everyone is to blame but me, insists Patten: BBC chairman faces calls to resign after blasting MPs, the Press and even his own lawyers over Entwistle's 450,000 payout Entwistle was paid to leave the BBC in November after 54 days in the jobHe was also handed private healthcare for a year, legal fees and a PR budget as part of the dealBBC Trust chair Lord Patten says they are looking into getting some of the Entwistle money back after damning Pollard review The peer also admits he chose the wrong man when he employed him as Director-GeneralMPs looking at the pay-off said it was an 'unacceptable use of public money' Labour's Margaret Hodge goes to war with BBC over pay and gold-plated benefits of its senior staff | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 21 December 2012 BBC chairman Lord Patten faced renewed calls to resign yesterday after he accused a parliamentary committee of ‘shabby’ treatment when it criticised ex-director-general George Entwistle’s bumper payoff. The Tory peer clashed with Labour MP Margaret Hodge, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, over a report which attacked the ‘cavalier’ use of public money to give Mr Entwistle a ‘reward for failure’ after a mere 54 days in the job.

Bank reforms "won"t shield taxpayer from another crisis": Embarrassment for Osborne as report warns shake-up "falls well…

Bank reforms 'won't shield taxpayer from another crisis': Embarrassment for Osborne as report warns shake-up 'falls well short' Parliamentary Commission: Plans to separate banks' risky investment arms from high street operations may not be 'adequate'Banks accused of 'culture of culpable greed' Tougher sentences may be introduced for some financial offences | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 21 December 2012 Sweeping reforms planned for Britain’s biggest banks will not be enough to protect taxpayers from another financial meltdown, a commission of MPs and peers will say today. In an embarrassment for Chancellor George Osborne, their report will warn that his proposed shake-up ‘falls well short of what is required’. Accusing banks of a ‘culture of culpable greed’, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards will say plans to separate banks’ risky investment arms from their high street operations may not prove ‘adequate’

The Mitchell grimace said: "I am serious, not gloating"

The Mitchell grimace said: 'I am serious, not gloating' | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 19 December 2012 Mitchell had been subjected to a prolonged frenzy of the media and the political class after having a row with the police at the gates of Downing Street With a squeeze of the elbow here, a pat of the bottom there, a ‘so pleased for you, old boy, never doubted you for a minute’ and a wink and a crinkle-eyed smile: that was how former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell was greeted by Tory and Lib Dem MPs in the Commons Chamber yesterday. Just a few weeks ago (though it seems an age), Mr Mitchell left the Cabinet apparently a broken man.