The glittering world of parties, concerts and balls that British debutantes enjoyed in pre-World War II Germany

The glittering world of parties, concerts and balls that British debutantes enjoyed in pre-World War II Germany By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:42 GMT, 1 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:32 GMT, 1 December 2012 Glittering parties, concerts and dinners. This was how many British debutantes spent their time being 'finished' before being presented to English society.

Eight Tories "in talks to defect to UKIP" as two parties go to war over electoral pact

Eight Tories 'in secret lunch plot to defect to UKIP' as two parties go to war over electoral pact UKIP treasurer Stuart Wheeler reveals talks to persuade Conservatives to switch partiesTory chairman Grant Shapps moved to kill off vice-chairman Michael Fabricant's idea of pactUKIP leader Nigel Farage says his party is at war with Tories and will not consider a deal unless David Cameron is sacked as leader Mr Fabricant says there are racists in all political parties, including Conservatives Survey finds 54% of Brits want to leave the EU | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 27 November 2012 UKIP treasurer Stuart Wheeler said he had held 'secret lunches' with Tory MPs to discuss switching parties Eight Tory MPs are in talks about defecting to the UK Independence Party, its millionaire treasurer has claimed.

Zhao Hongxia: Teenage honeytrap who brought down Chinese Communist Party official after sex tape pictures were leaked online

Revealed: Teenage honeytrap who brought down Chinese Communist Party official after sex tape pictures were leaked online Zhao Hongxia paid to film herself having sex with party chief Lei Zhengfu'Hired by construction firm to extort favourable contracts from him' Leaked pictures from the video have sent shockwaves through party | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 28 November 2012 Honeytrap: Prostitute-turned-nurse Zhao Hongxia (pictured) secretly film herself having sex with a Chinese Communist Party official after being hired by a construction company to blackmail him This is the girl filmed having sex with a Chinese Communist Party official in a leaked internet video which has sent shockwaves across the country, it can be revealed today. Lei Zhengfu, a district party chief in the southwestern city of Chongqing, was fired from his position as district party secretary after the video went viral earlier this month.

Nicolas Sarkozy meets former French PM in last ditch attempt to save his party from imploding

The return of Sarkozy: Ex French president called in after his party go to war over who should succeed himCrisis threatens to tear Sarkozy's conservative opposition party apartSarkozy meets his former Prime Minister Francois Fillon over lunch | UPDATED: 07:43 GMT, 27 November 2012 Nicolas Sarkozy has been called in to stop France’s right-wing opposition descending into civil war. Yesterday, the former president met Francois Fillon, one of the two men locked in an increasingly vicious dispute over who will succeed him as leader of the conservative UMP. Mr Fillon is mounting a legal challenge to rival Jean-Francois Cope’s razor-thin victory.

Twelve men face execution by Libyan militia for allegedly being gay

Twelve men face execution by Libyan militia for allegedly being gay The militia stormed a private party in Tripoli and took the men hostagePictures of men with hands up against wall were posted on FacebookMilitia states on Facebook page that mission is to rid Libya of gay people | UPDATED: 19:54 GMT, 26 November 2012 An extremist Libyan militia has captured twelve men who now face mutilation and execution for allegedly being gay. The militia stormed a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of the capital Tripoli, late on Thursday night and took the men hostage. Pictures of the men with their hands up against the wall and their faces covered as well as one of a man's back with a henna tattoo have been posted on Facebook