Monthly Archives: October 2012

New MPs’ expenses scandal: London homeowners pocket cash for rent

MPs were embroiled in a new expenses row today after it emerged that 27 are letting out London homes at the same time as claiming public money to rent in the city. Former defence secretary Liam Fox, shadow ministers Andy … Continue reading

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The Day Parliament Burned Down in real-time on Twitter

To mark the anniversary of a now little-remembered national catastrophe – the nineteenth-century fire which obliterated the UK Houses of Parliament – Oxford University Press and author Caroline Shenton will reconstruct the events of that fateful day and night in … Continue reading

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British Banks Face Heat From on High

BISHOP AUCKLAND, U.K.—The beleaguered British banking industry has faced angry politicians, regulators and consumers. This fall, a new player has joined the inquisition: a bespectacled bishop wearing a cross made of nails. The Right Reverend Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, … Continue reading

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