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In death Thatcher still brings cheer to the Tory conference

Margaret Thatcher is as helpful to business in death as she was in life.

Tories, tasers, Twitter and a pop quiz from Michael Gove

Set in 440 acres of Oxfordshire countryside and built around a striking 18th-century manor sits the Heythrop Park estate. It hardly screams “We’re all in it together”.

Things they say

‘We should try to eliminate things that unnecessarily piss people off’

Things they say

The week in quotes

MPs’ latest expenses scam is strictly a family affair

MPs claimed a record £98.1 million on expenses last year. The inflation-busting 10 percent rise added £9 million to the expenses bill.

Things they say...

The week in quotes

Think tanks says Tories are too soft on cutting welfare

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), or the military wing of the Daily Mail as it should be known, is pushing for jobseekers to do 30 hours of unpaid work a week, or lose their benefits. 

A death ray from the Walkie Talkie scorchie

The Walkie Talkie building’s concave structure focused the sun into a 50 centigrade solar “death ray” in central London last week. It melted the inside of a car—tragically a sports Jaguar. It happened due to cost cutting during construction. Architect Rafael Vinoly has form. 

Stop bloody Whaling!

Warship HMS Brilliant torpedoed whales in Margaret Thatcher’s 1982 war over the Falklands. 

Bettison's secret perks worth £70,000

Troublemaker’s favourite top cop Sir Norman Bettison just can’t stay away. 

Ethical Lib Dems offer a new way to sell arms

Vince Cable’s business department is finding new ways to flog arms around the world. 

Free massacre with every trip

The Sri Lankan army bathed the Jaffna region in blood as it overran the separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009. Its problem now is what to do with the vast territory it forcibly cleared. So the army has decided to fill it with tourists. 

Toff of the week: Lord Levy

Former chief fundraiser for Tony Blair

Curry favour with a two-step

A graduate has told of his “humiliation” after being forced to dance during a job interview at 

Falklands forces torpedoed whales

Navy used warship and helicopter to kill whales

Hands off my bonus, says fat cat boss wrecking Royal Mail

Troublemaker looks at an unhappy Royal Mail boss, Starbucks separation, students, holographic receptionists and Jamie Oliver

The Blair Rich Project which brings peace, love...and cash

Tony Blair's efforts to become even richer, and set up a political dynasty. Jack Straw's son and his dodgy support. Dodgy royal goings on.

Will egged Miliband survive silly season—or is he toast?

The August lull has always been traumatic for Britain’s political establishment. 

Tories in shock after finding that other Tories are racist

This week’s reminder that the Tories are racist was brought to us by Jacob Rees-Mogg. 

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