The week in quotes
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.
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.
Warship HMS Brilliant torpedoed whales in Margaret Thatcher’s 1982 war over the Falklands.
Troublemaker’s favourite top cop Sir Norman Bettison just can’t stay away.
Vince Cable’s business department is finding new ways to flog arms around the world.
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.
Former chief fundraiser for Tony Blair
A graduate has told of his “humiliation” after being forced to dance during a job interview at
Navy used warship and helicopter to kill whales
Troublemaker looks at an unhappy Royal Mail boss, Starbucks separation, students, holographic receptionists and Jamie Oliver
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.
The August lull has always been traumatic for Britain’s political establishment.
This week’s reminder that the Tories are racist was brought to us by Jacob Rees-Mogg.
You don’t have to give money to a political party to get into the House of Lords—but it helps.
The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, wanted to bring the debt merchants into the temple. But it turned out they were already there.
Joy swept the nation as Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor and the millionaire commoner that is his wife fulfilled their destiny and bred.
An old joke went along the lines of a Tory MP saying, “My grandad knew a lot about mining—he owned loads of it.”
MPs were set to trouser an extra £10,000 of a pay rise on Thursday of this week.
David Cameron has said Nelson Mandela is his personal hero. But he didn’t always feel that way.