I stumbled across this page whilst browsing the Parliament website. It’s quite interesting to browse down the party affiliation list down the right hand side…
At least one of the two main political parties have much to do…
Having just received my Take Home test for Political Analysis, I am annoyed. When we were given them, out lecturer said that history students get an extra week just because they have a little bit extra work to do, fair enough. Ive no idea how much work they have but i’ll accept it. Where my problem lies is that he also said certain members of the module have been granted extensions simply because they are campaigning for Boris in London. This is ridiculous when all of us are campaigning, as BUCF are im sure. Why then should Boris campaigners be given an extension when no one else is. If this module was going to grant this extension, they shouldnt have given their test over council election week. End of
From today’s Independent:
Lord Laidlaw, the multimillionaire Tory donor, has pledged a £1m donation to an addiction charity after a Sunday newspaper published lurid claims about his addiction to sex.
The Monaco-based peer admitted his lifelong problem after the News of the World claimed he had held sex parties with prostitutes. In a letter to the newspaper, Lord Laidlaw, who has given more than £3m to the Conservatives and paid £25,000 to Boris Johnson’s mayoral campaign, said he had been “fighting sexual addiction for my whole adult life”. He said he was seeking “expert help” and plans to give £1m to a British addiction charity.
Lord Laidlaw said: “Sexual addiction is comparable to other, better-known addictions such as drug, alcohol and gambling. There is no cure for it and self-help is rarely successful.”
Dawn Butler, a Labour vice-chairman, condemned the peer’s actions.
She said: “If they have any respect for the women of this country, I hope David Cameron and Boris Johnson will return the millions of pounds they have been given by Lord Laidlaw or hand over the money to a charity helping abused women. That would send the right signal that his behaviour is unacceptable.”
I have to say, I’m with Dawn on this one.