Posts tagged with ‘government’

Road charging: something people really oppose

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

The fact that over a million people have now signed an online petition against the introduction of a road pricing scheme just goes to show how much the public hates this idea. Even if there has been a lot of encouragement in the press and the blogosphere for people to add their names, and even […]

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Operator’s selection is no lottery

Friday, 9 February 2007

Today, we hear that only two groups have submitted bids to become the next operators of the UK’s National Lottery: the incumbent, Camelot; and Indian lottery operator Sugal & Damani. The new entrant promises to raise a greater amount money for good causes with a more efficient operation than Camelot. Of course, we don’t know […]

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ID cards might allow hooligans to travel

Sunday, 4 June 2006

More than 3000 English football hooligans have had to hand their passports in to the police before the World Cup to prevent them from travelling to Germany to cause trouble. This is considered such an important measure by the authorities that the penalty for failing to surrender a passport is a £5000 fine and up […]

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Academy cash buys more than honours

Wednesday, 19 April 2006

The most recent twist in the “cash for honours” saga currently afflicting the UK government has seen the the arrest of Des Smith, the man responsible for raising money for the City Academies scheme. Some people have asked why donors to the Labour party, or to the Academies, are so keen to buy themselves a […]

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