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November 25th, 2014

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If you’re Footloose, and fancy free tonight, why not relax, and converse into the night on the day’s events in PB NightHawks.

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The round up of recent events (click on the links below, and it will bring up the relevant link)

  1. The spiral of silence in polling
  2. Has Theresa May just declared war on Downing Street? The Home Secretary no longer seems to fear the PM’s wrath
  3. The Conservatives won’t win by banging on. And on. And on. And on. And on and on and on about Europe.
  4. Liverpool must back Rodgers and Labour must back Miliband
  5. Labour neglects English marginal seats at its peril – it can’t just appeal to its “heartlands. Labour does best in places worst hit by the recession, but it has to branch out to enlarge its electoral base.
  6. Our political landscape is not changing anywhere near as much as we assume it is. With the Ukip rise, the Green surge, and the soaring of the SNP, it’s easy to get carried away and think we’re heading towards some sort of revolution
  7. Iain Duncan-Smith’s Universal Credit failure explained in one simple chart
  8. Two charts that explain why old people keep getting free stuff. Pensioner benefits will cost taxpayers yet more billions. Here’s why
  9. Ukip and the hard-Left are both blinded by Tory hatred. The Left’s rhetoric has become as toxic as that of the hard-Right
  10. Will Northern Ireland’s culture wars kill power-sharing? Westminster’s general indifference to what goes on in Northern Ireland is blinding it to the fact that the political process there is rapidly losing momentum.
  11. Head of Tristram Hunt’s old school criticises Labour’s ‘bigoted’ attack on private education, says Labour must spend more time raising standards in state education rather than relying on the fee-paying sector
  12. How can we tackle the “social apartheid” in Britain’s education system?
  13. When conspiracy theories enter the mainstream, it’s time to worry. Secret oil fields in the North Sea, ‘powerful forces’ conspiring against Ed Miliband, the EU to blame for Russia pouring arms into Ukraine. Enough already
  14. Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair
  15. Pope Francis calls Europe an ‘elderly and haggard’ grandmother
  16. Frenchman develops pills to make flatulence smell of roses. 65-year-old inventor says he came up with his range of indigestion tablets after he was “nearly suffocated” by the smell of farts
  17. YouGov polling on orgasms finds Most women have faked it – and so have 1 in 5 men
  18. 12 German Proverbs, Translated Literally. Remember: “Only the hard come in the garden”
  19. 2,057 years ago, the Second Triumvirate was formed

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