In the news: honours, Scottish independence and police commissioners.
Author: James Graham
Published on Sep 06, 2012
As the debate over Scottish independence continues to rage, the upcoming police and crime commissioner elections in England and Wales continue to fail to capture the public’s imagination. Meanwhile, David Cameron hands out honours as consolation to his ex-ministers.
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SCOTTISH REFERENDUM IS HARMING THE ECONOMY, SAYS CBI DIRECTOR GENERAL - In a speech today, John Cridland will argue that delaying the referendum until 2014 will hurt growth. To what extent should economic matters influence decisions over constitutional reform?
HONOURS FOR RESHUFFLE CASUALTIES - NUMBER 10 - A week after the House of Commons Public Administration Committee criticised the level of political honours, David Cameron has chosen to award honours to a number of MPs who have lost ministerial posts as a result of the reshuffle. Should honours be offered as consolation prizes in this way?