Top news today: Blair, Wonga, backbench rebellion
Author: Zoe Stavri
Published on Oct 31, 2012
In the news today, Tony Blair says the EU needs an elected president, a Cameron adviser takes an eyebrow-raising new job and a backbench rebellion over the EU budget.
TONY BLAIR: EU NEEDS A PRESIDENT- Tony Blair has said the EU needs a directly-elected president. Do you agree?
CAMERON ADVISER TO BECOME LOBBYIST FOR WONGA- A former adviser to David Cameron has resigned his post and taken a new job as a lobbyist for payday lenders Wonga. Do you think this is appropriate?
Our view: http://unlockdemocracy.org.uk/blog/entry/former-adviser-joins-wonga-as-a-lobbyist-whats-going-on
BACKBENCH REVOLT OVER EUROPE PUTS CAMERON AT RISK OF COMMONS DEFEAT- Conservative backbenchers have tabled a motion to cut the EU budget. Labour MPs are expected to vote with them. How much do you think the EU budget should be?
SALMOND FACES CALL FOR INQUIRY INTO EU LEGAL ADVICE DEBACLE- The Scottish Labour Party leader has called for a judicial inquiry into the ongoing row about Scotland taking legal advice about entering the EU.