Top news today: prisoner votes, Trident, cuts, PCC mystery
Author: Zoe Stavri
Published on Oct 25, 2012
In the news today, prisoner votes, the impact of Scottish independence on the Trident programme, civil service cuts and a mystery involving a PCC candidate and some missing funding.
PRISONERS WON’T GET VOTE ON MY WATCH, VOWS DAVID CAMERON- David Cameron has said he will refuse to comply with a European court ruling that the UK should give prisoners the vote. Do you think he should be attempting to avoid this requirement?
MPs: SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE WILL “FORCE UK TO ABANDON TRIDENT”- If Scotland became independent and refused to participate in the UK’s nuclear deterrent programme, it would take decades to rebuild nuclear facilities south of the border. Do you think this is an argument for or against Scottish independence?
CIVIL SERVICE CUT BY 12% SINCE COALITION CAME TO POWER, ONS DATA SHOWS- More than 60, 000 jobs have been cut in the civil service since 2010. Do you feel like there’s any impact to these cuts?
POLICE COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE RESIGNS AFTER FUNDING MYSTERY- A police and crime commissioner candidate has resigned, saying he is “tens of thousands of pounds out of pocket” following a lavish campaign. He claims that money promised from a US-based organisation never materialised. What on earth is going on in this labyrinthine story?