Top news today: Scottish independence, women’s representation, Mitchell
Author: Zoe Stavri
Published on Oct 03, 2012
In the news today, manoeuvring in Scottish Parliament, Andrew Mitchell gives money to a dictator, and a comment piece on women’s representation.
SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: ALEX SALMOND “INVENTED INDEPENDENCE VOTE PLANS DURING TV DEBATE”- The Scottish shadow foreign secretary claims Salmond made up the plans for an independence referendum in a pre-election TV debate. What game-changers have come from being made up on the spot?
WESTMINSTER BABES DWINDLE BUT BUSINESS DOESN’T CARE- A journalist argues that decreasing women’s representation at Westminster is not a problem; what the government needs is more private sector experience. What do you think of this argument?
MITCHELL INSISTED ON HANDOUT TO DICTATOR- In his final hours as international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell gave £16 million of aid money to Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame. Makes a difference from Mitchell accepting money from dubious overseas sources!
Our (rather light-hearted) analysis of Mitchell’s donations: http://unlockdemocracy.tumblr.com/post/32393123109/desert-island-donors-politicians-and-parties-are