Results tagged “politics”
By Peter Golds
Few democratic politicians define an era. Margaret Thatcher did.
From her entry into parliament she never lost any election in any capacity that she contested.
She was the longest serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century.
Throughout history there have been people who have emerged to reflect the grandeur of their times. Does the moment make the man or the man the moment?
■ "You ask, what is our policy? I say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime." Winston Churchill
US President Bill Clinton once said: "The people have spoken, but it will take a while to determine exactly what they said."
He was either referring to the disputed 2000 election that appointed his successor or to the strategic development committee of Tower Hamlets Borough Council.
By Jim Fitzpatrick
Oh what fun we've had. A massive vote in favour of House of Lords reform effectively killed off "procedurally" by a massive Tory rebellion.
I had six emails recently on this subject, so no mass public interest; but we spent two days on debate and the Government offered 10 more.
Tower Hamlets politicians have condemned the violence that has occurred across the borough in the last 24 hours.
Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse Jim Fitzpatrick and Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman have both promised that everything is being done to try and safeguard people and property in the area from rioters.