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Op-Ed: Mulcair the logical choice for Conservative supporters

Ottawa - Except for dedicated loyalists who will hear no evil, see no evil, nor speak no evil of Stephen Harper most supporters of the Conservative Party must realize that the Harper brand is irredeemably damaged.

Pride: First official trailer for Matthew Warchus movie (VIDEO)

PRIDE: The first official trailer is out for Matthew Warchus's critically acclaimed film set during the UK's 1984 miners' strike.

UK: Ken Clarke 'will' stand for re-election in 2015

Ken Clarke, the long-standing Conservative Party MP, is to seek re-election at the next British general election, it has been revealed.

Brighton College: Will Emery is UK’s first openly gay head boy

Will Emery, a 17-year-old studying at Brighton College, one of Britain’s top public schools, has become the UK’s first openly gay head boy.

Ricky Tomlinson and Owen Jones speak at Durham Miners’ Gala

Durham - The actor and activist Ricky Tomlinson joined the Independent journalist Owen Jones in addressing the 123rd Durham Miners’ Gala.

Interview with The Oak Ridge Boys Special

Nashville - On July 12, I chatted in-person with The Oak Ridge Boys at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville prior to their set. The five-time Grammy-winning quartet is made up of William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, as well as Richard Sterban.

Madrid public school to be named after former UK PM Thatcher

Madrid - A decision to name a school after the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who some call an enemy of public schooling, is causing widespread anger in Spain. This after a similar attempt to name a street after her failed in April.

'Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead' anti-Thatcher song reaches No. 2

“Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead” has reached No. 2 in the UK's official music charts just days after the launch of a campaign to get it to the top of the charts.

BBC Chief will not ban Margaret Thatcher's Ding Dong death song

London - 'Ding Dong The Witch is Dead,' a song from the Wizard of Oz, has shot up the British charts since former prime-minister, Margaret Thatcher, died from a stroke on April, 8th. The BBC chief cannot decide if to air the song or not.

BBC in quandary over this week's Top Ten as 'Oz' track zooms

With Judy Garland's version of "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" reaching number 10 on the charts in reference to the death of Margaret Thatcher, the BBC is wondering whether to play it on Radio 1's top 40 countdown when places are finalized at the weekend.

'Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead' tops charts after Thatcher's death

“Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead” is heading for the top of the UK music charts following the death of the former British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher.

Op-Ed: The bunting comes out for Margaret Thatcher's funeral

With uniquely British bad taste, some people are celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher. There has also been praise from some unlikely quarters.

Op-Ed: Great Britain's Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's first woman Prime Minister, like her or not, saved Great Britain from economic collapse and irrelevance! Thatcher was an Adam Smith type of free market economic conservative governed by conviction, not consensus.

Mixed responses to Margaret Thatcher's death

Following the news of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death, there has been an outpouring of both support and criticism highlighting the Iron Lady's controversial legacy.

Video: Margaret Thatcher dies at 87 following a stroke

Widely regarded as Britain’s best peacetime Prime Minister of the twentieth century and known as the ‘Iron Lady’, Baroness Thatcher has sadly passed away today.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

The first woman to ever serve as prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher, has died at the age of 87. It is being reported that she suffered a stroke.

Margaret Thatcher feared Spanish attack on Gibraltar

Gibraltar - Cabinet papers, released last Friday to the National Archives, show that the Spanish media's support for Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands made Thatcher nervous that Spain would invade Gibraltar.

Op-Ed: The Malvinas Precedent

Margaret Thatcher is revealed to have expressed surprise at the Argentine junta's invasion of the Falkland Islands. Given the nature of that and other dictatorial regimes such capricious actions and behavior should be of no surprise.

Op-Ed: Women in the boardroom — The gender pay gap returns

Yesterday's papers, especially the columns of the financial press, were devoted to a perennial whine about the gender pay gap. But does this really exist?

The ‘perfect’ Taiwanese Margaret Thatcher-lookalike ad

Move over Meryl Streep, there's a contender in town for impersonating the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – and he's "perfect."

Op-Ed: The ugly truth about the Falklands War

The Falklands War is remembered today as the last great triumph of a once mighty Britain. The reality is somewhat different, and for once, the extreme left have got it right.

PM Cameron believes Meryl Streep film Iron Lady made 'too soon'

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he wishes the film The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as former PM Margaret Thatcher, had been made "another day".

Op-Ed: The thrift of Thatcher's ironing board shames modern politicians

The case of Margaret Thatcher's ironing board is a shining example of political fiscal prudence which appears to have genetically skipped the current generation of politicians.

Op-Ed: Meryl Streep generating strongest probability for an Oscar win

Any Academy Award enthusiast would wonder if Helen Mirren's portrayal of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Queen' is likely to be repeated, this time, by Meryl Streep's performance as Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'.

Op-Ed: The Conservative Manifesto — Now with 50% more bull

All life on Earth was created, fully clothed and equipped with renewable subscriptions, by the blessed non-sexual union of Our Ronnie and Our Maggie in 1980. It was from this hallowed point that the Great Return To the Womb began.

Margaret Thatcher's birthday plans cancelled due to ill health

Lady Thatcher, the former British prime minister, had to pull out of a planned visit to Downing Street, last night, which was due to take place to mark her 85th birthday.

Doctor Who meets Boy George for an onscreen biopic kiss

Douglas Booth, who recently starred as Boy George in a BBC film about the Culture Club singer’s early life and career, and Doctor Who star Matt Smith are to star together in a new film about the writer Christopher Isherwood.

Doctor Who writers wove propaganda into scripts, claims actor

Former Doctor Who actor Sylvester McCoy has claimed that left-wing scriptwriters used to weave propaganda into the stories to try to undermine Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government.

Thatcher Told Gorbachev she Opposed Germany Reunification

Copies of official Kremlin documents from 1989, smuggled out of Russia by a young writer, reveal that then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher told Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev that she opposed a reunified Germany.

Margaret Thatcher In Hospital

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is in hospital. The 82 year old fell ill at her home Friday evening and was taken to hospital for observation. According to the hospital she is in stable condition.

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