Daily Archives: July 8, 2008

Jim Pickard

Thursday’s by-election in Haltemprice and Howden was starting to look like a bizarre circus.

No disrespect to the electoral candidates such as “Mad Cow-Girl” (pictured below), David Laurence Bishop (Church of the Militant Elvis party) and Tess Culnane (National Front). 

Jim Pickard

More than 80 Labour MPs have reportedly signed an amendment to the Climate Change Bill which would force the government to raise its targets for cuts in carbon emissions.

The bill commits ministers to a 60 per cent cut in CO2 emissions by 2050, while MPs want that changed to 80 per cent.