Many of the MPs who have been caught claiming phoney expenses in recent weeks have tried to excuse their behaviour by saying it was ‘within the rules’.Others have tried to make amends by paying the money back.The truth is that this is not good enough, not least because the MPs themselves made the rules. It […]

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Immoral rights

Moral rights In a letter to The Times this week, I and a group of other musicians called for the right to stop our music being used to finance the BNP. The letter called for a ‘moral right’ to allow performers and writers to prevent such abuse. Of course there are already various moral rights […]

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The Royal Bank of Scotland, despite receiving a £20bn cash injection, is planning to spend £1bn on bonuses for bank executives. Labour’s spokesman in the Cities of London and Wesminster says no. David Rowntree is asking Westminster residents to sign the petition at www.giveupthebonus.co.uk to send a message to this state-supported bank that this behaviour […]

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