Ahead of the 2015 general election, the UK politics scene is very much an open playing field with the “small parties” snapping at the heals of the big three. Cameron, Miliband and Clegg wipe their brows as Ukip and the Greens mount in popularity squeezing the vote of Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats
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Save the Children have caused quite a stir this week after deciding to award former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, with a “Global Legacy” award. An online campaign has been started, demanding that they revoke the award, stating that it is inappropriate because of the role he played in the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
It was also raised that the Chief Executive of Save the Children,Justin Forsyth, used to be a special adviser [SPAD] to both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Although it appears to be unlikely that he had any say in the decision to give his former boss the award, his charity has been criticised in the past for its support of Oxfam in their highly politicised campaign against the government.
Ukip were the clear winners in yesterdays Rochester by-election, with the Lib Dems trailing behind them with a fraction of the votes. But it was Labour who were deemed to be the biggest losers on the night, after shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry caused a Twitter storm.