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Sir Malcolm Rifkind and the Cash for Access Scandal

Should MPs really live on more than £67,060 a year?

Sir Malcolm Rifkind and the Cash for Access Scandal

The Conservative MP, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, has resigned as the chairman of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Council (ISC) after allegations of him and fellow MP Jack Straw using their positions on behalf of a nonexistent Chinese company in return for thousands of pounds had been made by the Daily Telegraph and Channel 4’s Dispatches.

 

Following the publication of this allegation, Sir Malcom Rifkind, had insisted that he “did not do anything wrong” in various interviews. Speaking after a meeting in Westminster, he continued to say “No, I don’t think I did anything wrong. I may have made errors of judgement but then we all make errors of judgement. We are all human beings in that sense.”

 

This statement, angered the public even more as he attempted to get us to sympathise with him because “we are all human beings in that sense,” however, the average tax payer does not earn £67,060…

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TV

Review: Hostages on BBC 4 (Episode 3/10)

The family adjust to life as hostages but what are they prepared to do to protect each other?

Review: Hostages on BBC 4 (Episode 3/10)

After last episode's harrowing conclusion to Dr Yael's cunning plan to postpone the Prime Minister's operation, we see the family adjusting to life living as hostages. To the outside world, the family are carrying on as usual, but inside the house tensions are running high. We are introduced more intimately to a new character in this episode and she seems to have a passionate jealousy towards Doctor Yael.  A lot of secrets are going around and being revealed in this episode. We learn that Eyal Danon's financial situation is worse than ever and that on top of the ongoing threat inside his own home,  a completely separate problem in the form of Avi Lerner - a loan shark - is after Eyal's blood unless he pays up on the money he has borrowed. When watching this anxious, desperate man try to hold everything together, you almost start to feel stressed out with…

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Music

Review: Ed Sheeran & Rudimental – Bloodstream

Ed Sheeran has teamed up with Rudimental on a new version of his album track ‘Bloodstream’

Ed Sheeran has teamed up with Rudimental on a new version of his album track ‘Bloodstream’ which they have written together. It’s not a usual combination of artists as Ed Sheeran creates music within the R’n’B/Indie Rock genre unlike Rudimental who make more electro, soul and pop styled music.

 

The song is about Ed Sheeran falling in love with a red beanbag whilst being on drugs, that certainly doesn’t show him in a good light but the song is still lyrically great. The lyrics of the first verse may be quite hard to remember after the first few listens but the chorus will get you singing for sure as it’s catchy and easier to remember - multiple lyrics are repeated throughout.

 

The track fits the whole ‘Multiply’ album well and it just shows how true Ed Sheeran is in his songs by writing about his experiences. Ed Sheeran’s fans will love this…

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