Tag Archives: booktrust

Mail on Sunday’s smears and innuendo against Miriam and Nick: Lib Dem statement released

Well, there’s a turn-up for the books — the Mail on Sunday in its first post-Leveson front page decides to play the man (and woman) rather than the ball, and splash on a desperately thin story implying some form of scandalous link between Miriam Gonz├ílez Dur├íntez’s support for Booktrust and the charity being given a government grant.

The paper’s baseless accusations get short shrift from the Lib Dems in this statement issued by the party tonight:

The decision to continue the funding for Booktrust was made by the Prime Minister

Posted in News | Also tagged and | 25 Comments

Opinion: time to close the book on Booktrust

The Government should have stuck to its guns, and ended its relationship with Booktrust.

There was never any withdrawal of funding or cut as far as I can tell. The last government signed a time-limited deal with the charity to dish out books to children of various ages. That contract is due to come to an end next April, and the Coalition has always had every intention of honouring that contract.

From the media coverage and the reaction of some, you might imagine that instead of not renewing a contract, the Coalition had instead decided to indulge in human …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , , , and | 24 Comments



Recent Comments

  • User Avatarjedibeeftrix 30th Aug - 2:31pm
    @ Liberal Al - "On the flip side, many parts of Europe could diversify their energy sources relatively easily" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11056880/Europe-will-be-Russias-hostage-over-gas-supplies-for-at-least-another-decade.html
  • User AvatarMartin 30th Aug - 2:21pm
    My initial temptation was to write something negative and doom laden in the style of theakes or Chris, however I do fear for the consequences...
  • User AvatarDenis Mollison 30th Aug - 2:14pm
    Charlie - if we're going back to the 1930s, it should be noted that Ukrainian collaboration with the Germans owed something to Stalin's forced collectivisation...
  • User Avatarcherry Philips (Ziby 30th Aug - 1:56pm
    Margaret Thatcher (well, The Iron Lady)
  • User AvatarLiberal Al 30th Aug - 1:43pm
    Well said, Joe. It is all too easy to ignore the victims here and the prejudice they suffer from all sides. The reason the 'racial...
  • User AvatarPeter Davies 30th Aug - 1:37pm
    Canadian Federalism is much less asymmetric than ours. Even Prince Edward Island (which is smaller than Kingston-upon-Thames) has co-sovereignty and vastly more powers than Greater...