2011.10.09

News Headlines - 09 October 2011

▽Revealed: how lobbyists were paid to facilitate meeting with Liam Fox - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/09/liam-fox-meeting-lobbyists-werritty-boulter?newsfeed=true
Invoices seen by the Guardian show that Harvey Boulter, the private equity boss at the heart of the growing controversy engulfing Fox, was paying £10,000 a month to lobbyists for help that included brokering the meeting with Fox through Adam Werritty, who claimed to be an "adviser to the Rt Hon Dr Fox MP".
This latest revelation comes as Fox finally admitted on Sunday that it had been "wrong" for him to meet Boulter, a commercial partner of the Ministry of Defence, in Dubai's five-star Shangri-la hotel without any officials present.

▽Huhne says sorry to May for revealing conference cat claim was Ukip copy - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/09/huhne-says-sorry-over-may-cat-story?newsfeed=true
Chris Huhne, the energy secretary, has apologised to the home secretary, Theresa May, after revealing he was the source of a story in Saturday's Guardian pointing out the similarities between her speech to the Conservative party conference and that of a speech by the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage.

▽David Cameron rewrites immigration speech after resistance from industry - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/10/cameron-rewrites-immigration-speech-resistance?newsfeed=true
Plans to compel firms to publish lists of immigrants on their payroll abandoned because they would be a burden

▽Man in wheelchair caught on CCTV looting during riots is jailed - Mirror.co.uk
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/10/10/man-in-wheelchair-captured-on-cctv-stealing-tv-during-london-riots-is-jailed-115875-23478082/
A MAN in a wheelchair captured on CCTV with a stolen TV during the summer riots has been jailed for a year, Scotland Yard said yesterday.

▽Church sends out 100,000 protest cards against same sex marriage - Scotsman
http://news.scotsman.com/politics/Church-sends-out-100000-protest.6850482.jp
THE Catholic Church has warned government ministers that they face a major rebellion over same-sex marriage plans, after sending 100,000 "protest cards" to its parishioners.


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