Magazine article The Spectator


Magazine article The Spectator


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Rebels, rebels

81 Conservative MPs defied a three-line whip to vote in favour of a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU. Some other big rebellions.

Number of rebels Majority national service bill 1947

37 (Lab) Government win by 188 shops bill 1986 (sunday trading)

72 (Con) Government lose by 14 e. c. (amendment) bill 1993

41 (Con) Government win by 180 prevention of terrorism bill 2005

(90-day detention amendment)

49 (Lab) Government lose by 33 Who rioted in August?

Of those charged:

- 35% of adult offenders were on out-of-work benefits (national figure: 12%)

- 42% of juvenile offenders qualified for free school meals (compared with 16% of school population nationally)

- 13% were gang members - 76% had a previous conviction

- 46% were black

- 42% were white

- 7% were Asian

Source: Home Office

Old money

The Intergenerational Foundation suggested retired people move out of large homes to make room for families. …

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