News from Westminster…

IT won’t matter to most of us, but it’s interesting that Barrie Grunewald, a Labour Party aide to Secretary of State Shaun Woodward has been given a police caution for forging a prospective councillor’s signature. While probably no more than the ‘admin error’ he claims it was (and done with the candidate’s permission), it makes one wonder if all is well in Woodward’s camp, him being one of the favourites to bite the dust this year. Elsewhere, the LibDem spokesman on Northern Ireland, Alistair Carmichael, has quit the front bench in protest at his party leader’s instructions not to support a bid for a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. Ulsterman Michael Moore is his successor, and the DUP and UUP voted the same way as the LibDem rebel in support of the Tories defeated referendum proposal.

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