Undercover police can have sex with criminals, minister says (UK)

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TweetYum Undercover police officers must be allowed to have sexual relationships with activists and criminals they are spying on, a minister said yesterday. Nick Herbert, the Home Office policing minister, said an undercover officer’s cover could be jeopardised or they could fall under suspicion if they abstained from sex. A legal ban on sexual contact […]

Join our voluntary press regulator or we will make you (UK)

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TweetYumLabour will support “full-on statutory regulation” of newspapers if they do not join an approved regulator, the party’s deputy leader said yesterday. Harriet Harman indicated that Labour was prepared to pass legislation forcing newspapers to comply with an authority established by the Government. She was being questioned yesterday by the Commons Culture, Media and Sport […]

Mitt the twit

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TweetYumShareThis Mitt the twit –Wannabe US President Romney in Games insult, but David Cameron insists: We’ll show you 27 Jul 2012 Wannabe president Mitt Romney infuriated Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday by making a string of embarrassing blunders. The US election hopeful, on a visit to London, questioned whether the Olympics will be a success. […]

Flu vaccine production methods triggered seizures: CSL

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TweetYumShareThis Flu vaccine production methods triggered seizures: CSL 21 Jun 2012 Australian drug giant CSL has admitted its vaccine production methods probably triggered seizures in children, in the first results from its two-year investigation into the Fluvax fits. But CSL refused to say yesterday if it would pay compensation to the families of children hospitalised […]

US denies Assange ‘secret warrant’

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TweetYumShareThis US denies Assange ‘secret warrant’ 01 Jun 2012 The United States has denied it is secretly preparing legal action against Julian Assange as supporters of the WikiLeaks founder explore fresh legal moves to stop his extradition to Sweden to face questioning over rape allegations. The US ambassador to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich, yesterday rejected as […]