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Roman middle classes ‘furious’ at government’s response to volcanic apocalypse

infamy, infamy..Pompeii could have been saved from the magma waves if the authorities had done more to protect its buildings than stack piles of surplus slaves up in front of the doors, local residents claimed yesterday.

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Posted: Feb 12th, 2014
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Olympics Q&A with Harriet Harman

With the Olympics finally getting underway after months of anticipation, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister, Harriet Harman, explains what is exciting her about London 2012

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Posted: Feb 12th, 2014
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Politicians to replace faulty moral compass with new Ethical Sat Nav

Members of Parliament need never get lost againMPs are preparing for the arrival of a new piece of wearable technology that will help them navigate difficult terrain and always guide them towards the high moral ground.

The EPS, or Ethical Positioning System, operates by triangulating a person’s political standpoint via a number of morally aware ‘smart satellites’. If a politician starts to veer off course, perhaps about to break a manifesto pledge, the Sat Nav will interrupt with the message: ‘You are no longer on the agreed route, please perform a U-turn now.’

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Posted: Jan 7th, 2014
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European Court upholds ‘right to bitch about politicians’

In a victory for the UK, the European Court has upheld the right of British citizens to bitch endlessly about politicians from all parties.

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Posted: Apr 23rd, 2013
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Man on the Clapham omnibus retires aged 132

After over a century of providing reasonable, commonsensical advice to politicians, the man on the Clapham omnibus has finally stepped down from public office.

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Posted: Jun 6th, 2011
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