Teflon Teather’s u-turn in the sky

The curbing of emissions from aviation is an important issue for any government. Not only does aviation stimulate the economy, the market mechanisms often advocated to curb such emissions can impact negatively both on those hoping to fly as well as those economies dependent on the transportation of tourists… The Liberal Democrats were acutely aware of this when pledging to scrap the air passenger duty (APD) during the election as a means of protecting Caribbean voters.

Balls turns fire on “brazen hypocrisy” of teflon Teather

Ed Balls took time out from holding Michael Gove to account at the weekend to turn his ammo on Gove’s deputy Sarah Teather, who has thus far escaped censure for the schools cuts – and who it now emerges lobbied her boss to give preferential treatment to schools in her Brent Central constituency and spare them the Building Schools for the Future axe.