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MPs' fury as drugs are touted on the web

It has been revealed that drug pushers and users in Bradford are using online forums to buy, sell, solicit and review drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis. Philip Davies called on the police to make service providers aware of this and take down the forums.

Call to contest boundary plan

Conservative Party chief Baroness Warsi looks to appeal some of the Boundary Commission's proposals, whose cuts from 650 MPs to 600 will tear apart the Shipley constituency. Philip Davies supports Baroness Warsi's efforts to have Shipley remain a parliamentary constituency.

Outrage at Cover-Up On Jobless Migrants

It was revealed that Labour Party covered up UK's immigration crisis, including the disturbing fact that a quarter of migrants from Bulgaria and Romania had low education levels, four or more children and would therefore most likely claim unemployment benefits.

'No self-respecting CEO would sign off phone hacking payouts.'

Philip Davies told James Murdoch that no self-respecting CEO would make the size of payments made by News International in phone hacking settlements, without knowing exactly what they were paying for. He called Murdoch's half-million pound sign-off a cavalier use of money.

Tory MP defends disability remarks

Philip Davies came under fire when he suggested that disabled workers should be able to work below the minimum wage. Explaining that if people finding it difficult to access jobs decide they are prepared to work for less in order to get hired, then the Government should not stand in their way.

Two in three serial offenders escape being sent to prison

A third of criminals (62,000) who have at least 15 previous offences to their name were given a prison sentence last year after returning to crime. This trend dons fear of a "revolving door" criminal justice system due to the soft policy on criminals under Ken Clarke.

Pakistan is told it must come clean

MPs called Pakistan to come clean on the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden due to speculation that the government there are supporting him. Given the new £650 million aid package from the UK to Pakistan, the fear is that the aid will be working against our anti-terrorist operations.

Library cutbacks 'a political point'

Philip Davies said there was no reason Bradford Council should close five libraries, given libraries were kept open with similar grants in previous years. He fears the Council is making cuts to make political points about the Government, which is not the duty of a council.

Amnesty boss gets secret £1/2m pay-off

Amnesty International's secretary-general Irene Khan left the organisation in 2009 with a payout of £533,103, over four times her salary. Philip Davies said this payout was ludicrous and those that donated to the organisation believing they were alleviating poverty not subsidising a payout.

Fury over details of crimes withheld in reports

A new policy across Bradford to withhold some crime details has been criticised as unjustifiable and secretive. The policy was implemented in order to calm people's fears about the extent of crimes, but many believe this may make people feel safer when in reality they are less safe.