Court of Auditors Report 2015 – the silliest examples of waste

The European Union’s Court of Auditors has failed to give the accounts a clean bill of health for the 22nd year in a row. The report, which can be read here, blasts the payments underlying the accounts as being ‘materially affected by error’, leading the Court to issue an adverse opinion on the legality and […]

The new North East devolution plan is a political hotchpotch

News that three North East councils are believed to be going it alone on a devolution deal has been described as a “political hotchpotch” by local MEP Jonathan Arnott. The government had declared a devolution deal was off the table when the proposal involving all seven local authorities collapsed earlier this month. But ITV Tyne […]

A vision for the North East

The UK Independence Party has today (Tue) launched a major new document which sets out UKIP North East’s proposals for a vibrant region post-Brexit,  proving that UKIP is here to stay as a major Northern political player for years to come. ‘A Vision For The North East’ is the Party’s response to false claims that […]