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# Tories

All time
# bae of pigs
Here's what David Cameron has to say about claims he got too close to a pig
Will he sue?
Joan Burton says people will have more money in their pay packet after the Budget
Joan Burton said voters have to ask themselves if they want a kind of Tory government in power in Ireland.
# Analysis
Can Fine Gael dare to dream of an overall majority?
Analysis: Ahead of its last think-in before the election, some in Fine Gael quietly believe history can be made. But can it really?
# Expenses
A British politician claimed back 9p for his 321-metre journey
Rob Wilson has made 160 claims for under £1.
# No Benefit
Britain is limiting child tax credits to just two children per family
The country is aiming to save £37 billion in the next five years.
# farewell kiss
Britain could leave the EU as early as next year
Prime Minister David Cameron is allegedly already putting plans in motion to bring forward an in/out referendum by a year.
# It's Official
Miliband, Farage and Clegg have all quit - and David Cameron's back at Downing Street
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has send his congratulations, and said he’s looking forward to building on their “very close relationship”.
# Letter from London
Two days to go and some people are still making their minds up
We’re in London ahead of the UK general election on Thursday. Here’s what we’ve found out so far.
# Claret and Who?
David Cameron appears to have forgotten which football team he supports
They wear the same colour, in fairness.
# going blue
Watch this former party leader call Tories 'b***ards' seven times in four minutes
Paddy Ashdown is not familiar with being on the fence.
# no gimmicks
5 things to expect when George Osborne announces today's Budget in the UK
With 49 days to go before the general election, this will be an important Budget for the coalition government.
# Your worst nightmare
The Tories tried to use Sinn Féin to have a go at Ed Miliband
Sinn Féin said it was silly behaviour from the Conservatives
# Tories
Move to stop Irish people voting in UK election labelled 'perverse in the extreme'
One Labour TD is definitely not impressed.
# Working Class Tory
British Tories now want to be known as the 'Workers' Party'
No, really…
# Welfare
150k sign petition after UK Minister says he could live on €63 a week
The petition was set up to challenge Iain Duncan Smith to prove that he would be able to survive on benefits.
# Get Me Out Of Here
Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance
Who else is going into the jungle?
# George Osborne
UK in worst double dip recession for 50 years
Britain’s economic output collapsed by 0.7 per cent, far more than analysts expected.
# poster boys
Boris as a martian - but are dirty poster tricks alien to Irish politics?
The gloves are off in the London mayor elections – do Irish politicians know how to play the poster game?
# Peter Cruddas
Tory treasurer resigns over £250k 'access to Cameron' video
Peter Cruddas was secretly filmed saying a £250k donation would get donors a private audience with PM.
British government to pressure Murdoch to abandon BSkyB bid
Britain’s Conservative Party has indicated that it will support the opposition in calling for News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch to withdraw his bid “in the public interest”.
# Nuclear Energy
Japan disaster may mean no new nuclear plants for Britain
A rise in safety standards and costs could see plans to build ten new reactors in the UK axed.