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"The problem is that European Elections are a very poor guide to general elections. As the analysis in British Future’s new report, ‘The Rise and Rise of the Outsider Election’ shows, European elections have become less and less like the general elections that follow them since the switch to a PR European election in 1999."

Randolph's Leap by Forres, Scotland The area surrounds the River Findhorn and is actually named after the point at the river where the sheer rock banks are closest, where according to legend an ancient chief known as Randolph was chasing a Comyn, who jumped to the other side and escaped back to his castle. The Comyn castle fell and the lands were turned over to Randolph and the name gradually changed from Comyn's Leap to Randolph's Leap

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I have no problem going to a bank to make deposits, to get out cash, or to simply check on my account. However, around my house there are no Chase Banks. The closest banks have horrible parking. Then I found the Chase iPhone app. Being able to check on my account and deposit checks visually has saved me time and money from arbitrary parking tickets. Thank you technology.

from the Guardian

Afghan interpreter who worked with British army refused UK asylum

"An Afghan interpreter who worked with the British army was refused UK asylum, despite the fact that Sunder Katwala, director of British Future, said the British public had been consistently keen for Afghan translators, many of whom had taken significant risks to help British soldiers, to be offered security and protection."

from The Independent

General Election 2015: The young people who may cost the Lib Dems dear

"General Election 2015: The young people who may cost the Lib Dems dear. 3.3 million people will have the chance to mark their cross for the first time, but will they do it? Only a third of the first-timers are definitely going to vote, according to polling for the think-tank British Future."

The elite's arrogance strengthens Ukip's Nigel Farage: "Other polling evidence points to what Sunder Katwala calls “the Nigel Farage paradox: the more that Ukip’s media profile, poll rating and party membership has grown over the last two years, the more that support for the party’s core mission—that Britain should leave the European Union—seems to have shrunk.”"

from Telegraph.co.uk

This surging Green challenge could prove fatal to Labour

"As British Future points out, the hardline views of the one in 10 stalwarts certain to vote Ukip may deter moderate voters. But the surging Green challenge could prove fatal to Labour."