Mark Simmonds

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Name: Mark Simmonds
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Co-operating to bring local woods back into production

A new partnership is combining forestry and co-operation to bring woodlands in West Yorkshire back into economic production. Forest Culture, which comprises forester Matt Taylor and community and co-operative business development practitioner Mark Simmonds, ... [Published Co-operative News - 14 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Foreign Office's £92,000 spend on social media training revealed after White House burning 'joke' backfires on diplomats

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has spent more than £92,000 on social media training for its diplomats and staff, including Twitter and Facebook. The lessons may have been lost on staff at the British Embassy in the US, who enraged Americans ... [Published The Independent - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

New OT Minister takes over

A new politician has been given the responsibility for the overseas territories, after the resignation of Mark Simmonds.Former banker James Duddridge takes up the UK post which was also previously held by Henry Bellingham.The Tory MP for Rochford and ... [Published CITN Cayman 27 - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

OBSERVER: You have to ask: following our MP’s decision, are we really all in it together?

Our MP Mark Simmonds decides he and his family can't live in London on well over £100,000 (then-salary of £89,445, plus expenses) a year so leaves his Foreign Office job and will not stand for re-election.I can already hear the cries of despair from those ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 24 2014]
Entities: Mark Simmonds, London
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 2 reports

Britain pressures Zim to pay $25m to ex-civil servants

Harare BureauIn an apparent bid to milk a financially-distressed Zimbabwean economy, British authorities are pressuring Government to make annual pension pay-outs of at least $25 million to its citizens who served as civil servants under Ian Smith’s colonial ... [Published Sunday News Zimbabwe - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Former banker confirmed as OT minister

(CNS): The UK Tory MP for Rochford and Southend East who was appointed as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office earlier this month in the wake of Mark Simmonds’ resignation will also be overseeing the overseas ... [Published Cayman News Service - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Nonsense claim

My heart was bleeding for poor Mark Simmonds, the UK Foreign Office minister who quit his job because he can't live on his pay of £120,000 a year.Exactly what planet does this man live on?There are people raising families on a tenth of what he earns.Simmonds ... [Published Gulf Daily News - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Stop chasing Tory MPs, Labour tells Westminister clondonouncil

Paul Dimoldenberg, leader of the Labour group at Westminster City Council, has blasted the local authority for allegedly putting Tory MPs over local residents in finding suitable accommodation.The row was triggered after Conservative MP Mark Simmonds ... [Published 24dash.com - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

MP's a disgrace

MONEY-HUNGRY people should not become MPs Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds resigning because he can’t manage on £117,310 a year is a disgrace.This is a guy who believes in “public service” only if he is paid even more. No wonder most people are cynical ... [Published Northern Echo - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

We can't live on poverty pay!

Tory MP claims he can't live on 300kLow pay - no way! photo Elaine Brunskill   (Click to enlarge)Claire Job, Swansea Socialist PartyTory MP Mark Simmonds recently announced he was leaving parliament. He claims that his MP's wage and expenses don't give ... [Published Socialist Party - Aug 20 2014]
Entities: Mark Simmonds, Workers, NHS
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 20 reports

British OTs Minister resigns

The Foreign Office minister, Mark Simmonds has quit, saying his salary and expenses of $160,000 were not enough to enable his children to live with him in London.Mr Simmonds is the man in the UK  responsible for the Overseas Territories, including Ca ... [Published CITN Cayman 27 - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 44 reports

Minister quits over ‘too meagre’ expenses

A SECOND Foreign Office minister has resigned in the space of a week as Mark Simmonds quit the government and announced he will leave Parliament at the next election.The former Africa minister blamed his departure on changes to MPs’ allowances, leading ... [Published The Scotsman - Aug 12 2014]

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Co-operating to bring local woods back into pro... [Published Co-operative News - 14 hours ago]
Karen Gillan wants to lick Daniel Craig's face [Published Telegraph - 14 hours ago]
Foreign Office's £92,000 spend on social media ... [Published The Independent - Aug 26 2014]
Ukip to target Tory ministers' seats [Published Telegraph - Aug 26 2014]
New OT Minister takes over [Published CITN Cayman 27 - Aug 26 2014]
Foreign Office spends £92,000 on Twitter classes [Published Telegraph - Aug 26 2014]
OBSERVER: You have to ask: following our MP’s d... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 24 2014]
Britain pressures Zim to pay $25m to ex-civil s... [Published Sunday News Zimbabwe - Aug 24 2014]
Britain forces Zim to pay Rhodies [Published sundaymail.co.zw - Aug 24 2014]
Wish you were here Mr Cameron, not on the beach... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 23 2014]
Former banker confirmed as OT minister [Published Cayman News Service - Aug 22 2014]
Nonsense claim [Published Gulf Daily News - Aug 22 2014]
Stop chasing Tory MPs, Labour tells Westministe... [Published 24dash.com - Aug 21 2014]
MP's a disgrace [Published Northern Echo - Aug 20 2014]
We can't live on poverty pay! [Published Socialist Party - Aug 20 2014]
The Premier’s disinterest is evidenced in the m... [Published The Montserrat Reporter - Aug 20 2014]
900,000 Britons fined for driving offences abroad [Published BT.com - Aug 18 2014]
Best Of Londonist: DLR Secrets And Fire Gardens... [Published Londonist - Aug 17 2014]
ANNIE MCELVOY: £90,000 isn't enough for a Tory ... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 17 2014]
Police appeal after woman attacked in Boston [Published itv.com - Aug 16 2014]
PLATELL'S PEOPLE: Cliff doesn't deserve this lu... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 16 2014]
Summertime blues: Tories bemoan a holiday seaso... [Published The Independent - Aug 15 2014]
OPSEC SECURITY : Mark Simmonds MP and African D... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 15 2014]
Feeling the pinch [Published InsideHousing - Aug 15 2014]
ConHome Diary: Shazbot & Why Mark Simmonds is a... [Published Iain Dale's Diary - Aug 15 2014]
Are ministers better off today? [Published The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion ... - Aug 15 2014]
Tories draw level with labour for first time si... [Published Telegraph - Aug 15 2014]
Danny Alexander: Lib Dems will slash taxes if e... [Published Morning Star Online - Aug 15 2014]
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Wanted, new spin doctor ... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 15 2014]
A Cloud Rather Bigger Than A Man’s Hand [Published National Review - Aug 15 2014]
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ConHome Diary: Shazbot & Why Mark Simmonds is a... [Published Iain Dale's Diary - Aug 15 2014]
Every summer it’s the same. David Cameron disappears on holiday and Nick Clegg then does the same. Do their diary secretaries not talk to each other? The clue is in Clegg’s job title of Deputy Prime Minister. When the PM is away he should deputise. But ...
Spending time with the family [Published FT.com - John Gapper's Business Blog - Aug 13 2014]
Last week, Max Schireson announced his decision to step down from his post as chief executive of MongoDB, an open source database developer. The reason? To spend more time with his family. It was no euphemism. He really meant it. In Britain, on Monday, ...
Can a minister afford to rent in London? [Published FT.com - Westminster Blog - Aug 12 2014]
Mark Simmonds, the Foreign Office minister, is resigning because he says the new Westminster expenses regime precludes him from renting a residence in central London of appropriate quality. He has been excoriated on social media for being out of touch. ...
The Cardiff jihadist who wants to die a 'martyr... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Aug 12 2014]
The Cardiff jihadist who wants to die a 'martyr': Student fighting for Islamic State warns of 'fireworks' when US returns sparking fears of suicide missions http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2722384/Reyaad-Khan-The-Cardiff-jihadist-wants-die-martyr.html ...
If Mark Simmonds struggles in London on £90K, h... [Published News » Politics - Aug 12 2014]
It is tough at the top, clearly. How else to explain the decision of Mark Simmonds, until Monday a foreign office minister, to resign. His complaint was not, as with Baroness Warsi, over government policy. Rather, he genuinely wants to see his family ...
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