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Was there anything Liberal about the Tory-LibDem Coalition?

First, what LibDem policies were implemented over the last five years and what positions were rejected? The Liberal Democrats have long officially placed themselves in the tradition of social liberalism. By way of contrast, a LibDem government would roll back concentrations of power and redistribute it downwards. The LibDems therefore did not impar [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

You can see Berlin’s east-west divide from space

When you look at maps of Berlin made in the decades before 1989, it’s impossible not to notice the physical fact of the city's political divisions. Some maps replaced one half of the city with a blank space; others painfully warped geography to delete one side altogether. Looking at maps of the city today, it seems like it's once again a unified [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

Labour is wrong: business backs an EU referendum

Business for Britain commissioned YouGov to undertake polling of over a thousand business leaders from small, medium and large firms. "Labour’s attempts to portray opposition to an EU referendum as pro-business is as misguided as it is cynical. Just like voters, business leaders back a referendum as it’s the best way to secure meaningful change [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

Ed Miliband warns businesses of Tory EU referendum 'danger'

Ed Miliband is accusing the Conservatives of “playing political games” through their plans for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. He said businesses have a "clear choice" on 7 May: "They will be faced with a Conservative party which is increasingly taking us towards the exit door of Europe or they can have a Labour go [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

8th May 2015

This is what our TVs on 8th May 2015 could look like. We can't risk 5 more years of Tories. Another Tory Government would be a disaster for Scottish families [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

Ken is a real local role model

He’s a real Barnsley hero and a great role model for our youngsters. These days Ken is the president of the Royal British Legion, Hoyland and District Branch – the branch that I’m a member of. In 2013 I was proud to present Ken with his long overdue ‘Arctic Star Medal’ from our Ministry of Defence. One of the big problems these days is th [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

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“@harriettbaldwin launches election campaign in Great Malvern with Conservative supporters #harriett4westworcs” [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

Packing up the Westminster office - 4 years 11 months in room 101

I have set up alternative accounts and will sorting diverts and helping with ongoing casework, but bear with me. Today I have the job of packing up the Westminster office, and winding up all the paraphernalia of 5 years in this job. Once March 30 ends I am locked out of the Westminster office and prevented from going to the house of commons private [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

Y Cneifiwr: Taking us for mugs

For just £5 you can become the proud owner of a red Labour anti-immigration mug*: * Warning: this mug contains policies which also come in blue, yellow and purple mugs. Yes, Nick, Labour is pledged to continuing austerity. As for "standing up for Wales" or "standing up for the community", would anyone wanting to be elected ever say the opposite? T [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

Lapin Quotidien: Corporate Welfare is Fuelling Austerity by Prem Sikka

Others include Haribo, the sweetmanufacturer; UK Election 2015 Monday, 30 March 2015 Corporate Welfare is Fuelling Austerity by Prem Sikka PremSikka Professorof Accounting, University of Essex Austerity cuts are an ideological projectpursued by the Tories as they have become obsessed with strangling people’s hardwon social rights. EDFand its part [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

150327_Brandon_Lewis_MP_to_Simon_Ridley.pdf

When arguments relating to the prematurity of development are advanced, our planning guidance sets out the tests to be applied. And, of course, these roles should not be undertaken in isolation - the economic factors can secure higher social and environmental standards. We will continue to consider whether this careful balance is best serving local [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

"THAT'S HOW YOU'LL END TOO"

As Germany and its allies retreated in 1944, Jews were forcibly marched from the camps towards those areas of central Europe still under Axis control. Miklós Radnóti was a Hungarian Jewish poet who had been forced to serve in a slave labour battalion in Ukraine and Yugoslavia. As his battalion was driven back to Hungary, he scribbled poems in a n [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015

Dissolution Newsletter

I have written to the Chair of the Children & Families Committee supporting parents’ who have been in touch. During the period of dissolution my office is permitted to accept casework from constituents. I therefore have ceased to be the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh East. This means I cannot guarantee my office will achieve positive results, [...] Read more ...

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30 Mar 2015