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2014/09/23 11:13
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In Inequality and the 1%, published this week by Verso, Dorling identifies a new category of society — the “squeezed upper middle”: people who are in the top one per cent of earners but struggle to...
2014/09/23 11:13
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2014/09/23 06:09
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It is truly depressing that such a vacuous and potentially counterproductive, juggling around with the mix of tax and spend can count as serious economic debate. What Mr Balls proposes is merely the...
2014/09/22 17:18
2014/09/22 17:18
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Britain's major parties are beginning to set out their visions for the future ahead of the country's General Election next year. Within all the areas of disagreement, one surprising area of profound...
2014/09/22 13:21
2014/09/22 13:21
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The have-lots who are struggling on £370k a year: How the 'squeezed upper-middle class' find it hard to maintain private education and huge properties - despite their six-figure salaries The...
2014/09/22 10:05
2014/09/22 10:05
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LABOUR CONFERENCE: Balls to pledge real terms cut to child benefit File photo dated 4/10/2013 of Ed Balls, who will publish figures which, the Labour party say, show that working people have suffered...
2014/09/21 22:18
2014/09/21 22:18
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Sunday 21st September 2014 | 22:25 Conservative response to Ed Balls speech A press release from the Conservative Party: Conservative response to Ed Balls speech: Labour would put the deficit up,...
2014/09/21 05:09
2014/09/21 05:09
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Whatever the outcome, there is no chance that the independence movement will fade away any time soon. For those fired by the dream of full secession, any form of “devo-max” will never be enough....
2014/09/20 08:18
2014/09/20 08:18
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IFS: Austerity to continue for years Austerity will continue under a Labour, Tory or Liberal Democrat government, according to new analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. In its assessment of...
2014/09/19 21:17
2014/09/19 21:17
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Labour must offer voters change they can believe in, says Ed Balls in a tough party message. The Shadow Chancellor ruled out free childcare for all and bus travel for teens as unaffordable. And,...
2014/09/18 18:43
2014/09/18 18:43
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The coalition’s spending plans for the next parliament are an intensification of austerity, demanding what even the Institute for Fiscal Studies calls unsustainable cuts to public services. Under the...
2014/09/17 09:42
2014/09/17 09:42
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George Osborne's determination to retain controversial tax incentives offered to businesses with lucrative patents is expected to leave Britain out on a limb when G20 finance ministers meet in...
2014/09/17 03:09
2014/09/17 03:09
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The war of words came as Mr Brown used his final campaign speech to launch a blistering attack on the Scottish Government's argument that it was being penalised on health spending by the UK Government...
2014/09/17 01:09
2014/09/17 01:09
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He published the letter ahead of a final nationalist rally tonight at which he will address thousands of Yes campaigners at Perth Concert Hall. It started by saying he wanted to “speak directly to...
2014/09/16 16:23
2014/09/16 16:23
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The claim “We’ve protected Scotland’s NHS from the Tories’ cuts.” Alex NeilThe background The yes campaign says independence is the best way to protect the NHS in Scotland. But confidential...
2014/09/16 16:16
2014/09/16 16:16
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Imagine a country with the population of Colorado, the land mass of the Czech Republic, a finance industry that’s 10 times as big as the economy, and exports fueled by oil, alcohol and...
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2014/09/16 10:19
2014/09/16 10:19
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Scotland would face huge demographic problems if it votes for independence, putting significant pressure on the country's public finances. On the Scottish Government's own estimates, the next 20...
2014/09/16 06:43
2014/09/16 06:43
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At St Mary Redcliffe primary school in Bristol, headteacher Emma Payne is on lunch duty. She's got a new kitchen extension, a load of shiny cooking kit – the oven cost £6,000, she whispers – and is...
2014/09/16 06:28
2014/09/16 06:28
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Pro-independence campaigners in Scotland don't want austerity, but do they have a choice?(Cathal McNaughton/Reuters) What's the point of Scottish independence? For many campaigners the answer seems...
2014/09/15 17:18
2014/09/15 17:18
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He says the vote is about the "shared vision and values" of the Scottish people and not "arcane issues about monetary arrangements or economies of scope." Given how close the vote is likely to be it...
2014/09/15 11:45
2014/09/15 11:45
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SCOTTISH NATIONALISTS have severely underestimated the economic risks of Scottish independence, according to a centre-right think tank. An independent Scotland would face three major risks in oil,...
2014/09/23 11:13
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