Austerity isn’t going to work, well it is LONG term but it’s damn painful, but that’s what we are getting from the Conservative government, but what’s the alternative? Why austerity doesn’t work Most economists agree economic growth is the only way out of this economic mess, so how can making more people unemployed/on welfare with [...]
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The Alternative Vote referendum on May 5th 2011 doesn’t appear to be catching the public’s attention, no one appears to care! AV Referendum NO Campaign “I believe in the principle of one person, one vote, but AV will mean the votes of some people get counted more than others,” Mr Cameron will say. David Cameron [...]
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Local elections will take place on Thursday 5 May 2011 in 279 English local authorities. Elections will also be held on the same day to the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly. In Northern Ireland, elections to the existing 26 local councils are also due to be held on 5 May [...]
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Conservative Chancellor George Osborne sets out his plans to restart Britain’s flagging economy when he delivers a “Budget for growth”. Is this a budget for growth when all economic signs point to stagflation (stagnant growth and inflation!).
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The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) has been cancelled by the Tory led coalition government. Why The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) Was Important to Poor Children I’m forty years old which means when I was 16 there was nothing like EMA (under a Tory government), the same is true for my wife (a few years younger). [...]
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I know it’s very early days for Ed Miliband as the new Labour leader, but I’m interested in know how others feel about his chances of steering Labour up to the next general election and beyond? Is Ed Miliband a breath of fresh air for the Labour party, taking a small step to the center [...]
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Ed Miliband has won the Labour Leadership 2010. Ed Miliband winning the Labour Leadership is shocking to me. I always thought that David Miliband would win because of the perception of him being more oven-ready and he looked the part, but Ed Miliband won by the trade union vote. It had me at the end [...]
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It was only this march when an 11yr old kid got a lifesaving operation injecting his own Stem Cells into his windpipe that fixed it so he can breath. Stem Cell research is the subject of fierce debate, and the there are two sides of this argument. There is the Pro-Stem Cell supporters who agree [...]