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UK’s poorest 20% pay proportionately more tax than the richest 20%

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UK Trade Union membership vs Income of UK’s top 1%

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Britain burnishes Bahrain’s record on press freedom

In an article for FP this week, Freedom House Vice President Arch Puddington laid out the 10 worst countries in the world to be a journalist. The list contained well-known dictatorships such as North Korea, Syria, and Cuba — and also the … Continue reading

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Energy bills to be made ‘more fair’ says Cameron

Prime Minister backs plans for simpler energy bills, with four core tariffs, to come into effect towards the end of 2013 Gas and electricity customers ‘will get the best possible energy tariff,’ said David Cameron. The prime minister is supporting … Continue reading

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UK public finances show January surplus

The UK’s public finances recorded a surplus of £11.4bn in January, £5bn higher than in the same month last year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). January often records a surplus thanks to an influx of … Continue reading

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Ripped-off Britons: Is the UK national debt at a historical high?

Actually it’s lower than it has been for most of the last 300 years. In the Autumn Statement of 2012 the chancellor???s idea of ???more Austerity??? was not much of a surprise. To prove “we are all in it together” Osborne cut benefits for the poor and d… Continue reading

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Charities give Clegg backing in call for overhaul of drug laws – Independent

The decriminalisation of some drugs appeared a more realistic prospect tonight after charities backed Nick Clegg???s call for a Royal Commission to review Britain???s 40-year-old laws on illegal substances. The Deputy Prime Minister warned that the co… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg calls for reform of drugs laws – Guardian

Nick Clegg says Britain is “losing the war on drugs on an industrial scale”, accusing politicians of “a conspiracy of silence” when they know present policies are not working. Committing the Liberal Democrats to a major review of how to tackle the… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg calls for royal commission on drugs reform – BBC News

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is calling for a royal commission on drugs, just five days after the prime minister and the home secretary rejected the idea. On Monday an all-party committee of MPs recommended there should be a fundamental review… Continue reading

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Executive pay up 27% despite backlash

Pay and benefits of top business executives rose by 27% last year to an average of ?4m each, despite a backlash against big basic salaries and bonuses, according to research. Income Data Services found that while basic pay rose slightly and standa… Continue reading

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