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‘Truly shocking’ that the private-school educated and affluent middle class still run Britain, says Sir John Major

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10439303/Truly-shocking-that-the-private-school-educated-and-affluent-middle-class-still-run-Britain-says-Sir-John-Major.html The dominance of a private-school educated elite and well-heeled middle class in the “upper echelons” of public life in Britain is “truly shocking”, Sir John Major has said. The dominance of a private-school educated elite and well-heeled middle class … Continue reading

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Eurobond tax scandal: David Cameron accused of dodging concerns over loophole that costs Treasury at least £500m a year

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eurobond-tax-scandal-david-cameron-accused-of-dodging-concerns-over-loophole-that-costs-treasury-at-least-500m-a-year-8899864.html Prime Minister refuses to explain why he hasn’t stopped use of Eurobond exemption David Cameron’s attempts to “brush aside” legitimate concerns that the Government has not yet closed a legal tax loophole, which is losing the public purse at … Continue reading

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Eurobonds scandal: The high street giants avoiding millions in tax

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eurobonds-scandal-the-high-street-giants-avoiding-millions-in-tax-8897591.html Many of Britain’s best-known high street chains are avoiding millions of pounds in tax through the controversial Eurobonds scheme. Food chains including Nando’s, Pizza Express, Café Rouge, Strada and Pret A Manger have cut their taxable profits by borrowing … Continue reading

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Borrowing figures show how Osborne allowed thousands to avoid 50p tax rate

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/10/borrowing-figures-show-how-osborne-allowed-thousands-avoid-50p-tax-rate The spike in tax receipts was caused by individuals deferring income and bonuses to benefit from the new 45p rate, not a surge in earnings. By George Eaton The latest borrowing figures are being trumpeted by the Tories as … Continue reading

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UK politics news review

  Since the last UK politics news review the Labour party conference has ended and the Conservative scum conference has started. Towards the end of the Labour party conference there was the unveiling of familiar NHS imagery and the start … Continue reading

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News review

UK in worst recession since 1955 Nick Clegg sent white powder and called a “devil worshipper” by a nun Insane Tony Blair calls himself insane   Never had it so bad: UK recession is the worst since Fifties … GDP … Continue reading

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Cameron and the Tories attack the poor ::1

UK Tory Prime Minister David Cameron will today make a speech signalling his continuing attacks on the poor, youth and the vulnerable. Cameron will suggest witholding housing benefit to under 25s despite the fact that the vast majority of such … Continue reading

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Bank of England gives yet another £50B to bankers

“…quantitative easing – printing money by another name – is the last resort of desperate governments when all other policies have failed.” George Osborne, speech January 9 2009 The Bank of England announced today that it intends to do a further … Continue reading

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