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Job Centres need to be radically reformed or scrapped

Job Centres need to be radically reformed or scrapped

Backbencher March 11, 2014 3

Richard Lowe, I have been unemployed since July 2013, and I’m angry at those on the left and the right talking about those who are unemployed and claiming benefits.  I don’t blame immigrants, and

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Data: Labour Safe Seats Are The Worst Places To Live

Data: Labour Safe Seats Are The Worst Places To Live

Lee Jenkins February 20, 2014 36

It’s nicer where the Tories are. A well known phrase in the fiercely tribal world of British politics, but is there any verity to it? I looked at the five safest Tory and the

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Here is why Labour Won’t Discuss Welfare

Here is why Labour Won’t Discuss Welfare

Alex MacDonald January 14, 2014 28

Alex MacDonald & Daniel Pryor Below are the top 200 constituencies which claim ‘Unemployment Related Benefits’, which since 1996 has meant Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA). JSA is at least £56.80 per week but it can be

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Google Maps depicts true ‘Benefits Street’ Scenario

Google Maps depicts true ‘Benefits Street’ Scenario

Alex MacDonald January 10, 2014 7

Many people have criticised Channel 4’s ‘Benefits Street’ programme, which films the lives of several people who live on James Turner Street, Birmingham, on the grounds that it is a duped production, antagonistic, and

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The Monsters of Benefits Street

The Monsters of Benefits Street

Old Holborn January 10, 2014 21

Channel Four have certainly set the cat amongst the pigeons with their latest “fly on the wall” documentary provocatively named “Benefits Street” designed to reflect the main income sources of those residing in James

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Osborne’s Economy Speech: Analysis

Osborne’s Economy Speech: Analysis

Daniel Pryor January 6, 2014 0

Daniel Pryor provides comprehensive analysis of the Chancellor’s New Year economy speech. Watching George Osborne’s speech this morning, I felt reasonably proud to be a Conservative. He convincingly argued that we must continue to

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Labour: The Party of Hypocrisy

Labour: The Party of Hypocrisy

Backbencher December 16, 2013 4

At the heart of the Labour party lies a deeply vacuous soul: a soul with a longing for power that far outweighs any semblance of principle that might once have stood, a soul that

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New UKIP – Old Labour

Lee Jenkins December 13, 2013 17

The Labour your father voted for is back, but it isn’t being led by Ed Miliband For a time it seemed we had a balance in mainstream British politics; two parties of the Centre

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Why Austerity Hurts The Left

Why Austerity Hurts The Left

Lee Jenkins December 12, 2013 0

The debate over austerity should an open goal for the political Left, so why can’t they score? Asked what the stand out word or expression of this parliament is, and ‘austerity’ will be a

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Hypocritical Labour should apologise for hiring ATOS Healthcare

Hypocritical Labour should apologise for hiring ATOS Healthcare

Daniel Pryor November 27, 2013 7

Daniel Pryor highlights the gross hypocrisy of the Labour Party in light of today’s Backbencher report on ATOS. Today’s Backbencher report on ATOS is a damning indictment of the Labour Party. It shows that

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