Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Care For The Elderly At ‘Breaking Point’

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Hundreds of thousands of older people in England who need social care are not receiving any support from the public or private sector, a charity is warning. Its ‘Care in Crisis’ report claims the eligibility criteria for social care is … Continue reading

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Long-Term Jobless Figure Hits 14-Year High

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The number of long-term unemployed is “worryingly high” and back at levels not seen for 14 years, according to an analysis of official figures. Thinktank IPPR found 850,000 people have been out of work for 12 months and this figure … Continue reading

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It’s Been Alleged The ‘Silliest’ Excuses Used By Benefit Cheats


A list of the top ten most “ridiculous” excuses used by benefit cheats has been published by ministers. One man claimed he was carrying a ladder to help strengthen his back   They range from the “I wasn’t using the … Continue reading

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Tories Rally To Stop Clegg Diluting NHS Plans


Conservative MPs were rallying to oppose changes proposed by Nick Clegg to the Government’s controversial NHS reforms. Mr Clegg recently joined the PM and Andrew Lansley on a visit to Frimley Park Hospital  Nick de Bois, who is on the … Continue reading

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Hypocrite Clegg’s work -ex pay slip

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Lib Dems hire unpaid interns despite Nick Clegg pledgeThe Liberal Democrats have been accused of hypocrisy for advertising for unpaid interns just two months after Nick Clegg, their leader, condemned the practice. An advert on the jobs section of the … Continue reading

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Article By Richard Leonard Labour’s need for a new vision


Unless the Scottish Labour Party understands the historic scale of its defeat in the Scottish election on May 5 and the seriousness of the position it has fallen into it has no hope of recovery. I am bound to declare … Continue reading

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‘Our Nations Are At A Pivotal Moment’ President Obama:


Barack Obama reaffirmed the special relationship between the UK and the US in a historic speech to both Houses of Parliament. The US President’s address in Westminster Hall comes as his state visit to the UK approaches an end. He … Continue reading