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Reality Check: Does debt interest cost more than NHS pay?


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Millennials wish they had grown up in baby boomers' times: survey

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Morning all. Usual Saturday morning activities and add doing the washing. Thoroughly domesticated me...

Nick Gibb is speaking at ResearchEd which looks to promote the use of evidence and research in teaching...and has come out with some claims that have either been refuted already (on the effectiveness of pupil premium) or can't be proven.

I did point out that politicians aren't bound by such things as evidence...

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So it appears that JRM's "leadership ambitions" are no longer a thing. Great shame :)


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So it appears that JRM's "leadership ambitions" are no longer a thing. Great shame :)


Contrary to appearances, he's not stupid. His business activities and possible conflicts of interests have already been raked over in the local press, painting an unflattering picture. He will be well aware that a leadership bid would expose him to much higher levels of national scrutiny and the rather mercenary way in which he makes his money (investing in fracking and tobacco in emerging (for which read 'poorly regulated') markets) would become much more common knowledge. I suspect what he wants is 'behind the scenes' influence. He wants a key committee position.

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DWP complaints: Annual report by the Independent Case Examiner 2016 to 2017


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Underground city’ set to become Chicago’s next attraction


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Wasn't this supposed to be Liverpool's year (again)?


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Timetable Unveiled For New Scottish Labour Leadership Contest


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Hurricane Jose: storm nearly 'category five' as it follows Irma's destructive path
The system is nearing the eastern Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Anguilla, promising further devastation in the wake of the giant Irma


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The lift will stop': Barnaby Joyce tells Nationals coal power can't be ignored
Renewables are here to stay but Australia must not lose sight of where the main game is, deputy prime minister tells conference

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The Coalition wants to shift the energy policy blame. Voters just want it fixed
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Labour a nose ahead of National on the averages



The latest averages translate into: Labour, 51 seats; National, 51; Green, seven; and New Zealand First, 10.

The Māori Party scored slightly less than 1.2%, giving them one seat, though very close to two, assuming it wins an electorate.

ACT has continued its slide to 0.3%. Assuming National voters keep ACT leader David Seymour in Epsom, the party would get one seat, and it would be an overhang.


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Manchester attack: Arena reopens for charity concert


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Anti-Brexit marchers rally in Parliament Square


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Swansea Uni study: African wild dogs 'sneeze to vote'


Pity the tellers and returning officer dogs,though.


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Unfair staircase tax' for offices challenged


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Labour a nose ahead of National on the averages



The latest averages translate into: Labour, 51 seats; National, 51; Green, seven; and New Zealand First, 10.

The Māori Party scored slightly less than 1.2%, giving them one seat, though very close to two, assuming it wins an electorate.

ACT has continued its slide to 0.3%. Assuming National voters keep ACT leader David Seymour in Epsom, the party would get one seat, and it would be an overhang.


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Jacinda has just turned 37 apparently. I knew she was young - but *that* young??


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Car-centric Houston struggles after loss of countless autos


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Trump will urge UN to impose North Korean naval blockade and oil embargo
A US draft security council resolution calls for member states to use ‘all necessary measures’ to inspect country’s shipping


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Northern Ireland secretary urges assembly to reach deal
James Brokenshire suggests that salaries of more than £50,000 may be frozen unless Stormont gets up and running


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Northern Ireland secretary urges assembly to reach deal
James Brokenshire suggests that salaries of more than £50,000 may be frozen unless Stormont gets up and running

will that concentrate hearts and minds?
get the job done?


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It might not do any harm?


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Two million UK families face £50-a-week cut in income


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It might not do any harm?

My thought exactly


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Usual bollox about lifestyle choices eg.working/working more when not expected to;moving to non existing properties etc.


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Two million UK families face £50-a-week cut in income

this is so depressing
everyone is worthwhile and vital
that being said, children are the most important people of every nation


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They blame the fire blanket for the fire.


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Unearthed near Hadrian’s Wall: lost secrets of first Roman soldiers to fight the Picts
Dig team stumble across thousands of pristine artefacts at ancient Vindolanda garrison site in Northumberland


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I dropped the "h".


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One of my neighbours nickname is Mac,I feel obliged to do a Max Wall impression every time I pass.


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My career in stand up was short lived.


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One of my neighbours nickname is Mac,I feel obliged to do a Max Wall impression every time I pass.


And exactly how many times a day do you pass Mac's wall?


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Timetable Unveiled For New Scottish Labour Leadership Contest


Unbelievably, some Centrist Dads moaning that people will be able to join as late as October and vote.

Hat tip - if you ever want to make a comeback within Labour, stop treating enthusiastic and committed new members as the enemy.

Maybe they will learn, eventually.


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Andrew Adonis making a dick of himself on Twitter I see.


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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09 ... ng-voters/


"Tories plot to slash student loan rates in attempt to court young voters


Announcements could come within weeks as the Tories try to broaden their appeal at next month’s party conference and the autumn Budget.

Young voters abandoned the Conservatives in their droves at the June general election, after Jeremy Corbyn promised to scrap tuition fees.

One plan being considered is to change the formula through which many graduates pay interest rates of more than 6 per cent – about double the rate of inflation.


A source who has discussed the plans with Number 10 said the idea was “pretty high up as a main option” for decreasing the burden of student debt.

Another idea would involve universities that charge high fees but fail to improve student earning potential 
being named and shamed."


https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ebt-burden


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Ooops,well apart from when they have


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Jeremy Corbyn vows to win back Mansfield during rally


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Child sex abuse inquiry to consider Edward Heath investigation
Inquiry into former prime minister – Operation Conifer – will be considered by Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse


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Squeeze on living standards is down to welfare cuts, not the fall in the pound
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http://policyinpractice.co.uk/policy-in ... and-rents/


Policy in Practice highlights the broken link between housing support and rents


Deven Ghelani, Director of Policy in Practice said:

“A cocktail of welfare cuts, rising rents and looming inflation means that housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable for people, particularly within the private-rented sector.


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CSJ,Welfare Reform Club,architect of UC.


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Call for clarity over Student Loans Company problems


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Like fading powers of the past, Britain shows signs of being in terminal decline
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