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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... rt-reveals

Police cuts ‘likely contributed’ to rise in violent crime, leaked report reveals
Leaked Home Office documents undermine Amber Rudd’s claim that police cuts were not to blame for increase in violent offending


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https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... n-eviction


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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/08/police-cuts-likely-contributed-to-rise-in-violent-leaked-report-reveals

Police cuts ‘likely contributed’ to rise in violent crime, leaked report reveals
Leaked Home Office documents undermine Amber Rudd’s claim that police cuts were not to blame for increase in violent offending

Jessica Elgot doing great work pushing this story out there.

At least there are a couple of journalists trying to challenge the government in the traditional manner!


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https://voxeu.org/article/economic-impa ... gration-uk

economic-impacts-immigration-uk

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*Sorry if this has already been linked - it's a couple of days old


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Apr, 2018 8:13 am 
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The Portes piece is really good and gives hard evidence for what many of us know to be true. I found this particularly interesting.
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The fact that migrants' fiscal contribution could, in principle, at least provide enough funding to cover their marginal impact on demand is not much comfort in practice if those revenues are in fact being allocated elsewhere, for tax cuts or deficit reduction, as in fact has been the case.

Exactly!


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Morning all.

All hospitals this morning - early blood test for me after fasting since last night to satisfy new GP, and an appointment at a different hospital for a routine check up for 'er indoors.

Somewhat inconvenient for the high profile flounce from Maureen Lipman that someone has dug up when she did it last time...under Ed Miliband's leadership.

https://twitter.com/TheMendozaWoman/sta ... 8234537984

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Wren-Lewis.
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the Conservative rebel MPs. If they can see that Brexit will end not with a bang but a whimper, they may well decide that it is not worth being branded traitors by voting against the withdrawal agreement. That, not Corbyn, is the most likely reason why March 2019 will happen.

There was talk a couple of weeks ago of a leadership challenge against May, after council elections, might there be more pressure on both leave & remain factions of Tories with possibility of Labour voting in favour of withdrawal agreement?
Rees Mogg faction, because it would nullify their threat of voting against an agreement, to try and get a 'no deal' brexit.
& remain because the numbers wouldn't stack up to try & stop brexit.


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Apr, 2018 10:39 am 
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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... servatives
"Local elections: Peterborough used to be Brexit central – not any more"
"Issues such as chronic housing crisis or fly-tipping have overtaken debates about Brexit and may determine who wins the council"

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It is the detritus of a highly mobile population living in short-term accommodation. This is a city where the population growth, a significant part of it from new EU member states in Eastern Europe, was too fast for services to keep up. Apart from London and the Isle of Wight, it has had the highest inward immigration of anywhere in the UK: the population grew more than 11,000 to 196,000 in the five years to 2016. There are not enough school places and the housing crisis is chronic.

Fits in with PFY's link, the main problem with immigration is the failure of infrastructure & public spending to keep up.


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Well it has to be said that today's Mail front page is.........interesting.


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Ofcom showing some teeth? Pass the smelling salts :D


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http://www.debbieabrahams.org.uk/2018/a ... dge-report


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Man living in UK for 56 years loses job over immigration papers

Michael Braithwaite, a special needs assistant, was told he could not be employed at school as he did not have biometric card


He began attempting to untangle his immigration situation in 2016 when he first understood there was a problem. When it proved difficult to resolve quickly, he lost his job in February 2017. His lawyer said Home Office records showed he had the right to be in the UK, but officials repeatedly failed to issue him with documents to reflect this. (Guardian)


EU citizens take note. If you stay on, this is the inefficiency (to put the best gloss on it) you will have to try to contend with.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/09/special-needs-teacher-uk-50-years-loses-job-immigration-status


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Crace on Rudd ---

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... competence

Crime is going down so we have emergency measures.

There is no relationship between police numbers and crime ...


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Good. Should have listened to people who said that this wasn't a good idea.

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Good. Should have listened to people who said that this wasn't a good idea.

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I enjoyed this one, but surely it's very unEnglish to disagree with the Authorities ?

Thousands of parents consider withdrawing primary school children from Sats exams over mental health concerns
‘Too many of our children and young people at school are experiencing failure after failure after failure. This is just unethical and immoral’

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/educ ... 92821.html

The education minister Nick Gibb believes that early testing will harden up the little ones for the hard world (being planned for them by the Tories FFS) when they are older . Why stop there ?

Put them outside in a kennel, year-round, and only the toughest will survive ! :-)


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May's post-Brexit trade plan with EU dealt blow by key ally

More bureaucracy will be part of price tag for UK leaving single market, says Danish PM
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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/09/mays-frictionless-eu-trade-plan-after-brexit-dealt-blow-by-key-ally


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I enjoyed this one, but surely it's very unEnglish to disagree with the Authorities ?

Thousands of parents consider withdrawing primary school children from Sats exams over mental health concerns
‘Too many of our children and young people at school are experiencing failure after failure after failure. This is just unethical and immoral’

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/educ ... 92821.html

The education minister Nick Gibb believes that early testing will harden up the little ones for the hard world (being planned for them by the Tories FFS) when they are older . Why stop there ?

Put them outside in a kennel, year-round, and only the toughest will survive ! :-)


At one time a certain M.Gove thought that there were too many SATs...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... hools.html

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But he went further on Tuesday by saying his party was already set on reducing the number of tests.

The Key Stage 1 tests for seven-year-olds, which cover reading, writing, speaking and listening, maths and science, will be replaced with a single reading test.


In office...

"Too many tests? Nonsense! Let's have a few more!"

I've twice seen a comment from reputable edu people that Pupils taking "KS1 SATs don't know they're taking them"

Right...so they're in their classroom, told to be quiet, told not to talk to any of their friends, told that they have a certain time limit, and given a booklet with Key Stage 1 Mathematics on the cover....and they don't know that these are KS1 tests?

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