Author Archives: James Bloodworth

Nicky Morgan rebuked by Statistics Authority for claim that one in three can’t read or write under Labour

Nicky Morgan

No statistical basis in claim by education secretary that one in three unable to read or write under Labour.

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Why Labour’s deficit reduction plans are genuinely different to those of the government

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Labour’s deficit reduction plans for the next parliament are genuinely different to those of the Conservatives.

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Eric Garner’s death is a tragedy – but it isn’t just American tragedy

In Britain too police custody can be a dangerous place, especially if you happen to be black.

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Worst cuts yet to come, warns Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Britain faces at least five years of savage pending cuts if deficit reduction plans announced by chancellor George Osborne are enacted, according to the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

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Five things George Osborne won’t say in his Autumn Statement

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We know most of what’s going to be in the Autumn Statement. But here’s what the chancellor won’t tell you today.

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Ed Miliband: coalition is squeezing the middle not the deficit

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Miliband will say that Britain needs a recovery for working people if the government is to ‘squeeze the deficit and not the middle’.

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Three good things and three bad things from Cameron’s immigration speech

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David Cameron’s immigration speech was more nuanced than it was briefed out beforehand. Rather than being yet another draconian crackdown, there were some welcome announcements. On that note, here are three good things and three bad things about the speech.

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The success of East Coast shows that another model can work. And that’s why it terrifies the government

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The government has pressed ahead with privatisation of the East Coast Mainline precisely because of its success.

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Migration Watch and the Daily Express are dangerously close to open racism

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What’s important to Migration Watch and the Express is not a baby boom as such, but a ‘foreign baby boom’.

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The problem in Britain isn’t a ‘Westminster elite’, it’s poor social mobility all round

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Politics is merely one of a number of professions that are increasingly dominated by the upper crust of British society.

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