Author Archives: James Bloodworth

Labour conference 2014: why Britain needs a higher minimum wage

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Ensuring a minimum wage of £8 an hour will mean the low paid seeing some of the benefits of the economic recovery.

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IFS: Tories will need to put up taxes or make bigger spending cuts after election

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The bombshell will come as a boost to Labour ahead of conference season.

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Scotland referendum: Don’t let’s go back to business as usual

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If we carry on letting populists kick at an open door, one day we will wake up and it won’t be Alex Salmond or Nigel Farage gesticulating on our television screens, but something far worse.

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From an English socialist to a Scottish one: five reasons to stay

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This is why I think you should stay. Fraternally yours, an English socialist.

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Coalition misses universal credit target (again)

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Just a fraction of the people the government wants to move to Universal Credit have been moved across to the new payment system, according to new statistics from the Department for Work & Pensions.

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Would independence mean a permanent Tory majority?

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Anyone who wishes to see a left-leaning Labour government in England should be rooting firmly for a No vote.

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In defence of the ice bucket challenge against the killjoys

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Only about one in 10 people actually pay up after doing the ice bucket challenge. But that’s still a lot of money.

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Cutting our massive fees is bad for you, say estate agents

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Cutting our massive fees is bad for you, say estate agents. And the Tories believe them.

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David Cameron ‘significantly misrepresented’ statistics on foreign workers

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In an article for the Daily Telegraph earlier this year, David Cameron ‘significantly misrepresented’ statistics about the number of British jobs going to foreign workers.

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5 things the Better Together campaign has got wrong

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As we approach the apogee of the independence debate, I’ve looked at five mistakes I think the Better Together campaign has made.

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