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Cameron’s welfare plans risk making young people homeless

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Without the safety net of a welfare system, many under-25s have no other means of supporting themselves.

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The seeds of a Lib/Lab pact have already been sown

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Labour needs to be prepared for a coalition even if it doesn’t want one.

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Government treatment of non-dependants: the scandal of poverty wages

Thomas Stephens explains how the Coalition are doing nothing to address poverty wages while hurting non-dependants hard

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Universal Credit shambles uncovered in new report

A damning report by the National Audit Office has severely criticised the government’s Universal Credit reforms.

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Lobbying Bill “lets Lynton Crosby off the hook, but gags charities and campaigners from having a say.”

TweetThe government’s proposed Lobbying Bill has come under heavy criticism amid fears that it will adversely affect charities and other organisations. The Bill would place a cap on the amount that organisations, not including political parties, can spend during elections. Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle has said: “This is a Bill […]

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Unhealthy lifestyles and government inaction

A new study from the British Heart Foundation reveals shocking statistics about how unhealthy British kids are. But if the government is serious about improving children’s health it has to do something about poverty.

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Lib Dem members prefer 2015 coalition with Labour to continuing one with Tories

Liberal Democrat members would overwhelmingly prefer a post-2015 alliance with Labour to a continuing one with the Tories, according to a new poll for the Liberal Democrat Voice website.

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Legal aid changes will allow abuses of power by public authorities against the most vulnerable

Last week justice secretary Chris Grayling withdrew his proposal to deny those accused in the criminal courts and reliant on legal aid the right to choose who will represent them.

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Amnesty International condemns coalition for assault on disabled

At its AGM on April 14 2013, Amnesty International UK passed a resolution on the Human Rights of sick and disabled people in the UK.

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Manufacturing’s ‘winter of discontent’ continues

Claims by the coalition government that the UK’s beleaguered manufacturing sector is beginning to show signs of recovery were dealt another blow this week by the reliable Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which showed that manufacturing contracted in the first quarter of 2013.

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