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George Osborne: making failure look like success

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Celebrating today’s GDP figures as a victory for the chancellor would be a like praising the punctuality of the chauffeur who arrives at his destination three hours late.

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UK GDP up 0.8 per cent

UK GDP grew by 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest quarterly national accounts from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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New ONS figures reveal the startling state of health inequality

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Men living in the most deprived areas of the country will live almost 20 years less than those in the least deprived areas.

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Unemployment falling, but many still left behind

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The recovery is not dealing everyone an even hand.

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Inequality is on the rise. And it really is the coalition’s fault

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Now that coalition reforms are in place, we’re starting to see the true impact of government policy – and inequality is on the rise.

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New figures: George Osborne borrowing more than expected

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Income tax receipts in particular have been weaker than expected.

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The number of people in debt to payday lenders continues to grow

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Householders are still relying on the most expensive types of loan, new figures suggest.

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It’s now clear: UKIP and the Tories were wrong about Romanian and Bulgarian immigration

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We are likely to see more migration from Bulgaria, Romania and Poland, but not the large numbers we saw in 2004 and certainly not the millions predicted by UKIP.

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Unless you want to pay more for food and social care, EU migrants are here to stay

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Instead of making symbolic promises to stem benefit tourism, progressives should consider how to build good community relations in areas that are receiving EU migrants.

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The jobs recovery continues, but with insecure low paid work in the ascendency

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Despite the continuing good news on unemployment, many people are still feeling the squeeze.

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