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“Every election is a sort of advance sale of stolen goods” H.L.Mencken

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results” Winston Churchill… 239 more words



“We used to think you could spend your way out of recession and increase employment by boosting government spending. I can tell you that option no longer exists. 245 more words

Public Expenditue

European Central Bank causes Frankfurt riots.

A few weeks ago there were protest in Frankfurt that escalated into riots. These so-called protests fell under ‘Blockupy’. I was shocked at first because Germany is a neighbouring country and these riots suddenly hit close to home. 659 more words

Economic Crisis

Rehabilitation for young offenders needs to improve, says ex-inmate


A former inmate who won the Standard’s Dragons’ Den-style prison battle to launch a business today called on the government to improve rehabilitation for young offenders. 401 more words

Social Justice

Europe’s Dilemma

Greece has struggled the last six years in recovering from a debilitating recession that has turned the Aegean into a hospital bed for Europe’s modern sick man. 996 more words

History Today

UK austerity measures deemed to breach the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The UK Supreme Court recently held that the departments of justice, and work and pensions’ benefit caps are in breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), with President Lady Hale noting that “It cannot possibly be in the best interests of the children affected by the cap to deprive them of the means to provide them with adequate food, clothing, warmth and housing, the basic necessities of life.” 51 more words


What? No Money For All-Round Manchester Anti-Gun Command?

A senior politician has called for an elite anti-gun crime unit to be deployed in Salford after shootings in the city escalate.

Since May last year there have been 12 firearms incidents in the borough – plus a shooting in Wigan last week of a Salford man. 345 more words

Social Justice