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Correcting Leicester's Care Crisis

In April 2015, leading Blairite Liz Kendall published an article in The Guardian newspaper with coauthor Dave Prentis, the General Secretary of Unison. The piece was Kendall’s opportunity to tout her caring credentials, something that is critical to her public image given her fantasy that Labour — who pledged not to work with the SNP — had… 682 more words

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Cabinet Pay Freeze: Symbolic or Substantial?

A rather bleak Sunday morning in England is only further nauseated with the first political story to emerge in today’s headlines; Writing in the Sunday Times, Prime Minister David Cameron announces that all Cabinet Ministers are to have a complete pay freeze as “we are all in this together” and that this is indicative of his ‘One Nation’ approach. 160 more words


Low-income families face health price hikes because of MinnesotaCare cuts

Health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs for thousands of people on low-incomes will increase because of cuts to MinnesotaCare that were approved this week.

Although a GOP-led attempt to repeal MinnesotaCare didn’t make it through the latest legislative session, the Health and Human Services budget bill that was signed on Friday by Gov. 461 more words


Manchester protests against austerity

Mikhil Karnik and Ian Allinson provide pictures, interviews and a report from today’s anti-austerity demonstration in Manchester.

During the afternoon around 1000 people took part in a static anti-austerity demonstration in Piccadilly Gardens. 199 more words


Target Seats and Sure Start

The day before the general election David Cameron was asked for a guarantee that children centres would continue to receive funding, he replied: “Yes, we back Sure Start. 950 more words


Education Select Committee Meeting

On the 11th March the Education Committee took evidence from Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education, in a follow-up session to the Committee’s inquiry into Sure Start children’s centres. 865 more words