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Leeds Council Leader, Judith Blake's warning on Brexit: "It is our communities which would be hardest hit"

Yesterday Leeds’ Judith Blake joined over 60 other Labour Council leaders to warn that Brexit would cause “a further funding black hole” in their budgets, which are already strained after six years of cuts to local government by the Tories.’It is our communities which would be hardest hit”, they warned – “the disastrous economic effects of Brexit could mean catastrophe for our councils’ ability to deliver the services people rely on. 473 more words

Tory/LibDem Policies

By any measure, the US is by far the richest country in the world, and our poor people are the envy of wealthy people in many countries. 71 more words


Research reports from Karakalpakstan

Our project has employed two research collaborators from the Karakalpakstan Branch of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Dr Askar Djumashev and Mr Ilyas Mambetov. 134 more words


Pre-1917 conspicuous consumption?

There are many curious things one may find out by looking at household budgets available for Central Asia and the Kazakh steppe: besides information on overall calorie intake, nutrition, expenditures on cultural services (schooling, prayer…) etc. 686 more words

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The Journey to Financial Independence

One of the most exciting achievements in life is the attainment of Financial Independence. If it was a moment in time, we could probably hold a week-long celebration. 543 more words