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George Osborne's Economic Recovery Like 'Groundhog Day', Warn Critics

Britain's economic recovery is akin to Groundhog Day as chancellor George Osborne is making the same errors as before the recession, critics have …

Poor Worst Hit By Cuts And Recession Due To Impact Of Inflation, Says IFS Report

Poor Britons have seen the biggest fall in living standards due to the recession and are still worse off by thousands of pounds due to the impact of …

The Tories’ loop of vengeance could sink their election hopes

Many Conservative MPs are more fixated on internal battles over Europe than on winning the public vote in 2015<p>The Conservative Party can claim to be one of the most lethal political machines in Europe. It has always attracted great thinkers and hardy fighters, and for a happy period in the Eighties …

Theresa May under fire for plans to make Brits stateless

Theresa May came under attack from all sides today after calling for new powers to strip British subjects of their citizenship and leave them …

The myth of welfare tourism: European body find UK benefits 'manifestly inadequate'

Britain's welfare payments are "manifestly inadequate" and fail to live up to the requirements of the European social charter, an influential body …

The 'pale-blue party': Godfrey Bloom hits back at Farage's 'drivel' attack

Godfrey Bloom has hit out at Nigel Farage for scrapping Ukip's 2010 manifesto, saying the party has adopted a "no-policy policy".<p>In a strongly-worded …

Comment: Ukip is turning into a pale blue Tory party

The London Times had a headline this week: 'Nigel Farage says Ukip have the wrong people in it.<p>The Times, once a pillar of respectability, is master …

Just arrived - Feb edition of Progress! Lead story: Inside The Tory Mind by @ProfTimBale http://t.co/8Rx56QKE38

A humiliation too far? Cameron picks up the pieces after another Commons mauling

David Cameron was trying to pick up the pieces today, after another massive rebellion from his backbenchers revealed how little authority he has over …

Progressive Prague? – Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

This week in Prague, the Czech social democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka finally took office as prime minister. Against a backdrop of internal party …

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With Labour Finance and Industry Group – Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

<b>Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? With Labour Finance and Industry Group</b> <br>7-8:30pm, 10 February 2014<br>Room number …

Sketch: Quel bad manners! Francois Hollande meets les Anglais

The French President visits Britain and gives a press conference, where a journalist asks him about his affair with the actress Julie Gayet<p>Pauvre François Hollande. Il jamais pleut mais il pours. First, tout le monde heard que le président de la France a been enjoying le hanky-panky avec une belle …

Tory claims she supported ‘shameful’ HIV discrimination ‘by accident’

With nearly 20 Tory MPs attempting to <b>ban HIV positive immigrants from the UK</b> yesterday — a move <b>described as “shameful” by AIDS charities</b> — one has …

Why ‘two states’ is the only solution – Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

The news that Peter Hain has put his weight behind the so-called one-state ‘solution’, is disappointing, coinciding as it does with the first efforts …

Deselected Tory is Cameron’s only woman MP in Yorkshire

As football’s January transfer window closes why not play ‘Ukip Manager’?

Here’s a snippet from Ukip’s 2010 general election manifesto:<p>“Ukip would place a maximum of three foreign players in the starting line-up, as this …

50p tax: Labour party like it's 1983

As Ed Miliband calls for the 50p tax rate to be reinstated, does this signal the re-birth of Old Labour?<p>A film about Wall Street is doing good business at the box office, Back to the Future is coming to the West End as a musical, and leg warmers are back in fashion. So could the <b>Labour</b> party be …

Angry Tories Brand Labour And Lib Dems 'Enemies Of Democracy' For Killing EU Referendum

David Cameron's hope's of binding the next government to holding an in/out referendum on Britain's membership of the EU lay in tatters today, after …

Thirsk and Malton: Tory MP Anne McIntosh de-selected, 5-way marginal for 2015?

Interesting news from Yorkshire, where controversial Tory MP Anne McIntosh has been de-selected by her local party following a ballot of local party …

Labour and the unions: fixing the fixers

The Labour party was originally a party of the trade unions, founded when many working men, and all women, had no vote and when trade unions faced fierce legal challenges that threatened their very existence. More than a century on, Britain is a very different place. But in post-industrial Britain, …

Opinion: Eastern Europeans hold the key to the European elections

Doomsday predictions in the media that Liberal Democrats are set to lose all our MEPs to UKIP are wide of the mark. The closer we get to the Euro …

Another Conservative defection to the Lib Dems – this time in John Major’s old backyard of Huntingdonshire

We reported last week the news that two Conservative Councillors have joined the Liberal Democrats in Winchester.<p>This week a former Conservative …

Racial integration: the words that keep us apart

It is no surprise that unemployment among the 800,000 UK residents who don't speak English is as high as 48 per cent<p>I think I’ve mentioned before that “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt you” is the biggest parental lie. But what hurt can words do, if you don’t …

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PM trying to pack public bodies with Conservatives, says Baroness Morgan

Labour peer, Baroness Sally Morgan, who's being removed from her post as Ofsted chair, speaks of "worrying" list of non-Tories not being reappointed to public bodies<p>David Cameron is secretly trying to pack public bodies with Conservative Party supporters, the outgoing head of Ofsted has claimed, as …

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PM refuses to give up on putting EU referendum into law

EU referendum unlikely to be written into law after Labour peers kill Tory bid to legislate for a vote - but Cameron remains hopeful<p>A referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union is unlikely to be written into law, after Labour peers killed a Conservative attempt to legislate for a …

Microsoft 'Not Aware' Of Individual YouTube Contracts Promoting Xbox One Games

Recently Microsoft and YouTube channel Machinima came under the spotlight when news broke that a sort of stealth promotional campaign had been underway in December. YouTube content creators were being paid to say nice things about Xbox One games in their videos, and questions of disclosure and …