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Youth services cut by councils were 'crap' anyway, a minister has said

Nick Hurd, the minister for civil society, has said that it's 'ok' that some council services have been lost the cuts as they weren't good in the first place<p>Some services for young people scrapped under government spending cuts were ‘crap’ a minister has said.<p>Nick Hurd, the civil society minister, …

Autumn Statement 2013: Is The UK Recovery Really A Triumph For Austerity, Chancellor?

George Osborne is set to pounce on the improving GDP figures to argue in Thursday's Autumn Statement that his strategy of fiscal austerity has been …

Why we face 50 years of austerity (and slashing immigration could make things much worse)

<b>In the Commons tomorrow, watch George Osborne smile</b><p>They once mocked him as 'Chancellor Zero' - but as he delivers the Autumn Statement on Thursday we'll see Mr Osborne tell his critics: <i>You were wrong and I was right</i>.<p>Britain's economy is growing more quickly than any other developed country. The …

Closing the entrepreneurship gender gap | Progress | News and debate from the progressive community

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week – the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. This is a global campaign Britain would do well …

George Osborne Has Borrowed More In 3 Years Than Labour Did In 13

George Osborne's claims to be prudent with the nation's finances have been brutally undermined by the fact he has added more to Britain's £1.2 …

UK Debt At £1.2 Trillion In Record October High, Deficit Falls To £8.1 Billion

George Osborne has received a well-timed political boost in the run up to next month's Autumn Statement as official figures showed that Britain's …

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Japan's menu scandal leaves a bitter taste

Thousands of diners duped into paying high prices for faux premium ingredients at top hotels and restuarants<p>It began with a bogus scallop, but a menu scandal that has engulfed some of Japan's most prestigious hotels and department stores now threatens to undermine the international reputation of …

No comparison | Progress | News and debate from the progressive community

<b>Miliband’s party reforms differ from Clause IV</b><p>—In the October edition of Progress, the Progressive column set out the story of the new Clause IV …

David Cameron Says Austerity And 'Leaner State' Should Be 'Permanent'

David Cameron has suggested that public spending should continue to be squeezed in a "fundamental culture change" that would leave the British public …

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? with JLMProgress | News and debate from the progressive community

Progress and the Jewish Labour Movement invite you to:<p><b>Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015?</b> <br>7pm, Tuesday 12 …