It is probably time to worry when they start laughing at you. The developing world of social media is a pretty raw place. But when David Cameron’s Twitter feed posted a picture of him apparently talking ever so earnestly on the phone to President Obama last week the response was rapid, and brutal. The image was ridiculous, most people seemed to say. Pretentious. Self-serving. If you believe in “the wisdom of crowds” then its conclusions were damning for the Tory […]
Tory Minister Lord Freud – who once referred to people on benefits as corpses – has come under fire again after he said that it was “very hard” to know why people use Food Banks. Speaking in the Lords, Freud said: “Clearly nobody...
Many people had been wondering why Gordon Brown hasn’t been more involved in the debate around the Scottish Independence referendum. Today he’s getting involved in a big way – by outlining a 6 point plan to change the constitutional...
Unite halves affiliation fees to Labour – but pledges to help Labour make general election a “fair fight”
As expected, Unite’s Executive have today agreed to half the number of members they affiliate to the Labour Party in 2014, from 1 million down to 500,000 as a result of Miliband’s party reforms. That of course means a halving in Unite’s...
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For generations in Britain, when the economy grew, most people got better off with it. But that isn’t true anymore. Especially for young people. The number of young people left on unemployment benefits for over a year has doubled since 2010 under David...
Impending Armageddon comes as blessed relief for prospective homeowners The prediction that the average price for a small flat in central London will rise to £36million by 2050 was not met with any particular surprise, given the unstoppable force that...
We live in strange times. It is a world where nothing is quite as it seems. For tuning in to the news, picking up the daily papers or checking out the internet it would appear everything is rosy. There’s a recovery, the dark days are over, the Chancellor’s...
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