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  • News Scotland Brown to lay out plan for “economic revolution” in Scotland

    Brown to lay out plan for “economic revolution” in Scotland

    Gordon Brown will today lay out a plan to create an “economic revolution” in Scotland. Brown, who has been MP for 33 years, will be stepping down in May. His proposals will be relayed in one of his last biggest speeches before he brings his parliamentary career to a close. Brown will say that as oil fields’ output continues to fall, so do the revenue generated and the jobs on offers. He will explain that instead of “writing off” North […]

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  • News Labour would repeal all changes made to judicial review but won’t reverse cuts to legal aid, says Khan

    Labour would repeal all changes made to judicial review but won’t reverse cuts to legal aid, says Khan

    Labour have announced that they would repeal all of the changes that the Government have made to judicial review. But they have also said they won’t reverse the cuts the coalition have made to legal aid. Despite receiving significant opposition – including from Conservative MPs – the Government have introduced legislation that puts limits on the judicial review process, the means by which individuals can challenge decisions made by public bodies. Last year, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling was successfully subjected to […]

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  • Featured An urgent crash course at the university of (political) life

    An urgent crash course at the university of (political) life

    Nine minus three is six. Six is a smaller number than nine. This matters. Here are some more numbers: 64/20. That is, 64% of those who expressed a view told YouGov on Friday that they supported Labour’s proposal to cut students’ annual tuition fees by £3000 to £6000, while 20% opposed it. George Osborne apparently likes to say that being able to count is an important skill in a politician. So presumably he would recognise the significance of the numbers quoted above. […]

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  • News Miliband to outline Labour’s home-building plan tomorrow

    Miliband to outline Labour’s home-building plan tomorrow

    Tomorrow, Ed Miliband will outline Labour’s plan for house building and creating a fairer renting market. At a People’s Question Time in Hove, the Labour leader will explain how the current government has failed the millions of people who want to own a home but are unable to because of the ongoing housing crisis. Labour’s plan for housing includes ensuring that 200,000 more homes are built every year by 2020, giving local communities more robust powers to build the homes and […]

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  • News Labour MP says party shouldn’t rule out a ‘grand coalition’ with the Tories

    Labour MP says party shouldn’t rule out a ‘grand coalition’ with the Tories

    Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, has said that Labour shouldn’t rule out forming a ‘grand coalition’ with the Tories after the next election if neither party win a majority. Stuart told the Financial Times (£): “If on May 8 you had a position where Labour had more seats than the Tories but not enough to form a government — but the Tories had more votes than Labour — I think you should not dismiss the possibility of a grand coalition […]

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