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Archive | July, 2008

Ivan Lewis and a tale of two interviews

Ivan Lewis has caused a stir among the political commentariat today with an interview in The Independent dubbed the first direct attack on Gordon Brown by a minister since the Glasgow East by-election disaster.

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Ivan Lewis and a tale of two interviews

Ivan Lewis has caused a stir among the political commentariat today with an interview in The Independent dubbed the first direct attack on Gordon Brown by a minister since the Glasgow East by-election disaster.

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The misery of welfare reform

The DWP has come up with a modern equivalent of the medieval witch trial – starve to death and you are mentally ill; buy food and your fit for work.

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Why are young men killing each other?

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust has issued crime safety advice to men for the first time.
All the evidence shows that we need it.

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Crime is down, brilliant news. Well done, everybody

by Adam McCulloch The reduction in crime in the UK is fantastic news and reflects well on the government, police, social workers, probation officers and, yes, car manufacturers (the days of the ‘pooled’ Ford Fiesta are well and truly in the past it seems). We should also show due respect to garden fences, the use of […]

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Crime is down, brilliant news. Well done, everybody

by Adam McCulloch The reduction in crime in the UK is fantastic news and reflects well on the government, police, social workers, probation officers and, yes, car manufacturers (the days of the ‘pooled’ Ford Fiesta are well and truly in the past it seems). We should also show due respect to garden fences, the use of […]

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On the march with London local government strikers

      by Keith Hassell I was not at work yesterday. Instead I got together with thousands of others who were not at work either. But whereas I was on a day off from my desk at Community Care they were on strike.

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On the march with London local government strikers

      by Keith Hassell I was not at work yesterday. Instead I got together with thousands of others who were not at work either. But whereas I was on a day off from my desk at Community Care they were on strike.

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All political fun and games for children’s services

    by Bronagh Miskelly   The collaboration between the Department of Health and the Department of Children, Schools and Families to improve children’s services has given rise to a new great double act in the traditions of British comedy it seems.

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All political fun and games for children’s services

    by Bronagh Miskelly   The collaboration between the Department of Health and the Department of Children, Schools and Families to improve children’s services has given rise to a new great double act in the traditions of British comedy it seems.

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