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Labour in the labyrinth

Nearly half of Britons expect their living standards to be worse by 2015. A third think it will take another 4/5 years before recovery – and 15% either can’t see a recovery for at least a decade or believe it … Continue reading

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The squeezed State

Whilst central government fails to solve the crisis – see last two blogs – managing it is leading to increasingly tough decisions for local authorities. The leader of Newcastle city council has been hammered for pointing out the inevitable – … Continue reading

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Local moves

Start of the year – and the first snippets of evidence for rising localism. Westminster wants to link benefit payments to healthy lifestyles. Nanny-ish for sure, especially for a Tory borough, and easy to think of the logistical difficulties. But … Continue reading

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Recession over!

Great fanfares have greeted a full 1% growth in output over the summer – due in no small measure to the Olympic Games. But the downbeats are not so easily impressed – here’s nef on why a recovery, if it … Continue reading

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