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Cameron walking from parliament today

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The lending companies would fund credit unions under a Labour government

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Bono has made a fresh defence of U2’s tax arrangements, claiming the Irish government would ultimately appreciate the band’s decision to deposit a share of its multimillion-pound business offshore in the Dutch Antilles

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