The DWP said In Work Credits created a perverse incentive not to work as they were only open to claimants once they had been on benefits for a year
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Monday 12 August 2013
Shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant has backed down from his blunt claim that the supermarket giant Tesco had undercut the wages of its British employees by recruiting from eastern Europe.
Cameron's new star advisor Jim Messina accused of involvement in 'the most homophobic political advert in US history'
Sunday 04 August 2013
The allegations date back to Messina's time as chief of staff to Max Baucus
Tuesday 11 June 2013
The gentleman appreciates beauty in many spheres of human endeavour
Thursday 29 November 2012
UK Border Agency staff failed to check thousands of tip-offs about overseas students including whether they had actually enrolled on courses, a report said today.
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Our diarist on the frosty welcome awaiting the return of the native
Thursday 01 November 2012
When it comes to the Leveson Inquiry, David Cameron is full of warm words. Yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions was no exception. For all that Labour's Steve Rotherham tried to goad him, Mr Cameron was full of reassurances about the need for proper regulation of the press and reminders that it was he who had set up the probe in the first place.
Thursday 18 October 2012
David Cameron is under pressure to release private emails exchanged with Rebekah Brooks that he has withheld from the Leveson Inquiry, after extraordinary scenes in the House of Commons in which he refused to answer a question on the issue.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Labour says Downing Street must show there is no cover-up over News Corp messages
Saturday 04 August 2012
Mississippi's Governor has described the refusal by a predominantly white church to allow a black couple to get married there as "unfortunate".
Sunday 22 July 2012
The Home Office allowed 250 foreign criminals who should have been deported at the end of their prison sentences to stay in Britain without their cases being considered by a court, it was reported today.
Thursday 28 June 2012
"Isn't it stupid that," the Tory lady began – and then stopped. What a world of possibilities opened up for us. What is stupid is the Government hasn't offered free puppies to all children under five. No wonder their reputation for competence is shot.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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