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Politics is the study of power and how power works

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Tim Oliver studied BA Politics and International Relations at the University of Hull, and is now studying a PhD there

Traffic levels drop by 1% during spring

Traffic levels on the roads fell this spring, with the wet weather and high petrol prices possible factors.

Caroline Lucas: The Green case against airports

You could be forgiven for thinking a third runway at Heathrow dead in the water, since all three main parties were against it. But this week the debate was revived with some macho posturing from Tim Yeo, the chair of the Committee on Energy and Climate Change, who urged David Cameron to prove his "strength" by changing his position. So far, this has been given short shrift by the Transport Secretary, Deputy Prime Minister and No 10. However, as Tory frustration mounts over the economy, we can be sure the debate – and the aviation lobby's insatiable appetite for growth – will rage on.

New £80bn credit scheme 'will suffer a slow start'

The Bank of England is braced for a long battle to get credit flowing through its new £80bn Funding for Lending scheme, a senior rate-setter warned yesterday.

Fears mount over JJB Sports

Fears over the future of JJB Sports intensified today after the retailer said it had failed to secure the funds needed to overhaul its stores.

Adele's '21' went 13-times platinum in Australia

Forget dreams of breaking America... head Down Under

British musicians are urged to follow in Adele's conquering footsteps and look to Australia

Leading article: Politics to be sure, but a wealth tax merits a look

In their liability to tax, it seems, the rich are still different from the rest of us

Bank sees a long battle ahead to boost UK borrowing

New scheme will take some time to bear fruit for economy, predicts top official

Swedish spy chiefs under fire for lavish £400,000 James Bond party

The Swedish secret service has come under fire for lavishing more than £400,000 on a James Bond-themed staff party.

Paralympic opening ceremony organisers were 'resourceful' with budget

Creators of the Paralympic opening ceremony said they had been “resourceful” with the show's budget after receiving less funds than its Olympic counterpart.

George Osborne: Chancellor “We should never take our eyes off the prize: a British economy freed from its debts”

Don't drive away wealthy, says George Osborne

George Osborne today warned against driving away the wealthy after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg called for a temporary tax on the rich.

Record auction price expected for Kandinsky

A 1909 oil painting by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky is poised to sell for as much as $30 million (£18.9 million) when it hits the auction block at Christie's this autumn, the auction house said today.

Storm threat fails to bolster oil price

Oil prices sank yesterday despite a looming hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico as traders bet that demand for crude would drop back as refineries were shut down to weather the storm.

Storm threat fails to bolster oil price

Oil prices sank yesterday despite a looming hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico as traders bet that demand for crude would drop back as refineries were shut down to weather the storm.

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