The firm carrying out the Government’s controversial “fitness for work” tests on disabled benefit claimants is a “disgrace” and should be stripped of its contract, Labour will say on Monday.
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Wednesday 11 May 2011
Thousands of disabled people and their supporters marched past Parliament today to protest against the Government's spending cuts on welfare benefits.
Monday 11 April 2011
Full details of MPs' expenses repayments - and how dozens had their overall bills cut - can be revealed today.
Thursday 07 April 2011
MPs were paid £3.2 million in expenses from the final two months of 2010, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) disclosed today.
Friday 07 January 2011
The Government today defended its plans to axe scores of quangos after MPs warned it had "botched" the process.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
Ed Miliband tried to widen the divide inside the Liberal Democrats yesterday by inviting disaffected members to play an important role in Labour's root-and-branch review of its policies. The Labour leader sought to exploit the tensions inside Nick Clegg's party after the Government's decision to raise university tuition fees, saying that Liberal Democrats could work closely with Labour without leaving their own party.
Monday 13 December 2010
Labour leader Ed Miliband today appealed to disenchanted Liberal Democrats to work with him against the coalition Government.
Friday 26 November 2010
David Cameron launched his "happiness index" yesterday as he announced that the Government would measure people's quality of life as well as economic growth. From April, the Office for National Statistics will seek to establish the key areas that matter most to people's wellbeing – such as health, levels of education, inequalities in income and the environment.
Thursday 25 November 2010
Measuring the nation's "wellbeing" as well as its wealth will make it easier for the Government to help British people attain "the good life", David Cameron said today.
Friday 19 November 2010
Wednesday 20 October 2010
Tuesday 05 October 2010
David Cameron today held out the prospect of greater financial support for stay-at-home mothers as he sought to justify the abolition of child benefit for high-earners.
Sunday 03 October 2010
Monday 20 September 2010
Nick Clegg pleaded for Liberal Democrat activists to "stick with" him today after he suffered a major rebellion over key coalition school reforms.
Monday 23 August 2010
Friday 30 July 2010
Liberal Democrat ministers have warned that the Conservatives will inflict lasting political damage to Nick Clegg's party if voters think the coalition Government is relishing the task of cutting public spending.
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