If we don't like rich landlords then we can raise taxes on the rich generally, but it will be a brave politician who suggests it
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Tuesday 17 July 2012
This can't be allowed to continue. It is time for the regulators to get a handle on it
Friday 13 July 2012
The longer, healthier lives the British can expect to lead will not always be happier, or at least as prosperous, as we might wish to assume – and the public services we have come to enjoy and take for granted will have to change as they grow less affordable.
Thursday 28 June 2012
The newly elected leader of the British Medical Association is seeking urgent talks with the Government after doctors unanimously voted for further industrial action if pension negotiations are not re-opened.
Monday 25 June 2012
Tax offices were closed today and calls to telephone inquiry lines were met with a recorded announcement because of a strike by tens of thousands of Revenue and Customs (HMRC) workers.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Over 50,000 Revenue and Customs workers will go on strike tomorrow in protest at "massive cuts" they claim undermined efforts to clamp down on tax avoidance schemes.
Sunday 17 June 2012
Friday 01 June 2012
Single mother Shanene Thorpe was squeezed by the BBC into a caricature: shameless scrounger
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Google has said it is opposed to government proposals to introduce filters blocking internet pornography because they will amount to censorship and risk encouraging lazy parenting online.
Thursday 10 May 2012
More than 20,000 off-duty police officers took to the streets today as they warned that Government cuts are putting public safety at risk.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Up to 16,000 off-duty officers will don black caps representing each officer expected to be lost under the Government's budget cuts as they take to the streets tomorrow.
Monday 09 April 2012
A campaign of “mass resistance” is needed against the Government's plans for regional pay for public sector workers, teachers heard today. .
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Verica Barac, who died earlier this month at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer, was Serbia's most prominent anti-corruption activist and headed the country's Anti-Corruption Council. Barac came to the council's helm in 2003, as a new pro-Western government began to recover from years of wars and international sanctions suffered during Slobodan Milosevic's decade-long rule. She exposed numerous corruption scandals, such as dubious privatisation deals made during the country's transition to a market economy.
Friday 23 March 2012
Previously filthy watercourses are now teeming with fish, a new book reveals
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Do governments learn nothing? Privatising roads will inevitably lead to putting profits for road company shareholders before infrastructure investment, as with utilities and railways. The 1989 water privatisation, meant to sort out 19th-century pipes and sewers, is still nowhere near completion after nearly 25 years.
Monday 19 March 2012
Firms will be paid to maintain network – and tolls could be round the corner
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds