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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Wednesday 14 March 2012
University students staged a national walkout today to protest against the Government's plans for higher education.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
The Chief Constables of two police forces today defended the "transformational" changes which could result following a meeting with private sector firms to discuss the possible contracting out of some work by the forces.
Sunday 11 March 2012
Liberal Democrats refused to fully endorse controversial reforms of the health service today in a blow to party leader Nick Clegg.
Sunday 04 March 2012
One of Steve Hilton's legacies is one he would not want to advertise to his new US friends: how he was personally involved in appointing Emma Harrison as the Prime Minister's back-to-work tsar. She resigned as No 10 adviser and chairman of A4e just over a week ago over allegations of fraud at the company. It is understood that Mr Hilton recommended her to Mr Cameron.
Friday 10 February 2012
The Big Six exert a far tighter stranglehold on energy than their counterparts in other industries with large calls on household budgets. The results of this oligopoly are over-the-top prices, confusing bills and poor customer service.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
Justine Greening, the ambitious Transport minister, said over the weekend that she would turn up at a specially convened meeting of Network Rail's board this Friday, to register a protest vote against the £20m bonus pool its executives had threatened to award themselves.
Monday 06 February 2012
Britain's railways are at the bottom of the league for fares, efficiency and comfort compared with other European countries, according to a union-commissioned study today.
Friday 03 February 2012
Ed Davey has replaced Chris Huhne as Energy Secretary, Downing Street announced today.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
The Government has secured the future of the Post Office under a 10-year deal giving certainty to postmasters, ministers announced today.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
Sir Robert Horton had a forceful, dynamic management style which in 1990 propelled him to the top of British Petroleum, then the world's third-largest oil company. It was assumed he would develop into a titan of the industry. But his trademark vigour was accompanied by another trademark, that of imperious arrogance, which despite his undoubted talents led to his removal as chairman and chief executive within two years.
Sunday 18 December 2011
It's been a tough year for the Health Secretary, but he maintains that he has no intention of quitting over his botched NHS reforms. Matt Chorley meets Andrew Lansley
Friday 09 December 2011
It has been announced that David Cameron is to boost the profits of the private sector by relaxing rules so that NHS patient records will be shared with private health-care companies, including firms that test on animals. How is this possible when medical records are supposed to be confidential?
Monday 05 December 2011
Three million patients with chronic illnesses like diabetes or heart conditions are to get hi-tech equipment to monitor their health at home, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
Tuesday 29 November 2011
Chancellor George Osborne confirmed today plans to underwrite a £50 discount on water bills for hard-hit families in south west England.
Friday 19 August 2011
A trade union leader is to step down from his post at the end of the year, it was announced today.
World's most lethal spider found under a bunch of bananas
Rumours that the star wants to move on to pastures new
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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- 4 Russell Brand might seem like a sexy revolutionary worth getting behind, but he will only fail his fans
- 5 Michael McIntyre walks off stage after woman in the front row uses her phone