Category Archives: DAILY NEWS DIGEST

Disastrous growth numbers. And that’s before the VAT rise

Posted in the New Statesman by David Blanchflower – 25 January 2011 11:24 Double-dip looks highly likely now. “The GDP growth numbers today are disastrous. Consensus forecasts were for 0.4 per cent growth but the actual number was -0.5 per … Continue reading

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News Digest 25th Jan

BLOW FOR OSBOURNE AS GROWTH TURNS NEGATIVE Extract from New Statesman, Posted by George Eaton – 25 January 2011 09:34 Fears of a double-dip recession return after economy shrinks by -0.5 per cent. “Most economists predicted that the economy had … Continue reading

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Maternity grant cut from today

About 150,000 families will miss out on maternity grants each year due to a cut being imposed from today – http://j.mp/gRx0z1

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LABOUR MUST REACH OUT TO YOUNG PEOPLE

An extract from an excellent article from Tom Scholes-Fogg (Young Labour Politico Blogger) 23rd Jan’ “Young people are increasingly becoming more and more apathetic towards politics, and it is no wonder. With broken promises from politicians (of all sides) and … Continue reading

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News Digest 24th Jan

The battle against benefit cuts and “poverty pimps” Extract from todays New Statesman, Laurie Penny – 24 January 2011 10:38 “Of all the obdurate lies peddled by the Conservative party in the run-up to the last General Election, perhaps the … Continue reading

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news digest Sunday23rd Jan

It’s Victoria super Sunday. Meet at harry’s bar Moor Lane crosby at 10:30 THE COALITION MAY REGRET POLITICISING YOUNG PEOPLE EXTRACT from article in LabourLIST.org blog By Lisa Nandy. 23rd Jan “This week has seen the government deliver another crushing … Continue reading

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News digest 21st jan

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STICK TO FACTS, MR GOVE. Extract from Stephen Bates Guardian.co.uk, Friday 21 January 2011 10.00 GMT “Michael Gove is obliviously parroting the same line on the national curriculum as his predecessors “Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys … Continue reading

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