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National Hate the Poor Week

  • January 09, 2013
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So this week the UN Human Development Report officially declared Britain to be the most unequal society in the Western world,   and found that the poorest 40 per cent of Britons share 14.6 percent of   the national wealth – a lower proportion than any other industrialised   country except Russia.

And yesterday, the political...

Cancer patients: get on your bikes

  • February 02, 2012
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The Coalition loves choice, and now they’re offering another one to the public: don’t get cancer in the UK unless you can afford it.     That’s the message that our noble government has just approved during yesterday’s debate on the Coalition’s welfare reform bill, when MPs overturned a House of Lords amendment that...

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