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A prominent economist just explained how a Labour government will boost Britain’s economy

Written by : TIMOTHY J. WOODS Economist and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis just explained why a Labour government could boost the British economy. Speaking to Business Insider, Varoufakis highlighted Labour’s focus on businesses that produce “real stuff” rather than so-called big business. Unbalanced economy The Global Entrepreneurship Index named Britain as the most entrepreneurial country in …

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Disabilities minister quietly ‘blocks PIP benefit payments to 160,000 people’

Written by : Lucy Pasha-Robinson Conservative ministers have introduced emergency legislation which denies 160,000 people from receiving benefits that are “rightfully theirs”, it has been claimed. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was advised to expand the reach of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) by two tribunals to cover a …

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Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist

Written by : Juliette Garside The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation into corruption in Malta was killed on Monday in a car bomb near her home. Daphne Caruana Galizia died on Monday afternoon when her car, a Peugeot 108, was destroyed by a powerful explosive device which blew the …

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415 peers get more in expenses than the average Brit takes home in a year

Written by : Andrew Gregory Hundreds of peers claimed more in expenses at the House of Lords last year than the average worker’s take-home pay. Despite the House sitting just 141 days over the year, 455 members each claimed over £22,226 tax-free for turning up and, in some cases, doing little …

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Noel Gallagher to remainers: ‘f**king get over Brexit’

Written by : Jack Shepherd With Liam Gallagher having stolen the spotlight over the last few weeks — commenting on everything the sea to James Corden — brother Noel has decided to cause some controversy. Speaking to Noisey, Gallagher commented on the EU referendum vote, calling on those who voted to …

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REPORT: Theresa May’s husband’s firm named in the Paradise Papers leak

The firm that employs Prime Minister Theresa May’s husband was named in the Paradise Papers data leak, according to a report by Private Eye magazine. Philip May is a relationship manager at investment advisors Capital Group, which used offshore law firm Appleby to arrange investments in tax havens, Private Eye …

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Conservatives accused of “economic murder” in landmark study which links 120k deaths to austerity

Written by : Jack Peat The harsh austerity plan rolled out under consecutive Conservative governments has been linked to 120,000 deaths in Britain. According to a damning landmark study there were 45,000 more deaths in the first four years of Tory-led efficiencies than would have been expected if funding had stayed …

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The poorer you are the more screwed you are. And things are getting worse.

Written by : FRÉA LOCKLEY An influential member of the House of Lords has issued a stark warning about rising food prices. With food prices already at a “four year high” she warns that Brexit could lead to a 33% rise. And this hits the poor hardest. Because another report has shown that economic inequality in the …

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Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers have been ‘tremendously damaged’ by the digital age

Written by : Ben Chapman Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers are struggling because digital advertising “has been has been tremendously damaging to print”. Speaking at News Corp’s AGM on Wednesday, the 86-year-old media tycoon said he did “not really” have any plans to buy any more newspapers. “Our hands are pretty …

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Families with one working parent are suffering the most under Universal Credit cuts – and it’s set to worsen over next 5 years, charity warns

Written by : Alan Jones Many low income families will be worse off despite tax changes and a higher living wage because of cuts to Universal Credit, a new report warns. Research for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that by 2022, families with one working parent will lose more from cuts …

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