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East End Homes in meltdown

There’s an old saying in cynics’ circles: if voting could change anything, they’d abolish it. Resident activists sometimes have a little joke about that and say to ourselves: “if tenants could change anything, they’d abolish us”. At least, we thought it ...

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Warsi: safety in numbers?

What utter, ridiculous, self-indulgent twaddle. Baroness Warsi has woken up, smelled the coffee and taken the photo opportunity. What a complete Tory. Nestled under the newspaper headlines announcing that Baroness Warsi was resigning was another story revealing that over its ...

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Top bosses’ pay up 15%

Fancy an annual salary of £4.27 million? All you have to do is get to be the chief executive of a FTSE 100 company, and you are in with a chance – as that is their average pay. It’s 15% ...

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Taking a walk on the mild side…

Last Thursday, 3,000 people went to the polls in Blackwall & Cubitt Town (BCT), to vote in a by-election. On Saturday, some 600 people marched through Tower Hamlets to protest against government funding cuts to GP surgeries. It’s a contemporary ...

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Cable makes small turn to workers

The trade unions and Labour Party have been complaining about the increased use of zero hours contracts for some years now. These are standard contracts of employment in all but one respect: the employer does not stipulate how many hours ...

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UKIP: behind the times?

Of course many political commentators have dismissed UKIP as a Party which is just too old fashioned for the modern day voter. The world has moved on, they say – but still UKIP harks back to the glory days when ...

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Lucas stands up for rail

Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for rail services and jobs to be protected as a new superfranchise of Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) services gets underway. The Government appears ...

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