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Severn bridges toll up to £6.20

Severn bridges toll up to £6.20 | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Drivers using the Severn bridges face an inflation-busting toll rise of 3.3%.
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Welcome to my Politics and Economy Scoop.

 

It is a fairly generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.

 

You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.

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David Cameron left red-faced as voters WALK OUT of a Tory campaign event

David Cameron left red-faced as voters WALK OUT of a Tory campaign event | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister hoped to win over mobile phone workers with a town hall-style question-and-answer session

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britishroses's curator insight, April 17, 9:57 AM

#ToriesOut #ToriesTakeFromThePoorGiveToTheRich #EdForChange

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Did Austerity Work in Britain? One Chart Tells It All - EconoMonitor

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The general election campaign is in full swing in Britain, and it seems it's all about austerity.
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All elections should be about freedom from fear

All elections should be about freedom from fear | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I spent last night discussing the election. Who with and where does not matter.
What I argued (amongst other things) was something I have said many times before.
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There is an answer to the problem of train fares – it is called nationalisation

There is an answer to the problem of train fares – it is called nationalisation | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The Tories want to regulate rail fares.
Almost all rail companies are already state subsidised.
Rail rolling stock leasing is a tax arrangement for the finance industry.
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Pound dips to five-year low after weak UK industrial production data – business live

Pound dips to five-year low after weak UK industrial production data – business live | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Economic growth looks to have slowed in first quarterSterling, already under pressure amid election uncertainty, falls to $1.4603French industrial output flat, while Spanish production continued to riseEuropean shares rise to 15-year high as euro...
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Don’t believe austerity’s the answer? You’re not alone

Don’t believe austerity’s the answer? You’re not alone | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Evidence shows public support for public spending cuts is wavering
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The SNP would get more votes than Lib Dems if they fielded candidates throughout the UK

The SNP would get more votes than Lib Dems if they fielded candidates throughout the UK | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Polls show that if people throughout Britain could vote for the Scottish National party, it would win at least 9% support, one point above the Lib Dems Continue reading...
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Conservative party pledges extra £8bn a year for NHS

Conservative party pledges extra £8bn a year for NHS | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Exclusive: George Osborne makes ‘absolute commitment’ to meet £30bn a year funding gap for public health service through added funds and extra savings
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Economies must work to avoid decade of low growth, IMF boss warns

Economies must work to avoid decade of low growth, IMF boss warns | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Christine Lagarde has grown frustrated at pace of policies to spur growth and now warns of a ‘low-low-high-high’ scenario The boss of the International Monetary Fund has made an impassioned plea for governments to make the next decade one of...
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Welcome to Horse Hill - are there 100bn barrels of oil under this field?

Welcome to Horse Hill - are there 100bn barrels of oil under this field? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Around 100bn barrels of oil apparently lies beneath this field near Gatwick airport. But can it be extracted economically let alone sustainably?
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David Cameron pledges to freeze regulated rail fares for five years

David Cameron pledges to freeze regulated rail fares for five years | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Prime minister will announce consumer-friendly move – which could save 250,000 season-ticket holders an average of £400 – on Friday Continue reading...
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Labour announce plan to protect 10,000 police jobs over the next 3 years

Labour announce plan to protect 10,000 police jobs over the next 3 years | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Today Labour are launching their Crime and Justice Manifesto, in which they’ll announce their plans to protect over 10,000 police jobs over the next 3 years.
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Three Worlds for the Future of Work

Three Worlds for the Future of Work | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Recently PwC released a 30 page report called "The Future of Work - A Journey to 2022," which is actually quite fascinating. In fact, I did a podcast with Toni Cusumano who helped create the report....

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David Hain's curator insight, April 16, 10:16 AM

So what's your favourite colour - green, blue or orange? It's quite important, apparently!

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I agree too that Blue and Orange should prevail ...

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Ashya King case has left NHS in an 'impossible position', medic claims - Telegraph.co.uk

Ashya King case has left NHS in an 'impossible position', medic claims - Telegraph.co.uk | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Staff who treated Ashya King describe an 'outpouring of hatred' towards the hospital after they reported the five year-old's parents to the police
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Lack of skilled workers driving up salaries, report says

Lack of skilled workers driving up salaries, report says | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Almost a third of recruiters surveyed by industry body reported increased starting pay, but KPMG warns that talent shortage could slow economic growth Skills shortages are driving increases in pay, with almost a third of recruitment agencies...
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How will David Cameron's volunteering plan affect charities? Open thread

How will David Cameron's volunteering plan affect charities? Open thread | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Prime minister says employees will have the right to take three days off for volunteer work under a Conservative government Continue reading...
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Inquiry into the Psychological Impact of Austerity

Inquiry into the Psychological Impact of Austerity | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The evidence is clear, austerity policies are having damaging psychological costs, both increasing mental distress in the present, and storing problems for the future.
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The great unvetted public locked out as party leaders tour sanitised Britain

The great unvetted public locked out as party leaders tour sanitised Britain | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Fearful of a Mrs Duffy moment, party leaders are taking every precaution to avoid an unscripted encounter with members of the public Continue reading...
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Man called Michael Green to stand against Grant Shapps in election

Man called Michael Green to stand against Grant Shapps in election | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Mystery candidate to run for Welwyn Hatfield seat under same name Conservative party chairman used to market get-rich-quick products
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IMF sees Brazil economy shrinking, growth hinging on austerity

IMF sees Brazil economy shrinking, growth hinging on austerity | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
GOIANIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The Brazilian economy will likely shrink this year, but the South American country could return to growth in 2016 if it succeeds in boosting investor confidence with its austerity...
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France widens HSBC Swiss bank inquiry to global holding company

France widens HSBC Swiss bank inquiry to global holding company | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
French prosecutors expand investigation after receiving file on alleged tax-related offences of HSBC’s Swiss banking subsidiary French prosecutors have expanded their investigations into the activities of HSBC’s Swiss subsidiary to include its...
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'Desperate' Tory plot to organise own letter from doctors exposed in bombshell leaked email

'Desperate' Tory plot to organise own letter from doctors exposed in bombshell leaked email | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Jeremy Hunt has been left red-faced after the leaked email was posted on social media by top health commentator Roy Lilley
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Tax Dodging - how the 1% avoid and evade tax ~ Ripped-off Britons

Tax Dodging - how the 1% avoid and evade tax ~ Ripped-off Britons | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
RT @RippedOffBriton: Non-Doms don't worry. UK offers plenty of other ways to dodge your taxes. Here's a small sample http://t.co/96Y15myzBD…
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Energy and climate change minister accepts £18,000 from climate sceptic

Energy and climate change minister accepts £18,000 from climate sceptic | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Records reveal that Matthew Hancock has taken donations from Neil Record, who financially supports the Global Warming Policy Foundation lobby group
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