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Ed Miliband: Conservatives have secret plan to reorganise NHS after election

Ed Miliband: Conservatives have secret plan to reorganise NHS after election | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Labour will ask why 2014 report by former Marks & Spencer boss Stuart Rose has not been published, even though it has been in Tory hands since December Ed Miliband will on Monday try to put the NHS at the heart of the runup to polling day by asking...
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Delia Smith is backing Labour to save the NHS

Delia Smith is backing Labour to save the NHS | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
She warns that another Tory government would be a “recipe for disaster” for the health service
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Policy points: challenges for the main parties this week – and their pledges

Policy points: challenges for the main parties this week – and their pledges | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
There is a claim that Labour and Tory promises on GPs will take up to 30 years to bring to fruition, while Labour has pledged to help abuse victims gain legal aid
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Labour overspending did not trigger financial crash, says senior civil servant

Labour overspending did not trigger financial crash, says senior civil servant | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Permanent secretary to Treasury, Sir Nicholas Macpherson, contradicts Tory pre-election claims, saying financial crisis was ‘a banking crisis pure and simple’
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Get ready for Uber working - Sydney Morning Herald

Get ready for Uber working - Sydney Morning Herald | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The traditional workplace, and the traditional single employer, is going the way of the dodo due to huge technological changes.

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Osborne committed in 2007 to leave the same amount of debt in 2010 as Labour did

Osborne committed in 2007 to leave the same amount of debt in 2010 as Labour did | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I’m not sure there’s much to add to this:
Except to note that Osborne was committed to leaving exactly the same amount of borrowing in 2010 as Labour delivered.
Oddly Osborne never mentions that this was his ‘long term plan’.
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Miliband aims to restore trust in politics by literally setting his promises in stone

Miliband aims to restore trust in politics by literally setting his promises in stone | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Labour’s election pledges will be carved into stone and installed in Downing St or Labour HQ if Miliband becomes prime minister. The move is hoped to underline how seriously the Labour leader takes his pre-election promises.
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Why we must vote Labour in Thursday's elections | Polly Toynbee

Why we must vote Labour in Thursday's elections | Polly Toynbee | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Brutal and bungling, this Tory government is probably the worst of my life. Voting Labour in these elections is an urgent necessity
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How The Millennial Generation Could Affect The Economy Over The Next Five ... - Forbes

How The Millennial Generation Could Affect The Economy Over The Next Five ... - Forbes | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Shaped by the recession and student loan debt, Millennials are fiscally conservative. Here's how they could impact the economy.
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How student-loan debt is dragging down the economy - Business Insider

How student-loan debt is dragging down the economy - Business Insider | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The crippling burden of student loans is having noticeable drag on the economy.
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Oh, Ed

Oh, Ed | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Oh, Ed you do my head in now you’ve said no deal no vote by vote no pacts no coalition irrespective of the fact you know we can’t afford another five years more of Callme’s Cons and, too, despite that you’re still Tory-Lite; a hold your nose and...
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Beware the siren calls of nationalism

Beware the siren calls of nationalism | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The prime minister’s appeal to English nationalists could end with the union being torn apartOn 16 February 1886, Lord Randolph Churchill confided a plan to destroy his Liberal opponents to the Conservative lawyer Gerald FitzGibbon.
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Labour pledges to roll back obstacles to legal aid for victims of domestic abuse

Labour pledges to roll back obstacles to legal aid for victims of domestic abuse | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Announcement coincides with calls from former judges and senior lawyers to restore access to funding to prevent ‘widespread miscarriages of justice’ Victims of domestic violence will be given easier access to legal aid to help them escape abusive...
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David Cameron's election strategist in 'conflict of interest' row

David Cameron's election strategist in 'conflict of interest' row | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Lynton Crosby's lobbying firm advised private health firms how to 'take advantage' of Tory NHS privatisation plans
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Away from the spotlight, Theresa May awaits her moment to take the lead

Away from the spotlight, Theresa May awaits her moment to take the lead | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
While some of her Conservative colleagues are seldom off the front pages, the home secretary has been noticeably quiet during the election campaign Continue reading...
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The Guardian view on trust in politics: by dodging the voters politicians risk damaging democracy itself

The Guardian view on trust in politics: by dodging the voters politicians risk damaging democracy itself | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The main parties will all continue austerity, but none of them dares say how painful it will be Continue reading...
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Robert Reich: America’s economy is a nightmare of our own making

Robert Reich: America’s economy is a nightmare of our own making | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor examines how our country became the most unequal society in the developed world

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Did Tesla Just Start an Energy Revolution?

Did Tesla Just Start an Energy Revolution? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors is now more than an electric car maker.

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Tories and LibDems to write their own obituaries

Tories and LibDems to write their own obituaries | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
According to the Guardian tonight: Britain [is] set to face weeks of political paralysis after election The article is subtitled: Rebel Tories could block new Conservative-Liberal Democrat pact, while Nick Clegg faces revolt over possible Tory deal...
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Labour say tuition fees will rise to £11,500 a year under the Tories

Labour say tuition fees will rise to £11,500 a year under the Tories | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Today Labour are releasing new figures which will show that tuition fees will rise to £11,500 a year under current government plans.
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Tory welfare cuts will lead to two million people a year using food banks, says study

Tory welfare cuts will lead to two million people a year using food banks, says study | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The number of people using food banks will double to more than two million a year under the Conservatives’ plans for £12bn of welfare cuts, an academic study by Oxford University suggests.
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How to reboot the NHS: what the manifestos missed - Wired.co.uk

How to reboot the NHS: what the manifestos missed - Wired.co.uk | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Every major party in the UK is promising to save the NHS in one way or another.
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Myths: a reply to Tony Yates

Myths: a reply to Tony Yates | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
In this post Tony was responding to both my mediamacro series and Paul Krugman’s Guardian article, but I’m going to focus on the former.
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Nicola Sturgeon: Ed Miliband has made a tactical error in ruling out coalition

Nicola Sturgeon: Ed Miliband has made a tactical error in ruling out coalition | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
SNP leader says Miliband’s stance has alienated Scottish voters, while senior Labour figures also question hardline position against any arrangement Nicola Sturgeon warned Ed Miliband about the negative impact on Scottish voters of this flat...
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