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The Hardwork Budget

 Quote of the Day “A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life”                 Robert Byrne It’s Budget Bingo – just how many times did Hammond commend the ‘hardworking British people’, and has he been watching us all individually? If we haven’t worked …

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‘It comes earlier every year’ – Election season kicking off for London Mayor

In the packed Islington Assembly Hall on Tuesday, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and members of the London Assembly faced questions from ordinary Londoners on a number of topics. But it wasn’t just the floor who gave him a grilling… In his speech, Sadiq Khan reflected on the difficult times which have faced London …

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The key to effective communication is to harness digital innovation

  “The iPhone is nothing more than a luxury bauble that will appeal to a few gadget freaks.”—Matthew Lynn, Bloomberg, 2005 People who are ahead of the curve with new technologies are often dismissed. But if there is one lesson I learned from working for a political party, it is that you can never pass …

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The (Better Late than Never) Social Housing Green Paper Review

  Quote of the Day:  “Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully. “Yes,” said Piglet, ‘Rabbit’s clever. “And he has Brain.” “Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.” There was a long silence. “I suppose,” said Pooh, ‘that that’s why he never understands anything.”                        A.A Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh And so, right in the midst of recess, MHCLG pushes out …

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Can Kit Malthouse refresh the parts other Ministers can’t reach?

So, farewell Dominic Raab, we really didn’t get a chance to get to know you before you ran off into the arms of another department. However, on the rebound, we have quickly shacked up with someone else who, on paper at least, is eminently more qualified to service our needs. Although, rebound relationships frequently end …

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Could anti-semitism row & recent NUS vote affect the London Election result?

It has been impossible to miss the trouble consuming the Labour Party over the past week as the anti-semitism row overshadows the start of the local election campaign. Whilst coverage reports that over 60% of Labour Party members believe that the accusations are hyped up by the press to damage Corbyn, what really matters on …

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Strong and Cable? The political battle for the outskirts of South West London

It seems that the bulk of the focus ahead of the upcoming local elections in London at the moment is currently being predicated on three issues; Firstly, the battle that will no doubt ensue between the Conservatives and Labour in marginal boroughs, such as Barnet and Wandsworth, and how well the two parties will fare …

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