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Meanwhile from the town hall…

As all the political shows wind up for the recess, the school term is out for the hols and political hacks wind down until September, the municipal year ends too. 2010 – 11 is well and truly over. Its passing marks not...

The gender agenda

In the wake of International Women's Day, Rupa Huq casts her eye over some of the indicators of gender equality in the UK, from WAGs to child benefit under the Tories...

Every day is like Sunday?

Now that the party conference is over, aside from the non-event of the Lib Dem gathering which was not the bloodbath predicted or the full-on assault on capitalism trailed, we are left with two competing visions of the...

Still nasty?

Watching the Conservative party conference on television during the week I’ve been struck by the sea of overwhelmingly white faces fulfilling the function of clapping seals. At Labour last week the audience too...

Euro-blues

I found myself in a BBC television studio last week where I was asked to complete the sentence ‘the big issue of the next general election will be...’ My answer (having been told to make it a soundbite) was...

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