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It’s a recovery—but whose?

The majority of people believe the Tories that the economy is recovering, a new poll shows. But 70 percent say they do not feel they are getting any benefits from it.

Protester won’t be deported

A judge has overturned home secretary Theresa May’s decision to deny a visa to protester Trenton Oldfield. 

He faced being deported to Australia despite living in Britain since 2001. Trenton was jailed for six weeks after he disrupted the Oxford-Cambridge boat race last year. 

Minister denies benefit debacle

Benefits minister Iain Duncan Smith insisted last week that “there’s no debacle” in his flagship plan to combine benefits into a single Universal Credit.

It emerged that more than £40 million spending had to be written off and hundreds of thousands of people still won’t be on it by 2017.


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Tue 10 Dec 2013, 17:47 GMT
Issue No. 2383
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