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Gove pushes on in his quest to make children miserable

Not content with making school life even more of a misery with his Victorian-style curriculum, Tory education secretary Michael Gove wants to slash holidays.

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Ghouls, monsters and losers queue for £10 million funeral

The Tories threw barrels of our cash at Maggie Thatcher’s funeral. But all the money in the world can’t buy respect. Most of the friends she’d have actually cared about died years ago.

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The Daily Mail: A vile paper that tells vile lies to defend a truly vile system

The Troublemaker looks at the vile Daily Mail, gold iPhones and George Osborne's parking arrangements

King-sized flats lying empty as owners bask in tax havens

Who lives in London’s most expensive apartments? One thing that’s for sure is that they don’t want you to find out.

Labour defends the Tories from benefits backlash

Last week could have been a disaster for the government’s workfare programme. It sends unemployed people to toil for free – and takes away their benefits if they refuse.

Politicians close the schools then blame the immigrants

Why Britain is suddenly short of schools and energy firms' perks and Lords lunches

Cereal firm wants its sugar to be part of your five a day

Kelloggs' interest in healthy diets, Rupert Murdoch's in Ukip and the rising sales of supercars

Bad jokes and long pauses at supervillains’ mountain lair

More than 2,000 of the most appalling people in the world forked out £25,000 each for a five day booze-up in the Swiss mountains last week.

Five things we hate about Ukip, a former banker's racist club

Ukip has outdone even the Tories at the old game of "I’m not racist but…"

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‘I will find them. And I will kill them’

Rags owned by millionaires outraged at a six-bed house

It seems there isn’t enough outrage in the world for right wing hypocrites to throw at Heather Frost of Tewkesbury.

Osborne should phone a friend

We’ve all been there. You get a letter from the mobile phone company that says you’re massively out of pocket.

Wanna join the Bullingdon Club?

Fancy moving in the same elite circles as David Cameron, Boris Johnson and George Osborne?

Glamour of part-time work on low pay

Just why are so many people desperate to work in coffee shops?

EDL boot boy who was handy with a blade

Who can the people of Manchester expect to see on their streets when the racist English Defence League (EDL) tries to march there this Saturday?

Detained for Oscar chance

Palestinian film-maker Emad Burnat thought he’d get a break from life under occupation when he travelled to the US last week.

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'Truly British' and in the dark

The "truly British family" of James and Emily Bradshaw is determined to go a year without buying anything foreign. It’s not going well.

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