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Discovering his mission? Cameron's ingenuous speech will help him, but not the country

Cameron's speech is ingenious – but it will change nothing

Cameron has found himself a battle he can win, but when it comes to dealing with the country's real problems, he's having none of it

Cameron EU migration speech in full

David Cameron immigration speech in full

David Cameron's long-awaited speech on EU migration - in full and unedited

Navigating a maze of sanctions: Single parents are often punishments for failing to fulfill requirements which did not apply to them

Single parents forced to cut food spending as welfare punishments bite

Financial punishments are being wrongly applied to single parents by a draconian benefits system

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    Britain's great energy debate

    Can you tackle climate change without ruining our quality of life? takes an in-depth look at an issue with no easy solutions.

  • Prison book ban: Earned privilege or human right?

    Prison book ban

    Authors and prison reform campaigners join forces to get Chris Grayling to think again on his ban on sending books to prisoners.