The coalition is sticking with its 'Plan A' to reduce Britain's fiscal deficit sooner rather than later. Its leaders trumpet the advantages of maintaining the UK's credibility, but at the cost of sweeping cuts affecting every area of public spending. As the below shows, the challenges this poses for politicians - both in government and in opposition - are acute...
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A 53-year-old woman who killed herself ten days ago blamed the government's 'bedroom tax' in a suicide note, it has emerged.
Cameron does enough to alienate centrists but not enough to placate his backbenchers.
The public's patience with the government's austerity programme appears to finally be running out, after a new poll showed a majority now opposed it.
Experts propose a devaluation of the pound in order to help British manufacturing become internationally competitive again.
In the age of austerity, families are struggling. More needs to be done to help them survive the tough economic climate.
Winston Churchill is to become only the second ever prime minister to feature on a banknote.
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