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"Left wing voters are increasingly switching their allegiance to the Greens"

Going green

Labour are losing votes to the Greens and they don't know why

Caroline Lucas set to hold onto her seat against Labour.

Ed Miliband's anti-Green strategy appears to be backfiring


Comment: Why is it still socially acceptable to persecute travellers?

Flames engulf a caravan during the Dale Farm travellers camp eviction in 2011

No other minority is so widely and unquestionably abused in the UK.

In other news...

There's two politician-sized holes in Britain's new anti-corruption plan

Anti-corruption report doesn't even mention party funding

There's two gaping holes in the government's much-delayed anti-corruption plan which was finally released today – and it's the politicians who are escaping scot-free.

Unpicking the secret of Nigel Farage's appeal

Nigel Farage: The embodiment of frustration?

Nigel Farage looks, sounds and feels annoyed with the way things are. For the people who also feel this way he has become a beacon.

Alarm as cosmetics ban claim referred to ECJ

Fears it could prove major setback to animal welfare.

Labour pledge to legalise humanist marriages as Government blocks proposals, disappointing thousands of couples

The Labour Party has today pledged to give legal recognition to humanist marriages if returned to power next year, as the government publish a report blocking Liberal Democrat party policy for reform.

Advisers welcome common sense approach on digital firms’ VAT but warn uncertainty will remain

Tax advisers have welcomed a government move1 which will save thousands of small businesses needing to register for European VAT on digital services from having to charge their customers UK VAT, provided their relevant turnover remains below the £81,000 threshold

CML publishes new market forecasts

Looking ahead over the next two years, housing and mortgage market developments appear well supported by relatively favourable economic fundamentals.

RSPCA shakes up Christmas

Thought-provoking video homage to festive classic set to shock.

"Teacher recruitment and retention on the precipice of a crisis" NASUWT tells pay review body

The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, is today giving oral evidence to the School Teachers’ Review Body (Review Body) to argue for a substantial above-inflation pay award for teachers in 2015/16.

Call to end the exploitation of agency workers

Politicians must show they are serious about cracking down on the exploitation of agency workers, including supply teachers, NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, has said.

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