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Politicians, as a rule, don't do hypotheticals
Analysis: Too many hypotheticals

The impending Lisbon treaty has triggered a rash of quibbling from our leading politicians far exceeding their usual reluctance to look ahead. By Alex Stevenson It’s a long-standing, tried-and-tested rule: don’t ever answer hypothetical questions. Doing so brings into play a minefield of potential pitfalls. Misguided comments can be quoted back at you with embarrassing… Read more »

New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Cameron press conference as-it-happened

Welcome to politics.co.uk’s as-it-happens page. Here, you can keep up with speeches, debates and major political events in real time. Just hit refresh on your browser to see the latest developments. This event is now over, but you can see how it happened below. By Ian Dunt 11:12 – A few minutes to go until… Read more »