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Lib Dems increasingly concerned by debt levels
Lib Dems: Consumer debt must be tackled

The Liberal Democrats today launched a 10-point debt action plan to head off what they say is the “ever-growing problem” of consumer debt. Treasury spokesman Vince Cable admitted that debt was currently affordable for all but a small group of people, but warned that a combination of higher interest rates, lower employment and poor savings… Read more »

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Most UK heroin from Afghanistan
Straw doubles funding for Afghan drug war

Britain has doubled its funding for the fight against Afghanistan’s drug trade to £52 million, Jack Straw said today. The Foreign Secretary made the announcement after talks with Afghan president Hamid Karzai in the capital, Kabul. Afghanistan is responsible for about 90 per cent of the heroin consumed in Britain and Europe, according to the… Read more »

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