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Brown urges Congress to ‘show reason’

Gordon Brown has added his voice to calls from George Bush for Congress to approve a reshaped version of the White House’s $700 billion (£388 billion) financial bailout package. In a move that sent shockwaves through world markets last night, Congressmen voted against the rescue plan. On Tuesday, Mr Bush said it was the responsibility… Read more »

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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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Clegg calls for party unity over economy
Clegg calls for party unity over economy

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has called on David Cameron and Gordon Brown to put aside their party allegiances and adopt a cross-party approach to the economic crisis. Mr Clegg wrote a letter to both his opposite numbers last night, just after it emerged that Washington had rejected a bailout bill for the US economy…. Read more »