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PMQs as-it-happened

Welcome to’s as-it-happens page. Here, you can keep up to date on speeches, debates and major political events live, 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 11:00 – Just one hour… Read more »

BFAWU to recall Conference

Today the Labour Party has made a clear statement of intent in its aspiration to repair its relationship with the bosses but seems to be determined to widen the divide between the representatives of labour and those our movement represent. The recent decision to proscribe organisations is seen as a divisive and a purely factional… Read more »

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Double royal recognition for MDU’s employee training programmes

The excellence of the Medical Defence Union’s training for its membership and medico-legal team has been recognised by HRH the Princess Royal. City and Guilds group has awarded the Medical Defence Union (MDU) with two Princess Royal Training awards. The awards were made for the MDU’s membership development and medico-legal assistant training programmes. The not for profit,… Read more »

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Parties face longer-term challenge
Analysis: Longer-term dilemmas lie in wait

By Alex Stevenson Those with a vague interest in following the state of Britain’s coffers may be dimly aware we have a problem with debt. We don’t. Historically debt as a percentage of GDP remains below 50 per cent, about as low as it was at the end of the 19th century. We had an… Read more »