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BBC denies misbalanced reporting over Taliban 'retreat' jibe
Politicians reassess party funding problem

By politics.co.uk staff Jack Straw and Francis Maude are among the politicians appearing before a hearing on party political funding later. The committee on standards in public life, which made the initial recommendations on how to reform MPs’ expenses system last year, has not yet decided whether to hold a full inquiry into the party… 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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The Conservatives have raised by far the most money this year
Tories far outstrip rivals on funding

By Sam Dale The Conservatives have received well over half of all party donations this year and far more than Labour and the Liberal Democrats combined. A total of £12,357,714 has been given to the Tories compared with £4,072,432 for Labour and £1,931,147 for the Liberal Democrats. The Electoral Commission published political parties’ donations and… Read more »