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Labour and Conservatives compete to prove who cares most about animal welfare 

14 Feb 18

MPs know animal welfare is one of the topics voters care about most…


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Is Jacob Ress-Mogg the most powerful man in Britain? 

10 Feb 18

He likes to be seen as a relic from a bygone era, but we should take Jacob Rees-Mogg seriously…


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The leaked impact assessments won’t change a thing – we always knew Brexit would be bad for the economy 

31 Jan 18

We were told repeatedly during the referendum campaign that Brexit would be bad for the economy, and people chose to vote for it anyway…


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Regional mayors face a rebellion over attempts to increase council tax bills 

20 Jan 18

Regional mayors such as Andy Street in the West Midlands and Andy Burnham in Greater Manchester face opposition from council leaders…


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“Super Hero” football fans unite to keep justice hopes alive for pub bombing families 

22 Dec 17

Justice4the21 humbled by its army of new supporters…


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More people than ever are saving for the future thanks to pension reforms 

20 Dec 17

Pensions Minister Guy Opperman says Automatic Enrolment is helping more people save into a workplace pension…


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Here’s how Labour and rebel Conservative MPs could delay Brexit 

17 Dec 17

MPs could this week block Theresa May’s plan to make March 29 2019 our official Brexit day…


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The problem isn’t robots, it’s bad employers 

14 Dec 17

Tom Watson’s Future of Work Commission looked at the impact of new technology but the problems really lie with the way our economy works…


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It’s a crime to waste so much food when people are hungry 

12 Dec 17

A supermarket chain has announced it will give away unsold food this Christmas…


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Chancellor Philip Hammond also claimed the Government had studied impact of Brexit on sectors of the economy 

7 Dec 17

Brexit Secretary David Davis now says there are no ‘impact assessments’ showing what Brexit could do to the economy.


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We can never thank people enough for their support – pub bombings families 

29 Nov 17

Justice4the21 humbled by growing support for its campaign…


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The chancellor is right to target land bankers over housing crisis 

23 Nov 17

And it is not the only case of the Conservative Government following in Labour’s footsteps…


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Is it time to abolish the television licence fee? 

22 Nov 17

Why should you pay the fee if you never use the BBC…


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Current affairs getting you down? Don’t worry – here are the reasons to be cheerful 

18 Nov 17

It’s not all bad news.


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Is it just me or has politics got really horrible recently? 

15 Nov 17

MPs are terrified to say what they really think, we have a government of the living dead and suddenly it’s okay to be a bit racist…


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MPs have one last chance to save us from the Brexit disaster 

11 Nov 17

Many MPs are convinced Brexit is going to take this country off a cliff.


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Seven reasons why Theresa May’s government is a disaster 

8 Nov 17

Theresa May’s Government is in chaos but she may be able to cling on to power for a while yet…


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Secret Brexit papers revealing impact on the regions may never be published 

7 Nov 17

Brexit Secretary David Davis has promised to hand over data on the impact on sectors of the economy within three weeks, but we know the Government has more than this…


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It’s not a witch hunt. There’s a real problem at Westminster – but some of those accused may be innocent 

4 Nov 17

Fear and panic at Westminster as MPs face sleaze allegations…


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‘Blues and Villa fans – you were simply magnificent’ – pub bombings families 

3 Nov 17

They praise rival fans for uniting in support of their cause…


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Why we should embrace our driverless future 

30 Oct 17

The driverless car is the next revolution in transport and the Midlands is well placed to take advantage…


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Universal Credit vote shows the strength of Theresa May’s position 

21 Oct 17

The Universal Credit vote was a stark reminder that oppositions talk while governments get things done…


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Now is the time for cities and mayors to take the lead 

18 Oct 17

Britain remains one of the most centralised countries in the world – but our new batch of mayors are challenging that and rightly so…


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United we stand against terrorism – Justice4the21 campaigners 

16 Oct 17

Pub bombings families join thousands in London march…


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Here’s why a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would be a total disaster for the West Midlands economy, employers and people 

14 Oct 17

Theresa May says the Government is preparing for the possibility of quitting the EU without a replacement deal, but this would cause enormous damage to the West Midlands…