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Summary of UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2011

The Chancellor has today delivered his autumn statement to Parliament, alongside the publication of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s updated forecasts for growth and borrowing. He announced permanent reductions in spending to ensure that the UK meets its fiscal targets, using some of those savings in the short term to fund infrastructure investment to generate [...]

Script - Ed Miliband’s speech to 2011 Labour Party Conference

This is a copy of the script for Ed Miliband speech to the 2011 Labour Party Conference.  It should be checked against delivery.
Ed Miliband’s Conference Speech 2011
Thank you Conference.
It’s great to be in Liverpool.
Labour Liverpool.
A generation ago a Labour leader came to Conference to condemn the behaviour of a Labour Council in Liverpool.
Today I come [...]

National Union of Teachers: Education Cuts Harm Us All

Commenting on the recent Comprehensive Spending Review, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said;
“The cuts announced in the Government’s spending review are a retrograde step and will have a devastating impact on vital public services, including education.
“The Government may talk about protecting schools, but schools are not [...]

Unconditional Talks Will Bring Postal Dispute to End Says Union

The Communication Workers Union today (Friday) again reiterates the offer of unconditional talks at ACAS to bring the postal dispute to an end. Royal Mail has so far not taken up this offer but it will remain open.
Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, said:
We have six days before any further strike action would take place. [...]

Up to 5.2 Million Hours Wasted By London Commuters Due To Tube Strike

London workers spent an additional 1.3m hours getting to work on the morning of Wednesday 10th June alone due to travel disruptions caused by the Tube Strike, equivalent to 188,000 lost working days. A survey of 1,000 Londoners, commissioned by Citrix Online, found that 33% of London-based employees were disrupted by the strike by London [...]

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