The Bank of England’s depiction of inequality data is dangerously misleading – Positive Money

http://positivemoney.org/2017/10/boe-inequality-data-misleading/

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Tories impose 3-line #UC whip on MPs – to HIDE. Only Wollaston has spine

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gauke ucInvertebrate Work & Pensions Secretary David Gauke, left, cowed by debate battering

Tonight saw the latest in a seemingly endless stream of craven and unedifying Tory behaviour since the General Election reduced May and her party to a spineless, shifty wreck.

Facing almost certain defeat in today’s debate and vote over Labour’s motion to at least postpone the continued roll-out of the Tories’ enormously cruel and damaging Universal Credit (UC) benefits system, which is impoverishing huge numbers of people, the government decided that running away and hiding was the better part of valour cowardice.

It was one of the direst and most contemptible displays of political cowardice you will see – even more so because the vote was to try to bring respite to some of our most vulnerable people; people who cannot hide and have no choice but to face the consequences of Tory actions and cruelty.

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Government refuse to publish Brexit impact assessment. We need to ask why

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“Despite calls from over 150 MP’s and threats of legal action, the Department for Exiting The European Union are still refusing to publish Brexit impact assessments.” David Lammy.

Whitehall’s internal risk assessments of the impact of leaving the EU on various sectors of the UK economy have remained the private property of the government. The government’s reluctance to publish them has been one of the most controversial, and widely discussed, features of its approach to Brexit. Ministers say that publication would undermine their hand in the Brexit talks and could influence thedebate on Brexit if they were revealed. Circulation of the assessment is said to be highly restricted inside government because of its political sensitivity.

However the government’s authoritarian refusal to publish these documents is undemocratic, and it means the public remains in the dark about Whitehall’s internal analysis over the economic impact of Brexit. Not a government that’s fond of public scrutiny, transparency and accountability, then.

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Grayling’s failings are spreading – look at the mess he made of launching these new trains | Vox Political

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/10/17/graylings-failings-are-spreading-look-at-the-mess-he-made-of-launching-these-new-trains/

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All Tory talk about pay rises is useless as inflation hits five-year high | Vox Political

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/10/17/all-tory-talk-about-pay-rises-is-useless-as-inflation-hits-five-year-high/

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Constituency boundary changes: Unfair, undemocratic and unlikely to be approved | Vox Political

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/10/17/constituency-boundary-changes-unfair-undemocratic-and-unlikely-to-be-approved/

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Huge rise in disability hate crime is down to ‘better reporting’ – do you believe that? | Vox Political

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/10/17/huge-rise-in-disability-hate-crime-is-down-to-better-reporting-do-you-believe-that/

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