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George Osborne will today launch a stinging attack on Labour ahead of the election, claiming that a win for Ed Miliband’s party would spell billions of pounds of unfunded spending commitments and tax hikes for the UK. The chancellor is set to unveil detailed spending analysis by Treasury officials of the policies Labour has already [...]
Was this morning the time we saw the first tentative, flirting moves towards a Conservative/Ukip coalition? Appearing on the Andrew Marr show Cameron faced questions about an allegiance between the two parties and declined to deny it, whilst also avoiding any overtly negative comments about Nigel Farage’s party. The most negative thing Cameron [...]
Overloaded UK immigration has caused the country to become racist, according to a Ukip councillor. Trevor Shonk has roles on both Kent county council and Ramsgate city council and said the immigration policies of both Labour and the Conservatives had led to racist sentiment in the UK. Speaking to the BBC, Shonk said: [...]
Ukip has had a great year in terms of forging ahead as a political party of real repute – but troubles over eccentric comments made by its candidates and councillors have also been coming thick and fast. As all parties gear up for next year's general election, said to be the most unpredictable in a [...]
Some of the brightest minds will be lost from the UK if the home secretary goes ahead with plans to send foreign students home after graduating, according to scientist group Campaign for Science and Engineering (Case). They argue that scientific progress will be hindered in the country, since recruitment of top researchers would be affected. [...]
New foreign graduates could be booted out of the UK after they finish university, if new measures proposed by the Home Office are passed. Theresa May, the home secretary, said that she would like zero net student migration if the Conservatives remain in power after the 2015 general election. The move may be seen by [...]
Business groups and politicians expressed dismay yesterday at plans by home secretary Theresa May to force foreign students to leave the UK before re-applying for work visas. May wants the Conservatives to include the measure in their party manifesto ahead of the general election next year. Current coalition partners the Liberal Democrats sought to [...]
UK firms are worried that a lack of skills, stricter immigration rules, and over-regulation could scupper their plans to expand next year. Business are looking to take on more workers with 50 per cent of firms planning to add to their headcount in 2015, according to survey data released today by the Confederation of British [...]
After accusations of snobbery and a woeful conference season, there is finally some good news for Labour. In a new poll by Opinium for the Observer, Labour’s lead over the Conservatives came out at a healthy seven per cent. This lead, should it be translated into seats in the general election, could mean Labour secures [...]
Next year's general election could prove tougher for Ukip than the current opinion polls suggest, according to new research from Plymouth University. The study looked at over 500,000 votes cast in more than 1,000 local council by-elections since the last general election. Since the 2013 local elections, Nigel Farage's party have fought 346 council by-elections [...]
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