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Parliament’s opposition to TTIP arbitration on the rise

Half of the European Parliament's committees have rejected the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership's (TTIP) investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS), casting doubt over the trade deal's prospects of to passing through Parliament. EurActiv France reports. 

Half of the European Parliament's committees have rejected the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership's (TTIP) investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS), casting doubt over the trade deal's prospects of to passing through Parliament. EurActiv France reports. Read more ...

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21 Apr 2015

BBC Website ‘Balance’ is a Joke

This a snapshot of the front-page of the BBC website as of 10 this morning: It reads like a Labour press release, with each election story given the best possible pro-Labour slant to it. Where are Cameron’s, Osborne’s or Major’s attacks on Miliband on the same subject? Why is Labour’s nursing policy presented without question? Where is an [...] Read more ...

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21 Apr 2015

10 Reasons to back Shelly for Welfare

10 delegates to NUS national conference explain why they are supporting Shelly for VP Welfare: With students on her own campus, Shelly campaigned for affordable rents and an end to privatisation of halls. She understands that a one-size-fits-all approach isn't right for the student movement; but an NUS Welfare campaign that makes student health a p [...] Read more ...

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21 Apr 2015

Sir John Major certainly knows about parliamentary mayhem

If I was doing one of these word association games, the first word that comes into my mind when I think of Sir John Major is “b******ds”. This Guardian report from 1993 reminds us of the frustration he felt as a Prime Minister who was frequently embroiled in parliamentary mayhem, not knowing whether he was [...] Read more ...

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21 Apr 2015

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