3 July 2015

If You Want Higher Wages You Need Stronger Unions

Tory guru Steve Hilton has had a revelation: low pay causes poverty. From one Steve to another, welcome to the real world. But as your party is about to unveil its first full blue-blooded Tory Budget in 19 years you need to think a bit more about what - and who - drives poverty in this country... The scale of cuts - the deepest yet to our public services and benefits - will hit all but the very wealthiest. Women, the disabled, the low-waged, those not in work, those who need help with ever-spiralling housing costs and children will not be spared.

George Osborne Draws Up His Welfare Hitlist

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One Of The Internet's Biggest Sites Is Revolting Over The Sacking Of A Staff Member

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A New Campaign Is Sending A Defiant #MessageToIsis

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Grandmother Documentary Star Arrested For Growing Cannabis While Show Airs

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Exclusive HuffPost 7/7 Anniversary Poll Reveals Jump In Anti-Islamic Views

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Tunisian Attack Victim Who Lost Three Relatives, Bravely Supports Mother During Minute's Silence

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Nick Kyrgios Might Have Just Outdone Himself In Milos Raonic Match

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Hunt Shunt? Cameron Won't Charge For Missed GP Appointments

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Firefighter at 7/7: "It Was Like Attending Every Incident I've Ever Attended All In One Call"

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This London Street Party Erupted Into A Violent Car-Tipping Mass-Brawl

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BP To Pay Out £12bn For Deepwater Horizon Oil Explosion That Killed 11 Workers

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Kids Company Founder Camila Batmanghelidjh Steps Down Amid 'Ugly Games' Scandal

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Australian Church Apologises For Telling Girls Not To Hug Because It'd Make Them Want Sex

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Revealed: The Foreign Office's Most Bonkers Idea Ever

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A Pilot And A Plane Powered By Sunlight Just Spent Five Days In The Air

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Toddler Died In Swing As Mother Pushed Him For Two Days

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Australia In Shock As Top Sporting Identity 'Stabbed To Death By His Son'

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Surprise Government Announcement Over GP Appointments

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These Economists Are Calling For An End To Greece's Austerity Nightmare

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Referendum Boss Alan Johnson On Why Farage Is Ideal To Lead 'No' Campaign

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Labour Tells Government It Can Be Persuaded Over Syria Strikes

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Katie Price Receives Fine Over Driving Offences

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Cara Delevingne Has Officially Quit Modelling

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Google Has Finally Apologised For Tagging Black People 'Gorillas'

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Police End Hunt For Peaches Geldof's Drug Dealer

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Student Builds His Own Tiny Home So He Can Live Debt Free - And Sustainably

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