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Will the £30 per week cut to disability benefits help people into work?

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Shockingly MPs have overturned a Lords decision to stop cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) meaning disabled people will now be £30 a week worse off. It is hoped this cut would help people back into work, but it has even left some Tory backbenchers uneasy. The Government had previously been beaten by the Lords, over the reduction of the allowance for people in the work related activity group (WRAG), because they are...

Elizabeth Line Bemoans Queen Photobomb

New Yorker Elizabeth Line has taken to Twitter to bemoan the Queen's photobomb after the Head of State made an appearance at the unveiling of the newly-named Crossrail line. The American, dubbed 'the real Elizabeth Line', picked up the news after an announcement was made earlier this week that the Crossrail network - spanning from Reading to Shenfield - would be named after Queen Elizabeth II. What an amazing honor. Just wish the Queen would give it a rest with...

Trainspotting Heralded As The Perfect Practise For Mindfulness Meditation

Forget adult-colouring and yoga, trainspotting has now been heralded as a mindfulness technique to promote wellbeing. With the trend for health and wellness on the rise, many people are on the lookout for activities and hobbies to enrich their lives and positively affect their wellbeing. And surprisingly enough, the once geeky pastime of trainspotting has been heralded as the perfect way of practising mindfulness meditation. Clinical Psychologist Dr Saima Latif, who is trained in mindfulness techniques, has found that trainspotting is...

Dispelling The Myths Of Short-Term Loans

The 'short term loan' is amongst the most slandered terms in the financial world, but there is no doubting that responsible lenders have an important role to play in the credit market. New research has revealed the importance of borrowing from an accredited lender when it comes to short-term credit, with a third of people saying that government regulation will make the industry more trustworthy. More than a quarter of the respondents said they are more likely to borrow money if the lender is...

Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse has failed, figures show

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor It looks like the Chancellor’s much heralded “Northern Powerhouse,” is not quite going according to plan, which may come as not much of a surprise to people living there. Osborne will be saddened to hear that more start-ups were launched in a single London postcode than in every city and town in Yorkshire. The capital’s Silicon Roundabout, the UK’s tech hub, created 10,280 start-ups in 2014-15. Conversely, last year Yorkshire and Humberside saw 9,562 start-ups,...

The NHS at “real and serious risk” from TTIP deal, according to leading QC

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Leading barrister Michael Bowsher says the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) does allow for private US firms to snap up NHS contracts. The legal analysis has also revealed that the controversial TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) deal would mean NHS privatisation maybe irreversible for future governments. The controversial trade deal would give investors new legal rights, which extend beyond both UK and EU law as well as NHS contracts. The US-EU deal is...

VIDEO – UKIP Brexit Campaign Song…WOW

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Mandy Boycott a UKIP campaigner, and one-time prospective parliamentary MP, has made a pretty special parody version of Baddiel and Skinner's Three Lions. It has to be seen to be believed. The singing is terrible, the lyrics are terrible, you guessed it...it is TERRIBLE. Our best line "They've taken all our fish." Watch here

The Tragic Consequences of Socialism in Venezuela

By Ben Ramanauskas  In 1944, when continental Europe was on the verge of being liberated from fascism and while much of the world suffered under the oppressive yoke of communism, the Austrian economist F.A Hayek published The Road to Serfdom. Hayek argued that the abandonment of individualism and classical liberalism inevitably leads to a loss of freedom, the creation of an oppressive society, the reign of tyranny, and the serfdom of the individual. Thankfully, fascism was destroyed and the Soviet...

VIDEO ‘Who Are You?’ Corbyn Heckled During EU Statement

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The Labour Party leader was trying to respond to Cameron's statement on his deal with the EU, when he said: "Last week, like him, I was in Brussels meeting with heads of government and European leaders of socialist parties. One of whom said to me …” Two Tory MPs: “Who are you?” Hardly hilarious, but the standard of comedy in the Commons is rarely very high, and give the Conservatives a chance to have a dig...

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