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General Election 2015 results (a late look at “democracy” in action)

The general election results in May were a surprise, and depressing. We were all expecting a hung parliament at worst, with the possibility of a left-wing coalition or even a left-wing victory at best. Instead the people of Britain spoke, … Continue reading

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Benefit Sanctions: the good, the bad, don’t let it get ugly

The good news about benefit sanctions can be summed up pretty quickly, so let’s get it out of the way now. The Work and Pensions Committee have got past their second of three oral evidence sessions into benefit sanctions, and … Continue reading

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