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Ministers who misuse statistics to mislead voters must pay the price

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Ministers who misuse statistics to mislead voters must pay the price

via Ministers who misuse statistics to mislead voters must pay the price | Peter Wilby | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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Swedish free school operator to close, leaving hundreds of pupils stranded

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Swedish free school operator to close, leaving hundreds of pupils stranded

via Swedish free school operator to close, leaving hundreds of pupils stranded | Education | The Guardian.

 

 

Potential implications for Conservative outsourcing and privatisation policy….

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Editorial: Lobbying’s flaws exposed yet again – Editorials – Voices – The Independent

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MPs report on communicating statistics: “Not just true, but also fair”

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Suicide and the unspoken side of welfare ‘reform’ | Wayne Blackburn

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MP resigns as Tory over lobbying claim – it must be time to sign the anti-corruption e-petition

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Tory MP Patrick Mercer has resigned from the Parliamentary Conservative Party to “save … embarrassment” over a BBC Panorama programme alleging he had broken lobbying rules.

Mercer, MP for Newark, will remain as an Independent but will not stand for re-election in 2015.

The coalition government is committed to setting up a statutory register of lobbyists – companies who influence government policy, often by paying current and former MPs for advice and guidance. But, you know, it’s one of those matters that just doesn’t seem to make it onto the legislative programme – like proper bank regulation and measures to make tax avoidance impossible.

Many of you know that I have a strong opinion about this. That is why I started an e-petition to ban MPs from voting on matters in which they have a financial interest. Lobbying would definitely be affected by such a ban.

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FactCheck: are food banks plugging the benefits gap? | The FactCheck Blog

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