1 in 2 local authorities to see cuts to per pupil funding this year

• 83 of 150 local authorities in England will see per pupil funding fall in in real terms during 2017-18, i.e. once inflation is taken into account.

• England as a whole will see spending per spending per pupil fall by £29 (0.65%) in real terms.

• Local authorities with some of the worst school results in England, including Blackpool,...

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Ed Davey: Rise in violent crime shows May failing to back Britain's police

Knife crime was up 26% year-on-year, while overall crimes increased by 13%. 

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Retail sales fall as shop prices see biggest rise in five years

Meanwhile, prices in the shops increased by 3.3% compared to last year, the largest annual rise since March 2012.

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Labour's blank cheque on Brexit was cashed in six months ago

"Labour's Brexit blank cheque was cashed in by Theresa May six months ago, after Labour MPs were ordered to vote through Article 50 with no conditions.

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Jo Swinson responds to Social Mobility Commission report on low pay

“This report shows that a whole section of society are being failed by this government and remain permanently trapped in low-paid work.

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The Government must listen after UC defeat

Liberal Democrat Work and Pensions spokesperson Stephen Lloyd MP said:
"The government has shown contempt for parliament by yet again seeking to ignore votes that happen to be inconvenient. Parliamentary votes are meant to matter, this is not a debating society.

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Theresa May has used citizens as bargaining chips

These are empty, hypocritical words from Theresa May.  EU citizens, many in a state of panic, who have already waited 15 months to have their rights protected, will be deeply disappointed. 

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Vince Cable: Theresa, EU nationals are not bargaining chips

This morning, Theresa May has penned an open letter on her Facebook page on EU Citizens Rights. Unfortunately, the message is a huge disappointment.

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Vince Cable: Shubh Diwali!

The festival of lights is upon us once again; across the country streets will be aglow with lights and decorations as thousands of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists gather to celebrate the ancient festival of Diwali. 

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Vince Cable: Growing NHS crisis shows need for penny on income tax

Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for 18 months.

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