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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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Downing Street aide Ruth Turner is arrested in cash-for-honours probe
Blair aide arrested in honours row

One of Tony Blair’s key political aides, Ruth Turner, has been arrested by police investigating the cash-for-honours row. The prime minister’s director of government relations was released without charge. However, today’s early morning arrest – the fourth in the investigation – will be a serious embarrassment for Downing Street. Mr Blair has backed Ms Turner,… Read more »

Electoral Commission comes under fire over party funding and voter fraud
Election watchdog ‘lacks courage and competence’

The row over party funding and concerns about voter fraud are largely down to a “lack of courage, competence and leadership” by the Electoral Commission, a new report warns. After an 11-month investigation, the committee on standards in public life today called for a radical overhaul of the elections watchdog to allow it to focus… Read more »