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a troubled marriage

Alex Stevenson (http://www.politics.co.uk/news/opinion-former-index/legal-and-constitutional/easter-storms-cloud-coalition-s-future-$21388520.htm) reports that the Cameron/Clegg marriage is on the rocks. It will be interesting to see what happens when the results of the referendum on AV, not mention the council elections, are tallied.

Amplify’d from www.politics.co.uk

Ministers are attempting to get back to governing after a bitter Easter weekend of coalition infighting.

Over the weekend energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne suggested that “untruths” told by senior Conservative figures during the campaign could impair the Liberal Democrats’ ability to work with the Tories in government.

He singled out David Cameron, George Osborne and William Hague as having been among those behind the “smears”.

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An Aristocratic AffairAn Aristocratic Affair by Janet Gleeson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is an excellent description of a vibrant, exciting, but flawed woman, who was at the centre of a turbulent society. It explores the world that surrounds the characters portrayed so well in the film ‘The madness of King George’. In exploring the life of this intriguing woman; it gives the reader a glimpse of the the animosity that existed between; the king and his son, the Whigs and the Tories and the various other factions that existed within society. Harriet, and her sister Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, played a central role in these

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Cameron’s double standard

Mehdi Hasan argue that Cameron chases benefit claimers but ignores Tax evaders. He mocks and derides those who shout about the unfairness of it all. This #compassionate conservative is showing us his true colours now. #UnCut #Welarereform

Amplify’d from www.newstatesman.com

He says he will watch the banks “like a hawk” but allows bankers to walk away with taxpayer-funded, multimillion-pound bonuses. He says he cares about the poor, but cracks down on welfare claimants. Such is our prime minister, David Cameron, the “compassionate Conservative”.

Yet, as I noted on Twitter at the time, tax evasion costs the UK exchequer more than fifteen times as much as benefit fraud. Why do we not hear the PM condemning tax evasion with the same vigour and regularity with which he raises the subject of benefit fraud? Instead, Cameron kicked off PMQs by condemning and defaming the anti-tax-evasion group, UKUncut.

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