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Second Day of The G8 Summit

Second Day of The G8 Summit

  • Posted: Jun 18, 2013
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Second Day of The G8 Summit Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) nations gathered in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland on Tuesday for the second and final day of their summit.

Key items on the agenda are taxation, transparency and counterterrorism.

The issue of Syria was discussed on Monday evening at a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama and also at a working dinner later. read more

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First Day of The G8 Summit

First Day of The G8 Summit

  • Posted: Jun 17, 2013
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First day of the G8 summit Is expected to focus on the following aspects

The Group of Eight will bring together heads of state from United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Canada, Italy, France, and Russia. Local authorities expect around 2,000 anti-capitalist protestors at a march scheduled for Monday. Protests are by no means unexpected at the talks, and a police force of 8,000 will guard the fenced-in golf resort. read more

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What is the G8 Summit?

What is the G8 Summit?

  • Posted: Jun 16, 2013
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What is the G8 Summit? First Day of The G8 Summit. On Monday, world leaders arrived for the G8 summit, which is being  held in Northern Ireland for two days In the county of County Fermanagh.

County Fermanagh is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. The county covers an area of 1,691 km², with a population of approximately 61,170, with Enniskillen its county town.

What is the G8 Summit?

The purpose of the G8 is to provide a forum for the world’s major leaders to meet and try to find solutions to major global issues such as economic growth and crisis management, global security, energy, and terrorism. However, because the members of the Group are not obligated to follow what is requested at the summit, the group receives much criticism about its relevance and effectiveness. read more

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MPs Are In Line For £20,000 Pay Rise

MPs Are In Line For £20,000 Pay Rise

  • Posted: May 12, 2013
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MPs Are In Line For £20,000 Pay Rise. MPs’ salaries are expected to rise by at least £10,000 following a major review, taking them to more than £75,000.

MPs are in line for a pay rise of up to £20,000 in a move that could spark public fury.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has been looking at an increase of between £10,000 and £20,000. read more

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Miliband Quits

Miliband Quits

  • Posted: Apr 11, 2013
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Miliband Quits David Miliband stated he wrestled with the decision to leave British politics before accepting a job in New York.

David Miliband has revealed he is quitting British politics because he fears he is distracting from Labour’s attempts to regain power.

The former foreign secretary, who has accepted a charity job in New York declared that was an easy decision to make. read more

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Welfare Reforms Will Make Benefits Fairer

Welfare Reforms Will Make Benefits Fairer

  • Posted: Apr 01, 2013
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Welfare Reforms Will Make Benefits Fairer. New rules on housing benefit come into effect as the Government begins the biggest shake-up in the history of the Welfare State.

The Government is beginning the biggest shake-up in the history of the Welfare State with the introduction of a raft of reforms which it says will make the benefits system “fairer”.

Chancellor George Osborne and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith have dismissed criticism that they say makes the shake-up sound like “the beginning of the end of the world”. read more

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Immigration PM Talks Tough On Social Housing

Immigration PM Talks Tough On Social Housing

  • Posted: Mar 25, 2013
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Immigration PM Talks Tough On Social Housing Immigrants will not be entitled to social housing for up to five years as part of David Cameron’s plans to reduce net immigration.

Immigrant families will be kept off council house waiting lists for up to five years under a crackdown being unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron.

He is to set out a tougher approach on housing and benefits in a keynote speech today – promising to tackle the culture of “something for nothing”. read more

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‘Mummy Tax’ Benefit Changes Criticised

‘Mummy Tax’ Benefit Changes Criticised

  • Posted: Mar 10, 2013
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The PM is accused of unfairly targeting new mothers, while the Archbishop of Canterbury says children will “pay” for benefit cuts.

The new Archbishop of Canterbury has chosen Mother’s Day to give a warning to the Government over planned cuts to welfare.

Justin Welby it is one of 43 bishops who have written an open letter condemning changes to the benefit system.

He warned that “children and families will pay the price” if the plans go ahead in their current form. read more

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