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April 15 2014

From| Tue Apr 15 2014, 11:26:42

Politicians are wrong if they think 9 million renters will accept this meekly at the election next year.

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April 14 2014

From| Mon Apr 14 2014, 10:42:00

The hospitality industry is changing and its representation in the media should reflect that

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From| Mon Apr 14 2014, 05:36:01

I had a Top 10 Last Sentences of Novels in The New Review, The Independent on Sunday magazine yesterday, a companion piece to Top 10 First Sentences. As I said, my rules about single, complete sentences shorter than 140 characters limit turned out to be quite restrictive. Single sentences ruled out some promising entries: Don't ever tell [...]

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April 13 2014

From| Sun Apr 13 2014, 14:30:19

As India's Congress Party stumbles towards what looks like a massive general election defeat, one candidate is performing with the conviction of a potential winner who believes he can help implement change in the way that India works. Nandan Nilekani, the Congress Party candidate in Bangalore South is well aware that he has only a [...]

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April 12 2014

From| Sat Apr 12 2014, 18:46:31

One of the retail successes to have survived the recession is 'The Hound Pound'.

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From| Sat Apr 12 2014, 14:29:44

Nigel Farage's party has scored its highest poll rating yet in a ComRes poll, for The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror tomorrow. Labour's lead has increased to six points as Conservative support falls: Conservative 29% (-3) Labour 35% (0) Lib Dem 7% [...]

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From| Sat Apr 12 2014, 12:34:09

We now have three different attempts to quantify the average movement of opinion polls in the last year or so before British general elections. Here are Leo Barasi's new calculations. His rule for the polls a year before an election is: halve the lead (of whichever party) and then move the lead 31/2 points in the governing [...]

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From| Sat Apr 12 2014, 07:54:11

We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. I don't want to give anything away, but a record has been broken. As well as asking how people would vote in the general election, we have resumed our Favourability Index, asking about the four party leaders, George Osborne, [...]

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April 11 2014

From| Fri Apr 11 2014, 15:56:48

The Chancellor has just delivered a thoughtful speech to the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. I thought this section, rebutting Ed Miliband's "broken link" and "hollowed out middle" theses, was clear and persuasive: I believe that if we reward hard work and support people's aspirations to provide a better life for their family then there is [...]

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From| Fri Apr 11 2014, 12:02:34

Chelsea have been given an unlikely chance of another Champions League night of glory

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