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Budget 2015: George Osborne's election budget was saved by women

telegraph.co.uk — So who should he be thanking for this miraculous turnaround? His party? The Prime Minister? Women, take a bow. That's right, Britain's economic recovery is being driven by an army of female workers, in offices around the country. According to the Budget, at the end of 2014 Britain's employment rate was at its highest level, ever (73 per cent).

Tories And Labour Neck And Neck: Sky Analysis

news.sky.com — A single seat is set to separate Labour and the Conservatives at the election, a Sky News projection has indicated. The results suggest a hung parliament with the two parties virtually neck and neck.

Knickers! Boob signs! Bum gestures! Women of Britain - Westminster needs you

telegraph.co.uk — Complaints about the gender representation aren't new - but some of the stories being shared in Westminster's coffee rooms are simply shocking. One female Shadow Cabinet minister told me that when she went to collect her pass as a newly-elected MP, the simpering official assumed she must be after a spouse's pass: "You must be so proud of your husband."

Knickers! Boob signs! Bum gestures! Women of Britain - Westminister needs you

telegraph.co.uk — Complaints about the gender representation aren't new - but some of the stories being shared in Westminster's coffee rooms are simply shocking. One female Shadow Cabinet minister told me that when she went to collect her pass as a newly-elected MP, the simpering official assumed she must be after a spouse's pass: "You must be so proud of your husband."

Rent-To-Own Scheme To Help First-Time Buyers

news.sky.com — First-time buyers would be able to build up a share in their home through renting, under new Lib Dem manifesto plans. The Rent to Own scheme would help young people get on the housing ladder without having to pay a large deposit up front.

Disability Work Help Scheme Hit By Cuts

news.sky.com — Disabled people face a cap on the cost of support to help them into jobs, the Government has announced. The Access to Work scheme helps people with disabilities, illness or mental health issues into employment. It covers the cost of things such as specialist equipment, support workers or fares to work if someone is unable to use public transport.

'Bigoted Woman' Gillian Duffy To Vote Labour

news.sky.com — Gillian Duffy is throwing her support behind the Labour party at the General Election. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, the Rochdale grandmother said she didn't vote in 2010 because she was "upset" after Gordon Brown called her a "bigoted woman". But she added: "I'm not on the side of UKIP.

Clegg: Tories 'Arrogant' Over Leaders' Debates

news.sky.com — Nick Clegg has blasted David Cameron as "arrogant" for dismissing the Leaders' Debates and said he would back lowering the voting age to 16. And he has ruled out a Lib Dem coalition with the SNP in the event of a hung parliament in May.

Women in science careers earn more money. Enough said

telegraph.co.uk — No wonder, then, that girls are switching off from science in school. And, with the facts presented to us so baldly, it's clear: this is no longer a problem we can ignore. This matters. Want to close the gender pay gap? Frustrated at men disproportionately snapping up the best paid jobs?

Sir Malcolm Rifkind resigns: Kensington's next MP might be this woman

telegraph.co.uk — That's why Rifkind's former stronghold is set to be one of the most hard fought-over seats to come-up in recent Conservative history. What's more, it looks like the upcoming battle for West London might just set the shutters (no lace curtains here, thank you very much) twitching in those multi-million pound houses.
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Mar 26, 2015

@VinnyITV not huge crime, but I think for most v v difficult to imagine

Mar 26, 2015

The brother question is a very tricky one - Ed needs to sound confident he is better but without knifing David... #BattleForNumber10

Mar 26, 2015

Miliband taking audience questions first, Paxman second. Could make all the difference... #BattleForNo10

Mar 26, 2015

RT @sam_lister_: PM more comfortable with audience Qs than Paxman grilling, Wonder if Tory strategists are regretting turning down straight set of debates.

Mar 26, 2015

@Bigbadbaggy know what you mean - doesn't seem something either parties prioritising at this election...

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