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General Election: What do the polls say in the final week?

General Election: What do the polls say in the final week?

Breaking News, News, Politics, ReportingWeek2
Boris Johnson seems set for victory in Thursday’s general election according to the latest polls. WestminsterWorld’s research suggests The Conservatives lead polling, averaging over 10 percent higher than the Labour Party. If the polls are to be believed, it seems that Jeremy Corbyn cannot make up the gap with just three days until polling day. At best for Labour, ICM’s latest poll points to a margin of seven percent between them and the Conservatives. At worst, the margin is 15 percent according to Opinium. Both Labour and the Conservatives seem to have taken a portion of prospective voting away from the Liberal Democrats and Brexit Party since campaigning started. Overall, the Green Party have consistently stayed at around three percent of prospective votes. But, can we still trust th
Futures of vulnerable young Londoners’ put at risk

Futures of vulnerable young Londoners’ put at risk

Breaking News, Politics
UNISON report shows government cuts of up to £13m in youth services. As well as figures from London.gov.uk showing 280 youth workers losing their jobs between 2012 and 2018. With the increase in cuts to youth workers and services, the future of young people is put at risk. UNISON and the Labour party suggest that the cuts in services have caused the recent spike in crime and anti-social behaviour. In the report UNISON urges that the central goverment provide a review into the funding for youth workers as Theresa May claimed to bring a decade long austerity to a close. Meaning that there should be enough funding from central government to support youth centres and workers. Under the watch of this Tory government, our vital youth services have collapsed. This #YouthWorkWeek,
London mayoral election 2016: Could football play a part?

London mayoral election 2016: Could football play a part?

Politics, Sport
London's upcoming mayoral election in May might not be as close-run a thing as first thought, but it could be that football fans will have the final say. Politics and Football: A History Football has long been a bastion of English pride. From celebrities to your average man in the pub, all corners of society gleefully grasp at the pride and respect that supporting a club can bring you. Being a fan means more than just following a team. It is an unequivocal and unwavering belief in seemingly pointless weekly rituals. And it is this faith that makes announcing your allegiance so inviting to politicians. From Tony Blair's love of Newcastle to Alastair Campbell's vociferous following of Burnley, it is hard to resist the temptation football provides. Unfortunately, this desperate need to
Iain Duncan Smith slams Government’s austerity programme

Iain Duncan Smith slams Government’s austerity programme

News, Politics
Iain Duncan Smith has launched a series of attacks against the government following his resignation as Work and Pensions Secretary. Duncan Smith said that the planned cuts to welfare might risk dividing society, in his first interview since he stepped down last Friday. Duncan Smith resigned in a protest over cuts to disability benefits announced during Wednesday’s Budget. He specifically attacked Osborne’s measures as being "distinctly political rather than in the national economic interest". Former Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has been appointed as the new Work and Pensions Secretary. During the Interview Mr Duncan Smith denied that his resignation was linked to a cabinet split over the EU referendum vote and the decision was not “personal” against George Osborne. He cri