Now taxman plans to raid bank accounts of struggling families it overpaid tax credits
The proposed new powers will be used against 3,000 people a year who have received too much in tax credits
New power known as ‘Direct Recovery of Debt’, and set to be granted to Treasury
Around 10% of families involved have household income of under £20k a year
Revealed: How white British pupils will be outnumbered in English state schools by 2037
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:55
Number of ethnic minorities in schools has soared by 61% since 2004
Meanwhile, white British population has dropped by 12% in same period
If trend continues, Asian-origin pupils will be majority in classrooms in 2037
DfE report puts shift down to rising immigration and falling birth rates
What Carswell's defection means for Labour and the Left
Saturday, 30 August 2014 08:07
BY MATTHEW WARD PUBLISHED 28 AUGUST, 2014 - 17:41
Friends of the political establishment should be disturbed by Douglas Carswell’s defection to UKIP this morning. It was a surprise to all; unaccompanied by the familiar rumours and cryptic-burblings in the media that normally precede major political "moments". The announcement was bold and resolute, made in considered and perspicuous language, and formulated to persuade rather than deceive. In short, it was the antithesis of the type of politics it was designed to subvert.
'Who lies, flies': Tough new rules on EU benefit cheats announced in Germany
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:36
GERMANY announced plans for new legislation today that will punish EU welfare cheats with expulsion orders and tougher border controls to prevent those kicked out from coming back.
"Who lies, flies" was the maxim for the get-tough law proposed at a cabinet meeting held by Chancellor Angela Merkel designed to show Europe that Germany is no longer a soft touch for "benefits tourists."
2,000 migrants drowned trying to flee to Europe so far this year, says UN
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:19
Almost 2,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean in a desperate bid to flee to Europe so far this year, according the United Nations refugee agency.
Interim commissioner bonuses branded 'excessive'
Friday, 29 August 2014 02:48
Interim EU commissioners, elected in July, will receive roughly half a million euros for just four months of work, along with a bonus and pension plan comparable to fully-fledged commissioners. This system needs reform, critics contend. EurActiv Germany reports.
We can do deal on migrants and benefits to keep Britain on board, says new EU chief: Donald Tusk says it would be a 'dark scenario' if the UK were to leave
Monday, 01 September 2014 06:26
Polish prime minister Donald Tusk has renewed optimism in No10
David Cameron hopes he can add weight to UK's plea for reforms
Comes after humiliating failure to block election of Jean-Claude Junker
David Cameron’s hopes of reforming Britain’s relationship with Brussels received a boost as the new president of the European Council came out in support of a clampdown on benefit tourism.
Donald Tusk said he ‘could not imagine’ the EU without Britain – and it would be a ‘dark scenario’ if we left.
John Bercow and his cronies threaten this country's parliamentary democracy
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:57
The Speaker’s plan to give a crucial job to a wholly unsuitable candidate is reckless
By Peter Oborne
'Benefit handouts could top £54k a YEAR under Labour'
Friday, 29 August 2014 03:24
LABOUR plans to overhaul benefit restrictions could hand some claimants up to £54,000 a year, the Tories claimed today.
EU farce: £24m given to LANDLOCKED Czech Republic to boost its FISHING industry
Friday, 29 August 2014 02:58
BRITISH taxpayers will help fund a £24million EU handout to the Czech Republic - to help boost the LANDLOCKED country's FISHING industry.
Gone Fishin' – the EU has awarded fishing industry with a £2.5bn fund from British taxpayers The EU has awarded the Czech Republic's fishing industry with a £24m fund.
Nigel Farage: More Tories could defect after 'high noon' by-election
Friday, 29 August 2014 02:32
Nigel Farage suggests he could pull more 'rabbits out of the hat' after Douglas Carswell's defection to Ukip
Nigel Farage has warned David Cameron that more Tories will defect to Ukip after a leading right-wing MP resigned his seat and triggered a by-election.
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- Ukraine gathers its military forces after 100 Russian tanks 'are seen crossing the border' just hours after Vladimir Putin vowed to end bloodshed
- IMF chief Christine Lagarde charged with 'negligence' in £318m French political corruption case
- Scotland Yard chief calls for Brit extremists fighting for ISIS to lose their UK citizenship - and reveals 250 jihadis are now back in Britain
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What a waste! Unelected Eurocrats’ trips cost taxpayer £2.5m a year - JET-SETTING round the world by unelected Brussels chiefs costs European taxpayers more than £2.5million a year, it emerged yesterday.
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