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Greens promise a bung for the RSCPA

Australia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur is getting in the election fantasy spending game with a policy to spend more on animal welfare. “The Greens Animal Welfare package includes much needed funding to the RSPCA, a desexing subsidy program...

Stand Up For The Welfare State

Politics / Australian Politics : NewMatilda

Federal Labor’s decision to shift 80,000 sole parents off the parenting payment and onto Newstart has put issues of welfare and poverty back in the spotlight at the start of 2013. Greens MP Adam Bandt, living on Newstart for a week ...

In praise of political grass roots: why we need our local electioneers

Politics / UK Politics : News

Damian Thompson wrote a cautionary column on Saturday; cautioning, that is, Tories against Ukip. The latter's lack of a grass roots make them particularly prone to entryism and ultimately a political force without potency, Damian wa...

It's Very Good To Own An NFL Team

Sports : Deadspin

NFL owners cry poverty all the time, usually when they want a new stadium or new CBA. And because their books are private, there's little (save common sense) to dispute their claims. But the Green Bay Packers are publicly owned, and...

Damian Green tilts at Conservative 'fantasy' on Europe, and raises questions that need answers

Politics / UK Politics : News

It’s rarely hard to tell that Damian Green used to be a journalist. Like many hacks, the Home Office minister has a habit of tilting at consensus, regardless of – or possibly because of – the trouble that it causes. In the summer, i...


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