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Coalition slammed for lack of plans to lose census information

address of Russian criminal gang on pre-paid reply envelope 'a nice touch'David Cameron has today issued a statement in response to growing rumours that the government currently has no plan in place for how it intends to lose the information gathered from the 2011 census. With the date of the census now passed and postboxes up and down the country stuffed full of envelopes slightly too large to fit easily through the slot, Cameron moved quickly to reassure the public that the coalition government fully intends to misplace all of the information gathered, but that it is in no rush to decide exactly how to do so.

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Posted: Mar 29th, 2011
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Party manifestos to be displayed in plain packets with government health warning

best to keep them away from childrenNew election rules mean that all political manifestos will be required by law to be displayed inside plain white packets with a prominent health warning. Politicians will no longer be able to publicly advertise their manifestos and shops will be expected to keep them hidden away from view under the counter.

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Posted: Mar 12th, 2011
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Government promises more support for Coalition parties with special needs

The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has announced an overhaul of the services available to support small political parties with special needs, in an effort to lift more than 70 Liberal Democrats out of a costly, complex and bureaucratic nightmare of compromise and despair.

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Posted: Mar 10th, 2011
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Osborne: ‘We’ll cut corners, literally’

George Osborne announced today that the government will cut corners, off everything, in one of the coalition’s most radical budget policies yet. To cheers from Tory MPs, the chancellor delivered his speech from a large bowl. ‘After years of out-of-control investment in corners, we’re cutting them,’ said Osborne, wobbling violently. ‘Who needs them? Not me.’ [...]

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Posted: Mar 6th, 2011
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Nick Clegg welcomes ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy for Lib Dems

Nick Clegg has defended plans to enable Liberal Democrats to serve in government while keeping their political persuasion private.

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Posted: Jan 13th, 2011
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