David Cameron refuses to rule out post-election pact with Ukip

David Cameron has refused to rule out a post-election deal with Nigel Farage if he fails to secure an overall majority at next year’s general election.

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Work Programme adviser: ‘Almost every day one of my clients mentioned feeling suicidal’

Whistleblower says her job was box ticking, sanctioning sick people who had little chance of employment, and she wasn’t able to treat clients as human beings

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Why are expense fraud MPs above the law?

It seems the Speaker of the House of Commons has ordered that details of all MPs’ expenses, claimed before the system was reformed in 2010, should be shredded.

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Government to include public sector pensions in welfare spending figures

Experts say Treasury’s definition of welfare, to be detailed in tax transparency statements, inflates spending total by 40%

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The British government is leading a gunpowder plot against democracy

George Monbiot: This bill of corporate rights threatens to blow the sovereignty of parliament unless it can be stopped

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Scottish wind energy exceeds domestic power demand

New analysis from WWF Scotland reveals last month the country’s wind turbines provided enough power to meet more than 100 per cent of demand from Scottish households

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Former aide turns on IDS: effectively accuses him of lying to parliament over Universal Credit

A former confidant of Iain Duncan Smith has dramatically turned on him over Universal Credit, making claims in a radio interview that completely undermine not only press briefings on the botched project — but statements by the cabinet minister to parliament.

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Disavowed

Below is a letter from the editor of the Daily Record sent to a Wings reader yesterday (and, we presume, to many others). We thought you might find it interesting.

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Fracking in Scotland

Energy companies with very close personal connections to the Westminster government have already been granted licences to Frack for shale oil and gas in Scotland.

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REVEALED: The Government will use its new tax summaries to MISLEAD THE PUBLIC about welfare spending

Starting from this week the government will send out 24 million letters explaining how your tax money is spent. There’s one big problem with what they’re telling you.

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