Miliband: Laudable sentiment, naïve proposals to penalize developers

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Labour has been a policy free environment but now its Conference time and anything that looks like a policy is stuffed into the program

Ed Miliband’s speech has received mixed reviews. While much focus has been given to the energy price fix, Ed’s ‘land grab’ proposals – which would seize control of land banks from developers – have caused some anxiety.

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‘Click-and-collect’ brings online shoppers onto the high street

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eBay and Argos deal is the shape of things to come as high street and online retail converges, says expert

With the announcement that Argos and eBay have formed a ‘click-and-collect’ partnership where online shoppers will be able to order items from eBay and pick them up from Argos shops, the worlds of Internet shopping and the High Street have been brought a step closer. The announcement offers convenience to the online shopper but also means they will return to the High Street to collect their purchases, offering hard pressed retailers an opportunity to engage with them.

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Sustainable livestock production is possible

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New research advocates use of pastures with shrubs and trees as it is more sustainable, improving animal welfare and increasing biodiversity

Consumers are increasingly demanding higher standards for how their meat is sourced, with animal welfare and the impact on the environment factoring in many purchases. Unfortunately, many widely-used livestock production methods are currently unsustainable. However, new research out today from the University of Cambridge has identified what may be the future of sustainable livestock production: silvopastoral systems which include shrubs and trees with edible leaves or fruits as well as herbage.

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Over 10 Hours and Still ‘Cruzing’

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The Obamacare Train Wreck

As you are no doubt aware, today is a historic day in our ongoing fight for liberty. Senator Ted Cruz, a courageous leader in the Senate, began a speaking on the Senate floor to ensure that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid does not make any changes to the House Continuing Resolution that funds the government while defunding Obamacare. This House CR is extraordinarily important because it may represent our last chance to stop Obamacare – a train wreck law that is unaffordable, unfair, and completely unworkable.

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Clamping down on tax avoidance will be fundamental to fighting world poverty in the 21st century, ActionAid tells the United Nations

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Triumph of hope over experience. The UN can prove glacially slow, as demonstrated by the Syrian disaster

ActionAid press release 24th September 2013 – timed for meeting of United Nations General Assembly

Stamping out tax avoidance and unfair tax deals in the world’s poorest countries must be a key part of the plans to fight poverty after the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015, ActionAid will tell the United Nations.

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Restoring the Balance of Power, featuring Mark Levin!

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Over the last 100 years too much power has been usurped and centralized in Washington. The march toward tyranny threatens the Balance of Power that has been the hallmark of American society for over two centuries. We must reestablish that balance by restoring authority back into the hands of the people and to the states.

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