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Unloved darling

On to brighter things, and Mole was tickled to see the number of anti-Alistair Darling groups on the above-mentioned networking website.

Alistair Darling, You’re Barred is the campaign to have the chancellor barred from every pub in the country for raising taxes on beer.

On the other hand, Alistair Darling – Please Stop It is a group for individuals “who would like Alistair Daring to stop it with his crazy ideas on the economy”.

Meanwhile, the Alistair Darling Is A Thief group accuses the chancellor of “shamelessly stealing the Conservatives’ tax policies and passing them off as his own”.

And then there’s the group that does what it says on the tin – Alistair Darling Is A @*?$. Ahem, it rhymes with cat.


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Would-be sellers turned landlords run the risk of fines and even prison if they let out properties without understanding rental regulations.


Under the radar – Fit for Work and sickness absence

Earlier this month we sat in on a presentation delivered by the Fit for Work service, and this session did highlight one small but important change to the offering that we must admit had slipped under our radar. The Sickness Absence Review published in 2010 suggested that the Independent Assessment Service (now branded Fit for Work) should have three access points; referral by […]


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