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Gordon Brown blamed for Labour's lost credibility on economy

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Gordon Brown dealt a blow to Labour's economic credibility by wrongly giving the impression in his final year as prime minister that the party failed to understand the importance of tackling Britain's unprecedented peacetime budget deficit, the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, has suggested.

Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage: their wit and wisdom

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, and the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, last week announced plans to stand, respectively, in the constituencies of Uxbridge and South Thanet. As the gaffe-prone politicians get ready to flex their political muscle, we round up some choice quotes from both.

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Malaysia Airlines cuts 6,000 jobs

Malaysia Airlines is to slash its staff numbers by a third, cutting 6,000 jobs, after the airline suffered the two worst disasters in modern aviation only five months apart.

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Kate Bush returns: the view from the front seats

Dame Fortune smiled and my Kate Bush ticket turned out to be a winner. Recklessly purchased for the price of a colour-TV licence, it placed me at the final frontier 'twixt artist and audience, on the borderline between the mundane and the magical. The front row.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage: their wit and wisdom

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, and the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, last week announced plans to stand, respectively, in the constituencies of Uxbridge and South Thanet. As the gaffe-prone politicians get ready to flex their political muscle, we round up some choice quotes from both.

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