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No ‘f’ in Budget

Fiona Russell-Horne

So the Budget then. Not what you'd call a rip-roaring listen was it? It seemed to me to be missing something. Oh yes, that was it, the 'f' word. As in fiscal (deficit). As in how are we going to fill the black hole? (see earlier rant on this topic) I suppose this close to…

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My Cabinet Dream team

Fiona Russell-Horne

The talk about the increasing possibility of a post- election hung parliament next week, plus Andy Brown's blogs about his cabinet Dream Team got me thinking. It's only a bit of fun, but here is my pick of who I would like to see in which post.

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What a difference a year makes – or not?

Fiona Russell-Horne

This time a year ago, the British voting public decided that they had had enough of two party politics and put enough little crosses on enough little pieces of paper to produce the almost unthinkable - a government that included the Liberal Democrats.

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Jubilation fever

Fiona Russell-Horne

Forgive me for inflicting some of the details of my domestic life upon you all, but as I sat at the kitchen table, surrounded by union jack flags and all the paraphernalia to make red, white and blue themed cupcakes for tomorrow's school Jubilee street party, a thought occurred to me.

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Wasting away

Fiona Russell-Horne

Ed Miliband and David Cameron can witter on all they like about putting a cap on energy bills or rolling back the eco-levy. It won't solve the basic, undeniable truth of the problem which is that we, as a nation, use far too much energy (and water, which is related) to go about our daily…

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