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Internship at the New Statesman

September 11, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard In January, I spent a couple of months interning at the New Statesman offices on Fleet Street. As an aspiring writer, it was an offer I could not refuse. The New Statesman is my favourite publication and the chance to go and work with the writers who I had long followed […]

1 in 3 directors think risk of recession is “high or very high”

February 23, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for New Statesman New data released by IoD reveals many of Britain’s top bosses fear double-dip. A third of Britain’s top businesses fear there is a “high or very high” risk of a double-dip recession this year, according to data published this morning. The Institute of Directors (IoD) have released results […]

Rick Santorum portrait: the gay porn edition

February 23, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for New Statesman Picture of GOP candidate made entirely from pornographic thumbnails. Rick Santorum has had a lot to say about the rights of gay people. He has openly denounced homosexuality, strongly opposed gay marriage and called for gay people to be excluded from the American military. According to the sweater-vest-wearing […]

Video: Obama sings the blues

February 23, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for New Statesman Another fine performance from the president. Following on from his version of Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together in New York last month (see below), President Obama has now moved on to the blues. Last night at the White House he gave us another impromptu song, performing Sweet Home […]

Strong UK high street sales surprise analysts

February 20, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for New Statesman ONS data shows retail sales have increased at fastest rate since April 2011. High street sales rose in January, up 0.9 per cent compared to December 2011, according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics this morning. The monthly numbers, which caught analysts by surprise, also […]

Nationwide survey shows January uplift in consumer confidence

February 20, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for New Statesman “May prove to be little more than a temporary bounce.” UK consumer confidence is at its highest level for five months, according to data released on Thursday. The survey conducted by Nationwide and covering 1,000 people, shows that the consumer confidence index is up nine points to 47 […]

Ten point deduction looms as Rangers signal administration intent

February 14, 2012

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written by Robert Pollard for New Statesman Fifty-four times Scottish Champions face £49m HMRC bill. Rangers Football Club are set to enter administration as the club battles with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) at a tribunal over a disputed tax bill of £49m. They have submitted a notice of intent to appoint administrators and the […]