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Create a promotional piece for the Labour party to use leading up to the general election. This will be a spoof newspaper set in the future to show what state the country may be in under a Tory government. Since the election of David Cameron as Tory leader, party policy has increasingly focused on social and quality of life issues such as the environment, government services and schools. Cameron has frequently called Britain a broken society. Margaret Thatcher, on the other hand, once said that society does not exist. The newspaper will show Britain in a similar negative condition as it was under Thatcher in an attempt to get more Labour votes.


  • Half of UKkids livingin poverty

    NHS cutslead to

    toilet births

    BRITAIN was on the verge of cri-sis last night as the publics pa-tience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his cabinet seems to have run out.

    Westminster chiefs were un-der pressure yesterday when new figures released showed that for the sixth consecutive year, violent crime in Britain had risen, to a record high.

    Labour leader David Miliband was quick to criticise, blaming huge budget cuts in the Police force as the main reason for the rise.

    All this comes at the same time as the ongoing criticism about the power stations being built in Scotland, the ongoing war in North Korea as well as the calls for an early election.

    Yesterday we had our very own poll on our web site and the results were staggering. A massive 74% those who took part want to see parliament dis-solved with 60% wanting to see Labour back in charge for the first time since 2010.


    By BRENDAN WATSONPolitical Editor



    HALF of all children living in Britain do so in relative poverty, Government advisers claimed yesterday. Soaring numbers are depressed and in fear of crime, says a report from the four chil-drens commissioners in the UK.

    Compared with youngsters in main-land Europe, they drink a lot more alco-hol, start having sex earlier and are more likely to use cannabis, it adds.

    The findings, to be presented to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva this week, will be a setback for Boris Johnson who claimed our children are the wealthiest in Europe last week.

    In the report, the commissioners say: It is unacceptable that a country as wealthy as the UK has 5.8 million chil-dren living in relative poverty.

    Nearly 2.3 million children are living in severe poverty in the UK and there is a relatively high likelihood of severe poverty among children living in Lon-don, Wales and Northern Ireland. The mental health of children in England has deteriorated over the past 30 years, say the authors.

    They place some of the blame on the target-driven education system which leads to increased anxiety and stress.

    GOVERNMENT cuts in the NHS and in particular, the maternity units, has re-sulted in record numbers of new mums being turned away from hospitals.

    Research has found mothers are giv-ing birth in hospital corridors, waiting rooms, cupboards and even hospital toilets.

    Westminster defended themselves yesterday, claiming there is more than enough money made available to mater-nity units across the country, and even went on to say hospitals need to spend money more wisely.

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    Tuesday, October 14, 2025



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