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By Daphne Liddle

TORY PARTY leader David Cameron is in deep trouble with his own supporters, with his Liberal-Democrat coalition partners and potentially in very serious economic trouble with no realistic plans for an economic recovery and a looming prospect of banks needing another bail-out in the near future.

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DPRK in festive mood over Kim Jong Il’s re-election

by our Asia Affairs correspondent

COLOURFUL celebrations have taken place throughout Democratic Korea this week to congratulate Kim Jong Il on his re-election as general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) at a special party conference last week.

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Who benefits?

TORY Chancellor George Osborne last Monday delivered a sound kick in the teeth to some of his core supporters when he cut child benefit for households where at least one person is earning more than £42,000-a-year. Many falling into this category consider themselves not rich but middle income and the backbone of the mythical Middle England.

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