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No to NATO intervention

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

LIBYAN government forces went on the offensive this week in a renewed effort to crush rebels who are increasingly looking towards the imperialists to bail them out. Loyalist troops have driven the rebels out of several towns seized at the beginning of the revolt and fighting continues in Misurata, Al Zawiya and around the important oil port of Ras Lanuf.

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Rented homes dangerous

by Daphne Liddle

AROUND one million private rented homes in Britain are in such a poor state they are dangerous according to a survey published last week by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

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Desperate Dave

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron last weekend told his party’s spring conference that, with no money left in Government coffers, “the only strategy for growth” is to get behind entrepreneurs.

He then launched into a tirade against civil servants and local government officers who do their best to enforce various rules and regulations and declared them “the enemies of enterprise”. He promised that in the coming budget: “We are taking on the enemies of enterprise: the bureaucrats in Government departments who concoct those ridiculous rules and regulations that make life impossible for small firms. The town hall officials who take forever to make those planning decisions that can be make or break for a business — and the investment and jobs that go with it.”

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