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Labour leap in opinion polls

by Daphne Liddle

LATEST opinion polls report a surge in popularity for Labour, who now have a 10-point lead over the Conservatives according to a YouGov/Sun poll published on Wednesday, which gives Conservative support at 33 per cent, Labour at 43 per cent and the Liberal Democrats at nine per cent.

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Syria accepts new peace plan

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

THE SYRIAN government has accepted the six-point peace plan presented by the United Nations and Arab League Special Envoy, Kofi Annan, following a unanimous call from the UN Security Council on all political forces in Syria to support the Annan initiative.

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Money versus people

THEY’RE at it again; the ruling class of this country are trying to use their own level of corruption to break the bond between the trade unions and the Labour Party. And their persistent attempts to do so underline the potential importance of that bond for the working class.

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Rockets and reason

United States President Barack Obama is attending a nuclear summit in Seoul in the US occupied zone of Korea. And he used the opportunity to try to browbeat the new leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over DPRK plans to launch a peaceful satellite.

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