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The new age of Dickens

by Daphne Liddle

LIVING standards for most people in Britain are plummeting, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics that show national well being is down 13.2 per cent compared to standards before the banking crisis of 2008 — and is continuing to fall.

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Syrian ceasefire but imperialism continues to arm rebel fighters

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

THE SYRIAN government has agreed to a temporary ceasefire following intense efforts by the United Nation’s special envoy over the past two weeks. But the Syrian army is continuing mopping up operations in the run up to the halt in fighting.

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Increase the struggle

THE THOUSANDS upon thousands who took part in the TUC protests in London, Glasgow and Belfast on Saturday clearly reflected the mounting opposition to the Cameron government’s austerity programme.

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