Lead story

Fight for a living wage

by Daphne Liddle

NEARLY five million workers in Britain are subsisting on less than a living wage, according to research by consultants KPMG. This means that one in five workers and their families have an inadequate standard of living.

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Syria: rebels prolong the fighting

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

VIOLENCE continued in Syria despite a temporary UN-brokered ceasefire over a Muslim holiday last weekend that was largely ignored by the Nato-backed Islamic militias that had agreed to it in the first place.

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Editorial

War on the poor

THIS GOVERNMENT really hates the poor and the more it punishes them the more it hates them. Now families who have more than two children are to lose Child Benefit because having children is an extravagance the poor have no to right to expect. Poor people must understand that to have a home or a job is a privilege and not a right — as though it is their class’ right to grant the right to live as human beings, to eat, work, play, sleep and breathe to us poor people and we had better be grateful for it.

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