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Former British Prime Minister John Major

John Major praises 'guts and drive' of immigrants in the UK

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Tue 12 Aug, AT 14:16

Former PM's tone on immigration contrasts with that of Cameron, who has launched crackdown on 'benefit tourism'

Confiscated illegal drugs

Drugs and prostitutes to boost economy by £10bn

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Fri 30 May, AT 10:03

From September, prostitutes and drug dealers will be included in official GDP figures

Factory Worker

UK factories help economy on road to recovery

Fri 2 Aug, AT 13:10

British manufacturing hits levels not seen since 2011, boosting economy

Osborne's £11.5bn saving plan: winners and losers

Wed 26 Jun, AT 14:00

Chancellor takes axe to government departments and welfare but promises more roads and houses

Cruise industry gives British economy £2.5bn boost

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Tue 25 Jun, AT 10:16

Global cruise industry shows 'steady growth' and now provides 66,000 jobs in Britain alone

British economy back in business says CBI

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Mon 13 May, AT 11:20

Hope on the horizon as business group says 'flat' economy is finally moving towards growth

GDP: Britain dodges triple-dip recession

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Thu 25 Apr, AT 09:32

Preliminary figures show GDP grew by 0.3% - relieving pressure on Osborne


Clegg accuses PM of inflicting 'chilling effect' on jobs, growth

Tue 15 Jan, AT 09:54
The Mole

Double whammy: Clegg hits Cameron day after Lib Dem peers vote against boundary changes


Britain’s rising debt: we need statesmen to give us clarity

Opinion digest
Tue 28 Aug, AT 10:58

Opinion Digest: Time to face the truth about debt - and time for a big conference speech, too