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Originally posted by christina-66
reply to post by pikestaff
The big food suppliers will never go down. In the good times they sell their 'best of' ranges and in the bad times they stock more 'value' ranges.
The analysis shows that donations were made by 37*on the Sunday Times Rich list.
These include JC Bamford, ranked 36th with £1,650m
Edwin and Carol Healey, ranked 40th with £1,500m
Chaim P Zabludowicz, ranked 40th with £1.5bn
Peter A Cruddas, ranked 90th with £750m
David Harding, ranked 196th with £410m
Ralph Northumberland, ranked 248th with £315m
Zac Goldsmith, ranked 257th with £300m
Peter Hambro, ranked 277th with £271m
Paul M Ruddock, ranked 278th with £270m
Richard Q Hoare, ranked 282nd with £260m
Alan J Lewis, ranked 291st with £250m
Michael G Clare, ranked 305th with £237m
Hugh E Osmond, ranked 309th with £232m
Peter R Harrison, ranked 337th with £200m
Nick Leslau, ranked 371st with £185m
Robert J Madejski, ranked 393rd with £175m
Richard D Harpin, ranked 410th with £170m
Stanley Fink, ranked 533rd with £120m
Alan and Julia Bekhor, ranked 650th with £110m
Aidan Heavey, ranked 679th with £106m
Simon Robertson, ranked 694th with £103m
Edwina A Herrmann (wife of Jeremy Herrmann, ranked 697th with £102m)
Michael S Farmer, ranked 703rd with £100m
Jeremy Isaacs, ranked 751st with £95m
Hilda Worth, (wife of Marc Worth, ranked 751st with £95m)
David Ord, ranked 813rd with £87m
Malcolm Scott ranked 817th with £85m
Michael Davis, 871st with £80m
Charles F Wigoder, ranked 959th with £72m
John W Leavesley ranked 1,050 with £65m
Michael Slade, ranked 1,135th with £60m
Lord Dolar Popat ranked 1,194th with £59m
Carolyn Ward, (wife of Anthony Ward, ranked 1,237th with £55m)
Paul A Beecroft, ranked 1,320th with £50m
Neil Record, ranked 1,394th with £49m
Nicholas D Jenkins, ranked 1,474th with £45m
Simon Wolfson, ranked 1,474th with £45m
Earlier this year a report “found that of the 498 Tory MPs and peers 134 have been or are employed in the financial sector, this includes 70 of the party’s 305 MPs. Among the 193 Conservative peers, more than a third work or have worked in finance or banking.’
The Tory Party is increasingly being funded by the asset strippers and predators.
What does this mean for the UK? Are we in a worse position than we are told? And why is it that despite promises of retrieving money from the rich, to benefit the poor from whom those rich have stolen; why is it that the actual state of affairs demonstrates that the poor are the ones from whom cash is being taken, yet again? Most pressingly relevant in the ethical transgressions, the scandalous disability welfare cuts - via the outrage which is ATOS, and also the general cuts to other social & welfare services. Such services not being the lifeline of the rich (they have their money as a temporary lifeline - though many of them are fiscally insecure, despite their ignorance of that fact) - they are repeatedly hit hardest, causing suffering for the poorest, the poor, the relatively poor & the lower middle classes - the only ones who would ever use them.
Further significant changes are needed in the market for personal current accounts, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.
The OFT has been reviewing the way the UK's banks run these accounts, because of concerns over competition and a lack of focus on customers' needs.
Despite improvements since its last review in 2008, it said consumers still lacked confidence to switch accounts.
The UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the last three months of 2012, further fuelling fears that the economy could re-enter recession.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the fall in output was largely due to a drop in mining and quarrying, after maintenance delays at the UK's largest North Sea oil field.
The economy had grown by 0.9% in the previous quarter, boosted by the London 2012 Olympic Games.
For the whole year, growth was flat.
The ONS said that the "bumpy economy" was on a "sluggish trend"
The coalition made a mistake in cutting back capital spending when it came into office, Nick Clegg has said.
The deputy PM told The House magazine that ministers had reassured themselves at the time that the reduction was in line with plans drawn up by Labour.
But they now realised investment in infrastructure was crucial for economic recovery, he added.
His comments came ahead of fresh GDP figures - which show that the UK economy is contracting once again.
The Office for National Statistics said the economy contracted by 0.3% in the October to December quarter. Most economists had forecast a drop of 0.1%.
Labour said Mr Clegg's comments were the coalition's first admission of a "serious mistake" on the economy.
We have urged ministers to bring forward infrastructure investment and build thousands more homes, but they have refused to listen. ”
Rachel Reeves Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury
He also reportedly wants people to "stop bashing industries in which we are strong like banks".
Originally posted by woogleuk
The link is still there, but as you said, 404'ed, will continue searching
Some links appear where maybe the actual page hasn't been loaded yet if it's breaking news, and sometimes when perhaps factual details need to be verified before it can be released and someone didn't remove the link. Sometimes it's just a simple case of the page being retitled - this happens guys, if you have ever maintained a website with multiple contributors you will know this is a risk and it just so happens the BBC news site is high profile so such mess ups are seen more often than on more low profile sites. Not a conspiracy.... especially as the actual subject featured a lot on the BBC TV news.
Chancellor George Osborne said the figures were a reminder that the UK faces "a very difficult economic situation".
He described them as "a reminder that last year was particularly difficult, that we face problems at home with the debts built up over many years, and problems abroad with the eurozone, where we export many of our products, deep in recession".
But Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls said: "Today's news confirms what business leaders, retailers and families have known for many months - that depressed confidence and a chronic shortage of demand mean our economy continues to flat line.
"This government's failing plan has now seen our economy stagnate for over two years and borrowing is now rising as a result."
Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the TUC, said: "We are now mid-way through the coalition's term of office and its economic strategy has been a complete disaster.
"The economy has grown by just 1%, real wages have fallen, and the manufacturing and construction sectors have shrunk. We remain as dependent on the City as we did before the financial crash."
If the economy were to also shrink in the first three months of 2013, then the UK would re-enter recession, defined as two consecutive quarters of contraction.
Capital Economics believes another contraction in the first quarter is "quite possible... especially given the snow disruption".
So why are they not listening?
Is spending on the future too damned risky rght now?
Laws to tackle aggressive bailiffs will be introduced next year in England and Wales, the government has announced.
Bailiffs will be banned from entering homes at night, or properties where only children are present, and will be stopped from using any physical contact when dealing with people who owe money.