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Sparking children’s imagination

John Healey MP  |   6 March, 2012 Progress Magazine

We should extend to the children of armed forces personnel a scheme which helps under-fives build their own collection of books, writes John Healey Armed forces personnel and their families make sacrifices for the rest of us: I want the government to make a modest extra effort to reward them by backing the extension of … Read on…….

How do we deal with Russia?

Denis MacShane MP  |   8 March 2012 Web exclusive

1.    Russia is a business, not a functioning constitutional, let alone democratic nation-state.  There is no distinction between political and business life, between state employees and those who run enterprises of any shape. From the collapse of communism onwards, politics has been paid for by the parastatal and private sector enterprises principally based on energy, … Read on……..