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Where was Hilary Benn today?

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today failed to turn up for the launch of Britain’s first bioethanol plant. He was due to perform the opening ceremony. Neither was he in the Commons to answer questions about the latest reported outbreak of foot and mouth at Pirbright. He took the easy way out by slipping out the information by written statement. Food and Farming Minister Lord Rooker...
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Post Office consultation lets down the public

How can government pick and choose the time it wishes to consult with the public? Its decision to suspend consultations over proposed Post Office closures in the run-up to next May’s local council elections is immoral. It clearly demonstrates that it wants to control the consultation process and bury any potentially bad news in advance of it happening. Public consultations have begun on...
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