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Defra’s £100,000 staff trebles – and a £63 million fine

Here’s one for Burning Our Money. The number of Defra staff earning more than £100,000 has trebled in the past five years. This cannot surely be linked to their performance as it struggles with waste and recycling, climate change, floods, coastal erosion, supporting our farmers – and ensuring they get their payments on time. We now learn that delays in payments have led to the...
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How could pollsters get it so wrong?Does it come down to race?

Crikey, what an amazing result following pollsters’ predictions of another sweeping victory for Democrat Barack Obama in New Hampshire. He seemed a dead cert to win ahead of rival Hillary Clinton, but virtually all of the late polling on the Democratic side proved to be very wrong. The last Rasmussen Report had Obama +7 over Clinton. CBS had him +7. USA Today had Obama +13 and CNN +10. So...
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