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Day four of the Live below the Line challenge…

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Another update from Baroness Jenkin: I was delighted to host an event in the River Room at the House of Lords last night for the Global Poverty Project and the charity partners, Restless Development (for whom, as one of their patrons, I am fundraising); Results UK; Salvation Army; Christian Aid; and Think Global, all of…

Baroness Living on a Pound a Day

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I’m Anne Jenkin (nee Strutt).  I became a Conservative Member of the Lords on 27th January.  I started working in the House of Commons as a secretary to various MPs in 1977, so the Westminster Village is very much my home.  I come from a political family – three of my grandparents were in the…

The EU’s money troubles

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Guest blog from Lord Harrison: The European Union has money troubles. The banking crisis in 2008 was a global disaster whose impact on the EU is still being felt. Just days ago Portugal’s government fell when its plans to cut Portugal’s enormous budget deficit were rejected. It is now paying over 8% interest (that’s compared…

Sure Start for Children

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I’m a great believer in the Sure Start programme. It offers real support to parents and gives children a better start in life. Sure Start is a government flagship programme to support families on low incomes through children’s centres in (as of October 2009) 3,151 locations. The target is at least 3,500 children’s centres by…