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German elections: Merkel’s CDU loses out as asylum splits vote

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic party (CDU) suffered yesterday as the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party made gains in Germany’s regional elections. 

On a day that is known as ‘super Sunday’ in Germany, residents of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt went to the ballot box to vote in their state elections. This … Read full article

Spending Review

Osborne’s Vision of Local Government

Phil Briscoe, Managing Director at Bellenden, a political and corporate affairs consultancy, gives us his analysis of the Spending Review.

George Osborne yesterday delivered his latest review of the nation’s finances, and the trend of spending cuts and devolved budgets continued.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will … Read full article