and here's some more info re the high employment figures BBC Reality Check asked the Office for National Statistics (ONS) whether working just one hour a week was all that was needed to be officially classified as employed? The ONS confirmed that was the case. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46264291
So to get back bang on topic.......... I wonder if any of the Tory leadership/Prime Minister hopefuls will promise to reinstate the free tv licence to the over 75s?
@majorp - well now, there are full time, secure, well paid jobs and then there are part-time, self employed,zero hour, insecure, badly paid jobs. All count as employment. This link throws some light on why the unemployment figure is low https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/uk-unemployment-jobs-figures-brexit-turmoil-honda-nissan-a8798856.html
There is a pdf file published by the government in May of this year part of which refers to the confusion concerning Uk money and China.
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"To be clear, no UK aid goes to Russia and in fact no DFID money goes to China. The UK ended traditional aid programmes to China in 2011." https://dfidnews.blog.gov.uk/2018/03/18/mail-on-sunday-claims-on-aid-to-china/
Boris Johnson failing to appeal to floating voters needed to win election, according to Tory polling guru https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/conservative-party/boris-johnson/news/104363/boris-johnson-failing-appeal
Would that be Boris - "f**k business" - Johnson?
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