Politics UK

Politics UK

Last Updated: Saturday, 21 March 2009, 06:32 GMT

Do the bad times bring out the best in people? Britain's charities think so, as donations go up. But will the Prime Minister be able to honour his commitment to Africa's poor? Consumers tighten their belts, but for the clever entrepreneur even that might be a business opportunity. And in the age of austerity, is the demon drink the next target for the nanny state?

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