Economic crash leaves an extra 1million workers under-employed and wanting more hours

Economic crash leaves an extra 1million workers under-employed and wanting more hoursSince 2008 crash the number of people in jobs but wanting to work more has risen by 47 per centFigure now stands at 3.05million with labourers, cleaners and caterers among worst affectedPart-time workers making employment figures look better than they are PUBLISHED: 14:30 GMT, 28 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:35 GMT, 28 November 2012 More than 3million people are under-employed, forced to work part-time because they cannot find enough work. The number has soared by 1million since the start of the economic downturn in 2008, with cleaners, caterers, school crossing assistants and labourers worst affected.

Idiot yob swearing at CCTV camera becomes laughing stock after accidentally walking into lamppost

Idiot yob swearing at CCTV camera becomes laughing stock after accidentally walking into lamppost Hilarious moment captured on 24-second CCTV clip released by West Midlands Police | UPDATED: 16:49 GMT, 28 November 2012 A rude yob was left a little red-faced after making obscene hand gestures at a CCTV camera – and then walking straight into a lamppost. The teen, wearing a hoodie pulled down over his face, started signing the insults after he spotted a town CCTV camera tracking him. But while his focus is fixed on swearing at the camera, he fails to notice the lamp-post in his path, and walks straight into it.

A surprising view from a Tory MP – and ally of George Osborne – as mansion tax row rages

'My home is worth more than 5million – and I want to pay more tax on it': A surprising view from a Tory MP – and ally of George Osborne – as mansion tax row rages The MP for Straford-Upon-Avon says we must ensure 'those with the broadest shoulders carry the biggest burden'Already, the richest in the country will be paying a greater share of tax But, one area of system does not adhere to that principle – council tax | UPDATED: 16:33 GMT, 25 November 2012 While it should be applauded that we’ve reduced the deficit by a quarter in just two-and-a-half years, we have to remember that we’re still borrowing almost 400 million a day. The Government has always been clear that the deficit will be eliminated by a mixture of spending cuts and tax rises