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I am an experienced online journalist and political editor working for Trinity Mirror papers in the West Midlands and the North East, based in the Parliamentary Press Gallery at Westminster.

I understand how government, Parliament and political parties work. I am equally at home digging out stories from data, social media or interviews as I am covering major set-piece events or explaining how things work to readers.

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Birmingham city council to announced £100 million in further cuts

Birmingham City Council is set to plan for more budget cuts in excess of £100 million, as a result of what it said were “unfair” cuts in grant from central government and the legacy of the authority’s previous administration.

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West Midlands News: Unemployed must accept work, says Labour's Liam Byrne

But in return, the welfare state should give far more help to people who have actually contributed by working and paying National Insurance, he said.

Mr Byrne (Lab Hodge Hill), Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, was speaking as Conservative Chancellor George Osborne prepares to announce cuts in benefits in...

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Politics News: Unemployed must accept work, says Labour's Liam Byrne

But in return, the welfare state should give far more help to people who have actually contributed by working and paying National Insurance, he said.

Mr Byrne (Lab Hodge Hill), Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, was speaking as Conservative Chancellor George Osborne prepares to announce cuts in benefits in...

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Politicians won't regulate the press under Leveson's proposals but we have no idea who will, nor how they will force the press to change

Politicians won't decide what our newspapers are allowed to print if Lord Levenson's proposals ever are put into effect.

In fact, we have no idea who will actually decide. Nor do we know the criteria they will use to determine whether newspapers have misbehaved or not.

Some opponents of Leveson's ideas exaggerate the extent to which "politicians" will be empowered to influence the content of newspapers.

But I suspect supporters of his proposals are guilty of a little wishful thinking, as they assume that a new body will stamp out the behaviour they consider to be unethical. In fact, we have no way of knowing what it will do.

Let me explain why I say all this.

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Jonathan Walker Political Editor of the Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury, Coventry Telegraph, Newcastle Journal, Newcastle Chronicle and Sunday Sun.

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