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Threats to behead a UKIP candidate

David Robinson-Young is now extremely concerned about his personal safety after receiving a telephone call from an irate constituent complaining about the bombing of the "Moslem brotherhood" in the Middle East.

CHART OF THE WEEK: Duration of Unemployment

Summary:

The UK labour market statistics released at the end of last week reported continued improvement. However, long-term unemployment

Is This Where Investors Should Be Looking When Oil Recovers?

When oil prices recover-and plenty of analysts think the climb back up will start soon-Canada's western frontier of Saskatchewan and neighboring Alberta

Nigel Farage has accused the Westminster establishment of appeasement in the face of the SNP threat

Mr Farage said: “David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have all shown appalling weakness in the face of the aggressive tactics of the SNP which threaten the future of the United Kingdom.

IPSE stands up for small scale supermarket suppliers

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, has today reacted to the news that supermarket price wars are having serious negative impacts on small scale supermarket suppliers.

SNP In Government? 7/1 4th favourite, say bookies

Only A Labour or Conservative minority government, or a repeat of the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition, are more likely outcomes than the SNP being involved in the next government

Big Issue Invest Offers £650K Investment and Much More to Early Stage Social Businesses

Big Issue Invest are calling upon early stage social businesses throughout England to apply for the Corporate Social Venturing (CSV) 2015 programme which officially launches today.

UK General Election 2015 – how it might affect investments

By John Wyn-Evans, Head of Investment Strategy at Investec Wealth & Investment

The 2015 election promises to be the hardest to call in living memory, with the hegemony of the Conservative and Labour parties threatened by the rise of UKIP

CHART OF THE WEEK: The Eurozone Recovery

Summary:

There has been a lot of new data released this week on the Euro Area, and all of it has been positive; unemployment continues to fall (slowly), inflation is back up to closer to 0%

Social election: 28% voters show political allegiances on social media

• Britons break ‘politics taboo’ on social media: third of voters show political allegiances on social media

• Labour supporters have most faith in their own party’s social strategy (28%) vs just 23% of Conservative voters showing faith in the Tories’ social strategy

Russia's growth surprise fails to brighten outlook

Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist at Schroders, comments on today's Russian GDP figures and what he expects for Russia's economy in 2015:

New degree-level apprenticeship scheme for professional managers

Proposals to develop a new degree-level apprenticeship in Chartered Management, which will boost the number of professional managers and drive up business performance across the UK, have been approved.