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    relating to a job or project that is at the stage where physical work can begin

    The First Minister has written again to David Cameron, urging him to act immediately to assist the recovery by targeting investment in “shovel ready” projects across Scotland.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/08/2012
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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