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‘UK police can access personal data hundreds of time per day’

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Privacy campaigners in the UK say British police are granted access to private phone and email records of people almost every two minutes.  This was released under the freedom of information laws requested by ‘Big Brother Watch’ which found more ...

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Obesity is the new smoking: NHS England

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NHS England’s chief executive Simon Steven has warned parents and teachers against high sugar consumption and emphasized the need to tackle overeating with the same passion as teen pregnancy, drink driving and smoking. Stevens said public bodies and educators must ...

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US defense chief urges UK to boost army spending

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The US defense chief has warned that the UK could become “disengaged” if it refuses to commit to further spending on its defense. Ashton Carter said Britons “should stick to the pledge they all made” and that the UK has ...

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Londoners to hold anti-govt. rallies

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Traffic on Westminster bridge in London was brought to a standstill on Saturday as hundreds of protesters occupied the road to paint a huge message decrying the government’s austerity agenda. As dozens of police watched, protesters first painted, then hung ...

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UK benefit cap may push 40K kids into poverty: Leaked memo

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Tens of thousands of British children may be pushed into poverty by the UK government’s bid to lower the household benefit cap, a leaked memo to ministers shows. Ministers claim that changes to the cap included in the upcoming employment ...

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UK banks involved in FIFA scandal

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British banks have allegedly been party to corrupt transactions worth millions of dollars linked to FIFA, according to legal papers from the US Department of Justice (DoJ). Barclays and HSBC were named in the papers after the US DoJ noted ...

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Children targets of terror probes in UK

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Amina Taylor There are growing concerns about the U-K government’s anti-terror strategy after primary school children in London were given a questionnaire which appeared to target Muslim kids. Civil liberties campaigners object to the questions that risk future sanctions for ...

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Experts warn about UK security laws

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A group of UK legal academics has sent a letter to the country’s MPs calling for a proper assessment of the risks posed by Britain’s security laws. 38 specialist signatories drawn from across different fields of law explained their concerns ...

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London to host anti-Tory rallies

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Londoners are set to hold a large anti-government demonstration during the state opening of parliament on Wednesday. Organizers say a crown of about five thousand people will come together at Trafalgar Square to protest against the Conservatives’ plan for five ...

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"Britons not happy with current status"

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The prime minister and the president met at Chequers this week in an effort to reach an understanding. Leaked reports of a closer political union between France and Germany have been reported by French newspaper Le Monde, sparking calls from ...

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‘Britain not bound by European court of human rights’

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A British judge renowned for his report on press ethics, Brian Leveson says UK courts no longer automatically defer to European Court of Human Rights’ rulings. Leveson says he is not “crushed by the European jackboot” when it comes to ...

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EU citizens banned from UK referendum vote

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The British government has announced that citizens from most EU countries will not be allowed to vote in a planned EU referendum vote. Prime Minister David Cameron has repeatedly insisted that he is the best person to negotiate a better ...

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UK’s elite colleges not monitoring sexual abuse on campus

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More than half of Britain’s elite universities do not keep records on the extent of sexual abuse perpetrated against their students, a report reveals. Of the 24 elite, so-called Russell Group universities across the UK, seven stated that they do ...

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Some 3,000 Vietnamese children enslaved by gangs in UK: Report

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Some 3,000 Vietnamese children are enslaved by criminal gangs in the UK to work in brutal conditions in the European country, a report says. “By our calculations there are around 3,000 Vietnamese children in the UK who are being used ...

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Quarter of UK army personnel want to quit

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A recent Ministry of Defence survey has found that a quarter of those serving in the UK’s armed forces want to quit. In 2011 the number of military personell that were planning to leave or had handed in their notice ...

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Wrong email reveals UK’s EU exit project

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The Bank of England says it is studying the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it “inadvertently” sent details of its work to the Guardian newspaper. Earlier, a senior official of the bank sent an email about its ...

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UK cabinet clash in censor row

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Former culture secretary Sajid Javid has publicly condemned Home Secretary Theresa May’s plans to censor British broadcasting in order to combat extremism. Javid, who has taken over from Vince Cable as business secretary, had written to Prime Minister David Cameron ...

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​‘Astounding lack of oversight’: UK foreign aid decried by NGOs, cautioned by watchdog

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The UK government has been criticized for the increasingly close relationships it has encouraged between businesses, aid delivery and development following an audit by a development watchdog. While the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) was broadly supportive of the ...

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Cash for influence? 38 British MPs accepted over £60k in gifts from tobacco firms

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Tobacco firms have gifted British MPs with lavish hospitality worth over £60,000 since 2010, an investigation reveals. Almost 50 percent of these MPs voted against plain tobacco packaging in 2015. Thirty-eight MPs across the UK have been treated to concert ...

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​Pro-Israel bias: BBC admits editorial breach in interview with Israeli defense chief

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(RT) – The BBC has reached a “provisional finding” to uphold complaints made by Palestinian activists that the broadcaster breached its editorial guidelines in a “soft” interview with the Israeli defense minister. Complaints focused on BBC journalist Sarah Montague’s alleged failure ...

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UK police give rape victim £20,000

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A rape victim who was not taken seriously and arrested after complaining to the police has received an apology and a £20,000 payout. The unidentified female who was 17 at the time of the incident three years ago said she ...

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Tories plan to jail, fine illegal migrant workers amid highest immigration figures since 2011

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(RT) – Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled new laws to prosecute migrants working illegally in the UK as immigration figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal that net immigration reached 318,000 in 2014. The latest figures represent a ...

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​State censorship: Tory minister slams Home Sec’s plan to sanitize UK TV shows

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(RT) – UK Home Secretary Theresa May has been accused of trying to introduce state censorship of TV broadcasters by a senior Conservative minister in a leaked letter. Former Culture Secretary Sajid Javid wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron in March ...

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Ex-Lib Dem MP blames poll debacle on ‘Tory fear campaign’

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Former business secretary and senior Liberal Democrat MP, Vince Cable, has said that he was the victim of a Tory fear campaign. The Liberal Democrats fell sharply after the general elections from 57 MPs to just eight, with Vince Cable ...

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Justice system still failing UK disability hate-crime victims

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Victims of disability hate-crime are still being let down by the authorities, despite earlier recommendations to change the system. A report by HM inspectors of the CPS, the police and probation services has warned that none of these services have ...

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Daily Mirror owners to compensate celebrity phone-hacking victims

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London’s High Court has ordered Mirror Group Newspapers to pay £1.2m in compensation to eight celebrities who were found victims of phone-hacking. Celebrities awarded payments include actress Sadie Frost, former footballer Paul Gascoigne , the BBC executive Alan Yentob, Coronation ...

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‘We Are Many': Documentary Depicts Legacy of Global Anti-War Movement

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(Common Dreams) – The extraordinary February 15, 2003 march against the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which brought an estimated 30 million people to the streets in 800 cities on every continent, is immortalized on screen in Amir Amirani’s acclaimed documentary, We ...

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Crisis envelops UK Labour leadership contest

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By Paul Mitchell (WSWS) – Labour Party leader Ed Miliband resigned last week following the party’s rout in the May 7 general election, but a crisis is already enveloping the contest to find his replacement. Front-runner Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna ...

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UK nurses to go on strike

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Britain’s Conservative government is on a collision course with NHS nurses who are threatening to go on strike if their wages are cut. The Royal College of Nursing announced on Monday that it will take industrial action if the government ...

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NHS letting down dying patients

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A health commissioner’s report has detailed systematic failings in end-of-life care provisions that have resulted in dying patients being severely let down and distraught. Julie Mellor’s report has outlined some of the appalling cases where pain and suffering in a ...

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1400 investigated in child sex abuse inquiry

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UK police have investigated more than 14,000 individuals, including politicians and celebrities, over allegations of child abuse in the past. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) revealed on Wednesday that the group, which coordinates separate abuse allegations across Britain, is ...

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Welcome to the Era of Stop-Go Austerity

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British Prime Minister David Cameron won a second term this month after the Conservative Party secured a majority in Parliament.  Sometimes good things happen to bad ideas. Actually, it happens all the time. Britain’s election results came as a surprise, ...

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UK kids turn obese at younger ages

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British children are becoming obese at younger ages, according to a major study. The study by University College London (UCL) warned on Wednesday that the average age at which Britons first become obese is decreasing. “The onset of obesity has ...

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UK most unequal country in EU

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A new report says that the UK is the most unequal country in the EU. The report by the Dublin Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions also said the EU’s agency for life at work, found that ...

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Hate crimes on rise in UK

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An Islamic center in UK has condemned a spike in hate crimes across England and Wales since 2012. The Muslim Council of Britain and the Church of England have says the targets of hate crimes are predominantly Muslims. According to ...

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Britons protest against Tories’ austerity cuts

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Hundreds of Britons have staged anti-austerity protests against the new Conservative government’s planned cuts to public spending. Some 1,000 people marched in the central city of Sheffield on Saturday to express opposition against the planned cuts of 30 billion pounds. ...

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North England people urge integration with Scotland

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Tens of thousands of people in North England have signed a petition demanding to break away from England and join Scotland. The petition, #TakeUsWithYouScotland, which appears on the website Change.org says  ‘the northerners’ have more bonds with Scotland than with “the ...

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UK fails to release ‘Butcher of Bahrain’ cable

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A British court has ruled against the release of a 1977 cable between the government and a ruthless British military officer in charge of police in Bahrain. Human rights activists have lost their battle at Britain’s Information Rights Tribunal to ...

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‘British navy to crack down on migrant traders’

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The UK navy is set to deploy 200 Royal Marines to the Mediterranean to help “smash” migrant traffickers, says report. The move, which would see the UK spearhead a multinational operation off the coast of North Africa, comes amid reports ...

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Scotland threatens London with 2nd independence vote

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Scotland has threatened London with a second referendum on independence if Edinburgh’s demands for more powers are ignored by the UK’s new Conservative administration. An unidentified source close to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Sunday Herald that she raised ...

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1,000s of disabled people in UK sexually abused: Charity

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A UK charity has revealed that nearly 5,000 disabled British adults have been sexually abused across England in the past two years. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said Monday that data collected from 106 ...

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UK cuts to make more brutal police tactics inevitable: Official

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More potential budget cuts by the new Tory government in the UK would force British police to adopt “paramilitary” enforcement tactics to maintain their ability to enforce law and order, the head of the police officers’ organization has warned. “You get a ...

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Trident seaman publishes “The Secret Nuclear Threat"

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A member of the  UK navy says the country’s Trident nuclear submarine program is a “disaster waiting to happen.” These comments came in an online posting attached to an image of Able Seaman William McNeilly’s Royal Navy ID card. The ...

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UK drones may combat Mediterranean migrant trade

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The British government is expected to provide drones and surveillance equipment to combat human trafficking in the Mediterranean, reports say. The British foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, and the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, are expected to tell their EU counterparts at ...

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UK legal migrants ‘too scared to seek medical help’

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A charity group says migrants who are in possession of proper documents are still afraid of arrest and thus avoid seeking vital medical care. Doctors of the World said the vast majority (83 percent) of the patients it spoke to ...

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‘Tories may cut 100,000 jobs over next 5 years’

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A union representing British civil servants is warning that the new Conservative government may slash up to 100,000 jobs over the next five years. The head of the “First Division Association”(FDA) union says more swinging cuts to public spending may ...

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PM Cameron reaffirms NHS funding – but can he be trusted?

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to honour his pledge of an extra £8 billion per year to the National Health Service (NHS) by 2020, whilst creating a “seven-day” health service. The British prime minister and former Labour leader ...

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Mind the gap: Britain’s richest are 105 times better off than the poorest

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The UK’S richest 20 percent have more than one hundred times the wealth of the poorest 20 percent, with the combined household wealth of £9.1 trillion remaining for the most part in the hands of the elite. New analysis from ...

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‘We Will Not Surrender Our Voices': British Teens Lead Thousands-Strong Protest Against Austerity

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‘We want an end to austerity. An end to the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer.’ Sarah Lazare (Common Dreams) – A spirited protest against austerity reportedly led by teenagers swept Bristol, England on Wednesday, drawing thousands to ...

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EU referendum should take place ‘as soon as necessary’ – Bank of England chief

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The governor of the Bank of England has said a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) should take place “as soon as necessary.” Mark Carney said the prospect of a referendum was fuelling business uncertainty, which could ...

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New UK Law Could Criminalize ‘Politically Incorrect’ Opinions

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A chilling comment by British Prime Minister David Cameron suggests that even people who obey the law won’t be “left alone” by the state if they engage in anything the government deems to be “hate speech,” including “bigotry” and potentially ...

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Former Obama Campaign Manager Led Austerity-Loving Tories to Victory

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After bringing American-style negative campaigning to the UK, Jim Messina says he’s coming home to throw his weight behind Hillary Clinton After the surprise win of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party in Thursday’s national election, the spotlight has now fallen ...

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Election shambles: Council recalls ballot papers after missing off UKIP candidate

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(RT) – Voting has continued as normal in Darlington after it was revealed the name of one candidate was missing from ballot papers. Some 89 voting slips were distributed to one polling station without the name of UKIP candidate David Hodgson. Darlington ...

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UK voting system ‘unfair’

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A London-based political commentator believes that the voting system in the UK is unfair as it fails to truly represent political parties in the parliament.  “The existing voting system produces some extraordinary unfair results. For example, the United Kingdom Independence ...

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Top cop Bettison ‘tried to concoct a story of drunken fans’ at Hillsborough

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Sadie Robinson (SW) – Memorial to those who died at Hillsborough (Picture: Edmund N Gall) A former chief inspector was part of an internal police group tasked with blaming football fans for the Hillsborough disaster, a court has heard. Some ...

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Hypocritical Tory MP Under Fire For Betraying Voters

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(RINF) – Another Tory MP is facing criticism for betraying voters in Stevenage, UK. As part of his election promise in 2010, conservative MP Stephen McPartland guaranteed voters that if elected, he would take the role seriously and be a ‘full time’ ...

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Former BBC presenter Rolf Harris facing more child sex abuse charges

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(RINF) – Former BBC presenter, member of the British establishment and convicted paedophile, Rolf Harris, is facing a slew of new charges following a ‘full file’ of fresh evidence had been presented to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The new allegations are from ...

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The Cult of Cop Worship

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The tragic and yet unexplained death of Freddie Gray while in custody of the Baltimore Police has once again brought the issue of police violence and misconduct to the forefront of the news cycle. The Freddie Gray matter followed a ...

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British police spend £36 million per year on propaganda

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Police forces spend tens of millions on public relations each year, with the Met alone employing over 100 ‘communications’ staff and an operating budget of over £10 million, documents released under Freedom of Information (FoI) show. The investigation, carried out ...

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How the British Government are gagging critics

ADAM RAMSAY “Every election is a referendum. The winner is the person who sets the question”. This mantra, passed from campaign manager to campaign manager down the generations, is key to understanding how political communication works. You don’t win by ...

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Suspected Establishment Paedophile Lord Janner May Still Face Prosecution

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Lawyers representing a group of people who allege they were sexually abused by the former Labour MP Lord Janner say they are to seek a judicial review of the decision not to prosecute him. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison ...

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£30bn black hole in Tory spending plans, tax think tank reveals

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Chancellor George Osborne is facing a £30 billion black hole in his budgetary plans if he is to honor the Conservative Party’s general election pledges and still meet the party’s deficit-slashing targets by 2020, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns. ...

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When is a democracy not a democracy? When it’s in Britain

SHAUN LAWSON Imagine a country where the views of well over half of the electorate are discounted and treated as an irrelevance. Imagine a government in which well over half of the MPs are locked into place for life, depending ...

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Corrupt Conservative Party Profiteering From Dodgy Tax Havens

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Conservative Party candidates are bankrolled by hedge fund donations siphoned to Westminster from lucrative tax havens including the Cayman Islands, new analysis suggests. Figures released on Thursday by the Electoral Commission detail donations received by Britain’s political parties since the ...

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Shocking Home Eviction By Corporate Police!

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A Shocking eviction by Corporate Police of a man from his home for the princely sum of £6,000 owed in business rates. After falling behind with his business rates to Manchester City Council, due to the illness of one of ...

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72% of Brits concerned about online privacy since Snowden leaks

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New research suggests nearly three quarters of British adults are worried about the distribution of their personal information online, with concerns including hackers and unauthorized access to data. The figures, compiled by pollster YouGov, found that 32 percent of respondents ...

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EU human rights laws ‘disastrous’ for UK armed forces – ex-defense chiefs

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Seven former chiefs of defense staff have called for the British armed forces to be exempt from the European Convention on Human Rights, saying their inclusion in the legal framework is putting their effectiveness at risk. In a joint letter ...

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Police to increase use of wearable recording devices

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Avon and Somerset constabulary revealed it would be rolling out and trialling the chest-mounted cameras in response to a Freedom of Information request. Avon and Somerset constabulary were contacted but could not yet confirm when the cameras would be introduced ...

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Tories Plan To Destory Human Rights Laws

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Soldiers will be safe from the “persistent human rights claims” that have dogged the British military for years because the Conservatives will “rip up” human rights legislation if they win the general election, two top Tories have pledged. Defence Secretary ...

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Behind The Media Spin Tories and Labour Both Beg The Rich For Support

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by Sadie Robinson The general election campaign is officially underway—and many people are bored of it already. The lack of choice on offer was laid bare in a non-debate between Tory prime minister David Cameron and Labour Party leader Ed ...

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42 South Yokshire police officers named in child sexual exploitation investigation

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Sadie Robinson The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating over 100 allegations against 42 named South Yorkshire police officers. The complaints relate to how police handled child sexual exploitation (CSE). The officers include both serving and retired cops. The ...

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Police Watchdog to probe claims paedophile sergeant ordered junior officer to keep quiet after catching MP with two boys at sex party

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The police watchdog is to examine claims that a paedophile sergeant ordered a junior officer not to tell anyone after catching Cyril Smith at a sex party with two boys. The account of the officer, then a young beat bobby ...

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Met Police To Be Investigated For Covering Up Establishment Child Abuse

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A British watchdog is expanding its investigation into allegations that senior Metropolitan Police figures ordered officers to drop inquiries into child sex abuse claims involving politicians, judges and celebrities. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is already handling 14 referrals ...

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How Does The British Government Fail Victims Of Modern Slavery?

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The government claims its Modern Slavery Bill, that passed into law today, is proof that it cares about victims. So why are anti-trafficking processes letting victims down? JENNY MCCALL One day last September a 16 year old girl arrived at ...

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Cameron says he’ll step down after second term – go now, and take your rich mates with you

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Sadie Robinson For David Cameron, being prime minister for a third term “might just be too many”. For many ordinary people, having him as prime minister for one term is more than enough. The arrogant millionaire made his comments while ...

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Former Met Police Officer: Pedophile ring leads to British Monarchy

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A member of the British royal family was part of a pedophile ring under investigation by police until the case was suddenly dropped, an ex-police officer has claimed. The former Metropolitan Police officer said the investigation, which took place in ...

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Political influence for sale: The sordid world of illegal donations

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Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, and Labour chief Ed Miliband are beset by ‘cash-for-access’ allegations, after it emerged all three men met an undercover business tycoon posing as a possible donor. RT understands Cameron was secretly ...

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VIP paedophile files: The sick web of high-powered and well-connected child abusers

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Since Labour MP Tom Watson stood up in the Commons in October 2012 to ask Prime Minister David Cameron to probe a high-powered ­paedophile ring with links to Number 10, the Sunday People has led the way. We have produced ...

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Corrupt British Government in Bed with Sinister Energy Companies

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The Conservative party is failing to stand up to energy companies because its election campaign is reliant on donations from the industry, the shadow Cabinet Office minister Jonathan Ashworth has said. The Tories have taken donations worth more than £2.5m ...

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British police ‘lose track’ of almost 400 pedophiles

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Hundreds of registered sex offenders are missing in the UK, according to new figures. Some have been at large for over a decade. A Freedom of Information request by the Press Association has revealed that the whereabouts of 396 convicted ...

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Cold-blooded Hillsborough police plotted to blame fans for 96 deaths

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Sadie Robinson Senior police officers met two days after the Hillsborough disaster and drew up a plan to blame Liverpool fans for the crush, an inquest has heard. Some 96 Liverpool football fans died as a result of the disaster ...

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Terror 101: Scottish primary school kids given terrorism homework

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A Scottish school has come under fire for issuing primary school kids homework featuring questions about global terrorist organizations. Children were asked to describe the various tactics of Al-Qaeda, the IRA and Hamas. Children, some as young as seven at ...

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War on drugs ‘abject failure,’ say Richard Branson & Nick Clegg

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Businessman Sir Richard Branson and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have branded the UK’s ‘war on drugs’ a “colossal con” and laid out their case for decriminalizing the use and possession of almost all drugs. The Virgin tycoon and Liberal ...

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Cameron says child sex abuse to be classified ‘national threat’

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said tackling child sexual abuse was a national priority on a par with organised crime on Tuesday, announcing measures to prevent systematic abuse. Britain has been rocked by a series of child sex abuse revelations, ...

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Homelessness rises 55% under ‘disgraceful’ Tory govt

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This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Devastating figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a significant 55 percent rise in homelessness since David Cameron became prime minister in 2010. ...

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Cameron tries to woo women voters in ‘patronizing’ interview

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In an attempt to win over female voters to the Conservative brand, Prime Minister David Cameron issued an interview with a women’s magazine, sharing his family life and love of cooking. Critics have called his comments “patronizing.” Women are statistically ...

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Anonymous Vows to Assault Homes of Pedophiles to Avenge Child Abuse Victims

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A global group of demonstrators is protesting against an establishment cover-up of child abuse by marching outside the homes of rich and famous people and politicians, to press their point. Police in London have made arrests. According to hacktivist group Anonymous, ...

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Number of police ‘grounded’ pending criminal investigation rises 48% to 141

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New figures show that 141 constables, sergeants and inspectors are currently on “restricted duties”, two out of five of them because they are suspected of data protection offences. This is up 48 per cent from 97 a year ago as ...

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British society favours the rich – the tax avoidance scandal makes this clear

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Life is cheaper for the rich. That holds for many reasons – not being saddled with personal debt, for example – but being able to use devious means to avoid paying tax is one privilege of the rich. Lord Fink tried ...

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Secret Tory dinner donors gain from Osborne’s tax cuts

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A dozen Tory donors are up to £15 million better off thanks to George Osborne’s tax cuts for the wealthy. The fat cat party funders all benefited from the top rate tax slash of 5 percent. Senior Tories prepared to ...

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Tory bankers – hypocrites and thieves

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How does privileged prime minister David Cameron have the nerve to tell company directors that “put simply—it’s time Britain had a pay rise”? This is the man who has pushed austerity and caused the longest fall in living standards since ...

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Galloway: BBC set me up with anti-semite question

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GEORGE Galloway has hit out at the BBC following his appearance on Question Time, saying he was set up and that David Dimbleby privately apologised to him afterwards. The controversy centred around a question that one audience member asked about ...

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Nigel Farage blocked by protesters in Rotherham

Protesters trap Farage in Ukip office (Pic: George Arthur)

George Arthur A lively protest confronted Ukip leader Nigel Farage when he came to Rotherham today, Friday. Farage had planned to cut the ribbon to open Ukip campaign headquarters in the town. But instead of his usual victory march in front ...

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Rolf Harris questioned in connection with claims of sexual offences – reports

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Rolf Harris has been interviewed under caution in connection with the police inquiry set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, according to reports. Scotland Yard said on Thursday that an 84-year-old was questioned on Tuesday and Wednesday ...

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‘Slave labor’: Prisoners to manufacture British Army gear

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The British government is to introduce new plans forcing prisoners to manufacture equipment for the Army in order to teach inmates “the value of hard work” and save the government money “during times of austerity.” The plan, unveiled on Sunday, ...

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Winston Churchill:the Imperial Monster

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This week Britain is commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. Millions of people worldwide watched his state funeral on television in 1965, and thousands of people lined the streets of London to pay their last respects ...

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UK Government Announces Plan to Remotely Control Vehicles

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The UK government today announced a plan to remotely control vehicles on roads using wi-fi technology in order to reduce traffic and offset global warming, the latest manifestation of the ‘Internet of Things’ that will stir up concern amongst privacy ...

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UK bids £5.9 million to help run Saudi prisons – despite human rights violations

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The British Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has submitted a bid for a £5.9 million ($9 million) contract to help run prisons in Saudi Arabia, despite human rights concerns. The contract is “to conduct a training needs analysis across all the ...

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British taxpayers pay £250,000 to extradite Shrien Dewani

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British taxpayers paid around £250,000 to extradite cleared murder suspect Shrien Dewani to face trial in South Africa, according to reports. Mr Dewani’s trial began in October, but collapsed before his defence even began, after the judge deemed the prosecution’s evidence ...

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London police spend millions snooping on journalists

Met police said Andy Rowell's arrest 'relates to the suspected release of confidential information

London Metropolitan Police (MPS) have spent more than £33.5 million snooping on journalists, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has shown. The FoI request, from the Press Gazette, showed that the number of investigations into the activities of journalists in ...

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