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Police criticized for poor handling of child abuse investigation

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Some analysts blame the British police for deliberately mismanaging child sexual abuse cases after a recent report found that about 38% of their investigations were inadequate. “In many cases, children are rarely believed when they report to the police. It is clear from ...

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British govt. scraps target for child poverty eradication ahead of tax credits cut

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The British government has announced plan to scrap measures aimed at eradicating 2020 child poverty target before the cut in tax credits. The official measure has so far defined that a child is being considered in poverty if it is in a household ...

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Survey: Students forced into taboo trade to make ends meet

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A new study shows that an increasing number of British students are forced into adult work, gambling and other taboo trades to make their ends meet. According to a survey by Save the Student, a student financial advice website, nearly ...

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Government policies denying children of rights

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A new report for the United Nations has found that the British government’s policies are stripping children of their rights. The UK’s first full review of children’s commissioners expressed “serious concerns” about children’s accessibility to justice in the courts and ...

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GCHQ unit involved in manipulating citizens’ behavior via internet – report

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(RT) – When not busy with counterterrorism operations, a secretive unit of the UK’s GCHQ spy agency reportedly helps traditional law enforcement and is engaged in manipulating public opinion via the internet, new documents reveal. Documents published by the Intercept demonstrate ...

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British politician to stand in the dock over child sex abuse

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In the UK, Labour peer Greville Ewan Janner is set to stand trial over alleged child sex abuses. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced the decision which overturns a previous ruling that exempted the 89-year-old peer from criminal proceedings ...

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Cuadrilla fracking application rejected by Lancashire Council

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(RT) – Lancashire County Council has unanimously voted to reject a planning application for fracking in the region. Residents and environmentalists, who have been protesting throughout the council’s two-day meeting, welcomed the news. The county council’s Development Control Committee refused Cuadrilla’s ...

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‘Unlawful, structurally unfair’ fast-track asylum system scrapped in Court of Appeal

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Britain’s Court of Appeal has suspended the controversial detained fast-track (DFT) system, which imprisons thousands of asylum seekers each year while they appeal rulings. The High Court ruled the process was unlawful on June 12, but put a “legal stay” ...

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‘Tory ‘right to buy’ policy threatens UK homes’

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British media reports suggest the Conservative government’s ‘right-to-buy’ policy threatens mass selloffs of Britain’s council homes. During last month’s election campaign, PM David Cameron promised to give 1.3 million people living in council houses the right to buy their homes. ...

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Government ‘must step in to pay for Rotherham sex abuse probe’

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A Rotherham MP has urged the Government to foot the bill of up to £15 million for the National Crime Agency’s criminal probe into the town’s child sexual exploitation scandal. Officials from the agency dubbed the British FBI said on ...

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British police forcibly drag disabled protesters out of parliament

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British police forces have clashed with disabled protesters, pushing them out of the Houses of Parliament. The protesters were trying to make their way into Prime Minister’s Questions, a constitutional convention held every Wednesday, when clashes broke out. As David Cameron ...

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Queen to get nearly £43mn from Treasury

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Queen Elizabeth II is set to receive 42.8 million pounds from the Treasury in the 2016-2017 financial year. The amount is nearly £12m more than the Queen received in 2012. In the meantime, the British taxpayers will pay an extra ...

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Police refused to warn public about child grooming gangs

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West Midlands Police knew five years ago that Asian grooming gangs were targeting children outside schools across the city – but failed to make the threat public. Documents obtained by the Birmingham Mail show the force were aware pupils were ...

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Tory cuts plunge families further into poverty

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 Experts have warned against British government’s plans to cut tax credits and other working-age benefits, saying they will be “extremely unfair” on low-income households. The Tory government is set to enforce £12bn of welfare cuts. Prime Minister David Cameron insists that ...

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‘40% of UK university students say courses worthless’

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In Britain, as many as four in 10 university students, who have paid an increased tuition fee, believe their courses were not worth the money they had to pay for. Just over half of the students polled in a BBC ...

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250,000 demonstrate against austerity in London

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Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. A quarter of a million people took part in an anti-austerity demonstration in London on Saturday, according to the event’s organisers, the People’s Assembly. Media accounts ...

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The system is at war with itself: British Government threatens to close BBC

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has reportedly threatened to shut down the state-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) over its biased coverage of the latest general election in the European country. Cameron threatened to “close down” the broadcaster in a bid to ...

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Some 40 people hurt in UK park chemical leak

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Some 40 people have been treated in the UK following a chemical leak at a holiday park swimming pool. Emergency services were called to the Wild Duck Holiday Park in Belton near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk on Sunday at 14:35 ...

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British Government will cause loss of 30,000 NHS nurses

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Some 30,000 nurses in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) face layoffs over the Conservative government’s immigrant laws which threaten a staffing crisis. British media reports say non-EU staff on less than £35,000 after six years in the country are ...

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UK’s child poverty rate heading towards largest hike: Experts

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Child poverty rate in Britain is reportedly heading towards its largest increase in a generation, reversing over a decade of progress that began in the late 1990s, leading independent experts say. The bleak projection emerged Saturday just before the release ...

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UK is ‘biggest tax haven in EU,’ says global tax expert

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(RT) – British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies make up almost 25 percent of the world’s tax havens blacklisted by the European Commission. The Commission published its blacklist on Wednesday as part of its Action Plan for Fair and Efficient ...

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British campaigners demand cuts to queen expenses

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British campaigners demand a review of the queen’s finances after reports that royal spending will not face cuts for at least another couple of years. Anti-monarchy activists urge cuts to Queen Elizabeth II’s multi-million-pound annual income in line with the ...

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War veterans oppose recruitment of minors

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British war veterans launch a campaign against enlisting 16-year-olds into the military.  While Britain is current the only state in Europe or NATO that enlists minors, a policy criticized by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the ...

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Tony Blair attends Russian economic forum, days after receiving Ukrainian job offer

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(RT) – Tony Blair appeared at the St Petersburg Economic Forum in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hometown on Friday, where the former UK prime minister advised business leaders on ways they could improve their performance. His appearance on the panel came ...

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‘Fatally flawed’ Bank of England stress tests peddle myth of financial security – report

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(RT) – Bank of England (BoE) stress tests of Britain’s banking sector are “fatally flawed” and peddle the myth that the financial system is secure, a report by the Adam Smith Institute says. The report, published Thursday, was authored by Professor of ...

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London marches against austerity

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(RT) – Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of London on Saturday in the UK’s biggest anti-austerity rally for years to oppose the new Tory government’s program of social benefit cuts and privatization. A reported 250,000 attended the ...

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MoD confirms Britain is arming Saudi Arabia in Yemen conflict

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(RT) – Britain’s Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is providing technical support and arming Saudi Arabia in its ongoing war against Yemen, RT has learned. An MoD spokesperson said the UK’s assistance to Saudi Arabia includes providing “precision guided weapons,” but added ...

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British Government Push GPs to Open 7 Days a Week

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The UK government is hoping to negotiate a new deal with GPs if they agree to open for seven days. Problems surrounding waiting times for members of the public to get appointments has been debated and questioned for quite some ...

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UK accused of ditching freedom of information requests

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The British government has been accused of breaching Freedom of Information Act by enforcing a system that automatically deletes emails sent from Downing Street. Transparency activists say the system has been implemented to prevent information from being released to the ...

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‘Nigerian slaves’ face sexual exploitation in UK

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Hundreds of people from Nigeria are being illegally trafficked to the United Kingdom facing severe sexual exploitation among other horrific exploits. Figures show that in 2014 there were 2000 victims of trafficking that were referred to the authorities, of which ...

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‘Tory government playing English card’

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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has accused the Conservative-led government of pushing the country towards collapse by playing “the English card”. Brown warns the country remains on “life support” because Prime Minister David Cameron has given up saving the 308-year-old ...

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Official report wants British spy agencies to retain intrusive powers

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A new official report suggests the UK intelligence agencies should be allowed to keep mass spying activities including its metadata gathering powers. In a 373-page report published on Thursday, official reviewer of counter-terrorism laws has also proposed some changes saying ...

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British filmmakers want Israeli film festival banned

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Several film makers including  Ken Loach, Mike Leigh and Peter Kominsky have urged the Curzon and Odeon Cinema and Bafta to stop screenings for an Israeli film festival that is set to open this week. Seret 2015 is title of ...

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British parliament votes in favor EU exit referendum

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British parliament members have overwhelmingly voted in favor of plans to hold a referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union. Following a lengthily debate, the EU Referendum Bill — backed by the labor party — was pushed through ...

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Scottish police investigate Lord Janner over child sex abuse

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Police in Scotland are investigating claims that Lord Greville Janner, rumored to have been a prolific child sex offender, abused a boy there in the 1970s.  The allegation was first made by a Leicester man in 1991 who told the ...

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Cameron backpedals on threat against anti-EU ministers

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron has withdrawn his threat to sack ministers over an ongoing dispute on Britain’s stay in the European Union. Cameron said Monday that his remarks about his ministers’ position on an EU exit referendum have been ...

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‘Senior BMA doctors given secret pay rise in UK’

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Confidential documents have revealed staggering secret pay hikes of up to 137% for senior members of the UK’s doctors’ union, the British Medical Association (BMA). The BMA papers show how the doctors’ union awarded its senior figures pay rises of ...

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Experts warn British govt. against further cuts to social care

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A further £1bn in cuts to social care will hit thousands of Britons, experts say. Over £1bn worth of funding will be taken from social care services in the next year alone, leaving thousands of elderly and disabled people unable ...

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20,000+ Police March In Force Against G7 Protests in Germany

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(Common Dreams) – Though outnumbered by police by approximately two-to-one, thousands of people took to the streets of the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany on Saturday to express their opposition to the hegemonic and neoliberal policies of the G7 ...

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UK protesters demand closure of immigrant detention center

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British protesters stage a rally to urge the closure of a notorious immigrant detention center in the United Kingdom. The largest protest yet against Britain’s most notorious immigration removal center took place on Saturday, as campaigners denounced Yarl’s Wood as ...

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Britain opposes boycott of Israel: Official

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A British Foreign Office official has reiterated London’s commitment to opposing a boycott of Israel. Tobias Ellwood has in a recent tweet to an Israeli official said he did not believe in the merits of introducing boycotts  “when we are ...

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‘NHS hospitals wasting millions every year’

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The latest review of the UK National Health Service (NHS) spending has revealed an excessive amount of waste, including too many staff holidays, soluble tablets and the purchase of latex gloves. Chair of the NHS Cooperation and Competition Panel, Patrick ...

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UK cyber attacks costs economy billions – and so do corrupt politicians

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RINF EDITOR’S NOTE: What’s next to blame for the state of the British economy? Yesterday it was societies most vulnerable, and today it’s hackers. It seems the government are pointing the finger at everyone and everything apart from the actual ...

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Germany angry over UK’s potential exit from EU

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Former German Foreign Minister has warned the UK that Angela Merkel will not prioritize its potential exit from the EU and give in to demands on Britain’s relationship with the bloc.  Joshka Fischer is widely regarded as one of the ...

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London council profiteering from homelessness

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RINF EDITOR’S NOTE: As an organisation that regularly uses our profits to feed the homeless and vulnerable in our city I find it abhorrent that any council would take it upon themselves to further stamp on the faces of those in ...

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Cruel UK welfare reforms force vunerable children to survive on £1 per day

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(RT) – Thousands of children in the UK are being pushed into severe poverty and hunger because their parents cannot work or receive government benefits, new research has found. Changes to government immigration and benefits policies have left a “dysfunctional system,” a report ...

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Revealed: MI5 blackmailed child sex abusers

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Some reports suggest that the British Security Service, MI5, shielded pedophile politicians from prosecution to blackmail them back in the 1970s.  “There’s now substantial evidence that the Security Service were condoning that, they knew of it and made use of it so ...

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Britain’s Democracy Is Broken and In Need of Serious Reform

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I have always believed, perhaps naively, that in a democracy, if a system is shown to be manifestly unjust and unfair, then those who have the power to address the problem will respond positively. Action will then follow to address ...

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IPSA set to raise MPs’ salaries by 10%

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As most Britons reel from tough austerity measures, the watchdog that regulates MPs’ pay has decided to raise their salaries by 10%. Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has said it sees no reason not to increase the salaries from the current ...

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Charles Kennedy dies, aged 55

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Charles Kennedy, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, has died at his Scottish home aged 55. No cause of death has been made public but police are not treating it as suspicious. His family has issued a statement, saying they ...

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£22bn NHS cuts and ‘staff burnout’ could halt Tory reforms – health trust

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Plans to move the National Health Service (NHS) to a seven-day service could be hampered by increased pressure on staff, coupled with £22 billion worth of further cuts, a report has warned. The report from healthcare think tank The Nuffield ...

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Met police chief warns unfit police officers

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Britain’s most senior police chief, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, has warned unfit and overweight police officers that they have no place within the forces.  Hogan-Howe issued the stark warning to unfit and overweight police officers, as well as those considering a ...

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UK banking sector ‘extremely vulnerable’ to financial crisis, report warns

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Britain’s financial system is “extremely” vulnerable to future crisis under current regulations, a new report warns. The New Economics Foundation (NEF) says the UK’s banking industry is the least resilient of all G7 nations. The report warns the resilience of ...

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‘Britain risks following Nazi lead on human rights’

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A UN special rapporteur says the United Kingdom risks following the lead of Nazi Germany by its possible withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Professor François Crépeau, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, ...

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‘UK shy of enough land to lock up all child sex abusers’

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Britain’s child protection chief says the UK does not have enough land to build prisons and put all its child sex abusers behind bars. The Deputy Children’s Commissioner for England, Sue Berelowitz, who is currently chairing a government inquiry into ...

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British monarch money kept in check

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The UK queen’s income is under scrutiny after public funding of the monarchy is increased, while other public services are affected by austerity cuts. Taxpayer funding of the UK’s royal household has risen to nearly 40 million pounds in the ...

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‘Oliver Twist’ children used in organized crime

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Britain’s anti-slavery commissioner has warned about the ‘Oliver Twist’ scenarios in UK streets, saying criminal gangs are using children to pickpocket, steal and beg in nationwide criminal operations. Kevin Hyland, an ex-Met Police detective who is currently the anti-slavery commissioner, ...

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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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