Sunday, April 19, 2015

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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...
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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While the Ham&High was snooping through council documents this week, a batch of figures popped out showing its use of controversial surveillance laws on...

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Victoria Parsons A complex case in the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) raises concerns about a key new counter terrorism tool that the government...

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Former Prime Minister Tony Blair claims his commitments as Middle East Envoy make an appearance at the inquiry into controversial Irish Republican Army (IRA)...

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Tony Blair has called for MPs to be paid more. He says he has amassed a £10 million fortune since leaving Number 10. Others...

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Ambulance staff said lives could have been saved if they had done things differently during the Hillsborough football disaster. Some 96 Liverpool football fans died...

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One of Britain’s largest construction firms has been linked to severely sub-standard working conditions for migrants in Qatar. Over 1,000 foreign workers perished in...

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Jonathan Cook Nafeez Ahmed’s account of the sudden termination of his short-lived contract to write an environment blog for the Guardian is depressingly instructive –...

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Politicians have their eyes on the general election. The leaked proposals from George Osborne’s last pre-election Autumn Statement were all about spinning the line...

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The police appear to have declared war on journalists. If this sounds more than a little far-fetched, consider the evidence. Case one: in September, it...

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Only a day after an online petition calling for Tony Blair’s Save the Children Global Legacy Award to be revoked gained over 100,000 signatures,...

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They expect all young people to aspire to be kings and queens of ‘the heap’, to sit on its peak and look down on...

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Dennis Moore A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), based on research carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, found that 300,000 more...

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David Meyer The U.K.’s big internet service providers, including BT, Talk Talk, Virgin Media and Sky, have agreed to filter out terrorist and extremist material...

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined plans to seize passports from British nationals linked to armed groups and stop them returning from fighting...

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Scotland Yard is carrying out a search of the Barbara Castle archives at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library to try and locate a...

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Simon Basketter A newly revealed document exposes that the police covered up its link to blacklisting of trade unionists. In 2008 a detective chief inspector in...

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Sadie Robinson CCTV footage from the Hillsborough disaster disappeared from the stadium, a jury has heard. Some 96 Liverpool football fans died as a result of...

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NHS England won't publish data on where it spends its money, including to private companies. What happened to the promised transparency? TAMASIN CAVE The new NHS...

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