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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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Too busy: War criminal Blair tries to dodge IRA inquiry

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.(Reuters / Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair claims his commitments as Middle East Envoy make an appearance at the inquiry into controversial Irish Republican Army (IRA) ‘comfort letters’, “challenging.” The letters were distributed under his premiership. The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has ...

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‘More could have lived’ at Hillsborough

Detail from the Hillsborough memorial (Pic: Ruth_W on flickr)

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 as a result of a crush in 1989. Former South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service (SYMAS) ...

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UK to seize ‘foreign fighters’ passports

Hundreds of radicalised Britons are fighting alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [Al Jazeera]

British Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined plans to seize passports from British nationals linked to armed groups and stop them returning from fighting overseas. Cameron has also proposed landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London’s no-fly ...

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NHS England: Where’s the money going?

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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 is big on transparency.  Tim Kelsey, the senior official overseeing care.data and all things ...

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UK condemned over arms sales to repressive states

Protesters protect themselves from tear gas at a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong on 28 September 2014. Photograph: Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images

Former Tory defence secretary Sir John Stanley says government quietly relaxed controls on arms licences to ‘countries of concern’ Mark Townsend and Daniel Boffey The government has been accused of dishonesty over arms sales as new figures reveal that the ...

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Secrets, lies and the bomb

Houses of Parliament (Reuters / Andrew Winning)

Today’s debate in Parliament is a rare chance to put Britain’s hidden world of nuclear weapons under scrutiny, says JEREMY CORBYN Today for three hours there will be a debate in Parliament’s Westminster Hall on the US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement ...

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Mark Duggan officer is accused of ‘misconduct’

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Annette Mackin A police officer from the anti-gang Operation Trident, who was involved in the events leading to Mark Duggan’s shooting, is being investigated for alleged misconduct. The officer, only known as ZZ46, is the first from Trident’s Operation Dibri, ...

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Cops write off child abuse victims

The authorities write off working class children as not being credible (Pic: Metropolitan Police)

We are often told that Asian men get away with abusing children because police fear being called racist if they arrest them. But the head of Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, revealed the real reason for police inaction last ...

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500,000 NHS workers strike

Striking health workers held a mass picket at King's College Hospital in south London (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Tomáš Tengely-Evans Up to 500,000 NHS workers in England struck out four hours today, Monday, in the first national health strike over pay for 32 years. Unison, GMB and Unite union members all walked out and the Royal College of ...

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Arrested For Sending A Tweet

Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab amid the receiving crowd

A Bahrain human rights activist currently awaiting trial has told HuffPost the British government bear some of the blame for allowing the repressive Bahraini authorities to crush the country’s democracy movement. Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human ...

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