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Steve Radford commented on Joanne Beaumont's blog post Oxfam Haiti allegations: How the scandal unfolded - BBC
"   Much as I loathe Clare Short, the appalling former New Labour Minister for International Development who always sided with global capital against the poor and those who opposed the ongoing (to this day) corporate drive for resources,…"
Mar 1
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Oxfam Haiti allegations: How the scandal unfolded - BBC

Oxfam, one of the UK's biggest charities, has dominated the headlines in recent weeks following allegations its staff hired prostitutes while working overseas.Since then, the story has continued to develop, with the Charity Commission launching a statutory inquiry - the most serious action it can take.Oxfam - which has nearly 10,000 staff working in more than 90 countries - denies any cover-up.Here is a summary of the events so far:Friday 9 FebruaryThe Times newspaper publishes a front page…See More
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After Carillion we have the chance to build a better country - The Guardian

The behemoth’s collapse should shatter taboos about borrowing and could herald a new era of public investmentSometimes a single event can destroy not one dogma but two. So it may prove with the collapse of Carillion, the one-time construction company that mushroomed into a behemoth that did everything from paving motorways to managing operating theatres and ladling…See More
Jan 20
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Esther McVey becomes DWP minister: Four alarming statements she's made about people on benefits - The Independent

Former TV presenter has said use of food banks is 'right' and benefit sanctions 'teach' job seekers to look for work seriously.Esther McVey's appointment as Work and Pensions Secretary has been met with a backlash from MPs and campaigners over previous comments she has made in the past about benefit claimants.The former TV presenter once claimed that the use of food banks…See More
Jan 10
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Dec 15, 2017
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Families with stable jobs at risk of homelessness in Britain, report finds - Guardian

Nurses are among those ending up with nowhere to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords, says watchdogHomelessness is now a serious risk for working families with stable jobs who cannot find somewhere affordable to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords seeking higher rents, the local government ombudsman has warned.Michael King said nurses, taxi drivers, hospitality staff and council workers were among those assisted by his…See More
Dec 15, 2017
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NHS bosses sound alarm over hospitals already running at 99% capacity - The Guardian

Bed shortages prompting concern for patient safety even before onset of winter weather and anticipated major flu outbreak Health policy editorThursday 7 December 2017 00.01 GMTHospitals are already as much as 99% full as the NHS braces itself for the winter – far over the 85% limit experts say must be maintained to protect patient safety.Hospital…See More
Dec 7, 2017

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Broadcast of Enoch Powell’s rivers of blood speech defended by BBC - The Times

Enoch Powell was sacked as shadow defence secretary after his speech

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The BBC has been criticised for planning to air a reading of Enoch Powell’s infamous “rivers of blood” speech to mark its 50th anniversary.

The Radio 4 broadcast on Saturday is the first time that the controversial speech will have been heard in full on British…

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Posted on April 13, 2018 at 11:54

White supremacists Generation Identity plan to hold a secret conference in London. Anti-fascists aim to stop them - The Independent

Hundreds of people set to rally against a group now deemed the most active far-right organisation in the UK

Hundreds of people are set to rally against a “new breed” of white supremacism in London this weekend as racist group Generation Identity (GI) prepares to hold its first official conference on British soil.

The “Identitarian” movement, which propagates the far-right conspiracy theory that white people are becoming a…

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Posted on April 13, 2018 at 11:26

5 things you can do now to protect your Facebook data - Vox

You do have a little control over what you share with apps and advertisers.

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has put data privacy on Facebook under the spotlight. The…

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Posted on April 13, 2018 at 11:00

Trans visibility is greater than ever – but that's a double-edged sword - The Guardian

Along with increased profile comes media hostility and divisive theoretical debates. Even so, there’s much to celebrate

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“To you the press, I say shame, shame on all of you.” The words of Michael Singleton, coroner for Blackburn, Hyndburn and…

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Posted on March 30, 2018 at 10:26

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