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April 30, 2019 Leave a comment
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“Universal Credit is designed to make you fail”: Why is foodbank use at a record high?

April 29, 2019 Leave a comment
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Anti-vaxxers are taking populism to a new, deadly level | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion | The Guardian

April 27, 2019 Leave a comment
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Industrial collapse of Thatcher years led to crime rise, study finds | Politics | The Guardian

April 27, 2019 Leave a comment
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13 things you need to know about European election candidate Tommy Robinson — Left Foot Forward

April 26, 2019 Leave a comment

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – aka Tommy Robinson – has announced he is standing as an independent candidate in the European elections. Anti-racism campaigners have warned the UKIP adviser’s election would prove a boosts to extremists on the far-right, with HOPE not Hate CEO Nick Lowles saying Robinson is ‘a convicted fraudster and a serial thug’ who…

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Prem Sikka: Billionaires are a threat to democracy — Left Foot Forward

April 26, 2019 Leave a comment

Taxation revenues are the basis of the modern state. Without them, it cannot perform its administrative and redistributive functions. The revenues are also used to subsidise industries, bailout banks and clean-up the social and environmental damage inflicted by businesses in pursuit of private profits. The level of taxation depends on the social settlement mandated to…

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Who’ll defend freedom? — Stumbling and Mumbling

April 26, 2019 Leave a comment

In the last few days we’ve seen rightists attempt to bully Greta Thunberg out of the public sphere rather than engage with her arguments; Tony Blair’s demand for ID cards and that immigrants have a duty to integrate; and rightists (backfiring) efforts to shame Diane Abbott for drinking on a train. These all have something…

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Integrate, migrants are told. But can they ever be good enough for the likes of Blair? | Aditya Chakrabortty | Opinion | The Guardian

April 24, 2019 Leave a comment
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April 24, 2019 Leave a comment
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Tory MP earns £85k from an armed forces charity yet voted to cut support for soldiers’ bereaved families | The Canary

April 24, 2019 Leave a comment
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