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The king of con-men

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LOCH KATRINE is an unlikely birthplace for a master criminal. The slice of pristine water stretches through the heart of Scotland’s Loch Lomond national park,...
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UK has had fastest growing population in Europe for a decade - Telegraph

UK has had fastest growing population in Europe for a decade - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
Fastest growth in Europe takes UK population to 64.1 million with half of the increase since 1964 in the last 12 years alone, ONS figures show
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In a small country.
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Tiananmen Square 25th anniversary – the massacre as it happened: 'Rows of troops advanced slowly, shooting directly into the crowd'

Tiananmen Square 25th anniversary – the massacre as it happened: 'Rows of troops advanced slowly, shooting directly into the crowd' | Political world | Scoop.it
Michael Fathers, who was beaten up by frenzied troops, reports on how China's leaders broke faith with their people.
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Tienanmen Square pro-democracy protests 3-4 June 1989. This is a photograph that cannot be published in China and cannot be talked about. All public discussion of the subject is forbidden. Any parents trying to find out about their lost sons are locked up at home or in prison. So the dictators of China, the Chinese Communist Party in 2014 has not progressed in moral or political terms since 1989. So complete is their mind control that many young people don't know much if anything about the subject. Hong Kong is different. There were public demonstrations there. Iran and Syria are no different so it has not a lot to do with communism. Immediately after the events new Western Democrats Capital poured into China.

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Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study

Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study | Political world | Scoop.it
Rising medical bills are likely to force many people to file for bankruptcy—making it the single biggest cause of such filings, according to new data from NerdWallet. Even those with health insurance are buckling under mounting bills.
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Pensioners are being 'burgled' by insurers on annuities - Telegraph

Pensioners are being 'burgled' by insurers on annuities - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
A scathing report calls for regulators to launch an unprecedented investigation into the "excessive" profits insurers are making from consumers dazed and confused by the retirement market
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The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era

The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era | Political world | Scoop.it
The biggest drop in living standards since the Victorian age is seeing low and middle earners suffering an unprecedented squeeze on their incomes as austerity measures continue to bite, with women and part-time workers disproportionately affected,...
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The bankers making millions from the Royal Mail firesale

The bankers making millions from the Royal Mail firesale | Political world | Scoop.it
They were hired by the Government to help sell one of its most valuable and historic assets – and were paid millions of pounds in fees for their work valuing Royal Mail ahead of its flotation last month.
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Blackmail: How The Controlling Elite Owns Politicians

Blackmail: How The Controlling Elite Owns Politicians | Political world | Scoop.it
Homosexual rumors surrounding Senator Lindsey Graham underscore the core reason why the vast majority of Congress members habitually support legislation that is anathema to the interests of the people they are supposed to represent, because...
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Revealed: Private equity firms are making millions out of failing children’s care homes - yet care for vulnerable is 'unacceptable'

Revealed: Private equity firms are making millions out of failing children’s care homes - yet care for vulnerable is 'unacceptable' | Political world | Scoop.it
Private-equity firms and multimillionaire property dealers are making millions of pounds from dozens of children’s care homes that failed to provide acceptable standards of care for the most vulnerable young people in society.
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Seven million due compensation as banks landed with £1.3bn compensation bill for mis-sold credit card insurance - Telegraph

Seven million due compensation as banks landed with £1.3bn compensation bill for mis-sold credit card insurance - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
More than 7m people are in line to share a £1.3bn compensation pot after Britain's biggest banks agreed to foot the bill for years of mis-selling credit card insurance cover.
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Apparently the banks were not practicing fraud or coruption but for the rest of us that is what it is.

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Email service used by Snowden shuts itself down, warns against using US-based companies

Email service used by Snowden shuts itself down, warns against using US-based companies | Political world | Scoop.it
Glenn Greenwald: Edward Snowden: 'Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple, and the rest of our internet titans must ask themselves why they aren't fighting for our interests the same way'
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GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3billion fine after pleading guilty to healthcare fraud - the biggest in U.S. history

GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3billion fine after pleading guilty to healthcare fraud - the biggest in U.S. history | Political world | Scoop.it
GlaxoSmithKline drugs firm has been hit with a $3 billion penalty after admitting to the ‘biggest healthcare fraud in history’ after it paid U.S. medics to prescribe potentially dangerous medicines to adults and children.
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XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' | Political world | Scoop.it
• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history
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NHS bill for medical negligence rises to £22billion as ministers blame spiralling costs on no win, no fee lawyers

NHS bill for medical negligence rises to £22billion as ministers blame spiralling costs on no win, no fee lawyers | Political world | Scoop.it
A total of £22.7billion has been reserved to deal with thousands of clinical negligence claims. The number of claims rose by 11 per cent last year to 10,129, with some payouts of around £5million.
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The Independent | World War 1 Centenary | A history of the First World War

The Independent | World War 1 Centenary | A history of the First World War | Political world | Scoop.it
Independent WW1 Centenary - A history of the First World War from The Independent
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Fascinating insights into the First World War.

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300 Years of Embattled Crimea History in 6 Maps

300 Years of Embattled Crimea History in 6 Maps | Political world | Scoop.it
Crimea has been invaded many times before, as these historical maps show.
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Poorer than your parents - post-war pensions boom 'is coming to an end' - Telegraph

Poorer than your parents - post-war pensions boom 'is coming to an end' - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
Only people who receive a large inheritance will be able to enjoy a more comfortable old-age than previous generations, Institute for Fiscal Studies report finds
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The Asian oligarchs you've never heard of who bought up London - and knocked the Duke of Westminster off No1 - Telegraph

The Asian oligarchs you've never heard of who bought up London - and knocked the Duke of Westminster off  No1 - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
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RBS To Probe Claims It Drove Firms To Collapse

RBS To Probe Claims It Drove Firms To Collapse | Political world | Scoop.it
The state-backed bank hires lawyers to investigate allegations it drove small businesses to collapse for its own benefit.
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Did FBI surveillance push Ernest Hemingway to the brink of suicide?

Did FBI surveillance push Ernest Hemingway to the brink of suicide? | Political world | Scoop.it
Hemingway's friend Aaron Edward Hotchner has suggested the reason the writer shot himself was that he was aware of the FBI's surveillance of him.
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The Corbett Report | Compromised: How the National Security State Blackmails the Government

The Corbett Report | Compromised: How the National Security State Blackmails the Government | Political world | Scoop.it
Compromised: How the National Security State Blackmails the Government
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The richest pensioner on the FTSE 100: Former boss of BG Group, Sir Frank Chapman, has pot worth more £22m

The richest pensioner on the FTSE 100: Former boss of BG Group, Sir Frank Chapman, has pot worth more £22m | Political world | Scoop.it
Sir Frank Chapman, the former boss of oil and gas company BG Group, is revealed as the richest pensioner in the FTSE 100 with a pot worth more than £22m when he stepped down.
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Cadbury pensioners told 'no more Christmas gifts' - Telegraph

Cadbury pensioners told 'no more Christmas gifts' - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
The US owners of Cadbury have been criticised for scrapping the annual Christmas gift boxes they formerly sent to thousands of retired staff, in order to cut costs.
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Martin and me

Martin and me | Political world | Scoop.it
In 2003, BAE Systems - Europe's largest arms company - was accused of spying on a small group of peace campaigners.
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National archives: Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush power of trade unions

National archives: Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush power of trade unions | Political world | Scoop.it
Downing Street archives reveal Thatcher thought Norman Tebbit's stance on union reform too timid
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MPs blast ex-SFO boss over severance packages for senior staff

MPs blast ex-SFO boss over severance packages for senior staff | Political world | Scoop.it
Public accounts committee report details 'catalogue of errors and poor judgment' by Richard Alderman
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