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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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Police investigate 'hate crime report' over Tyson Fury's homosexuality comments

Police investigate 'hate crime report' over Tyson Fury's homosexuality comments | Political world | Scoop.it
Police could interview Tyson Fury over his controversial comments on homosexuality after he was reported for an alleged “hate crime”. A viewer who had been watching a segment on the boxer on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme today made the complaint. Mr Fury, who is still in the running for the sports Personality of the Year award after winning the world heavyweight boxing title, has appeared to compare gay people with paedophiles on several occasions.
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Tyson Fury is not on message. He says things that some people, maybe even a lot of people don't like. He is therefore a bad person who should be hunted down and humiliated by the Correct Opinion lynchmob.

 

Actually he is on message as I didn't realise he really is a Christian. Well the Bible, both parts, are clear about homosexuality and abortion so it looks like a lot of Christians are going to be locked up with a lot of Muslims and Jews too.

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THE LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD

THE LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD | Political world | Scoop.it
Anyone who needs reminding how effortlessly corruption can occur in the highest - as well as the lowest - reaches of society and politics should watch next week's `Secret Lives' documentary. Startling new evidence, presented here for the first time by the Kray twins' official biographer, shows that an extraordinary establishment cover-up resulted in London's most notorious villains being given the freedom of the city. Thanks to what took place, the Krays became `untouchables', who over four long
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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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Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq | Seumas Milne

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq | Seumas Milne | Political world | Scoop.it
The sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place
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Notice that our TV news media in particular are not talking about our foreign policy. If Western countries would mind their own business and stop interfering in the Middle East we would probably not have any Islamic terrorism. Seems as simple as that to me.

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Letters shed new light on Kray twins scandal

Letters shed new light on Kray twins scandal | Political world | Scoop.it
Newly-discovered letters revealing the true nature of the relationship between Ronnie Kray, the crime boss, and Lord Boothby, the Conservative peer, are being offered for sale.
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Just in case anyone thinks that stories about dodgy politicians and their sexual preferences might be untrue!

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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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