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More than a thousand racehorses a year in UK abattoirs. Shocking failures in checks. How do we know thoroughbreds aren't in our food?

More than a thousand racehorses a year in UK abattoirs. Shocking failures in checks. How do we know thoroughbreds aren't in our food? | Political world | Scoop.it
The monitoring and tracking of horse numbers in Britain and Ireland is so lax that tens of thousands of animals may have been exported illegally and entered the food chain, experts have warned.
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Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Political world | Scoop.it
What's the problem with ubiquitous surveillance? Don't think Orwell; think Kafka.
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Boss of fined RBS set for £800k bonus as Barclays closes tax avoidance unit

Boss of fined RBS set for £800k bonus as Barclays closes tax avoidance unit | Political world | Scoop.it
The boss of the taxpayer-funded Royal Bank of Scotland, which was fined £391million for rate-rigging weeks ago, will be paid a bonus of almost £800,000.
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1,200 deaths, a damning report on 'failings at every level' and 290 recommendations for reform. Now families of the Stafford Hospital victims and union chiefs call for the head of the NHS to resign

1,200 deaths, a damning report on 'failings at every level' and 290 recommendations for reform. Now families of the Stafford Hospital victims and union chiefs call for the head of the NHS to resign | Political world | Scoop.it
Loved-ones of the 1,200 people who died after entering 'hell-hole' Stafford hospitals are calling for nursing staff and management to face prosecution for their appalling standards of care.
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JoshMontague's comment, February 8, 2013 5:52 AM
This article talks about the recent exposure of the neglect of over 1,200 patients and the changes that have been proposed to ensure this will not happen again. It also exposes that the neglect was present from the top to the bottom of the organisation.
Mr Jones's comment, February 26, 2013 6:32 AM
Quite Josh. What does this story suggest about, why this culture developed.........whether is can be changed...........
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Stafford Hospital: Q&A

Stafford Hospital: Q&A | Political world | Scoop.it
The public inquiry into Stafford Hospital is being published on Wednesday. What happened and why was this investigation launched?
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RBS Libor rigging emails: 'It's just amazing how Libor fixing can make you that much money', says trader. 'I'm like a whores drawers' adds another - Telegraph

RBS Libor rigging emails: 'It's just amazing how Libor fixing can make you that much money', says trader. 'I'm like a whores drawers' adds another  - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
The Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined a total of £390m for its role in the Libor rigging scandal. Here are some email, telephone and instant messages that have been used as examples of misconduct.
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'Tea cartel' formed to boost profits - Telegraph

'Tea cartel' formed to boost profits - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
The price of a cup of tea could rise after the world's biggest producers agreed to join forces to boost profits, a Sri Lankan minister has announced.
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The spare bedroom tax: a mess of contradiction and impossibility

The spare bedroom tax: a mess of contradiction and impossibility | Political world | Scoop.it
In April the new 'spare bedroom tax' comes into force, meaning many low-income families and disabled people will be forced to move or face yet more cuts. The implications are frightening
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Council Tax change 'poll tax 2'

Council Tax change 'poll tax 2' | Political world | Scoop.it
The peer who designed the Community Charge in the 1980s has warned that proposed cuts to Council Tax Benefit risk becoming a "Poll Tax Mark 2".
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BBC accused of 'extraordinary' censorship after cutting honour-killing references from radio drama for fear of offending Muslims

BBC accused of 'extraordinary' censorship after cutting honour-killing references from radio drama for fear of offending Muslims | Political world | Scoop.it
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti (pictured), whose play Behzti was pulled in 2004 after it sparked Sikh protests, has accused the Corporation of tampering with her work because of a 'fear-ridden culture'.
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Wind farm contracts to increase energy bills for families - Telegraph

Wind farm contracts to increase energy bills for families - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
Millions of families face higher energy bills because of a “shocking” catalogue of errors made by the Government when it awarded contracts for expensive offshore wind farms, MPs will disclose today.
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Benefits cap: seven million families hit

Benefits cap: seven million families hit | Political world | Scoop.it
Plans to increase benefits by less than inflation will make seven million families – half of Britain's working households – worse off by an average of £165 a year, according to an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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Why Are Gas Prices So High?

Why Are Gas Prices So High? | Political world | Scoop.it
High gas prices are caused by high oil prices, which are usually caused by supply and demand. More recently, high gas prices have been caused by oil futures speculation.
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Horsemeat scandal blamed on European meat regulation changes

Horsemeat scandal blamed on European meat regulation changes | Political world | Scoop.it
Food expert says redefinition of meat meant manufacturers had to look overseas for cheap replacements
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Horsemeat scandal blamed on international fraud by mafia gangs

Horsemeat scandal blamed on international fraud by mafia gangs | Political world | Scoop.it
DNA testing of food to be stepped up following fears there has been criminal activity on an international scale
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Findus lasagne beef '100% horsemeat'

Findus lasagne beef '100% horsemeat' | Political world | Scoop.it
The meat in some beef lasagne products recalled by Findus earlier this week was 100% horsemeat, the Food Standards Agency says.
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Stafford Hospital report timeline

Stafford Hospital report timeline | Political world | Scoop.it
A timeline on the Stafford Hospital inquiry, from calls for an investigation into deaths at the hospital to the inquiry findings.
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The bedroom tax is just the latest assault on our poorest citizens

The bedroom tax is just the latest assault on our poorest citizens | Political world | Scoop.it
Perverse, cruel, self-defeating, unjust: these terms could legitimately be used to describe a whole raft of Government policies.
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Bookies 'avoid more tax than Amazon or Starbucks'

Bookies 'avoid more tax than Amazon or Starbucks' | Political world | Scoop.it
UK high street names escape paying up to £1bn in tax by offshore schemes, claims investigation
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Household squeeze as millions of families face council tax bill rise - Telegraph

Household squeeze as millions of families face council tax bill rise - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
Millions of low-income households face a steep rise in their council tax bills from April, a new study suggests.
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UN report says Israel could be prosecuted for war crimes over settlements - Telegraph

UN report says Israel could be prosecuted for war crimes over settlements  - Telegraph | Political world | Scoop.it
UN human rights investigators called on Israel on Thursday to halt settlement expansion and withdraw all half a million Jewish settlers from the occupied West Bank, saying that its practices could be subject to prosecution as possible war crimes.
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The tax man is watching you: HMRC snoops on public 14,000 times in a year

The tax man is watching you: HMRC snoops on public 14,000 times in a year | Political world | Scoop.it
Taxpayers' personal data, including records of web sites they have visited and where their mobile phone calls are made, is being viewed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs on an increasingly frequent basis.
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US banks' multi-billion dollar payouts to settle housing bust claims

US banks' multi-billion dollar payouts to settle housing bust claims | Political world | Scoop.it
American banks struck two multi-billion dollar settlements yesterday to end claims connected to the housing bust which triggered the financial crisis and plunged the US into recession.
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The king of con-men

The king of con-men | Political world | Scoop.it
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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