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UK for sale: Uniquely in the world, Britain has sold more than half its companies to foreigners. And we are all paying the price

UK for sale: Uniquely in the world, Britain has sold more than half its companies to foreigners. And we are all paying the price | Political world | Scoop.it
ALEX BRUMMER: For the past three decades, the UK has had a completely relaxed attitude about selling off its assets to companies based abroad.
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Animal research is brave, not cruel, science

Animal research is brave, not cruel, science | Political world | Scoop.it
Fiona Fox: Attitudes to animal research have changed, yet many scientists still fear speaking about their essential and important work...
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Ryton community oppose greenbelt housing proposal

Ryton community oppose greenbelt housing proposal | Political world | Scoop.it
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build hundreds of homes on greenbelt land have been met with more opposition.
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IoS investigation: The great British energy rip-off

IoS investigation: The great British energy rip-off | Political world | Scoop.it
The "big six" energy firms were last night accused of maintaining a "stranglehold" over millions of consumers, after new figures showed that they each control more than two-thirds of the market in different regions across the UK.
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Jury fail to reach verdict in trial of man in Mark Duggan gun case

Kevin Hutchinson-Foster denied charge that he gave gun to Duggan, whose shooting by police sparked 2011 English riots...
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Mother who took her son, 13, out of school to attend her Caribbean wedding loses court battle after refusing to pay fine

Mother who took her son, 13, out of school to attend her Caribbean wedding loses court battle after refusing to pay fine | Political world | Scoop.it
Frances White, of Marple near Stockport, fell foul of anti truancy laws after teenager Harrison Thorpe was taken out of classes for 11 days so he could walk his mother down the aisle.
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Exclusive: MS drug 'rebranded' – at up to 20 times the price

Exclusive: MS drug 'rebranded' – at up to 20 times the price | Political world | Scoop.it
A pharmaceutical company stands accused of putting profit before patients after withdrawing a drug used in the treatment of a chronic debilitating disease – ahead of relaunching it at a price predicted to be up to 20 times higher.
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Google privacy policy slammed by EU data protection chiefs

Google privacy policy slammed by EU data protection chiefs | Political world | Scoop.it
Commissioners say privacy changes effectively breach European law due to 'uncontrolled' and non-consensual data useGoogle's changes to its privacy policies have been criticised by 30 European data protection commissioners for resulting in...
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Starbucks 'paid just £8.6m tax'

Starbucks 'paid just £8.6m tax' | Political world | Scoop.it
US coffee giant Starbucks reportedly paid just £8.6m in corporation tax in the UK over 14 years and nothing in the last three years.
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Workers to trade rights for shares: £2,000 price tag to stop you from taking your boss to tribunal under plans unveiled by Osborne

Workers to trade rights for shares: £2,000 price tag to stop you from taking your boss to tribunal under plans unveiled by Osborne | Political world | Scoop.it
Among the measures, workers will also be required to give up their right to time off for training purposes and lose their redundancy protections.
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Ripped out, smashed up and sent in a skip to landfill: Jimmy Savile headstone removed at 1am by family 'out of respect for public opinion' - as police launch hunt for BBC child abuse accomplices

Ripped out, smashed up and sent in a skip to landfill: Jimmy Savile headstone removed at 1am by family 'out of respect for public opinion' - as police launch hunt for BBC child abuse accomplices | Political world | Scoop.it
The gates of Woodlands Cemetery in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, were locked around 11pm last night for the two-hour operation as Scotland Yard dramatically widened its inquiry into Sir Jimmy Savile alleged sickening sex offences over four decades.
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Manchester man jailed over anti-police T-shirt worn after PC killings

Manchester man jailed over anti-police T-shirt worn after PC killings | Political world | Scoop.it
Barry Thew given eight months for public order and other offences after wearing garment that mocked slain officers...
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The colonial papers: FCO transparency is a carefully cultivated myth

The colonial papers: FCO transparency is a carefully cultivated myth | Political world | Scoop.it
Professor of history Caroline Elkins, who has worked on historic Kenya files released by the British government, analyses its record of scrubbing and concealing embarrassing information...
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Apple’s Tax Strategy Aims at Low-Tax States and Nations

Apple’s Tax Strategy Aims at Low-Tax States and Nations | Political world | Scoop.it
Apple serves as a window on how technology giants have taken advantage of tax codes written for an industrial age and ill suited to today’s digital economy.
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Bubble history

Bubble history | Political world | Scoop.it
WHEN we talk about bubbles, we tend to think of recent history but in fact this is an age-old phenomenon. (Note to patient readers; this is a long post because it is...
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Greece's super-rich maintain lavish lifestyles and low profiles

Greece's super-rich maintain lavish lifestyles and low profiles | Political world | Scoop.it
Since the outbreak of the Greek crisis, the country's moneyed class has been notable mainly by its absence...
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Police Taser blind man mistaking his white stick for a samurai sword

Police Taser blind man mistaking his white stick for a samurai sword | Political world | Scoop.it
The IPPC is investigating an incident in Chorley, where an innocent person was struck by a 50,000-volt stun gun...
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Data journalism and data visualization from the Datablog | News | The Guardian

Data journalism and data visualization from the Datablog | News | The Guardian | Political world | Scoop.it
Data journalism and data visualization from the Guardian...
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Unite plans credit union network in challenge to payday lenders

Unite plans credit union network in challenge to payday lenders | Political world | Scoop.it
Union vows to end 'Wonga week' phenomenon with network offering members small loans to head off cash shortfallsBritain's largest union is mounting a challenge against payday lenders with plans to establish a nationwide credit union network.Unite...
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Google's data mining raises questions of national security | Bryan Cunningham

Google's data mining raises questions of national security | Bryan Cunningham | Political world | Scoop.it
The ability of any company to 'mine the mosaic' of personal data has consequences far beyond individuals' privacyAn imminent report on an emerging threat to individual privacy to be issued by the European data protection authorities raises even...
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Teenager Matthew Woods jailed over sick April Jones ‘jokes’ on Facebook

Teenager Matthew Woods jailed over sick April Jones ‘jokes’ on Facebook | Political world | Scoop.it
A teenager who posted ‘abhorrent’ comments about missing five-year-old April Jones on Facebook was yesterday jailed for 12 weeks.
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Leaked documents reveal plan to lengthen public sector working hours

Leaked documents reveal plan to lengthen public sector working hours | Political world | Scoop.it
Cabinet Office letter outlines plan to change working conditions for 450,000 public employees...
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Zumba prostitute's clients should not be exposed because they will have the 'mark of a scarlet letter' argues lawyer

Zumba prostitute's clients should not be exposed because they will have the 'mark of a scarlet letter' argues lawyer | Political world | Scoop.it
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will tomorrow consider whether to allow the 'list of shame' - which includes politicians, policemen and even a TV personality - to be released, after an appeal against an earlier decision.
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