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Hospital boss got £400k pay-off

Hospital boss got £400k pay-off | Political world | Scoop.it
The ex-head of the first private firm to run a Cambridgeshire NHS hospital denies he was sacked and reveals he had a £400,000 pay-off.
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Bo Xilai: power, death and politics - FT.com

Bo Xilai: power, death and politics - FT.com | Political world | Scoop.it
As the cyanide took effect, Neil Percival Heywood must have looked around at the tacky photos of trees and waterfalls on the mustard-coloured wallpaper and wondered how he ever got involved in the vicious world of Chinese politics.
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NHS paid £6million to five doctors over three years for providing 'top-up' services to just one trust

NHS paid £6million to five doctors over three years for providing 'top-up' services to just one trust | Political world | Scoop.it
One of the Birmingham doctors, Dr Vijay Bathla, was paid £809,053 thanks to contracts that were intended to improve services and provide greater patient choice.
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Police baffled by mysterious death of millionaire Russian supergrass

Police baffled by mysterious death of millionaire Russian supergrass | Political world | Scoop.it
A supergrass who was helping prosecutors uncover a multi-million pound money laundering scheme used by corrupt officials in Russia has died in mysterious circumstances outside his Surrey home, i can reveal.
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The man who exposed China's sex tape scandal

The man who exposed China's sex tape scandal | Political world | Scoop.it
The BBC Beijing bureau interviews Zhu Ruifeng, the journalist credited with exposing Chinese official Lei Zhengfu in the midst of a sex-tape scandal.
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Families battle over Whickham Highway homes plan

Families battle over Whickham Highway homes plan | Political world | Scoop.it
CAMPAIGNING residents will today fight against plans to build homes on greenbelt land. Gateshead council bosses are considering building 2,900 homes across 22 sites as part of a planning document put together with Newcastle council.
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Citizens Advice Bureaus forced to turn away those in need

Citizens Advice Bureaus forced to turn away those in need | Political world | Scoop.it
A CRISIS-HIT support service is turning away the desperate as the money runs out. Across Tyneside Citizens Advice Bureaus are telling hard hit families they will have to fend for themselves as government cuts continue.
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Gosforth Wildlife campaigners celebrate another win

Gosforth Wildlife campaigners celebrate another win | Political world | Scoop.it
GREEN campaigners have won another battle in their fight to protect land near a Newcastle nature reserve.
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Autonomy: challenger to Silicon Valley captivated the City

Autonomy: challenger to Silicon Valley captivated the City | Political world | Scoop.it
Juliette Garside: A picture is emerging of a company where short-term results may have been pumped up at the expense of long-term, stable revenues...
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John Ball's Sermon before the English Peasant Revolt 1381

When Adam delved and Eve span, who then was the gentleman?

'My good people, things cannot go well in England, nor ever shall, till everything be made common, and there are neither villeins nor gentlemen, but we shall all be united together, and the lords shall be no greater masters than ourselves. What have we deserved that we should be kept thus enslaved? We are all descended from one father and mother, Adam and Eve. What reasons can they give to show that they are greater lords than we, save by making us toil and labour, so that they can spend? They are clothed in velvet and soft leather furred with ermine, while we wear coarse cloth; they have their wines, spices and good bread, while we have the drawings of the chaff, and drink water. They have handsome houses and manors, and we the pain and travail, the rain and wind, in the fields. And it is from our labour that they get the means to maintain their estates. We are called their slaves, and ;f we do not serve them readily, we are beaten. And we have no sovereign to whom we may complain, or who will hear us, or do us justice. Let us go to the King, he is young, and tell him of our slavery; and tell him we shall have it otherwise, or else we will provide a remedy ourselves. And if we go together, all manner of people that are now in bondage will follow us, with the intent to be made free. And when the King sees us, we shall have some remedy, either by justice or otherwise.'

The Kings answer:

Serfs you were and serfs you are; you shall remain in bondage, not such as you have hitherto been subject to, but incomparably viler. For so long as we live and rule by God's grace over this kingdom we shall use our sense, our strength and our property so to teach you, that your slavery may be an example to posterity, and that those who live now and hereafter, who may be like you, may always have before their eyes and as it were in a glass, your misery and reasons for cursing you, and the fear of doing things like those which you have done.

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He cleaned Nick Clegg's office – and was punished for wanting a living wage

He cleaned Nick Clegg's office – and was punished for wanting a living wage | Political world | Scoop.it
The idea of a living wage is still not popular with many companies, as Valdemar Ventura's story makes clear...
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Atos scandal: Benefits bosses admit over half of people ruled fit to work ended up destitute

Atos scandal: Benefits bosses admit over half of people ruled fit to work ended up destitute | Political world | Scoop.it
PUBLIC fury is growing towards the French IT firm for their role in helping the Con-Dem government slash benefits.
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HSBC pays record $1.9bn fine to settle US money-laundering accusations

HSBC pays record $1.9bn fine to settle US money-laundering accusations | Political world | Scoop.it
Bank guilty of 'blatant failure' to implement money-laundering controls and wilfully flouted sanctions, US prosecutors say
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HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal

HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal | Political world | Scoop.it
HSBC will pay US authorities $1.9bn (£1.2bn) in a settlement over a money-laundering probe, say reports, the largest amount ever in such a case.
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The Next Step in the Islamic Wave

The Next Step in the Islamic Wave | Political world | Scoop.it

The Muslim Brotherhood has been gaining power in several countries since the Arab Spring. The rise of Islamist power in the Middle East is culturally and politically complex.  This interactive lets the user click on selected countries to see how groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas are impacting them politically. 

 

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Revealed: Teenage honeytrap who brought down Chinese Communist Party official after sex tape pictures were leaked online

Revealed: Teenage honeytrap who brought down Chinese Communist Party official after sex tape pictures were leaked online | Political world | Scoop.it
Zhao Hongxia (pictured) was allegedly hired by a construction company to extort favourable contracts from district party chief Lei Zhengfu in the scandal-hit city of Chongqing.
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Israel authorises settler homes

Israel authorises settler homes | Political world | Scoop.it
Israel is to build 3,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, a day after the UN upgraded the Palestinians' status.
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UN upgrades Palestinians' status

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The UN General Assembly votes to grant the Palestinians non-member observer state status, a move strongly opposed by Israel and the US.
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Protesters lose 12-year fight for Jesmond Dene rights of way

Protesters lose 12-year fight for Jesmond Dene rights of way | Political world | Scoop.it
LAND campaigners have lost a 12-year battle over a historic patch of land.
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North East woods safe in U-turn over sell-off plans

North East woods safe in U-turn over sell-off plans | Political world | Scoop.it
BRITAIN’S woods were today safe after a Government climbdown on plans to sell publicly-owned forests.
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Nervous Cadbury settles in with a new owner as Kraft splits itself in two

Nervous Cadbury settles in with a new owner as Kraft splits itself in two | Political world | Scoop.it
Unions fear for jobs as UK company becomes part of demerged entity Mondelez...
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Hewlett-Packard blames Autonomy 'improprieties' for $8.8bn writedown

Hewlett-Packard blames Autonomy 'improprieties' for $8.8bn writedown | Political world | Scoop.it
Former managers at British tech firm deny claims and accuse HP of destroying a 'world leader'...
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Water companies pay little or no tax on huge profits

Water companies pay little or no tax on huge profits | Political world | Scoop.it
Thames Water and Anglian among companies paying little or no corporation tax while executives pocket huge bonuses...
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Atos 'Makes Benefits Error' On One In Five Assessments

Atos 'Makes Benefits Error' On One In Five Assessments | Political world | Scoop.it
One in five recommendations by the Atos IT firm that suggest benefit recipients are "fit for work" are overturned at appeal.
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