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Iain Duncan Smith Launches Attack on Step-Parents – Are A4e Love Cops on the Way?

Iain Duncan Smith Launches Attack on Step-Parents – Are A4e Love Cops on the Way? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith  launched an astonishing attack on step-parents, single parents and LGBT couples this week in a move that could see welfare to work sharks brought into the family home and even th...
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Welcome to my Politics and Economy Scoop.

 

It is a fairly generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.

 

You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.

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Make way for the age of the robot - Telegraph.co.uk

Make way for the age of the robot - Telegraph.co.uk | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it


As a particularly flexible economy, it is a challenge, but it is one we can rise to.” Then there is the question of regulation.


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Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter

Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
David Cameron is planning to revive the controversial “snoopers’ charter” through a wide-ranging review of the laws allowing public bodies to access private communications, which he announced today alongside emergency surveillance legislation.

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The Good Country Index

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The Good Country Index is pretty simple: a measure of what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity

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It's time to revive public ownership and the common good

It's time to revive public ownership and the common good | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Anne Karpf: Despite its dire record, privatisation is rarely questioned. We must push for our shared interests to take precedence

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Reducing Unemployment To Zero Neither Feasible Nor Desirable Says Iain Duncan Smith's Think Tank

Reducing Unemployment To Zero Neither Feasible Nor Desirable Says Iain Duncan Smith's Think Tank | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The think tank founded by Iain Duncan Smith has let the cat out of the bag and admitted that reducing unemployment to zero is neither feasible or desirable. The comments come in the latest report f...

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Devastated families face eviction after Britain’s richest MP buys housing estate and hikes up rent

Devastated families face eviction after Britain’s richest MP buys housing estate and hikes up rent | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Richard Benyon’s estate has told the social housing tenants in East London there are more rises to come - one resident, Debra Cox, described it as 'social cleansing'

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Monetary policymakers as boyfriends

Monetary policymakers as boyfriends | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
An MP who is a member of the Treasury Select Committee has described the Bank of England as an unreliable boyfriend: “one day hot, one day cold". City economists make similar complaints.
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Ripped-off Britons: Graphs at a glance: the little fibs that provide cover for the Tory policy of cutting benefits

Ripped-off Britons: Graphs at a glance: the little fibs that provide cover for the Tory policy of cutting benefits | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
RT .@RippedOffBriton Graphs at a glance: immoral little fibs that provide cover for Tory policy of cutting benefits http://t.co/enfyVgBc1w
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Warning of mass public service closures across Wales as councils claim they have been warned of 4.5% cut to budgets next year

Warning of mass public service closures across Wales as councils claim they have been warned of 4.5% cut to budgets next year | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Welsh Local Government Association leaders said local services could be decimated by 'English-style cuts' warned by Minister Lesley Griffiths (Warning of mass public service closures across #Wales as councils face 4.5% cut to budgets next year
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London's population is booming, so what's the solution? | Feargus O'Sullivan

London's population is booming, so what's the solution? | Feargus O'Sullivan | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
In the past, cities like New York and Tokyo have tried different strategies to cope with expansion. The problem is that 21st century London doesn't really have a plan at allLast year, the entire population of Carlisle moved to London.
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Ripped-off Britons: What are the private sector skills outsourcing companies bring to the public sector other than a) slash pay; b) hike costs

Ripped-off Britons: What are the private sector skills outsourcing companies bring to the public sector other than a) slash pay; b) hike costs | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
What private sector skills does outsourcing bring to the public sector? Slashing pay; hiking costs http://t.co/HRucpR4Ofq @RippedOffBriton
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Ripped-off Britons: Graphs at a glance: OFGEM finally does something useful by publishing wholesale energy prices! See energy companies' bogus reason for hiking prices exposed!

Ripped-off Britons: Graphs at a glance: OFGEM finally does something useful by publishing wholesale energy prices! See energy companies' bogus reason for hiking prices exposed! | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Via @RippedOffBriton See OFGEM data exposing energy companies' bogus reason for hiking prices! @tom_watson  http://t.co/8dfmMD2Llt
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People Don't Care About Your Brand

Three business basics to always remember! People don't care about your brand. They care about what you can do for them. Back to basics... Give people what they…


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Infographic: Is there a lack of understanding around the sharing economy? - Virgin.com

Infographic: Is there a lack of understanding around the sharing economy? - Virgin.com | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
You are reading an article fromtheUnderstanding the sharing economy series, to read more about this you can visittheseries homepage. Do you understand what the sharing economy is?

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How Duncan Smith's departure would help Osborne

How Duncan Smith's departure would help Osborne | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Reposted from the New StatesmanIain Duncan Smith arrives in Downing Street on September 5, 2012. Photograph: Getty Images.Is Iain Duncan Smith set to resign his post in next Monday's reshuffle? Wes...

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'Conflict of interest': Outcry at plan to put Tory donor in charge of Ofsted

'Conflict of interest': Outcry at plan to put Tory donor in charge of Ofsted | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
A multimillionaire Tory donor is being lined up by Michael Gove to chair the body charged with maintaining and raising standards in England’s schools.

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Court rules back-to-work legislation incompatible with European law

Court rules back-to-work legislation incompatible with European law | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
DWP will appeal against judgment on emergency legislation that was introduced after previous ruling against welfare schemes

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The Myth of America’s Golden Age

The Myth of America’s Golden Age | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it

I hadn’t realized when I was growing up in Gary, Indiana, an industrial town on the southern shore of Lake Michigan plagued by discrimination, poverty and bouts of high unemployment, that I was living in the golden era of capitalism. It was a company town, named after the chairman of the board of U.S. Steel. It had the world’s largest integrated steel mill and a progressive school system designed to turn Gary into a melting pot fed by migrants from all over Europe. But by the time I was born in 1943, cracks in the pot were already appearing. To break strikes—to ensure that workers did not fully share in the productivity gains being driven by modern technology—the big steel companies brought African-American workers up from the South who lived in impoverished, separate neighborhoods.




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NHS 'giving private patients priority and those who can't pay get shoved to back of queue'

NHS 'giving private patients priority and those who can't pay get shoved to back of queue' | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
And OAPs are being denied surgery until their condition is life-threatening because staff are busy dealing with those who pay for services, according to a whistleblower

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The royal household is openly abusing public money | Left Foot Forward

The royal household is openly abusing public money | Left Foot Forward | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The total annual cost of the monarchy is estimated by Republic to be around £300m - nine times higher than the official figure.
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Church of England to pray that HS2 will be halted - Telegraph

Church of England to pray that HS2 will be halted - Telegraph | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The Church of England has announced its opposition to HS2 - saying the high speed rail line will desecrate graves and shatter peace (Church of England to pray that HS2 will be halted | via @Telegraph http://t.co/ZW2qLchhmW)...
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An unbalanced recovery is no cause for complacency - FT.com

An unbalanced recovery is no cause for complacency - FT.com | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The UK economy is growing strongly – far more strongly, I am pleased to admit, than I expected. Is all well, then? No. The economy is unbalanced and growth prospects are poor. The UK must not mistake a recovery for a triumph.
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The UK must renegotiate its EU role regardless of Juncker's appointment | John Redwood

The UK must renegotiate its EU role regardless of Juncker's appointment | John Redwood | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The necessity may be starker, but the UK's need to extricate itself from centralised control has long been apparentThe appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European commission confirms what most UK Eurosceptics have long thought:...
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How Much Do EU Rules Cost The UK?

How Much Do EU Rules Cost The UK? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Britain is paying £27.4 billion a year due to the burden of the European Union's most expensive regulations, a report has found.
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Can you help Stop HS2 fight to be heard by the HS2 Committee?

Can you help Stop HS2 fight to be heard by the HS2 Committee? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
STOP HS2 - (Can you help Stop HS2 fight to be heard by the HS2 Committee? http://t.co/YL6G3w5Stg)
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