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Why are UK police helping McAlpine sue twitter users when he’s a tax exile in Italy?

Why are UK police helping McAlpine sue twitter users when he’s a tax exile in Italy? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
(not satire – it’s feudal UK today) Apparently McAlpine is to use British police to help him sue thousands of …Continue reading »...
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This Scoop curates items relating to politics and the economy from a mainly UK perspective.  
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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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Lib Dems supported the bedroom tax. Then opposed it. And now they support it again.

Lib Dems supported the bedroom tax. Then opposed it. And now they support it again. | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Lib Dems!) Today the Lib Dems voted to support the bedroom tax: Betrayal as Lib Dems vote to keep hated Bedroom Tax (Dec 2014) Which is not long after they pledged to oppose ...
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English council funds 'cut by 1.8%'

English council funds 'cut by 1.8%' | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.
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Home secretary’s special advisers removed from parliamentary list

Home secretary’s special advisers removed from parliamentary list | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Tory leadership feud exposed after advisers suspended from candidate list for refusing to canvass in Rochester byelectionA long running feud between the Conservative leadership and Theresa May burst into the open on Thursday when two senior...
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Global Markets: Oil resumes slide after brief rebound on short-covering

Global Markets: Oil resumes slide after brief rebound on short-covering | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
NEW YORK - Global crude prices fell again on Thursday, a day after a short-covering rally, as traders placed new bets that the market would resume a six-month rout on worries about a supply glut.
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Record 500,000 started university

Record 500,000 started university | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.
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HS2: A flawed vanity project, and national disgrace

HS2: A flawed vanity project, and national disgrace | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
HS2 has no business case, and it will leave our country riddled with debt http://t.co/9dRURXNK4f
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Why won’t politicians collect tax that’s due?

Why won’t politicians collect tax that’s due? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I have often argued about the absurdity if the UK underinvesting in HM Revenue & Customs at cost to us all in terms of lost public services and in the distortions created in the economy as a result of the unfair competition that is created by the...
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Bankers’ bonuses were a problem in 1856 and we’ve not made much progress since then

Bankers’ bonuses were a problem in 1856 and we’ve not made much progress since then | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I was reading Hansard from 1856 this morning (as one does) and came across this quote from a speech relating to the freform of partnership law which then governed most banking relationships: The Bill also contains a clause providing that the...
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EU cracks down on anonymous company ownership, but falls short of full transparency

EU cracks down on anonymous company ownership, but falls short of full transparency | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
This press release has been issued by Global Witness and I think it worth sharing:
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Late yesterday evening, the EU agreed to new rules to tackle corporate secrecy, in a move broadly welcomed by Global Witness.
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Rouble up 10% after Russian central bank announces measures to ease crisis

Rouble up 10% after Russian central bank announces measures to ease crisis | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Move to ease pressures on country’s struggling banks comes as Kremlin shows first signs of concern about plunging currencyThe rouble rose 10% on the foreign exchanges after Russia’s central bank announced a range of measures to ease pressures on...
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Eric Pickles sends emergency takeover squad to Tower Hamlets

Eric Pickles sends emergency takeover squad to Tower Hamlets | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Communities secretary dispatches commissioners after failing to receive assurances over governance of east London councilEric Pickles, the communities secretary, has sent commissioners into Tower Hamlets council in east London after he failed to...
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UK links to torture go beyond complicity to active involvement | Phil Shiner

UK links to torture go beyond complicity to active involvement | Phil Shiner | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
After the Senate report on thje CIA, what is needed now is a judicial inquiry in Britain – and the MoD must be forced to come cleanThere’s a debate in Britain on whether to hold a judicial inquiry into UK involvement in torture.
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Shelter helpline on the frontline of UK’s deepening housing crisis

Shelter helpline on the frontline of UK’s deepening housing crisis | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Fifty staff are kept busy morning to night helping and advising struggling homeowners or vulnerable tenants on the brink of homelessnessIn a small room in Sheffield, above what claims to be the town’s “premier wargaming centre” and a closed branch...
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Tories raise funds for further poll soon after general election in May

Tories raise funds for further poll soon after general election in May | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Party to make contingencies in case hung parliament - and aversion to another coalition - prompts second electionThe Conservatives are making contingency plans for a second general election next year as Whitehall’s election spending watchdog...
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UK prison officers sent to work up to 60 miles away ‘to plug staffing gaps’

UK prison officers sent to work up to 60 miles away ‘to plug staffing gaps’ | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Penal reform campaigners say ‘failing system’ has required dozens to engage in detached duty in runup to ChristmasMore than 230 prison officers have been asked to work in other prisons in the runup to Christmas as governors across England and Wales...
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‘Ruble drop- continuation of global credit crisis’

‘Ruble drop- continuation of global credit crisis’ | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
A global crisis has never ended, most of the Western states have enormous debts which they are not able to pay off, and the current collapse of the Russian currency is just its continuation, Mitch Feierstein, of Glacier Environmental Fund, told RT.
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Robert Peston, Mr Market and me

Robert Peston, Mr Market and me | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Paul Krugman picked up on my post commenting on the views of Robert Peston’s pals in the bond market, and Robert Peston has now responded. To characterise this as a debate would I think be wrong.
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Shut parliament for a year to close the tax gap

Shut parliament for a year to close the tax gap | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Andrew Phillips, who sits in the Lords as Lord Phillips of Sudbury for the LibDems, joined us for the session of The People’s Parliament last night and was one of the first to raise a question.
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Cameron’s Nudge that knocked democracy down: mind the Mindspace.

Cameron’s Nudge that knocked democracy down: mind the Mindspace. | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
skwalker1964:Please read – and share – this vital article by Kitty Jones.
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Taxpayer 'Risk' From £10.5bn New Train Deal

Taxpayer 'Risk' From £10.5bn New Train Deal | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
A committee of MPs attacks the Government for a major rail investment, claiming it leaves the public purse at risk of a big bill.
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Britain’s most vulnerable people are sleeping rough. This is a grave injustice | Matt Downiev

Britain’s most vulnerable people are sleeping rough. This is a grave injustice | Matt Downiev | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The supreme court has the power and the opportunity to right the wrong of homelessness.
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Tories and UKIP both spent three times as much as Labour in the European elections

Tories and UKIP both spent three times as much as Labour in the European elections | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Both UKIP and the Conservative Party outspent Labour by almost three times during this year’s European election campaign.
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The Guardian view on Conservative cuts and public opinion: polls apart | Editorial

The Guardian view on Conservative cuts and public opinion: polls apart | Editorial | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
David Cameron and George Osborne are going where Margaret Thatcher feared to tread on cuts. A new Guardian/ICM survey suggests the voters are getting decidedly nervousThe more it dazzles on the day, the more worrisome it looks a week later.
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Nick Clegg attempts to calm NHS worries over EU-US trade deal

Nick Clegg attempts to calm NHS worries over EU-US trade deal | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Deputy PM tells debate the TTIP agreement would not be endorsed without assuring sovereign right to run public servicesNick Clegg has moved to calm campaigners worried about the proposed EU-US trade deal – the transatlantic trade and investment...
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