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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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VAT: will it see the demise of the digital economy?

VAT: will it see the demise of the digital economy? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
If you’re offering automated digital services to customers located in the EU, you need to be aware of a new EU rule which might have a big impact on you (yes, even if you’re outside the EU).
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The real challenge facing Syriza is beating tax abuse

The real challenge facing Syriza is beating tax abuse | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The focus of much comment resulting from Syriza’s win in the Greek general election will the EU and debt. That’s important of course. It’s equally important to note though that Syriza is pro-Europe and has no desire to leave the Euro.
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Greeks vote to stop having shit kicked out of them

Greeks vote to stop having shit kicked out of them | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
GREEK voters have defied expectation by choosing not to be beaten like cringing dogs for the next five years.
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A quiet hope for Greece

A quiet hope for Greece | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
No country has suffered more as a result of austerity than Greece.
In many ways no country has suffered more than Greece from abuse by the financial services industry.
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Top Tory Leon Brittan 'photographed entering underage sex den during police investigation'

Top Tory Leon Brittan 'photographed entering underage sex den during police investigation' | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The former MP for Cleveland and Whitby is said to have been snapped by officers on a 1986 surveillance operation focusing on rent boy orgies
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Get Used to Cheap Oil. Why Lower Prices May Stick Around

Get Used to Cheap Oil. Why Lower Prices May Stick Around | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Oil’s plunge is one of the biggest factors reshaping the global economy. How long can it last? Here are two fundamental reasons oil prices could stay low for a while.
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The world knows how to prevent stagnation. But has it got leaders willing to make the choice?

The world knows how to prevent stagnation. But has it got leaders willing to make the choice? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
My Green New Deal colleague, Larry Elliott, who also is economics editor of the Guardian (which I suspect he would consider the more important of the two appointments) has an excellent piece in the Observer on the conclusion to the World Economic...
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HS2: The figures simply don’t add up | Camden New Journal

HS2: The figures simply don’t add up | Camden New Journal | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
RT @HS2DeadDuck: #HS2: The figures simply don’t add up http://t.co/e7jXyaH2FT
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NHS mutuals are not run like Hinchingbrooke

NHS mutuals are not run like Hinchingbrooke | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
David Owen (Lesson one from the Hinchingbrooke hospital scandal: beware the ‘mutual’, 20 January) confused a difficult query.
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Oliver Healey sur Twitter

Oliver Healey sur Twitter | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Tax Avoidance stopped
Foreign Aid stopped
HS2 stopped
EU stopped
Your Tax Bill would fall by 8% @guardian pic.twitter.com/Oc1RUTOnft
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Paramedics leaving London trebles

Paramedics leaving London trebles | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The number of paramedics leaving the profession in London has trebled in the last three years, says a new report.
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The Cost of Austerity

The Cost of Austerity | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I don’t want to get into a political debate. Professional discretion is the better part of valour - and some things are just too important to be left to partisan perspectives. Neither am I about to...
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THE PAEDOFILE: Telegraph twins are on Leon Brittan's case...bad news for Number Ten

THE PAEDOFILE: Telegraph twins are on Leon Brittan's case...bad news for Number Ten | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Is the Conservative Party's main heel about to do for Achilles Cameron?
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Camden Council to look at potential link between mental health bed cuts and serious incidents

Camden Council to look at potential link between mental health bed cuts and serious incidents | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Councillors have vowed to investigate whether bed closures at a mental health trust may have contributed to a number of serious incidents over the past few years.
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Revamping rail services key if region is to maximise benefit of HS2

Revamping rail services key if region is to maximise benefit of HS2 | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
FOUR decades of cost cutting on local rail services in Yorkshire must be reversed soon if the region is to maximise the benefits from future high speed connections to London and Manchester, according to transport experts.
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Grandad passed fit to work by Atos - despite brain damage, depression, diabetes and stroke

Grandad passed fit to work by Atos - despite brain damage, depression, diabetes and stroke | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Despite his poor health, David Waite was told his Employment and Support Allowance was being stopped and he’d need to get a job or sign on for Jobseeker’s Allowance. 
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Prince Andrew snubbed tsunami aid workers in Thailand to attend a banquet

Prince Andrew snubbed tsunami aid workers in Thailand to attend a banquet | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's Prince Andrew!) From Angie - a former aid worker: "Unfortunately Prince Andrew is not of the real world like many Royals and feel that their behaviour is acceptable because of wh...
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The State Of The Nation

The State Of The Nation | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The American President get to to give State of the Nation so, in an Election Year, I thought I’d give it a go.
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THE PAEDOFILE: Downing Street accused of 'gagging' victim support groups

THE PAEDOFILE: Downing Street accused of 'gagging' victim support groups | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
All Quiet on the Rocks Lane team as more history of blatant cover-up emerges Recently, a paedophilia victims support group was raided by police, and evidence removed. This morning, Downing Street s...
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Missed Generation: Dear Mr Cameron, Mr Milliband and Mr Clegg

Missed Generation: Dear Mr Cameron, Mr Milliband and Mr Clegg | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
RT @KezMcNally: #missedgeneration
@BBCNews @BBC @bbcnickrobinson @GdnPolitics @UKLabour @labour @LibDems
http://t.co/ZCvHNQHt30 http://t.c
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Indian doctors face extinction in NHS after visa changes | The Times

Indian doctors face extinction in NHS after visa changes | The Times | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Figures obtained by The Times show a fall of nearly a third in Indian doctors working in the National Health Service since 2010
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5 ways the collaborative economy is evolving - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

5 ways the collaborative economy is evolving - Agenda - The World Economic Forum | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The collaborative economy is shifting us away from a throw-away society towards one that obtains services and goods when we need them, writes Dinesh Sharma.
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Greek election: ‘The hour of the left has come. Hope has arrived’

Greek election: ‘The hour of the left has come. Hope has arrived’ | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Euphoria among Syriza supporters as once-marginalised activists take power – but party knows the hard work begins now
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GREECE ANALYSIS: SYRIZA HITS GROUND RUNNING AS TSIPRAS BROKERS ANEL COALITION DEAL TO SEAL MAJORITY RULE

GREECE ANALYSIS: SYRIZA HITS GROUND RUNNING AS TSIPRAS BROKERS ANEL COALITION DEAL TO SEAL MAJORITY RULE | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
 Prime Minister Tsipras faces a cold dawn of Monday reality In a rapid (and smart) move that demonstrates both energy and planning, Alexis Tsipras is this morning 95% of the way into a Coalition with ANEL – better known in the West as the...
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