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Abuse coverage 'hysteria' concern

Abuse coverage 'hysteria' concern | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
First Minister Carwyn Jones criticises what he describes as media "hysteria" in recent coverage of the north Wales child abuse scandal of the 1970s and 80s.
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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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EXCLUSIVE: Overcharging by outsourcing giant Serco costs NHS millions

EXCLUSIVE: Overcharging by outsourcing giant Serco costs NHS millions | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Outsourcing giant Serco is embroiled in a fresh misuse of public funds scandal after a company it set up overcharged NHS hospitals millions of pounds, The Independent can reveal.
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Rape case warning over Tory plan to rewrite human rights law

Rape case warning over Tory plan to rewrite human rights law | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Campaign backed by celebrities and activists says legislation has been used to ensure police properly investigate rape cases
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Never Forget, It Is David Cameron Who Is Ultimately To Blame For Welfare Reform Deaths

Never Forget, It Is David Cameron Who Is Ultimately To Blame For Welfare Reform Deaths | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Understandably much of the rage aginst the vicious welfare reforms -  which are costing an increasing number of lives - has been aimed at blundering fucking idiot Iain Duncan Smith.But it is David ...
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South Yorkshire PCC: where next?

South Yorkshire PCC: where next? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Shaun Wright has announced overnight that he's resigned from the Labour Party and staying put as South Yorkshire PCC. What might happen next? I blogged yesterday about what happens if a PCC resigns...
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Wright quits Labour but not PCC role

Wright quits Labour but not PCC role | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
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Old boy's club still dominates public life, according to major new report

Old boy's club still dominates public life, according to major new report | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
A “cosy club” of people educated at private schools and Oxbridge still dominates politics, the judiciary and media, and locks out talented people from more modest backgrounds, according to Government advisers.
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Politics is all about fighting corporate power

Politics is all about fighting corporate power | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
This morning’s Guardian’s editorial on the independence debate includes an interesting comment of universal concern: The reality for modern nation states is that they all face a global economic order in which corporate power is in the ascendant,...
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Offshore is designed as an assault on democracy: that’s why addressing offshore abuse demands serious action

Offshore is designed as an assault on democracy: that’s why addressing offshore abuse demands serious action | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
When writing about the reasons why offshore tax abuse should be made a strict liability offence in UK law last week I what is, perhaps, the most obvious public policy reason for doing so.
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Top 10 Ways to Build a Better Economic System

Top 10 Ways to Build a Better Economic System | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
For the numerous readers who asked: “But what can we do?” after reading my Top 10 Reasons to Hate Capitalism published here on CounterPunch:
10. We can elect governments that represent people rather than corporations.
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The Decline of the Fifth Republic

The Decline of the Fifth Republic | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
After just two years in power, French Socialist François Hollande has become one of the least popular leaders in Europe. He has taken much of the blame for chipping away at France’s social wage and for the rise of the radical right wing.
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A French history lesson: Hollande needed a Marshall Plan for Europe | Larry Elliott

A French history lesson: Hollande needed a Marshall Plan for Europe | Larry Elliott | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Halfway through his term of office the president needed a more aggressive policy from the ECB, but errors were repeatedIt was late April 2017 when the penny finally dropped in Berlin.
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The establishment uncovered: how power works in Britain

The establishment uncovered: how power works in Britain | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
In an exclusive extract from his new book, Owen Jones explains how the political, social and business elites have a stranglehold on the countryDefinitions of "the establishment" share one thing in common: they are always pejorative.
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So This Is How Rotherham Council Tried To Spin Claims It Failed To Prevent 'Appalling' Abuse

So This Is How Rotherham Council Tried To Spin Claims It Failed To Prevent 'Appalling' Abuse | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The council at the centre of a scandal over the "appalling" abuse of children that it failed to prevent has been accused of "jaw dropping" spin over the report that exposed it.

Rotherham Council posted a press release about the...
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Almost a million working parents forced to go hungry to pay the rent

Almost a million working parents forced to go hungry to pay the rent | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Figures show more than one in 10 employed parents skip meals in order to pay housing costs according to figures revealed by housing charity Shelter
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Now Farage wants to lift ban on handguns

Now Farage wants to lift ban on handguns | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The Ukip leader said the laws were ‘ludicrous’ and people should be allowed to keep handguns at home provided they are locked in a box.
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My Ofsted breaking point: why I left school teaching to pursue academia

My Ofsted breaking point: why I left school teaching to pursue academia | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
When John Hodgson quit school teaching he ended up working in a university, finding more freedom but less security
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Rotherham abuse scandal at a glance

Rotherham abuse scandal at a glance | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
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'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'

'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent' | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
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Isis: an apocalyptic cult carving a place in the modern world | John Gray

Isis: an apocalyptic cult carving a place in the modern world | John Gray | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
History has witnessed millenarian violence before. But Islamic States modern barbarism is a daunting new threatThe rapid advance of Islamic State (Isis) through Iraq has produced panic in the west not all of it irrational.
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Scotland has a General Anti-Avoidance Rule

Scotland has a General Anti-Avoidance Rule | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
One aspect of the passing of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act by the Scottish parliament last week was that Scotland has something to which the rest of the UK can only, as yet, aspire, which is a General Anti-Avoidance Rule.
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Colonization by Bankruptcy

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If Argentina were in a high-stakes chess match, the country’s actions this week would be the equivalent of flipping over all the pieces on the board.
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The Police-Industrial Complex

The Police-Industrial Complex | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The police response to public protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the deadly August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., an unarmed eighteen-year-old black man killed by a white police officer, was a prime illustration of the...
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David Cameron faces double trouble from Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson

David Cameron faces double trouble from Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Ukip leader and London mayor take steps towards to Westminster, causing political headache for Tory leaderDavid Cameron returns to work at Downing Street from his Cornish holiday on Wednesday with a double whammy of a political headache after his...
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Tories rely on millions from secretive clubs as membership plummets in marginals

Tories rely on millions from secretive clubs as membership plummets in marginals | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
More than half of the money raised for the Tories in many of their key seats come from donations made by unincorporated associations – who do not have to declare where their money comes from.
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Independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham - full report

Independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham - full report | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The report claims about 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period Continue reading...
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