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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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London: 'a global haven for criminal financial activity'

London: 'a global haven for criminal financial activity' | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
London is a global haven for criminal financial activity - with billions of pounds laundered through British banks each day, according to the head of the UK's National Crime Agency.
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Forget the Greens – if the UK wants a truly leftwing party, it might have to grow its own

Forget the Greens – if the UK wants a truly leftwing party, it might have to grow its own | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: The Greens are rising in popularity but if they are the protest vote for the left, then the left has become a fairly meaningless term

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The need for green quantitative easing: video commentary

The need for green quantitative easing: video commentary | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
This is another video from an interview I did on Monday, this time published by European CEO
Again, apologies for the image quality (and my office pullover). And I can assure you I am not really that red.
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Rail passenger satisfaction fell prior to London Christmas chaos

Rail passenger satisfaction fell prior to London Christmas chaos | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Autumn 2014 survey of 27,000 passengers by Passenger Focus found 81% expressed satisfaction, 2% down on previous year More UK rail passengers are becoming dissatisfied with their train journeys, according to the latest annual survey, with some...
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Why debt is an excuse in the case of Greece: Guest post

Why debt is an excuse in the case of Greece: Guest post | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The following was posted as a comment  n the blog by Ivan Horrocks, a regular commentator here.
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Who said it: Cameron or Thatcher?

Who said it: Cameron or Thatcher? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
One tried to thrust Big Society upon us; the other claimed there was no such thing as society. Ahead of the Guardian Membership event Is Cameron more radical than Thatcher? we ask whether there's really that much difference between the two.
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Selling the Old War Office is public theft, plain and simple

Selling the Old War Office is public theft, plain and simple | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
If you thought Margaret Thatcher flogging the GLC building was a low point for public space, try Michael Fallon’s sale of a 1,000-year-old site Continue reading...
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Cameron distances government from revised NHS major incident guidelines

Cameron distances government from revised NHS major incident guidelines | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Prime minister says instructions were issued by a local NHS trust in West Midlands without any reference to ministersDavid Cameron has distanced the government from a new set of NHS guidelines that appear to tighten the criteria under which NHS...
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David Cameron Plots The Social Cleansing Of The South

David Cameron Plots The Social Cleansing Of The South | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
A further cut in the Benefit Cap, as pledged by David Cameron yesterday, could lead to the social cleansing of the entire south of England as families on benefits are pushed ever further north by soaring housing costs.
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Greek election ‘severe blow to Cameron’s hopes of EU treaty change’

Greek election ‘severe blow to Cameron’s hopes of EU treaty change’ | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Former Swedish PM Carl Bildt warns that appetite for treaty change in EU has diminished since Syriza won the Greek election Continue reading...
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Slaughterhouse boss admits charges over UK horsemeat scandal

Slaughterhouse boss admits charges over UK horsemeat scandal | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Peter Boddy, 65, admits to failing to abide by EU regulations concerning more than 17 horse carcassesA slaughterhouse boss is the first person to face jail after admitting criminal charges connected to the horsemeat scandal which rocked British...
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NHS major incidents guidelines spark political row

NHS major incidents guidelines spark political row | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Labour accuses coalition of tightening up major incident criteria to include considering dangers of ‘reputational damage’The government is facing pressure to clarify the rules governing the declaration of “major incidents” at hospitals after an...
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GCSE gap between rich and poor widens

GCSE gap between rich and poor widens | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
One in three disadvantaged students achieved five good GCSE passes, compared with more than 60% of their better-off peers
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Tech’s still up to its usual tricks

Tech’s still up to its usual tricks | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
From an FT email this morning:
Tax free tech is still up to all its usual tricks and making handsomely from it.
No wonder they are now investing so much in opposing the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting  process.
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Manchester's 'Whitehall of the north' deal shows Liverpool needs HS2, say ... - Liverpool Echo

Manchester's 'Whitehall of the north' deal shows Liverpool needs HS2, say ... - Liverpool Echo | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Deal would be equal to 'the entire volume of commercial offices let in Liverpool last year'
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The CBI is proposing an economic rule for the UK that no government’s followed since 1692

The CBI is proposing an economic rule for the UK that no government’s followed since 1692 | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Some time ago I was invited to write on tax for the CBI’s Great Business Debate and the resulting blog was published yesterday.
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Crossrail disruption is 'warning' for HS2 construction - Get Bucks

Crossrail disruption is 'warning' for HS2 construction - Get Bucks | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Iver parish council chairman Wendy Matthews has said Crossrail disruption is a sign of things to come with HS2
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Our privacy is for sale, we have to accept that. But what’s the price tag? | James Ball

Our privacy is for sale, we have to accept that. But what’s the price tag? | James Ball | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
On data protection and privacy day, it’s worth remembering that politicians are all too willing to trade in our personal informationHow cheaply would you trade away your innermost self – whether it’s your childhood memories, that terrible thing you...
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Debt restructuring: a proposed principle

Debt restructuring: a proposed principle | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
With Greece under Syriza about to enter negotiations with the Troika, there has been much discussion of what might happen, and what should happen. This post is in the ‘should’ category.
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UKIP defector joins Conservatives for 'more clout' against HS2 - Get Bucks

UKIP defector joins Conservatives for 'more clout' against HS2 - Get Bucks | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Bucks County councillor Paul Irwin became 'uncomfortable' with UKIP policies
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Herbert Smith appointed to advise HS2 on new UK rail project

Herbert Smith appointed to advise HS2 on new UK rail project | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Firm wins key mandate to advise on one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects - the UK's new north-south high speed railline
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We must stop Angela Merkel’s bullying – or let the forces of austerity win | Owen Jones

We must stop Angela Merkel’s bullying – or let the forces of austerity win | Owen Jones | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Germany can’t be allowed to strangle Syriza at birth. The fate of millions across Europe depends on itAngela Merkel is the most monstrous western European leader of this generation.
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Ambulance service spends £5m on private paramedics

Ambulance service spends £5m on private paramedics | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
THE region's ambulance service spent £5 million employing private paramedics at a cost of up to seven times more than NHS staff.

Figures for the period October 2013 to September 2014 show...
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Greece’s new young radicals sweep away age of austerity

Greece’s new young radicals sweep away age of austerity | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
From minimum wage to prescriptions, Alexis Tsipras is making good his promises to voters in startling fashionOne by one they were rolled back, blitzkrieg-style, mercilessly, ruthlessly, with rat-a-tat efficiency.
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