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Prof David Blanchflower: Chancellor George Osborne's

Prof David Blanchflower: Chancellor George Osborne's | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
He inherited an economy that was growing nicely then decimated growth and now the economy is getting sicker before our very eyes...
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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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The HS2 Midlands dream revealed - expressandstar.com

expressandstar.com The HS2 Midlands dream revealed expressandstar.com Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “It is absolutely fantastic to see people in the Midlands gearing up to take full advantage of HS2 and the jobs, skills and growth it...
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The privatisation of cities' public spaces is escalating. It is time to take a stand

The privatisation of cities' public spaces is escalating. It is time to take a stand | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
In the first of a series on the changing nature of urban space, academic geographer and gonzo urbanist Bradley L Garrett discusses ‘Pops’ – privately owned public spaces – and asks who our cities are really forLondon’s public and private spaces -...
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Britain's housing system is an example of just how bad it can get for renters

Britain's housing system is an example of just how bad it can get for renters | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Europeans enjoy more rights and stabler rents than people in the UK, who suffer from the uniquely British phenomenon of amateur landlords When a group from a Stockholm tenants union came to London to find out about renting in the UK they spoke to...
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The chances I had just aren’t there for today’s young people | Gary Bell

The chances I had just aren’t there for today’s young people | Gary Bell | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I’d like to think other young people from deprived backgrounds like mine might follow in my footsteps into law.
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Edward Heath: four police forces now investigating late former PM

Edward Heath: four police forces now investigating late former PM | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Jersey and Kent join Met and Wiltshire police forces in examining child abuse allegations against ex-Tory leader The scale of the police inquiries into Sir Edward Heath became apparent on Tuesday as two more forces revealed they were investigating...
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Mr. Hunt: You want the NHS to fail, and you want it to be seen to fail. - Free for all - Free for all - BMA Communities

Mr. Hunt: You want the NHS to fail, and you want it to be seen to fail. - Free for all - Free for all - BMA Communities | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
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We Need to Ensure the State Never Allows the Powerful to Evade Justice Again

We Need to Ensure the State Never Allows the Powerful to Evade Justice Again | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Since 2012 I have referred two allegations made against former Prime Minister Edward Heath to the police. It is for the police to investigate and we need make sure they are given the space and time to do that. But it was alarming to learn on Monday that Wiltshire police is to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission over allegations it dropped a criminal case in the 1990s because the suspect threatened to go public with allegations about Heath. That should concern us all.
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It's official: Private prisons cost taxpayer more than state prisons

It's official: Private prisons cost taxpayer more than state prisons | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The MoJ's own stats show publicly-owned prisons do more with less - but will Michael Gove listen?
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Hospitals told to fill vacancies only 'where essential' to save money

Hospitals told to fill vacancies only 'where essential' to save money | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Hospitals have been told to only fill vacancies “where essential” to save money, and been reassured they should not be fined if they miss waiting times targets, in a dramatic escalation of the NHS financial crisis.
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Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans.
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Homeownership: the generation that had it so good

Homeownership: the generation that had it so good | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Dramatic increases in house prices have locked out younger buyers. Does the baby boomer generation now enjoy an unfair level of property wealth?
Life has changed a lot since fledgling homeowners took their first steps on the property ladder in 1969.
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Buckinghamshire woodland sites set to be damaged

Buckinghamshire woodland sites set to be damaged | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Fourteen more ancient woodland sites in Buckinghamshire are threatened by the route of the new HS2 high speed rail link than previously thought.

That's according to research from the Woodland Trust.
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£366 million investment required to maximise HS2 supply chain benefits ... - Supply Management

£366 million investment required to maximise HS2 supply chain benefits ... - Supply Management | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Latest procurement and supply chain news, opinion, analysis, practical advice and tips from Supply Management, the official publication of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
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RBS sell-off: George Osborne defends £1bn loss

RBS sell-off: George Osborne defends £1bn loss | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Critics brand the UK government’s overnight sale of a 5.4% stake in the bailed-out bank as ‘short-changing the taxpayer’ George Osborne has attempted to justify a £1bn loss on the first sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland by saying it was the...
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What use the tax gap? A defence of a key element in #Corbynomics

What use the tax gap? A defence of a key element in #Corbynomics | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Jolyon Maugham wrote a blog with the first part of the above title yesterday afternoon.
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Benefit cut 'could make thousands of vulnerable young people homeless'

Benefit cut 'could make thousands of vulnerable young people homeless' | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
YMCA charity says plans to scrap housing benefit payments for jobless 18-21-year-olds could cause a steep rise in homelessness Thousands of vulnerable young people could be made homeless as a result of the government’s plans to scrap housing...
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Corbynites Are Right: There’s More to Politics Than Getting Elected

Corbynites Are Right: There’s More to Politics Than Getting Elected | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The Corbynites are right, there is more to politics than getting elected By Adam Blanden Twitter: @Adam_Blanden previously  published here Labour’s renegade membership – a majority of whom support the left-wing leadership candidate, Jeremy Corbyn –...
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Deal to build UK nuclear plant should be finalised within weeks

Deal to build UK nuclear plant should be finalised within weeks | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Ministers and EDF have agreed on controversial £25bn development of Hinkley Point C, with most of upfront costs provided by Chinese companies A £25bn contract to build the UK’s first new nuclear power plant in 25 years is expected to be signed...
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Tories deliberately misled public, understating benefit sanctions figures....again - 4bitNEWS

Tories deliberately misled public, understating benefit sanctions figures....again - 4bitNEWS | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The Greens accused the government of attempting to whitewash the effects of its benefit sanctions scheme by publishing a monthly ratio that obscures the policy’s real impact
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Owen Jones: the Right are mocking Jeremy Corbyn because they fear him

Owen Jones: the Right are mocking Jeremy Corbyn because they fear him | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
If Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership, he will come under attack from the media establishment, the Tories and much of his own party. That's because he presents a dangerous threat to the post-Thatcher political consensus. 
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4 charts that show Obama is right to be terrified of climate change

4 charts that show Obama is right to be terrified of climate change | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Barack Obama has launched a huge plan to wean America off coal, warning that "no challenge poses a greater threat to our future, the future generations, than the changing climate". And the data show that threat might have already arrived.
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Vote Jeremy Corbyn! If Labour does, it will soon get over its left-wing fantasy

Vote Jeremy Corbyn! If Labour does, it will soon get over its left-wing fantasy | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The Labour leadership campaign has turned into one of the unexpected delights of the summer, a farce so absurd that even the cruellest political satirist might have rejected the plot for lack of credibility.
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The slowest recovery

The slowest recovery | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
My friend Geoff Tily, who is chief economist at the TUC, did some number crunching on the state of the recovery that was published yesterday.
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People’s QE could consign PFI to history

People’s QE could consign PFI to history | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I spent a lot of time yesterday talking about what Jeremy Corbyn has called People’s Quantitative Easing, which I had previously called Green Infrastructure Quantitative Easing.
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The RBS sale: a tale of opportunity lost

The RBS sale: a tale of opportunity lost | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
RBS is to begin its return to the private sector. Way back in October 2008 I suggested it should be fully nationalised instead. I stick to that view. Around that time I argued that there were at least four reasons for keeping RBS in the state sector.
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