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Which Government Policy Cost £1bn More Than Forecast?

Which Government Policy Cost £1bn More Than Forecast? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
An extra £1 billion was spent by the Government in the last two years on turning schools into academies, the spending watchdog has said.
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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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What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral

What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
It was a rather unlikely contribution to Britain’s immigration debate: a Polish IT consultant’s account of his experiences of life in the UK in which he expresses his bafflement at sick people who insist on coming to work, cowboy hairdressers and our bizarre obsession with having two taps in sinks.
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Prison officer claims HMP Northumberland is a 'powder keg waiting to explode'

Prison officer claims HMP Northumberland is a 'powder keg waiting to explode' | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Worried prison officer claims prison bosses are failing to address critical problems at HMP Northumberland
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Chic and awe: Nato invades luxury Newport hotel complex

Chic and awe: Nato invades luxury Newport hotel complex | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
By tomorrow night the last dishes of crab ravioli and white asparagus with quail’s egg will have been served to well-heeled diners and the largest hotel in Wales will be starting to switch its attention as it prepares for the arrival of the most elite group of guests it has ever accommodated.
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Conservatives will split if PM fails to renegotiate EU membership, say MPs

Conservatives will split if PM fails to renegotiate EU membership, say MPs | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Tory Eurosceptics say they will push for exit after general election as Ukip tries to build on Douglas Carswell's defection
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SIMON HEFFER: Yes, it's old-fashioned. But a word of advice for those who make colossal blunders in public life...RESIGN! 

SIMON HEFFER: Yes, it's old-fashioned. But a word of advice for those who make colossal blunders in public life...RESIGN!  | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
If prime ministers lie, it is perhaps understandable why Shaun Wright - who was responsible for children's services in Rotherham - refuses to resign from public post, writes SIMON HEFFER.
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Rebecca Coulson: Lies, damned lies, and…claims about shoplifting and welfare reform | Conservative Home

Rebecca Coulson: Lies, damned lies, and…claims about shoplifting and welfare reform | Conservative Home | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Our Local Police and Crime Commissioner should remember that correlation doesn’t equal causation.
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Zelo Street: Another Mail On Sunday Climate Fraud

Zelo Street: Another Mail On Sunday Climate Fraud | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
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Eurozone gripped by deflation fears as inflation rate hits five-year low

Eurozone gripped by deflation fears as inflation rate hits five-year low | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
ECB chief Mario Draghi is under pressure to act but experts say immediate measures are unlikelyFears that the eurozone could tip into outright deflation have been fanned as the inflation rate in the currency bloc hit a new five-year low of 0.3%.
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Tesco's arrogance and complacency towards rivals has cost them dearly

Tesco's arrogance and complacency towards rivals has cost them dearly | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Firm's new chief executive faces mother of all turnarounds as he battles competition from both discount and upmarket retailersWell, no one saw that coming.
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Is This EU-US Trade Deal A 'Once-In-A-Generation' Opportunity?

Is This EU-US Trade Deal A 'Once-In-A-Generation' Opportunity? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (‘TTIP’) might not have come up on the radar for most folk but perhaps it should. The silence is largely down to something of media blackout - with a few exceptions.
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Burger King’s tax whopper

Burger King’s tax whopper | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I’ve been talking about corporation tax, especially in a US context of late. Here’s one reason why:
The US right wing response to this avoidance is abolish the tax. You really could not make it up.
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TTIP: A race to the bottom (new version) - YouTube

Corporations on both sides of the Atlantic are using TTIP to lower standards and regulation in order to maximise their profits. 'Regulatory coherence' may so...
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The fear of being seen as racist

The fear of being seen as racist | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it

Via britishroses
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On Probation Blog: The Minister Explains

On Probation Blog: The Minister Explains | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
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Threat of election defeat to UK government raised to severe

Threat of election defeat to UK government raised to severe | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
 (satire?) New level of threat to UK government - related to militant Tory defectors - means election defeat is highly likely, though not necessarily imminent. The level of threat from the British ...
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Jonathan Robinson | NoOffence! CIC

Jonathan Robinson | NoOffence! CIC | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Jonathan Robinson
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16 ways Iain Duncan Smith’s Department have wasted a total of £6,221,875,000.00 of taxpayers’ money by @DrEoinCl

16 ways Iain Duncan Smith’s Department have wasted a total of £6,221,875,000.00 of taxpayers’ money by @DrEoinCl | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
IDS’s spend on Private Consultants is up 59% this year (evidence) IDS’s spend on Temporary Staff is up 91% this year (evidence) £150million+ of taxpayers’ money wasted contesting successful appeals against unfair WCA assessments (evidence) The DWP have written off £140million in overpaid Housing Benefit paid in error since October 2010 (evidence) £241m of taxpayers’…
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The inconveniently excellent Beveridge NHS model: made redundant for being too good

The inconveniently excellent Beveridge NHS model: made redundant for being too good | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The Beveridge NHS model is unsurpassed, so why does it get such bad press? What other nefarious processes are at work?
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New global trade deal: Cheaper products but a threat to the NHS?

New global trade deal: Cheaper products but a threat to the NHS? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
On Saturday people will be protesting against a new trade agreement. What exactly are they protesting about and are they right?
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Zelo Street: Threat Level – Severe My Arse

Zelo Street: Threat Level – Severe My Arse | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
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Heathrow boss urges Boris Johnson to back third runway

Heathrow boss urges Boris Johnson to back third runway | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
John Holland-Kaye appeals to London mayor, as Airports Commission prepares to decide fate of Thames estuary schemeHeathrow has appealed to the London mayor, Boris Johnson, to back its campaign for a third runway, ahead of the possible dismissal of...
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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs in wake of MH370 and MH17 disasters

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs in wake of MH370 and MH17 disasters | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Planned job losses are part of major restructuring of airline following the disappearance and shooting down of aircraftsMalaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 jobs, around a third of the workforce, as it struggles to overcome the twin disasters that hit...
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The reaction to Rotherham is a typical British blame game

The reaction to Rotherham is a typical British blame game | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Deborah Orr: Those shouting loudest about the sexual abuse of 1,400 girls are mainly interested in drawing attention to their own rectitude
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Carswell’s challenge to the left is that it has to deliver for people

Carswell’s challenge to the left is that it has to deliver for people | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
I have to admit I rarely read Janan Ganesh in the FT: if I wanted to read right wing nonsense in the morning I had, until the last couple of days, usually been offered plenty of it here.
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Government 'not trusted' over NHS

Government 'not trusted' over NHS | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
More than two out of five people do not trust the Government to protect the NHS, according to a study. A further one in four said their trust had fallen over...
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