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Governments can't create community spirit, but they can support inclusion | Anthony Albanese

Governments can't create community spirit, but they can support inclusion | Anthony Albanese | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Assisting people into work, making cities that are well designed, and supporting non-government groups and volunteers: that’s what Australians expect from their governments “Just because you’re better than me, doesn’t mean I’m lazy.” So sang a...
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World Bank warns of global jobs crisis - The Times of India

World Bank warns of global jobs crisis - The Times of India | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The world is facing a global jobs crisis that is hurting the chances of reigniting economic growth and there is no magic bullet to solve the problem, the World Bank warned on Tuesday.
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DWP Admin And Salaries Costs Nearly Twice The Dole: Sack The Managers And Save Us All A Fortune

DWP Admin And Salaries Costs Nearly Twice The Dole: Sack The Managers And Save Us All A Fortune | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The DWP spent almost twice as much on salaries, welfare-to-work schemes and administration last year than they did on unemployment benefit. The department's latest six monthly report shows that £7....
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Royal Bank of Scotland freezes bonuses of 18 traders amid forex rigging review

Royal Bank of Scotland freezes bonuses of 18 traders amid forex rigging review | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Bank decides to hold the payments as it continues to investigate conduct of more than 50 former and current employeesRoyal Bank of Scotland has frozen the bonuses of 18 traders as part of a continuing review of the alleged rigging of foreign...
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Why we’re still feeling the economic pain despite the recovery

Why we’re still feeling the economic pain despite the recovery | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Here's why, despite the fact that the economy is growing relatively strongly and the cost of living is falling, many people still feel worse off than they did six years ago.
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Nicely does it – Ryanair is richly rewarded for its transformation

Nicely does it – Ryanair is richly rewarded for its transformation | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Gone are the cash-milking rules and girlie calendars. In come allocated seating, relaxed baggage rules – and more passengersThis time last year Ryanair’s conversion to being nice seemed an unlikely if relatively straightforward morality tale.
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World unites to decry prosecution of source behind LuxLeaks tax scandal

World unites to decry prosecution of source behind LuxLeaks tax scandal | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
More than 70 public figures sign letter criticising Luxembourg’s decision to prosecute former PwC auditor Antoine Deltour More than 70 politicians, academics, union heads and charity leaders around the world have come out in opposition to the...
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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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Man sent back to prison for getting job that started too early in the morning

Man sent back to prison for getting job that started too early in the morning | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Parole officer told Ashley Stansfield he could take job but firm supervising his licence then told him he had breached licence
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GPs warn pre-dawn queues at practice reflect widespread pressure on doctors

GPs warn pre-dawn queues at practice reflect widespread pressure on doctors | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Regulator signals concerns and locals complain of routine queues at Sunbury practice as patients rise from 6,000 to 23,000GPs’ leaders have warned that problems at a Surrey practice where patients have been forced to queue before dawn to get an...
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Why a year of little change felt like one of sustained crisis | Rafael Behr

Why a year of little change felt like one of sustained crisis | Rafael Behr | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The digital revolution has made politics faster and noisier, but in 2014 surface volatility masked underlying stasisIt has been a year of big news and small change.
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Danny Alexander claims Tory plans will lead to ‘wilful destruction’ of services

Danny Alexander claims Tory plans will lead to ‘wilful destruction’ of services | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Treasury deputy claims George Osborne’s £60bn savings target by 2020 is unnecessary and ideological bid to ‘shrink the state’Conservative party spending plans will lead to the “wilful destruction” of public services, Danny Alexander has claimed in...
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Economy slowing as growth is revised down: So what?

Economy slowing as growth is revised down: So what? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The BBC is reporting that the UK economy has grown by 2.6 per cent in the last year - less than the 3 per cent originally thought. In the third quarter of 2014 the increase was 0.6 per cent. "So wh...
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Britain, we have a drink problem

Britain, we have a drink problem | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The West End is not the most salubrious of environments in which to work in the run-up to Christmas, but the rest-of-the-year benefits of its central location far outweigh the depressing nature of the month of Hogarthian debauch that gets worse...
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Drug-resistant infections could cost the global economy $100 trillion by 2050

Drug-resistant infections could cost the global economy $100 trillion by 2050 | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
It's time for better antibiotics, new report says.
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The Politics of Dead Cops and the Coming Repression

The Politics of Dead Cops and the Coming Repression | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
There’s blood on many hands tonight. Those that incited violence on this street under the guise of protest, that tried to tear down what New York City police officers did everyday.  We tried to warn it must not go on, it cannot be tolerated.
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FTSE 100 ends higher despite weak UK growth, as Wall Street passes 18,000

FTSE 100 ends higher despite weak UK growth, as Wall Street passes 18,000 | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
US market hits a new peak after better than expected American GDP figures
Leading shares continued the Santa rally - just - in the last full trading day before Christmas.
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David Cameron axes home care for 300,000 pensioners

David Cameron axes home care for 300,000 pensioners | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Shocking figures have revealed the extent of the crisis, with experts fearing it is placing too much pressure on already overworked A&E units
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Labour highlights rise in number of families ‘illegally housed’ in UK

Labour highlights rise in number of families ‘illegally housed’ in UK | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Party says emergency temporary accommodation will have cost taxpayers £2.8bn over current five-year parliament Nearly 90,000 children will be forced to spend Christmas in emergency temporary accommodation as the costs of the housing crisis escalate...
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THE PAEDOFILE: Did David Cameron refer to "gay smears" in order to protect Tory Elm House paedophiles?

THE PAEDOFILE: Did David Cameron refer to "gay smears" in order to protect Tory Elm House paedophiles? | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
CHE's blatant attempt to get old paedophile charges wiped out Cameron on the ITV sofa...defending gays or covering for paedophiles? Growing suspicions in and around the Elm House paedophile investi...
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Love Activists turn former RBS office in London into housing protest squat

Love Activists turn former RBS office in London into housing protest squat | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Campaigners plan to set up food bank and provide free Christmas lunch to homeless as they criticise bankersA prime, five-storey Victorian office building off Trafalgar Square in London has been taken over by a group of squatters who plan to open...
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Danny Alexander interview: Osborne savaged by his closest ally in the Coalition

Danny Alexander interview: Osborne savaged by his closest ally in the Coalition | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
George Osborne has been accused by his Liberal Democrat deputy of planning the “wilful destruction” of key public services if the Conservatives win next May’s general election.
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Science A level practicals face axe despite barage of criticism, says MP

Science A level practicals face axe despite barage of criticism, says MP | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
Opposition from Royal Society and others should force a government rethink, says chair of Commons science and technology committee Andrew MillerA move to axe practical coursework from science A-level assessments in England goes against advice from...
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Blows for Osborne as growth revised down and current account deficit soars

Blows for Osborne as growth revised down and current account deficit soars | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
ONS says UK economy did less well than initially thought, reducing annual growth rate to third quarter from 3% to 2.6%George Osborne’s hopes of using a strengthening economy as the springboard for victory in the general election next May have been...
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Critical patients waiting too long for ambulances

Critical patients waiting too long for ambulances | SteveB's Politics & Economy Scoops | Scoop.it
The disclosure comes after Jeremy Hunt approved secret plans to increase the response time for cases considered lower risk
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