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Marine 'devastated' at life sentence

Marine 'devastated' at life sentence | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

A former Royal Marine who murdered an insurgent in Afghanistan has said he is "devastated" and "very sorry" after being given a life sentence.

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This is a project by Leicester and District Trades Union Council.

We have suspended production of our print version of Leicester Worker and are exploring ways of developing an online presence.


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Labour MP suggests coalition deal - with the Conservatives

Labour MP suggests coalition deal - with the Conservatives | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
If there's a hung Parliament after May 7's general election then Labour could form a Government in coalition with the Tories, says Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart
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HS2 'U-turn' leads to uncertainty

HS2 'U-turn' leads to uncertainty | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The redevelopment of Euston station is meant to be the jewel in the High Speed train line HS2's crown.
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Do UKIP candidates actually know where their constituencies are?

Do UKIP candidates actually know where their constituencies are? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
While UKIP have attempted to make a virtue of their oftentimes unprofessional campaigning, one might expect their Westminster candidates to at least have a clue where their constituencies are.
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Far-right Pegida eclipsed by its opponents at first UK demo

Far-right Pegida eclipsed by its opponents at first UK demo | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
‘You’re not welcome here: get off our streets’ – Newcastle protestors’ message to anti-Islam marchers outnumbered by 3,000 to 400
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Why a generation of British children will grow up around illegal levels of pollution

Why a generation of British children will grow up around illegal levels of pollution | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A generation of British children will grow up surrounded by illegally high levels of air pollution because the Government has rejected proposals to protect schools in the worst affected areas, MPs claim.
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How Billionaires in London Use Secret Luxury Homes to Hide Assets

How Billionaires in London Use Secret Luxury Homes to Hide Assets | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
On London’s Billionaires Row in Hampstead, the seven-bedroom Carlton House with its 50-foot ballroom, underground swimming pool and 10-person Turkish bath is for sale for 14 million pounds ($21.5 million).
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Man did not die in police custody as a result of 'unlawful killing', inquest hears

Man did not die in police custody as a result of 'unlawful killing', inquest hears | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah died after being restrained by five Thames Valley Police officers during a stop and search in Sharrow Vale, in High Wycombe, on July 3, 2008.
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School punishes late six-year-old by making him eat lunch behind a screen

School punishes late six-year-old by making him eat lunch behind a screen | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A school in the US has been forced to apologise and promise it won’t do it again after its method for punishing late children was exposed via social media.
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Are the Conservatives losing their nerve?

Are the Conservatives losing their nerve? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
With the polls refusing to budge and even David Cameron said to have doubts about the Conservative campaign, James Kirkup describes the Tories' brittle confidence
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Lib Dems say they would block Labour from cutting tuition fees in any future coalition

Lib Dems say they would block Labour from cutting tuition fees in any future coalition | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats would block Labour from cutting university tuition fees to £6,000 if the parties went into coalition after the next election, a senior party figure has indicated.
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Brighton Council fails to pass cuts budget after Green rebellion

Brighton Council fails to pass cuts budget after Green rebellion | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Brighton's Royal Pavillion Green-controlled Brighton & Hove City Council failed to set a budget last week after six Green councillors voted against
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Ukip MEP in Nazi Twitter spat over Joseph Goebbels

Ukip MEP in Nazi Twitter spat over Joseph Goebbels | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Ukip spring conference was somewhat overshadowed by a publicity stunt from a local theatre group in Margate, which saw dancers dressed as Nazis high-kick their way through Springtime for…
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'This is what Islam tells us to do': A rare glimpse inside a Saudi Arabian prison – where Isis terrorists are showered with perks and privileges

'This is what Islam tells us to do': A rare glimpse inside a Saudi Arabian prison – where Isis terrorists are showered with perks and privileges | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Except for the machine guns and guard towers, the al-Hair high-security prison looks remarkably like a hotel — especially the conjugal-visit wing.
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Numsa’s allies pressure Cosatu

Numsa’s allies pressure Cosatu | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Johannesburg - Eight affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) have pledged not to participate in the federation's meetings until the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is reinstated.
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Syriza’s worst capitulation so far?

Syriza’s worst capitulation so far? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Open Europe questions whether Syriza's decision not to hold a parliamentary vote on the bailout extension marks another shift from its electoral promises.
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Michael Sheen's Blistering NHS Speech Will Bring You To Your Feet

Michael Sheen's Blistering NHS Speech Will Bring You To Your Feet | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Michael Sheen has savaged "bland" politicians for cutting the NHS as he urged crowds to fight to stop the health service from being systematically "undermined".

Speaking on Sunday in Tredegar, the birthplace of NHS founder Aneu...
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Jewish Defence League leader found guilty of assault

Jewish Defence League leader found guilty of assault | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The leader of the UK branch of the Jewish Defence League has been found guilty of assaulting two people at a pro-Palestinian event in Haringey. Roberta Moore, 43, was convicted at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court of two assaults and possession of an
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30 Powerful Pictures Show Raw Emotion Of Year-Long Miners' Strike

30 Powerful Pictures Show Raw Emotion Of Year-Long Miners' Strike | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A miners' strike that started in Yorkshire in early March 1984 and within days saw half the country's mineworkers walk out in protest at pit closures, ended thirty years ago on March 3 with National Union of Mineworkers deciding by 98 votes to 91 to ...
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Tamir Rice was responsible for his own shooting, say Cleveland officials

Tamir Rice was responsible for his own shooting, say Cleveland officials | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The 12-year-old black boy shot dead by police officers as he played with a toy gun was responsible for his death, city officials in Cleveland have cliamed.
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'Misadventure' verdict returned at Habib 'Paps' Ullah inquest

A Slough father died during a drugs stop and search in 2008 as a result of 'misadventure', a jury has decided.
Jurors in the second inquest into the death of Habib 'Paps' Ullah delivered their verdict
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Take Note George, Many Voters Actually Want Less Austerity

Take Note George, Many Voters Actually Want Less Austerity | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Very few voters are happy with George Osborne's austerity plans, a poll has found, with over a quarter wanting a slowdown in the rate of cuts.

The survey, conducted by ComRes, found that barely a quarter (24%) of voters backed the current rate of ...
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Russia could change food embargo - Kremlin spokesman

Russia could change food embargo - Kremlin spokesman | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Russia may loosen its embargo on food from some EU countries such as Greece by allowing agricultural products to be processed within the country, said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.
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Free to protest: police back down over planned charges after movement defiance

Free to protest: police back down over planned charges after movement defiance | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
After insisting that protestors pay for closing the roads the Metropolitan Police have now backed down in the face of defiance. We are stronger than we think writes Chris Nineham
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