Politics

Oil at the roulette table

As the super rich oil barons and market traders play at the roulette table that represents the crude oil and related industries the direct impact of their detachment from the ordinary lives of people throughout the world is laid bare. Joining the ranks of politicians across the country the gulf between super rich, politicians and […]

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Burger King US Tax inversion move

Burger King’s decision to move its tax base from the US to Canada has resulted in boycott threats from angry US customers. Its takeover of the popular Tim Hortons coffee-and-doughnut chain, which is being part-funded by billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, will see Burger King’s corporate headquarters shift to Canada. While investors showed great appetite for […]

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Scottish Independence – Will Spin Kill it ?

Alerted today to this story in The Telegraph -> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10891229/Alex-Salmonds-office-implicated-in-smear-attack-on-mother-who-spoke-up-for-the-Union.html How naive and stupid I’ve been to think that for once, our political representatives in Scotland, might be above the spin, above the mud slinging nastiness of national politics experienced in the recent past. To have thought that we could run a clean campaign, an honest open non-personal campaign, […]

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Scotland 2017 ……..

Important referendum milestone – 30/05/14. It marks the start of the formal, 16-week regulated campaigning period. We invited actor David Hayman and some of our supporters to join us to celebrate this exciting moment on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street. David had some truly inspirational words for us all. Find out what they were here. Here are some useful sources […]

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Con Dems dish out £30k taxpayer-funded PR contract to the firm of a No campaign boss – Daily Record

  THE Con Dem Government has handed a £30,000 taxpayer-funded PR contract to the company of a Better Together boss. Questions have been raised after it emerged the UK cabinet office’s devolution team paid the sum to Engine Partners for “communication support” in January. The work is understood to be related to the UK Government’s […]

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Ukips Nigel Farage calls for foreign aid budget to be used to help flood-hit communities | Mail Online

Britain’s foreign aid budget worth £11billion should be immediately suspended with the money diverted to help areas in the UK devastated by flooding, Nigel Farage said today.The Ukip leader insisted ‘charity begins at home’ and urged the government to step up its response to the colossal damage to homes, businesses, roads and railways.The call came […]

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The facts on the UK economy | Full Fact

.    According to the Chancellor, recent good news on the economy has “decisively ended the controversy” about the correct direction for economic policy in the Government’s favour. The big picture The economic news that has grabbed most of the headlines has been the recent up-tick in the GDP figures, which showed 0.7% quarterly growth in […]

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Army axes hero three days short of his pension: Sergeant will now have to wait until hes 60 before collecting package worth less than £90,000 | Mail Online

If anyone in government knows and cares in any way about this then let’s hope they do something about it. This is a complete disgrace, especially in relation to what the civil servants heading up this hatchet job will get. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST EXAMPLE OF THIS!!!!!! ———————————————————————————————– A soldier will miss out on […]

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Ark breaking as great ship turned to scrap

THE once-mighty Ark Royal is carved open — to be turned into scrap. The £320million ex-Royal Navy flagship — which led forces in the 2003 invasion of Iraq — was sold off for a reported £2.9million. via Ark breaking as great ship turned to scrap | The Sun |News|Campaigns|Our Boys. She served the UK for […]

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Get the most out of our MP’s

Today and over the weekend, we learn that two thirds of our MP’s don’t feel they are paid enough. Today we learn that parliament will be powerless to decline a rather large pay rise, recommended through the independent group MP”s set up to look at parliamentarians pay and conditions. According to an analysis in the […]

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