Monthly Archives: March 2013

Frankie Boyle donates £50,000 to help Guantanamo inmate sue MI6

From The Independent: He’s the television comedian best known for controversial jokes about swimmer Rebecca Adlington, The Queen and people with Down’s syndrome. But Frankie Boyle is now using his fame, and wealth, for more serious ends, by donating tens … Continue reading

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‘Bedroom tax’ and welfare cuts protesters take to streets across UK

From The Guardian: Due to be introduced next month, the ‘bedroom tax’ entails a cut in housing benefit for claimants whose home has a spare room Protesters gather in Trafalgar Square in London to rally against the welfare cuts due … Continue reading

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Press regulation deal struck by parties

From BBC News: Culture secretary Maria Miller: “A royal charter is the right solution” A deal has been struck between the three main political parties on measures to regulate the press, Labour’s Harriet Harman says. It comes after talks were … Continue reading

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Cyprus announce 10% levy on savings

From BBC News: People in Cyprus have reacted with shock to news of a one-off levy of up to 10% on savings as part of a 10bn-euro (£8.7bn; $13bn) bailout agreed in Brussels. Savers could be seen queuing at cash … Continue reading

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Theresa May: Tories will scrap Human Rights Act

From BBC News: The Conservatives will scrap the Human Rights Act if they win the next general election, the home secretary has said. Theresa May told an event organised by the Conservative Home site the act must not interfere with … Continue reading

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