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  • Tories pay out £4m a year to people detained unlawfully


    LOCK’EM-UP Tories are spending more than £4 million of taxpayers’ money each year to compensate people wrongly held in detention centres, it was revealed yesterday.

    According to a Freedom of Information request by the BBC, the government shelled out £18m...

    Thursday 21st Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Shareholders press British Gas to return ‘extorted’ profits


    SHAREHOLDERS at British Gas will demand today that the company pays back its part of £2.5 billion energy companies made from overcharging their costumers in 2015.

    Britain’s largest energy provider Centrica, which owns British Gas, will be meeting in London for its yearly...

    Monday 18th Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Peace activists blast army’s ‘time wasters’ slur


    PEACE campaigners hit back at the Army Reserve yesterday after its recruitment strategy researchers labelled young Brits “time wasters.”

    After finding that most 18 to 35-year-olds spent three and a-half-hours a day on social media and gaming, the outfit formerly known as...

    Friday 15th Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Nationalising energy ‘will save us billions in the future’


    NATIONALISING energy companies would save Britons over £3 billion a year and pay for itself in 10 years, a new report revealed today. 

    According to research by the Public Services International Research Unit at the University of Greenwich, the lower cost of borrowing in the...

    Thursday 14th Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • BP meets Australia drilling worries with wall of silence


    OIL GIANT BP refused to disclose any information on a controversial drilling project in the Great Australian Bight to its shareholders ahead of its annual general meeting today.

    Ethical investors fear BP’s silence could mean a high-risk and high-cost gamble in an area of...

    Thursday 14th Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Protest to mark housing defeat


    CAMPAIGNERS celebrating the latest defeat of the controversial Housing Bill yesterday vowed to “kick it while it’s down” with a national demonstration at the end of the week.

    The fighting cries came after one of the Bill’s major policies was defeated in the...

    Wednesday 13th Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Charity calls for action as cost of homes hits eye-watering high


    RENTS have hit a new high — well above inflation — as new figures published today showed landlords keep increasing rents to allegedly offset new government legislation.

    Housing campaigners blamed lack of controls for the spiralling crisis and demanded more houses be built...

    Wednesday 13th Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Bennett voices support for peace activists on trial


    GREEN PARTY leader Natalie Bennett threw her support behind anti-war campaigners yesterday who were facing trial following an arms trade protest.

    Eight people, including Cambridge councillor Angela Ditchfield, were facing charges after blocking a road and disrupting last year’s...

    Tuesday 12th Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Treasury offices part-owned offshore


    THE TREASURY and HM Revenue & Customs were drawn deeper into the tax-dodging scandal engulfing the British Establishment yesterday after their headquarters were found to be partly owned by companies registered in the Channel Islands.

    Earlier, HMRC chief Edward Troup was outed as...

    Tuesday 12th Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Show us the money Dave


    As Cameron is hit by yet more questions over tax affairs, Labour launches plan to clean out havens

    Monday 11th Apr 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain


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