Anti-Tory protests expected in Manchester – but will the mainstream media notice?

It seems Manchester is likely to host twice as many protesters against the Conservatives as last time they held their conference in the city – but will the national TV media deign to cover the protests, or will they ignore the impressive list of events, as they did last year? As many as 100,000 anti-Tory protesters could descend on Manchester this weekend when the Conservative party conference returns to the city, according to one pressure group attending. Various anti-Tory protests and events are scheduled to take place, including a comedy…

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Why The British Establishment Wants Jeremy Corbyn Buried – TruePublica

If the political system remains committed to the type of capitalism that exists in Britain today, it will always end up justifying a system that produces a mega-rich and privileged elite. Hence, why Jeremy Corbyn is such a threat to the establishment. Jeremy Corbyn looks like the first senior politician who will not be corrupted by the establishment. Bankers will not be funding the party. He will not support war. He doesn’t support Israel, He is not religious and doesn’t believe in the monarchy. He will be the first prime minister…

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David Cameron says there’s still too much tax evasion – isn’t that his fault?

David Cameron has accused some British overseas territories and crown dependencies of not doing enough to tackle tax evasion and money laundering. But shouldn’t we be asking, after more than five years, why David Cameron’s government has not done enough to tackle tax evasion and money laundering? Why do we have a tax gap of anything up to £120 billion a year? Recovering that money would clear the national deficit at a stroke and make huge inroads into the national debt – and it is money that legally belongs to…

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The 10 worst-deprived places in England have been revealed

An Essex seaside village is the most deprived neighbourhood in England, according to official statistics. The community east of Jaywick near Clacton-on-Sea has again topped a list that measured deprivation in 32,844 areas across the country, the government report found. But all of the local authorities with the highest proportion of deprived neighbourhoods are in the north – Middlesbrough, Knowsley, Hull, Liverpool and Manchester. And of the top 10 neighbourhoods, Blackpool, the ‘Vegas of the North’, has five in the list, and eight in the top 20. Source: The 10…

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UK economy ranked below Zimbabwe by World Economic Forum. Thanks, Cameron | Scriptonite Daily

While UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his chancellor George Osborne claim their austerity policies are making the UK economy stronger, a devastating report by the World Economic Forum argues otherwise. In fact, parts of the UK economy are now performing worse than Haiti and Zimbabwe. The World Economic Forum releases it’s Global Competitiveness Survey every year, a major report that is read and referenced by decision makers in politics and business the world over. This year, the UK slipped from 9th to 10th overall, out of the 140 countries…

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Just to be awkward, Russia is bombing Syria

Russia is bombing parts of Syria in raids that appear to have been planned, not to relieve the suffering of innocent people there, but to cause logistical and diplomatic problems for the USA and its allies. According to the BBC, Russia has claimed it is targeting Islamic State, but a US official has said none of the targets appear to be in IS-held territory. War planes have attacked what appears to be territory held by rebels against Syrian President Assad in the Homs and Hama provinces. This has created serious…

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The government need to learn about the link between correlation and causality. Denial of culpability is not good enough.

This one’s a bit tricky to paraphrase, but the argument about the tactics of the Department for Work and Pensions is important. Please visit and read. Source: The government need to learn about the link between correlation and causality. Denial of culpability is not good enough. | Politics and Insights Join the Vox Political Facebook page. If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved! Vox Political…

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The Tories are turning against charities – with a vengeance

Beneath the cynical rhetoric of David Cameron’s “big society” there was a proposition. It said to the voluntary sector: we need you. As we cut public spending we hope social provision can – at least to face-saving extent – step in. We will (they implied) cherish you, dish out knighthoods to your top people and invite them to join commissions and parlays. Suddenly, the Tories turned. Tory MPs such as Priti Patel were encouraged to recruit the media in attacking charity “fat cats”. The cabinet sent the hapless third sector…

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Jeremy Corbyn ‘grateful’ for ideas – but they made up less than 1/14 of his speech

It seems some Tories, and Tory supporters, are trying to say that Mr Corbyn’s speech was copied in its entirety from material written in the 1980s. That is a lie. Vox Political is happy to help set the record straight with what follows – courtesy of the BBC. [Mr Corbyn] said he was “grateful” to former political adviser Richard Heller for submitting wording to include. But Mr Corbyn said the lines were 350 words out of a 5,000 word speech, which he hoped encompassed the “philosophy” he wants to pursue.…

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Single mum’s benefits were stopped because HMRC thinks she’s having an affair with the post office

A single mum has had her benefits stopped because the taxman believe she is in a relationship – with her local SHOP. Debbie Balandis, 40, was shocked to receive a letter from HMRC saying her £140-a-week child tax credits would be stopped because she had a new man, the Daily Record reports. She immediately called the tax office and was told activity on her bank account showed a Martin McColl – the trading name for her local newsagent chain RS McColl. The mum-of-two, from Glagow, tried to explain that she…

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