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BBC News - Coulson got hundreds of thousands of pounds from News Int
Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World who has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in phone hacking and bribing the police, received several hundred thousand pounds (and healthcare, and benefits, and a car) from News International after starting work as the Conservative Party's Director of Communications in July 2007.
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august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Poor to be banned from bringing spouses to the UK from overseas | UK news | The Guardian
Home Office proposes minimum income threshold for those wishing to bring a spouse, partner or dependents to the country. It's yet another thing that sounds tough, will mess with people's lives and happiness, but doesn't actually reduce the numbers that much. Note that there's no investigation of whether the spouse can support themselves, can work; it's an automatic "You must be able to pay for your other half to have them" thing. Russian brides incorporated into law, perhaps?
politics  conservatives  news  guardian  dude...  fairness  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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