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James O'Brien vs Tory attacks on workers' rights - YouTube
sending in management consultants into prisons to judge if fewer officers are possible. //&! Why austerity is to blame for the Birmingham prison riot
The funding cutbacks to the criminal justice system require an urgent re-think. - //&! so much easier to vote Brexit than blame yourself voting for neoliberalism/globalisation/profit maximisation.
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december 2016 by asterisk2a
John Whittingdale, the dominatrix, and the papers - BBC Newsnight
more trouble for the Tories, adding to the pile. //&! Should Culture Secretary John Whittingdale go? - BBC Newsnight - //&! Labour calls to curb John Whittingdale's powers after escort relationship - //&! How have we found ourselves in this strange situation where privacy campaigners who have pushed for tighter rules are up in arms because the private life of a single cabinet minister was not reported? - //&! The press are right to tread more warily when deciding whether to publish stories about the private life of public figures -
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
The Privatising Industry in Europe
Do you wonder why the 'Troika' persists in its privatisation agenda despite the evidence of its failures and the growing economic and social costs?
The report “The Privatising Industry in Europe”, written by Sol Trumbo Vila and Matthijs Peters for the Transnational Institute, TNI, suggests two possible motives and shows who the ‪#‎BigWinners‬ of those privatisations are. - - The rationale put forward by advocates of privatisation does not stand up to the evidence. Privatisation has failed to provide promised revenue as only profitable firms are being sold and consistently at undervalued prices. Meanwhile the latest research by the IMF and by European universities show that there is no evidence that the privatised firms are more efficient than state-owned firms. [...] Privatisation in Europe has encouraged a growth in corruption,
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC Two - Posh People: Inside Tatler &! at end of E1 ( ) RE: celebrity culture, gossip culture, tabloids and thus Tatler Magazine. Q: Why is it relevant in this day and age? A: Well, what is the point of relevance really? I mean, does anything has to be relevant? [...] Irrelevant things are what makes life fun. It would be ghastly if everything in life would be relevant. I mean that would be awful, wouldn't it? &!
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november 2014 by asterisk2a

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