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Margaret Thatcher dead: Morrissey blasts former PM as “barbaric” just hours after her death – Mirror Online

April 9, 2013

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Margaret Thatcher dead: Morrissey blasts former PM as “barbaric” just hours after her death – Mirror Online. “Every move she made was charged by negativity; she destroyed the British manufacturing industry, she hated the miners, she hated the arts, she hated the Irish Freedom Fighters and allowed them to die, she hated the English poor […]

The ‘plastic’ princess?

February 27, 2013

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Learning English – 6 Minute English – The ‘plastic’ princess?. Quotes from a speech in which the Duchess of Cambridge was compared to a “shop window mannequin” with a “plastic smile” caused controversy in the UK this week. But a closer analysis of British novelist Hilary Mantel’s speech reveals a more sympathetic picture. Finn and […]

Afra Raymond: Three myths about corruption

February 25, 2013

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Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed — that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen. This has haunted Afra Raymond for 30 years. Shining a flashlight on a continued history of government corruption, Raymond […]

Enough Food IF

January 29, 2013

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  Join the campaign now! This year, many of the world’s most powerful leaders will meet in the UK. They must change the future for millions of people who live with the day to day struggle against hunger. But that will only happen IF we get together and make them act.

Germany must take control of the eurozone crisis – before its too late | George Soros | Business | guardian.co.uk

June 7, 2012

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George Soros | Business | guardian.co.uk. European authorities, with Germany at the centre, have a three-month window during which they can still correct their mistakes and reverse current trends

Spain: Resisting a bailout

June 6, 2012

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BBC News – Spain: Resisting a bailout. They are playing defence in Madrid. And the moves are familiar. They have been played before in Ireland, Portugal and Greece. The denials become ever more insistent that a bail-out is not needed. “The men in black will not be coming to Spain,” said a senior minister yesterday.

Paul Krugman: ‘I’m sick of being Cassandra. ‘

June 4, 2012

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 I’d like to win for once’ | Business | The Guardian. The American economist has a plan to escape the financial crisis, and it doesn’t involve austerity measures or deregulating the banks. But will policy-makers, including our coalition government, heed his advice?

Our future is in the hands of men who havent grown up

June 4, 2012

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| John Harris | Comment is free | The Guardian. In past crises our leaders had age and experience. Now they come across as dilettantes distracted by games on their iPads

One bust bank could bring Spain to its knees

May 29, 2012

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One bust bank could bring Spain to its knees, warns prime minister | Business | The Guardian. Spain cannot afford to let a single bank or regional government collapse as that would bring the entire country to its knees, the prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, warned on Monday.

Ed Miliband, you stoke this anti-Europe fire at your peril

May 22, 2012

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Ed Miliband, you stoke this anti-Europe fire at your peril | Gaby Hinsliff | Comment is free | The Guardian. Well, who would have thought it? Riding high in the polls, touted as a prospective prime minister even in the rightwing papers, finally Ed Miliband is having a moment.

It’s Time to Stop Using Chewing Gum and Chicken Wire in Spain

May 21, 2012

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It’s Time to Stop Using Chewing Gum and Chicken Wire in Spain. By Edward Hugh  – Don’t Shoot the Messenger – EconoMonitor “Every leg of the eurozone crisis has been marked by denial of the full scale of the problems. Whether Spain’s authorities have been deceitful or wilfully blind makes little difference at this point. […]

Spain’s Indignados protest here to stay

May 16, 2012

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BBC News – Spain’s Indignados protest here to stay. Spain’s grassroots protest movement called Los Indignados – “the indignant ones” – is a year old.

5 writing tips from Winston Churchill from PR Daily

May 15, 2012

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5 writing tips from Winston Churchill. I’ve talked before about Winston Churchill’s gift for language. Here’s a great example of an inspiring speech he gave to get Great Britain behind its leader.

BBC News – What ails the Spanish economy?

May 14, 2012

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Once again, markets are becoming nervous about lending to a eurozone government. This time it’s Spain’s turn.

World of Ends

May 14, 2012

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World of Ends. What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something Else. by Doc Searls and David Weinberger

Anne Boleyn: witch, bitch, temptress, feminist | Books | The Guardian

May 14, 2012

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Anne Boleyn: witch, bitch, temptress, feminist | Books | The Guardian.

Teachers Are Heroes

May 11, 2012

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Teachers Are Heroes: Teacher Appreciation Week

Hollande and Europe are turning the tide. Where will it leave Cameron? | Polly Toynbee | Comment is free | The Guardian

May 8, 2012

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Hollande and Europe are turning the tide. Where will it leave Cameron? | Polly Toynbee | Comment is free | The Guardian.