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

April 9, 2013


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


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


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


  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 |

June 7, 2012


George Soros | Business | 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


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


 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?