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Watch out, George Osborne: Smith, Marx and even the IMF are after you

When even the IMF’s free market ideologues recoil from the UK chancellor’s austerity politics, democracy itself is at stake George Osborne and his Treasury officials are gearing up for a fight. They’ve promised to make life difficult for the other … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell’s polite refusal to debate with Oswald Mosley

Bertrand Russell to Oswald Mosley in 1962. This is how to tell someone you won’t debate with them:

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Charities give Clegg backing in call for overhaul of drug laws – Independent

The decriminalisation of some drugs appeared a more realistic prospect tonight after charities backed Nick Clegg???s call for a Royal Commission to review Britain???s 40-year-old laws on illegal substances. The Deputy Prime Minister warned that the co… Continue reading

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Mehdi Hasan: Debunking the Five Biggest Media Myths About the Leveson Report

Last Thursday, Lord Justice Leveson published his epic report into “the culture, practices and ethics of the media”. He didn’t, for the record, call for a system of statutory regulation. He recommended an “independent” self-regulatory body underpi… Continue reading

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Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! – Ramesh Patel, HuffPost

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on” – Winston Churchill As a Conservative I have no pleasure in exposing David Cameron’s deficit claims. However, as long as the party continues to talk down the e… Continue reading

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A million working adults face benefits cuts next year

Nearly 1.2 million people may be sanctioned if they do not obtain extra work, increase their hours or find a higher paying job Nearly 1.2 million working adults will for the first time next year face losing some of their benefits if they do not co… Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and the myth of self-created millionaires – George Monbiot

The parasitical ultra-rich often deny the role of others in the acquisition of their wealth ??? and even seek to punish them for it We could call it Romnesia: the ability of the very rich to forget the context in which they made their money. To forg… Continue reading

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