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Government blackmails unemployed into making hopeless job applications

Government blackmails unemployed into making hopeless job applications

Unemployed people are being threatened and blackmailed into making entirely hopeless job applications. Those claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) are now being forced to apply for at least three jobs per week, even if they are barred from working in such positions or do not have the necessary skills. Ex-offenders with serious criminal records but…

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Unrest grows as Council Tax Benefit cut hits 2.4m poorest

Unrest grows as Council Tax Benefit cut hits 2.4m poorest

As David Cameron and his Tory colleagues head off to the sun for Easter, two million of Britain’s poorest citizens are today wondering how they are going to pay out an extra £14 per month to their local councils when there is no possibility of earning the extra money needed. The measures are causing increasing…

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Press forces Cameron into dangerous gamble over Leveson reforms

Press forces Cameron into dangerous gamble over Leveson reforms

David Cameron has been forced by newspaper bosses into a potentially disastrous vote over press reform. Should Mr Cameron lose the vote, scheduled for Monday, his authority would be severely weakened and leave the door wide open to those such as Home Secretary Teresa May who wish to replace him as Conservative party leader In…

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Secret hearings, secret evidence, legal aid cuts – Welcome to Nazi Britain

Secret hearings, secret evidence, legal aid cuts – Welcome to Nazi Britain

The government is to introduce secret court hearings using secret evidence whilst cutting criminal legal aid in an attempt to protect the government from being held to account, all under the guise of “national security” and the need to save money. For those with a knowledge of history, the similarity of these latest measures with…

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British juries are ignorant, incompetent and dangerous

British juries are ignorant, incompetent and dangerous

Research should be carried out into how and why British juries reach their (sometimes clearly flawed) verdicts. So says a former Director of Public Prosecutions and a former Lord Chief Justice. As with previous administrations however and amid a sea of provocative ‘historic’ abuse allegations, David Cameron’s government is fighting hard to resist any possibility…

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