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Broken Britain: UK is undemocratic, backward, not fit for purpose – Labour MP
Britain is backward, “no longer fit for purpose,” and characterized by stagnant politics and inefficient state institutions, Labour’s policy review chief Jon Cruddas warns.

28.11.2014 16:01

​Fracking toxins may be as dangerous as tobacco, asbestos & thalidomide – UK chief scientist
The effects of fracking could be as dangerous as asbestos, thalidomide, or tobacco toxins, the UK’s leading scientist has warned, claiming the government has adopted the process without considering the side effects.

28.11.2014 16:00

Nailed: Far-right British soldier jailed for homemade nail bomb
A British soldier has been jailed for two years after making a nail bomb filled with deadly shrapnel in his bedroom.

28.11.2014 13:19

UK freedoms at risk as govt security report gives PM support for tougher measures
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to whip up support for new security proposals has been ramped up by the UK parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) report into 'intelligence' related to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.

28.11.2014 16:14

Over Bond St in the buff! Naked free-runner scales London skyline
For free-runner world champion Tim Sheiff, it wasn’t enough to scale some of the most impressive buildings on the London skyline. He had to do it completely naked. And take photographs.

28.11.2014 15:07

Half-blind UK widow commits suicide after incapacity benefit cut
A partially-blind widow, who suffered crippling back pain for over a decade, committed suicide after her incapacity benefit was cut because state assessors claimed she was fit to work.

28.11.2014 12:11

​Save the Corporations…I mean Children
When Save the Children chose to bestow the Global Legacy Award on Tony Blair, the charity inadvertently revealed the dark underbelly of NGO activity.

28.11.2014 14:07

'Disturbing’: Arms firms dine at Tower of London days after ‘sea of poppies’ closed
The Tower of London hosted a networking dinner for global arms manufacturers, mere days after the extremely popular ‘sea of poppies’ remembrance installation closed. Tower managers have been accused of “crass insensitivity.”

28.11.2014 12:52

Kabul Taliban attack proves entire US-led campaign was a failure
This week’s Taliban attack on a British diplomatic vehicle indicates that the years of western occupation of Afghanistan failed at every level and did not manage even to improve the security situation in Kabul, Chris Bambery, political analyst, told RT.

28.11.2014 12:25

​Mental health patients driven to suicide, lack of hospital beds blamed
At least 8 people have died in the past two years after being denied access to a dwindling number of psychiatric beds in UK hospitals, with many unable to source mental health treatment due to service cutbacks.

28.11.2014 13:43

Boris Johnson craves his own drone for personal deliveries
London Mayor Boris Johnson wants a personal drone to deliver his online shopping. Delivery drones flying across the capital’s skies would offer a solution to congestion on London’s streets, he said.

28.11.2014 11:48

​Cameron mocks Tony Blair’s Save the Children Award, charity scrutinized
Only a day after an online petition calling for Tony Blair’s Save the Children Global Legacy Award to be revoked gained over 100,000 signatures, Prime Minister David Cameron has called Blair’s choice for the accolade “remarkable.”

28.11.2014 11:35