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The Brexit Secretary has made sure Brexit will be fine… if you’re a banker

Written by : JAMES WRIGHT The Brexit Secretary has made a special guarantee for bankers after we leave the EU. David Davis announcedthat freedom of movement will continue after Brexit, but only for senior employees in the financial sector. For bankers… On 14 November, Davis told City workers that: We want to ensure that …

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Theresa May’s ‘winter of discontent’ hots up as a trade union warns of major strike action

Written by : STEVE TOPPLE Just when Theresa May thought life couldn’t get any more complicated, a trade union has warned of potential strike action against corporate giant British Telecom (BT). But it feels like we’ve been here before, as the row between the workers and the bosses is very similar to one with another …

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Local councils have been caught investing billions in offshore tax-avoiding companies. With your money.

Written by : STEVE TOPPLE Campaigners have caught local councils investing billions of pounds into companies that use offshore tax schemes, with half a billion of it being public money. And ultimately, this means that these local authorities are putting your money into companies that don’t pay their fair share of …

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The heated NHS row between Jeremy Hunt and Ralf Little could be about to get real [TWEETS]

Written by : JOHN SHAFTHAUER Jeremy Hunt has been criticised for making false claims in the past. Recently, Ralf Little of TV’s The Royle Family took odds with a claim that Hunt made. Little provided a robust response that he backed up with links to relevent reporting. Hunt responded by saying that Little’s post lacked …

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Senior teacher speaks out about culture of ‘systematic bullying’ at ‘collapsing’ academy trust [EXCLUSIVE]

Written by :  ED SYKES Wakefield City Academies Trust is currently “collapsing“. And its story highlights the potential for catastrophic failings in the academy system. Now, a senior ex-employee has spoken out to The Canary. Their account reveals a story of financial abuse, incompetence, and bullying. All at the expense of students’ …

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A campaigner points out an awkward truth about the government’s new climate change promises

Written by : SOPHIA AKRAM The UK has finished climate talks in Germany. It’s made some new commitments on top of its old ones. But some of its recent actions cast serious doubt on these commitments. And one analyst shared with The Canary the inconvenient truth about this. On 17 November, two weeks …

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Cards Against Humanity buys area of US border to prevent Trump building his wall

Written by : Jeremy B White A foul-mouthed card game has joined Democrats, environmentalists and immigrant advocates in fighting Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. “If you voted for Trump,” a website launched by Cards Against Humanity said, “you might want to sit this one out.” The company behind a game that …

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Voice of the Mirror: It is indefensible to have peers claiming so much money when real grafters earn less

Written by : Voice Of The Mirror The rising cost of the House of Lords is a scandal, particularly when that part of Parliament is a stranger to democracy. It is indefensible to have so many peers claiming so much money when real grafters earn less while putting in a decent …

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British forces no longer fit for purpose, former UK service chiefs warn

Written by : Ewen MacAskill Former UK service chiefs have launched a devastating critique of the state of British forces, saying they were no longer fit for purpose and that the army was 20 years out of date. Gen Sir Richard Barrons, who retired last year as commander of joint forces …

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House Democrats start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump

Written by : Alexandra Wilts Six Democrats in the House of Representatives have introduced articles of impeachment targeting President Donald Trump. The legislators singled out five of Mr Trump’s actions they say merit impeachment, including his decision to fire FBI director James Comey in May. They assert that Mr Trump obstructed …