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The poorer you are the more screwed you are. And things are getting worse.

Written by : FRÉA LOCKLEY An influential member of the House of Lords has issued a stark warning about rising food prices. With food prices already at a “four year high” she warns that Brexit could lead to a 33% rise. And this hits the poor hardest. Because another report has shown that economic inequality in the …

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Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers have been ‘tremendously damaged’ by the digital age

Written by : Ben Chapman Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers are struggling because digital advertising “has been has been tremendously damaging to print”. Speaking at News Corp’s AGM on Wednesday, the 86-year-old media tycoon said he did “not really” have any plans to buy any more newspapers. “Our hands are pretty …

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Families with one working parent are suffering the most under Universal Credit cuts – and it’s set to worsen over next 5 years, charity warns

Written by : Alan Jones Many low income families will be worse off despite tax changes and a higher living wage because of cuts to Universal Credit, a new report warns. Research for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that by 2022, families with one working parent will lose more from cuts …

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Landlord threatens mass evictions ahead of universal credit rollout

Written by : Welfare Weekly A Lincolnshire property company has threatened all of its tenants with eviction if they fail to pay their rent because of delays in receiving universal credit payments, sending all tenants pre-emptive notices ahead of the rollout of the welfare reform. The letter from GAP Property in …

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No wonder John Redwood backs Brexit. He will make money out of it, after all

Written by : Joris Luyendijk When, in a few years, a public inquiry is held into the economic, financial and monetary debacle that is by then Brexit, one of the easier targets will be the Conservative MP and Brexit cheerleader John Redwood. To successfully cleanse British politics of its clowns and …

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Corbyn nails why the government’s privatisation agenda is an absolute ‘rip off’ [VIDEO]

Written by : STEVE TOPPLE Jeremy Corbyn has taken to social media to criticise the Conservative Party’s “rip off” privatisation agenda. And he doesn’t mess around, taking just one minute to nail everything that is wrong with the sale of public property to private companies, in a video called Another example of rip off Tory …

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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Calls For A Second Brexit Referendum

Written by : Jasmin Gray The CEO of Goldman Sachs has called for a second referendum on Brexit, claiming “many wish for a confirming vote on a decision so monumental and irreversible”. In a rare tweet, Lloyd Blankfein told his 70,000 followers that Britain should make sure the consensus is “still …

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Italian journalists say they could register company at 10 Downing Street in name of mafia boss

Written by : Jon Stone Italian journalists have gone through the motions to set up a company in the name of a notorious mafia boss headquartered at 10 Downing Street – to illustrate weaknesses in British law they say helps people set up shell companies to launder money across the globe. …

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North Korea ‘sentences Donald Trump to death’ in state newspaper editorial

Written by : Andrew Griffin North Korea’s people have sentenced Donald Trump to death, according to an editorial in its state newspaper. The article says that the President offended the country when he denounced its “cruel dictatorship” during his tour around Asia. And for that he should be killed, the article …

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It’s possible Parliament just quietly started the process of a Brexit reversal

Written by : Andreas Whittam Smith The notion that Brexit might not happen after all is beginning to gain support. Sir Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat leader, has claimed that the chances of Brexit falling through are now “maybe 20 per cent, possibly 25 per cent”. At the weekend, he said: …

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