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Chilcot report delays blamed on ‘vested interests’

Anger over continued delays in the publication of the report into the Iraq war has swung back against the government with allegations that “vested interests” have tried to suppress evidence. The inquiry, chaired by former Whitehall mandarin Sir John Chilcot and established in 2009, has yet to name a date for the publication of its… [Continue Reading]

Brazil starts congressional inquiry into corruption after Fifa arrests

The fallout from the police swoop on Fifa executives continues to grow in Brazil, where the police and congress have launched inquiries into alleged money laundering and tax evasion. The focus of the investigation is the former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) José Maria Marin, who was arrested in Zurich on Wednesday, but… [Continue Reading]

How Politicians in Westminster Siphon off Worlds Wealth into their Bank Accounts

It was only a matter of time before Gordon and I realised that we had indeed opened up a hornets nest when we started investigating “The Big Society Rip Off” and it just simply kept opening up more and more doors to massive fraud and corruption that has crippled this country and its economy and… [Continue Reading]

Vaccines ‘are making our dogs sick as vets cash in’

Vaccines given to dogs are making them ill, a pet charity claimed. Profit-hungry drug companies and vets are ‘frightening’ dog owners into inoculating their pets more often than necessary, according to Canine Health Concern. Some puppies have developed conditions including autism and epilepsy after a raft of injections, it warns. Catherine O’Driscoll, from the charity,… [Continue Reading]

‘Courts are biased against blacks’ with white offenders handed more lenient sentences, says official report

Judges and magistrates are institutionally racist, consistently handing down more lenient sentences to white criminals, an official Government study has revealed. The disturbing report, produced by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), shows that black and Asian defendants are almost 20 per cent more likely to be sent to jail than those who are white. At… [Continue Reading]

The TTIP deal hands British sovereignty to multinationals

“It’s a serious threat to British democracy from Brussels.” “Faceless EU bureaucrats threaten to impose laws without the consent of the British people.” Both these statements could succinctly, and accurately, describe the proposed transatlantic trade and investment partnership – TTIP – between the European Union and the United States. But David Cameron is not scuttling… [Continue Reading]

Safety First: Stop the Criminalisation of Prostitution

Actress Sarah Solemani joined sex workers’ organisations, Hampshire Women’s Institute, Women Against Rape, feminists, academics, trade unionists, lawyers, members of the church, anti-poverty campaigners, drug and prison reformers, and others to spell out the dangers, particularly for women’s safety, of clauses to the Modern Slavery Bill which would criminalise sex workers’ clients. These proposals ignore evidence showing that… [Continue Reading]