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Strikes as #NHS staff try to cope with a system broken by #government (#UK #Politics #austerity)

NHS staff have planned several strikes in the New Year as protests against the government freeze on their pay.

The first strike is planned for 12 hours on 29th January, and again on 25th February and includes nurses and porters. 2,672 more words

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The A&E Crisis: A Letter From West London Save Our Hospitals Campaign

I received this email from Merril Hammer, the chair of the West London Save Our Hospital campaign. There is an A&E crisis that has been created by the socially dangerous policies of the current Tory-led coalition government, which is hell-bent on destroying the NHS. 337 more words

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Police appeal for witnesses to sadistic child abuse by high-profile figures at Dolphin Square (#UK ‘Politics #ChildAbuse)

In a further update to Scotland Yard’s investigation into a sadistic child abuse ring operating in the corridors of power, police have stated that their prime witness is credible as they investigate claims that at least one boy was murdered by a senior Conservative politician. 493 more words

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Opening of trade door may whet Cuba's appetite for Midwest farm goods

Agricultural businesses are among those cheering President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Twin Cities-based Cargill, one of the biggest food companies in the U.S., has long lobbied for an end to the trade embargo that’s been in place more than 50 years. 352 more words

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Kline predicts Congress will push to scrap No Child Left Behind

Congress may be poised to get rid of the law that has governed the nation’s schools the last 13 years.

U.S. Rep. John Kline, who chairs the House Education and Workforce Committee said Monday he thinks Congress will act quickly next year to get rid of the No Child Left Behind Law. 256 more words

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Long to-do list: Capitol coordinator job will require 'crisis intervention' experience

The job is essentially a Swiss army knife.

If you’re the chief sergeant-at-arms at the Minnesota House, you’re in charge of carrying out all orders of the House or the Speaker, including maintaining order in the Chamber and supervising anyone who goes in and out, … 382 more words

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More Tory corruption as they sneak through legislative changes to give them more cash (#UK #Politics #UK #Law)

David Cameron has yet again proven himself to be totally unsuitable in any position of power.

In the latest tactic, Cameron and his cronies have misused the legislative process to increase the amount which they can spend on their election campaign by a massive 23%. 1,131 more words

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