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Having got turned off by the main news as told by the BBC and the corporate media, nothing but wars/terrorism, running down the nation, austerity, spouting EU propaganda I am increasingly reading hard to believe side lined news stories. These raise my hackles and show the UK and world in a new light which is not very pleasant, but supported by governments local and national.


Here are some today:

19th December 2015







It would be interesting to see other peoples choice news items. Add them below

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I've not read any of those links but the UK is filling up by 300k extra people (as a net figure) every year. Very few of the extra people have come here to sponge. Cameron is just fiddling around at the edges with his 'paper clip' shuffling demands over a 4 yr. benefit cap for new people. Those might not even be agreed to. 


We need a system that allows access to skills we are short of. A total 'open door' from nearly 30 Countries is not working when everyone gravitates to the most prosperous parts of the EU area. It will all fall apart at some point. 

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Coincidentally just been talking to somebody whilst dog walking and we both agreed that the BBC are so monitored now on what they actually report.  Nothing very much was made about the last coal mine to close or the fracking vote.  I saw some of the headlines that you have quoted Meggieland on the Huffington Post and The Mirror sites and thought they can't be right I haven't heard it on the news!             

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All of the mainstream media are restrained as to what they report (my suspicion anyway), as the government etc only want us to hear what they think is relevant. Way too much corruption in the media these days.


BBC very rarely give proportionate coverage to certain demo's ..... I agree with you ..... The evidence is there. 

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The Guardian today:

Severely ill Myrtle Cothill told she must leave her daughter’s care and return to her birth country of South Africa, where she has no relatives
A 92-year-old widow from South Africa who wants to spend the “end of her days†with her only child in Britain is facing enforced removal from the UK even though she has heart problems, loss of sight in one eye and no family in her native land.
Myrtle Cothill has been cared for by her only daughter, 66-year-old Mary Wills, in Poole, Dorset, since February 2014, but recently received letters from Capita advising her to make immediate plans to leave the country after her visa application was rejected by immigration authorities.

Not much compassion here considering the thousands of illegals here. Must make this government feel that they are getting on top of the immigration problem.

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The Independent today:

JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank AG, Nomura Holding and Morgan Stanley make billions in profit in Britain – but analysis reveals their UK arms paid not a penny of business levy in 2014
Five of the world’s biggest investment banks paid no corporation tax in Britain last year despite making billions of pounds in profits.
According to an analysis of the banks’ corporate filings by Reuters, JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank AG, Nomura Holding and Morgan Stanley all said their main UK arms paid no corporation tax.
JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank AG, Nomura Holding and Morgan Stanley all said their main UK arms paid no corporation tax. Along with Goldman Sachs and UBS AG that paid some corporation tax, the seven banks generated revenues of £20bn in the UK, profits of £3.5bn, employing 33,000 staff. They paid a combined total of £21m in corporation tax.
But the filings showed that at least some of the banks paid no tax because they reported losses in London, while reporting profits in much smaller subsidiaries in countries with less strict tax regulations.




No austerity here. Looks like being a good Christmas if you are banker.
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Sky News - Saturday 23 January 2016

The order requires the unnamed man, who was cleared of rape, to tell police the day before he plans to have sex.
A court order that requires a man who was cleared of rape to give police 24 hours' notice before having sex has been labelled "very odd and pretty silly" by one of the country's top lawyers.
The Interim Sexual Risk Order was handed to the unnamed man, who is in his 40s, by magistrates in North Yorkshire.
The orders can be applied to people who officers believe could pose a risk, even if they have not been convicted of a crime.
If the man in question fails to notify police of his intentions, he could face up to five years in prison - despite being acquitted of rape in 2015.
Mark Fenhalls, chairman of the Criminal Bar Association, told Sky News: "The 24 hours seems very odd and seems unusual to all of us, and of course it's a delight for headline writers. Frankly, it's pretty silly.
"There is concern about it because these orders are not meant to force people to do things - they're supposed to be prohibitive, to stop people doing things.
"Someone should take a careful look at this one and see whether or not it is correct."
The order was originally handed out by magistrates in Northallerton before being extended by four months in York.
It reads: "You must disclose the details of any female including her name, address and date of birth.
"You must do this at least 24 hours prior to any sexual activity taking place."
It also contains restrictions on his use of the internet and mobile phone devices and requires him to inform officers of any change of address.


Another example of magistrates and police behaving like clever dicks.

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