Tag Archives: The Independent

TheIndependent – Exclusive: British Company Faces Investigation For Accepting Guantanamo Contract – 31 August 2014

The Independent

Human rights group says G4S’s role could make it complicit in abuses at the US prison

By  Chris Green

Quote: The British security company G4S has been reported to the Government for accepting a multi-million pound contract to service America’s Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, which contains the notorious prison for terrorism suspects.

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The Independent – Exclusive: Secret Internal Police Report Points To ‘Highly Corrupt’ Cells In The MET – 8 August 2014

The Independent

Three former Scotland Yard detectives seized drugs from criminals and sold them on

By Tom Harper

Quote: Three former Scotland Yard detectives were part of “highly corrupt cells within the Metropolitan Police Service” but have never been brought to justice, according to a secret internal report seen by The Independent.

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TheIndependent – Employment Figures Increase By Record-Breaking 350,000 In Three Months, But Earnings Are Down – 12 June 2014

The Independent

By Emily Dugan

The number of people in work has leapt by a record 350,000 in the three months to April, but wages have slumped below inflation which has sparked concerns over levels of pay. ( Lucas : interesting how they get the data showing more employment….?)

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Judge Prevents Theresa May Sending Asylum-Seeker Back To Lawless Somalia – 3 June 2014

The Independent

By Jonathan Brown

Home Secretary accused of acting unlawfully as man fears Islamists will kill him on his return

Quote: The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has been accused of acting unlawfully by forcing the removal of failed Somali asylum-seekers to Mogadishu where they fear they will be murdered by Islamic militants.

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The Independent – Bank Of England Chief Mark Carney Warns Of Rising Inequality As Average US Chiefs’ Pay Tops $10M – 28 May 2014

The Independent

By Russelll Lynch

The Bank of England’s Governor Mark Carney has warned that a more unequal society was “amplifying the rewards of the superstar” as he pledged to help build a “more trustworthy” capitalism.

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The Independent – Plan To Let HMRC Take Tax Debt Straight From Bank Accounts Under Fire – 9 May 2014

The Independent

By Tomas Jivanda 

An influential group of MPs has attacked a controversial Government plan that would allow the taxman to seize debt straight from the public’s personal bank accounts.

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The Independent – Police Officer In Court On Assault Charges For Tasering A Man Who Threw His Pants At Him – 24 April 2014

The independent

A police officer unlawfully tasered a man who threw his underpants at his head during a strip search, a court has heard.

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The Independent – Government Deficit Above £100bn For Fifth Consecutive Year – 23 April 2014

The Independent

The deficit for the year to March came in at £107.7 billion

By Russell Lynch

The Government has recorded its fifth year in a row of £100 billion-plus deficits despite meeting borrowing targets, according to official figures released today.

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TheIndependent – James Moore: Barnier’s EU Crackdown On HFTs Won’t Take Effect For Years – If Ever – 15 April 2014

The Independent

By James Moore

Now Michael Lewis has written about high-frequency trading in Flash Boys it has become big news.

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The Independent – Ukraine Crisis: Yulia Tymoshenko To Run Or President And IMF Fund Pledge $14-18 Billion Rescue Package – 27 March 2014

The Independent

By Maria Tadeo

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has announced plans to run for president in the upcoming May elections.

and also

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The announcement comes just hours after the International Monetary Fund pledged a $14-$18 billion rescue package for Ukraine to help the country’s acting government meet its debt obligations against the backdrop of Russian intervention.

The IMF deal is set to unlock support of $27 billion from various countries over the next two years, but it will come with strings attached, including serious austerity measures and higher energy prices.

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