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The right has a quasi-mystical belief that the poor are inferior – sterilis​ation​ is the logical next step 01/17/2018 - 17:22
What to make of Tory vice-chair Ben Bradley’s 2012 blog calling for the unemployed to have vasectomies? Plus: Trump’s problem with bad plumbing and advice from Greater Good magazine

Eugenics gets a bad rap because of its unfortunate Nazi heritage and antiquated, confusing language – “purity”, “...

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Carillion may have gone bust, but outsourcing is a powerful public good | John McTernan 01/17/2018 - 17:21
The policy has brought accountability and transparency to the immiserating government’s provision of services – for bargain prices
• Political strategist John McTernan was Tony Blair’s director of political operations

What has outsourcing ever done for me?

In a parody of...

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Former MP Stewart Jackson will not seek re-election 01/17/2018 - 16:59
Brexit campaigner Stewart Jackson had been MP for Peterborough for 12 years.
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Jeremy Corbyn urges end to outsourcing 'racket' 01/17/2018 - 16:58
Labour's leader says firms like Carillion must be "shown the door", during PM's questions clashes.
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Sketch: Never mind Carillion, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are the stocks to short 01/17/2018 - 16:47
It was as if the exchanges had been set to Benny Hill music, with observers engaged in a futile chase around Jeremy Corbyn's questions for anything briefly showing the flesh of common sense
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Ben Bradley to stay Tory vice-chair after ‘vasectomies for unemployed’ row 01/17/2018 - 16:15

MP right to apologise for saying jobless should not have big families, May’s spokesman says

Theresa May’s spokesman has said Ben Bradley will keep his job as Conservative vice-chair for young people, despite having suggested that unemployed people should opt for free vasectomies rather...

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PMQs: Corbyn and May on private firms in public sector 01/17/2018 - 15:41
Public services need to be provided by "public employees with a public service ethos" says Jeremy Corbyn.
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PMQs: Smith and May on mental health service 01/17/2018 - 15:40
The prime minister is asked when her "warm words" on mental health services will be put into action.
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PMQs: Sir Desmond Swayne asks Theresa May about plastic 01/17/2018 - 15:39
An MP who appeared to doze off in the House of Commons is back 24 hours later joking about his nap.
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PMQs: Goldsmith and May on sex attacker judicial review 01/17/2018 - 15:39
The sentence served by John Worboys is "an insult to his victims” says Zac Goldsmith, who calls on the PM to back a judicial review.
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Britons tell Dutch court their EU rights cannot be removed 01/17/2018 - 15:26

UK nationals living in Netherlands hope case will go to European court of justice

A group of British nationals living in the Netherlands have made a legal bid in a Dutch court to retain their EU citizenship after Brexit, arguing that their rights cannot be removed under European law.

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Article 49: What is it and how can it reverse Brexit after the UK leaves the EU? 01/17/2018 - 15:25
Jean-Claude Juncker said the UK could use the treaty clause to re-join the bloc
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Jeremy Corbyn hits back at claims he is too old to lead Labour into next election 01/17/2018 - 15:24
Leader's spokesman said there is 'no sign whatever that his age is an impediment'
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May and Macron to sign new Calais border treaty 01/17/2018 - 15:20

UK will make bigger contribution towards preventing migrants in France from crossing Channel

Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May will sign a treaty on Thursday increasing Britain’s contribution towards preventing migrants in Calais from crossing the Channel and speeding up the asylum process...

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Tory MP tears into Boris Johnson over 'disgraceful, entirely deliberate deception' on £350m NHS claim 01/17/2018 - 15:17
Health Committee chair Sarah Wollaston says she has 'no idea' why Foreign Secretary continues to use debunked statistic

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