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Property Tycoon Used Children’s Gravestones To Decorate His Mansion (IMAGES)

A property developer has been fined £300,000 for illegally modernising the building behind the hymn ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’, using headstones from the graves of children. Llanwenarth House is a Georgian-style, Grade II listed manor house, which has lain in the hills of the Usk Valley in South Wales since the 16th century. It…

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UK Schools Are Making Muslim Children Take ‘Counter Extremism’ Tests – Here’s Why That’s Not OK

In recent days, images of a ‘counter extremism’ test set specifically for Muslim school children by UK schools have been shared widely across social media. The case highlights a deepening prejudice towards the Muslim community across the Western world which echoes the hysteria of McCarthy era America. At the height of the “Red Scare“, an…

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Rifkind and Straw Exposed in ‘Cash for Access’ Scandal – Just How Dirty are our Politicians?

News broke yesterday that two former cabinet members, Labour’s Jack Straw and Tory Malcolm Rifkind, have accepted money from corporations in order to influence legislation in their favour. Caught on camera, their boasts are crass and disgrace both the men and their office. But just how dirty is Westminster? The ‘Cash for Access’ Scandal Rifkind…

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The Breaking HSBC Scandal Reveals UK Govt Is Chief Henchman Of The Mafia Banking System

An international collaboration of media outlets have leaked HSBC files which prove the Bank has actively sought to undermine domestic tax laws by hiding more than $100bn in Swiss bank accounts – but what is truly remarkable, it the complicity of the UK government in helping the 1% avoid paying their dues. Sicilian mafia families…

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Greece vs. Iceland: This Simple Comparison Proves Austerity Is Morally And Literally Bankrupt

UK Prime Minster David Cameron, and his fellow pro-austerity politicians across Europe have issued stern warnings about the election of an anti-austerity government in Greece this week. But the rise of anti-austerity movements presents a far greater threat to them, than us. In 2007/8, two European nations stood on the brink of insolvency – Greece,…