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Privatisation of Child Protective Services is underway: what could possibly go wrong?

In June 2014, it was widely reported that the government had abandoned plans to privatise child protection services. However, these services are still under threat. When the Department for Education published draft regulations that would have allowed private companies to run children’s social services such as child protection, all hell broke loose. The Guardian ran a…

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Richard Dawkins Issues Shameless Anti-Muslim Tweet In Wake Of #CharlieHebdo Shooting In Paris

‘Selfish Gene’ author and esteemed scientist Richard Dawkins has issued a tweet in the wake of the deadly attacks on a French satirical magazine; a most unwelcome contribution to a horrific situation. Armed gunmen are on the run in Paris after attacking the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, leaving at least 12 people dead…

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RBS Bankers Guilty of £3m Fraud Walk Free, Judge Says They’ve ‘Suffered’ Enough

Two RBS bankers found guilty of a property fraud worth £3m are walking away without jail time because the judge believes they have already “suffered” as they were “embarrassed” by the incident. Despite pulling in salaries of over £100,000 a year each, the two RBS bankers decided they’d treat the RBS mortgage portfolio like their…