The Truth Is Rarely Pure & Never Simple

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We’ve lost over a million government funded council apartments in the last ten years alone. Not a big deal some would say, the government is saving itself and councils a great deal of money as per the maintenance of those … Continue reading

The 2009 Sanctions Imposed On Eritrea By The UN – No Justification?

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On December 23, 2009, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1907, imposing a sanctions regime against Eritrea. The pretexts for the sanctions were Eritrea’s alleged support for Al-Shabaab, a Somali terrorist group, and its dispute with neighbouring Djibouti. Shortly … Continue reading

Eritrean Refugees in Israel – 7,000 torture/rape victims – or many more?

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The majority of victims in these camps are Eritrean. Human rights groups in Israel as well as the UN Refugee Agency estimate that 7,000 survivors now live in Israel. Kidane shifts uneasily in her chair at hearing these numbers. She … Continue reading

London’s empty towers mark a very British form of corruption

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The Tower at St George Wharf has 214 flats on 50 floors, costing up to £51m. With no affordable homes, it feels more like a hotel than a home There was no published plan for the drastic surgery being inflicted … Continue reading

Winchester Police Don’t Deserve Paying Competently? Even After Losing Their Back Room Staff?

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AN INQUIRY is under way after 1,300 police officers received the wrong pay, the Chronicle can reveal. Around half of those affected had been underpaid and the other half overpaid this week, in what sources say is the latest in … Continue reading

The Christchurch Cuckoos! Parts 1,2,3………

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It is almost midnight; cold, damp, still raining, yet throughout London there oozes a slumberous peace. There is a new fashion initiated by royalty, a fir tree freshly hewn from some forest or another and erected in one’s drawing room. … Continue reading

Daughter Jan Derry said a rat “gnawed” at her bedridden mother, inflicting 50 bite wounds at Glen Lodge

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An investigation has been ordered into how a grandmother living in sheltered housing suffered injuries her family believes were the result of multiple rat bites. Pamela Hudson, 75, was taken to hospital from her council home in York with injuries … Continue reading