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16.04.2015 Pressenza London

UK Elections: non-dom tax avoiders

UK Elections: non-dom tax avoiders

By Peter Dombi for Our Broken System This week the Labour Party made a manifesto pledge to abolish the scandalous ‘Non-Dom’ rule, which allows wealthy individuals to avoid paying tax on their foreign earnings, while the rest of us ordinary mortals have to pay all our tax in … »

26.03.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Moving away from war in Ukraine

Moving away from war in Ukraine

Statement by United for Peace and Justice The Ukraine conflict continues to fester, raising tensions in the region to levels not seen since the Cold War. Now the warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire and an approach to further negotiations towards a political solution. Despite this opportunity … »

27.11.2014 Silvia Swinden

Snooper’s charter and political manipulation

Snooper’s charter and political manipulation

The “Snooper’s charter [Communications Data Bill] has practically zero chance of becoming law, say senior MPs. Labour’s Tom Watson and Tory David Davis say Guardian revelations mean data communications bill is probably doomed” read the headlines in a June 2013 Guardian article. “The chances of [Home Secretary] Theresa May … »

22.11.2014 Silvia Swinden

Speaking with forked tongues can win you an election

Speaking with forked tongues can win you an election

What better allegory than the Native Americans’ to describe Orwell’s “double speak” or the semantic violence of those who steal the discourse of the opposite view to increase their appeal amongst those who normally would not agree with or vote for them? The wolves in sheep’s clothing, (and why do … »

06.11.2014 Pressenza London

The TTIP can seriously damage your Health

The TTIP can seriously damage your Health

An article by John Hilary, executive director, and published in the BMJ [British Medical Journal] reminds us again of the serious and imminent risk to the National Helth Service (NHS) and therefore to the health of the population. “Designed to meet the interests of corporations rather than patients, and … »

22.10.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

UK – Creating Real, Voter-Driven Recall

UK – Creating Real, Voter-Driven Recall

Please excuse the non-personal nature of this email but I have had many people contact me on this. You may have already had a reply from me saying I was reviewing the amendments and discussing the Bill with colleagues and reading various views.  Despite 38 degrees suggesting that … »

13.10.2014 Pressenza London

British Parliament backs Palestinian statehood

According to the BBC “MPs have voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state alongside Israel. The House of Commons backed the move “as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution” – although less than half of MPs took part in the vote. The result, 274 to 12, … »

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