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Tories to debate abolition of fire, ambulance services

We have a “moral duty” not to run around saving lives Delegates to the Conservative party conference in October 2015 will have the chance to debate the abolition of state-funded fire and ambulance services. And in an unexpected twist, it … Continue reading

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An image that resonates today

Some of you will be familiar with the (in)famous wartime cartoon by Zec, in the Mirror, providing sharp commentary on the way in which profiteering over fuel prices had serious consequences. It is an image that, 70 years on, still … Continue reading

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David Cameron solves the refugee crisis

Meanwhile, back from urgent talks with himself, David Cameron has just flown in to Heathrow airport with news of a solution to the refugee crisis.

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Petitioning the Beeb: time to stop saying “migrant”

If, like me, you are sick to death of the BBC abusing the word “migrant” in order to curry favour with this reactionary and callous government, please sign my petition on the subject today. Here’s why (though the wording also … Continue reading

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Let’s hear it again for the refugee petition

I linked to this about three days ago when the petition had approximately 7,000 signatures and looked to be one of those pious aspirations that would nonetheless fall short. So: chuffed in the extreme to see that it has today … Continue reading

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Language MATTERS

It took me a day or so to get my head around the migrant/refugee distinction and why it mattered. My thanks to Al Jazeera for adding to my understanding there. Thanks, too, for showing how such distinctions matter.

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Brits on a train migrant horror!

Hundreds of innocent Brits were left terrified, screaming and fearful for their lives last night after being harassed by gangs of criminal migrants desperate to board a Eurostar bound for the UK.

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