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Why Vote To Stay in the European Union?

The way the European Union and the IMF have handled the Greek financial crisis really leaves me questioning the European Union. The European Union has only one response which is to force Greece to make many of its workers redundant, pay any that are fortunate to have a jobs a lot less and for those […]

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It’s Not Interest Rates

IMF warns period of ultra-low interest rates poses fresh financial crisis threat. Source: The Guardian. I suspect low interest rates are’t the actual problem, the problem remains the rewards paid to bankers regardless of the risks of speculation. Bankers get paid regardless whilst investors, shareholders and taxpayers are still liable for the losses.

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Abundance Generation

If you’re looking for a green investment then the crowd funding investment platform Abundance Generation might be what you’re looking for. Abundance Generation is a regulated online platform that lets people lend money from as little as £5 to renewable energy projects in the UK and share in the returns from generating low-carbon electricity.[1] When […]

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If you’re a Kindle user then it’s worth investigating BookBub. The Kindle offers are American however simply change the address from “.com” to “” and you’ll have the UK offer. Although as I don’t have a Kindle I can’t say how good it actually is.

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The Overthrow of democracy for Profit

Was this the start of our current troubles? Mohammad Mosaddegh was the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 until 1953, when his government was overthrown in a coup d’état orchestrated by the British MI6 and the American CIA. Source: Wikipedia All because he nationalised the Anglo-Persian Oil Company an antecedent of today’s BP.

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Time To Stand Up and Be Counted

It’s time for those who don’t vote, the young, the poor, the disadvantaged, the disabled and the sick to start. If you don’t then be warned the seeds of a police state have been sown and the rich will crush you, they will allow no protest however peaceful it might be. Current Tory policies of […]

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How Much are FTSE100 CEOs Really Giving Up When They Turn Down Their Bonuses?

Source: For Fact’s Sake.

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Scottish Influence At Westminster

It’s not something I’d considered as I’ve never been fond of nationalism, like I’m not interested in the colour of someone’s skin I’m not interested in their country of birth. However, during a discussion on Scottish Independence it was said that Scotland had no influence at Westminster – I thought this odd at the time […]

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MEATLiquor Perpetuating Rape Culture

This poster appeared in MEATLiquor Brighton Source: The Argus. Reportedly on Twitter: @Lazer And @MEATLiquor handled it well, removed it, and even donated £5K to a rape charity — it’s folks like @StormyBA that get my goat. — Aral Balkan (@aral) February 18, 2014 I’ve no idea if it’s appeared in their London restaurants. Still […]

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Plastic Surgery Game for 9-Year-Olds

Plastic Surgery & Plastic Doctor & Plastic Hospital Office for Barbie is the games title on

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