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Farage Defends UKIP ActivistâEUR(TM)s Racist, Homophobic Comments
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Mass media, Politics, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - rt.com
Once again, UKIP leader Nigel Farage is unable to make it through a week without a slip of the tongue landing him in an unfortunate media quagmire. This time he has been attacked for defending a former party activistâEUR(TM)s racist and homophobic slurs.
Affairs of State? Tony Blair 'Breaks Into Sweat' Over Alleged Relationship With Murdoch's Wife
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Scandal, Sex, UK )

Ray
- 19 hours ago - rt.com
Tony Blair says he will "never" discuss the true nature of his relationship with Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, Wendi Deng. The media mogul filed for divorce in June 2013 amid speculation the former prime minister had been having an affair.
Muslim Charities Lose Govt Grants, Accused of âEUR~ExtremistâEUR(TM) Links
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Internet, Police, Politics, Protest, Social networks, Terrorism, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 21 hours ago - rt.com
Two Muslim charities have lost their government grants following allegations of links to Islamic extremist activities.
Majority of Brits Want to Quit EU - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Economy, Employment, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 23 hours ago - rt.com
Among the six European states participating in the poll questioning EU membership, the British appeared most certain of all that they want to leave the union with only 37 percent against breaking ties.
Doctors 'Traumatized' By Health Watchdog as Suicide Rates in Profession Increase
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Medicine, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
A UK independent report has found over 20 doctors committed suicide between 2005 and 2013. All of them were under investigation for malpractice. Many of those who killed themselves were suffering from alcohol problems or depression.
Brain GPS: UK Scientists Identify 'Internal Compass' Controlling Directional Sense
Science & Tech  (tags: Health, Science, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
The precise part of the human brain that controls people's sense of direction has been identified by leading scientists in a groundbreaking piece of research.
Crossrail: Tunnelling Beneath London
Offbeat  (tags: Crossrail, London, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
In exactly four years' time, Europe's biggest infrastructure project will open to the public. Crossrail is a new railway line running from east to west across London. It sounds simple enough but this is a project on a scale that echoes the great Brunel
'Scathing': Clamor Grows for Iraq War Inquiry Redactions From Senior Whitehall Figures
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq carnage, Islamic State, Europe, Human rights, Iraq, UK, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 3 days ago - rt.com
Draft reports of a public inquiry into the UK's 2003 Iraq war have rattled Britain's establishment, with senior Whitehall figures battling to sanitize its findings. Critics say the war was central to the rise of ISIS, and the fragmentation of Iraq.
Tony Blair, Jack Straw 'Should Give Evidence About Torture Claims'
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Terrorism, UK, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair should appear before the parliamentary committee examining if Britain was complicit in the CIA's brutal torture methods, leading Labour politicians say.
UK Military Face Damning Report Into Bloody Iraq Battle, Torture & Mutilation
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Army, Clashes, Conflict, Human rights, Intelligence, Iraq, Scandal, Shooting, UK, Violence, War )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
UK defense officials face heated condemnation this week as the findings of a public inquiry into one of Britain's most brutal battles in recent years surfaces. UK troops have been accused of the unlawful murder and torture of Iraqi citizens in 2004.
Religion&Ethics; Q&A: The Right to Privacy
Offbeat  (tags: Religion and Ethics, UK human rights law, freedom of expression, privacy, counter-terrorism law, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Gavin Phillipson is a professor of law at the University of Durham. He is also a qualified solicitor and a member of the Durham Human Rights Centre. His research interests lie in the fields of European and UK human rights law,
Do They Know It's Christmas? Thousands of UK Families Face Winter of Poverty
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Corruption, Court, Opposition, Politics, Protest, Retail, Trade, UK )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
Thousands of British families will be dependent on handouts and charity this Christmas as rates of poverty in the UK continue to soar.
Stop Forests Being Erased PETITION
Environment  (tags: forests, protection, UK )

Anna
- 7 days ago - wwf.org.uk
Every two seconds an area of forest the size of a football pitch is destroyed. Yet here in the UK you can still buy furniture, books, cards and other products made from illegally or unsustainably sourced wood.
Save British Birds of Prey From Persecution PETITION
Animals  (tags: animals, birds of prey, UK, wildlife, protection )

Anna
- 7 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Tell DEFRA to protect the UK's rapidly disappearing raptors.
Mass Seal Strandings in Cornwall: Experts 'Baffled'
Offbeat  (tags: Marine wildlife, Seals, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, UK )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Marine wildlife experts say they are "baffled" by the high number of seals becoming stranded in Cornwall. Cornwall Wildlife Trust said there have been twice as many strandings in October and November compared to previous years.
 

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