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A Secret Agent's Story | 'I Helped MI5. My Reward: Brutality and Prison'
Business  (tags: UK, secret_agent, BSS, CIA, Guantanamo, government, M15 )

Pretty
- 2742 days ago - observer.guardian.co.uk
When Bisher al-Rawi agreed to work for the British government, he thought he was doing the right thing. He spent four gruelling years at Guantanamo Bay for his efforts. In this remarkable interview...
UK---Millions Face Pension Poverty as 'Golden' Era Ends
Business  (tags: news, money, economy, finance, UK, politics, world, society )

Cal
- 1279 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Up to 14 million workers will retire with pensions far smaller than those enjoyed by their parents, a report warns today, as the "golden generation" of retirement schemes comes to an end.
UK: Mainstream Charities Donated Thousands to Islamic Group Fronted By Jihad Terror Suspect
Business  (tags: UK, Abuse, Charity donating to Islamic terrorism )

Beth
- 319 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A controversial Islamic rights group fronted by a man charged with attending a terror training camp in Syria is being bankrolled by two mainstream British charities, including a foundation set up in the name of Dame Anita Roddick.
UK to Allow Fracking Companies to Use 'Any Substance' Under Homes
Business  (tags: UK, proposed legal amendment, fracking, shale gas, law, government, bad news )

Evelyn
- 106 days ago - theguardian.com
The legal change makes a "mockery" of ministers' claims that the UK has the best shale gas regulation in the world, according to green campaigners, who said it is so loosely worded it could also enable the burial of nuclear waste.
Dirty Money: 19 UK Firms Alleged 'Complicit' in $20bn Laundering Scam
Business  (tags: Corruption, Crime, Finance, Russia, Russia and the global economy, Russian economy, UK )

Ray
- 104 days ago - rt.com
Some 19 British firms are at the center of an investigation into in a mammoth global money-laundering operation. The scheme was allegedly contrived to make $20bn (£12.5bn) worth of ill-gotten gains appear legitimate.
Contractor Loses Out on His 'Dream' £1,000-a-Week IT Role After Unwittingly Saying He Would Treat His Muslim Recruiter to a Baco
Business  (tags: UK, Contractor, job loss, unwittingly offers bacon sandwhich to Mu )

Beth
- 570 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An IT contractor was accused of racism and refused a £1,000-a-week NHS job after innocently offering to buy an Asian recruitment consultant a bacon sandwich. Clive Hunt, 58, had already been given the eight-month contract - worth £32,000 - and was invit
Pound Hits 26-Year US Dollar High
Business  (tags: economy, dollar, market, economy, UK, US )

Brian
- 2649 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
When UK rates are higher than US rates, investors are encouraged to exchange dollars for pounds to benefit from better rates of return. The pound rose as high as $2.066 in earlier trading, before paring gains to $2.064. It also gained versus the euro.
Secretive Thinktanks Crushing Democracy - Millionaire$ & Corporation$ Sway Public Opinion Using Tax Breaks
Business  (tags: rightwing thinktanks, lobbying, funding, corporations, millionaires, US, UK, public opinion, influence, cry freedom, hunger, poverty, rules, regulation, public health, industrial injuries, exploitation, pollution, dustbin earth, unscrupulous banking )

LucyKalei
- 1200 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Rightwing thinktank funding by m$$naires & corp's explains why they outn° & outspend those arguing for public services & distribution of wealth. Claim to stand for freedom but they mean freedom from rules that prevent their sponsors playing by their own
UK Looks to Boost Fracking With New Land Access Rules
Business  (tags: fracking, law, rights to access land, Government, UK )

Ray
- 251 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK government has proposed new rules regarding rights to access land in a bid to speed up the introduction of fracking. It proposes that shale oil and gas companies are granted access to land below 300m from the surface.
UK Wind Sets New Record and Supplies More Power Than Domestic Coal, Hydro and Biomass By Melissa C. Lott | August 14, 2014
Business  (tags: UK, business, consumers, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, government, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, world )

Ruth
- 151 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
'On Sunday night, wind power in the United Kingdom supplied more electricity than domestic coal, biomass, and hydropower (combined) and set a new record for maximum hourly output.'
   

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