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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
- 3289 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
- 1825 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.
Journalist Lash Out Against Proposed Laws Restricting UK Press Freedom - Petition
Business  (tags: Freedom of Information Act, UK, FOI, petition )

Dandelion
- 260 days ago - occupy.com
The changes would potentially establish money charges for FOI requests, and would give ministers more power to deny those requests. FOI requests have, in recent years, been crucial for breaking high-profile stories in the UK.
UK: Mainstream Charities Donated Thousands to Islamic Group Fronted By Jihad Terror Suspect
Business  (tags: UK, Abuse, Charity donating to Islamic terrorism )

Beth
- 866 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
- 653 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.
FBI Arrests Senior HSBC Banker Accused of Rigging Multibillion Dollar Deal
Business  (tags: HSBC, UK, money fraud, Mark Johnson, Stuart Scott, manipulated foreign exchange )

Dandelion
- 9 days ago - theguardian.com
Mark Johnson and a colleague allegedly defrauded clients and manipulated the foreign exchange market to benefit themselves and their bank.
Scottish Parliament Votes to Ban Fracking
Business  (tags: UK, Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, moratorium, shale gas, coalbed methane, underground gasification, climate change, good news )

Evelyn
- 58 days ago - foe-scotland.org.uk
"It is clear from today's vote that there is a growing consensus that stopping climate change means we have to say no to new fossil fuels like fracked gas." The Scottish Govt has put a moratorium on shale gas, coalbed methane & underground gasification
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
- 650 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.
Pound Hits 26-Year US Dollar High
Business  (tags: economy, dollar, market, economy, UK, US )

Brian
- 3196 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.
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
- 1117 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
   

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