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US is tracking the movements of 5 billion people everyday through their mobile phones

US considered spying on Australian citizens without the knowledge of it’s Australian spying partner

Isa Muazu wins stay of removal
Solicitors were granted the stay pending the outcome of an oral judicial review hearing to be heard by the upper tribunal on December 9th.

The judicial review concerns the challenge to the home secretary’s decision to certify his asylum claim and remove him to Nigeria.

Toufique Hossain, immigration law director at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, which represents Muazu, said: “This is what we wanted all along, and thanks to the home secretary’s incompetence we now have it.”

Mind The Gap

Why there ain’t nothing surer, the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer.

Most of us now enjoy luxuries that would have been unheard of a hundred years ago – running water, electricity, computers, phones, cheap food and clothing. Yet, despite all this, there is discontent. People are angry.

The problem is inequality. Inequality is everywhere, it is increasing and it comes in many different forms.

There is the wealth gap.

The wealthiest 400 people in the world are worth more than the poorest 140 million.

70% of the land in the UK is owned by less than 1% of the population.

When once CEOs of major corporations earned 20 times more than their employees, now they can earn a thousand times more. A Burberry sales assistant (according to Glassdoor) earns £16-17,000 including commission. The Burberry CEO, Angela Ahrendts, received £16.9 million last year. I shudder to think what the factory worker is getting.

Over fifty per cent of young people believe they will never own a house, while the average age of the first-time buyer in London is now over 40. He or she’ll be a pensioner before they can start a family.


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