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Issue No. 2328

Setback for anti-choice

Tory bigot Nadine Dorries has lost her latest battle to attack abortion rights.

She wanted anti abortion groups to be allowed to offer counselling to women seeking abortion services. Now she is in a jungle for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Hopefully no one will.

Protest against old warmonger

Former prime minister Tony Blair’s insight into warmongering is in demand. He has been invited to open the ominously named Institute for Security and Resilience at University College London on 13 November.

Anti-war activists are campaigning for the invitation to be withdrawn. Go to

Councils to send poor away

London councils could send homeless families hundreds of miles away when benefit caps come in next April. At least 17 have already started sending people out of London.

Illegal to close public libraries?

Councils cutting library services are at risk of breaking the law. A select committee report points out councils’ legal duty to provide a “comprehensive and efficient” library service. Around 600 public libraries are under threat.

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Tue 6 Nov 2012, 17:54 GMT
Issue No. 2328
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