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Issue No. 2348

EDL Nazis endorse Ukip

The racist thugs of the English Defence League (EDL) have asked all “nationalist” parties not to stand against Ukip in local elections next month.

They don’t want to split the vote and stop Ukip from winning.


In debt to keep homes warm

One household in five is in debt to their energy supplier, a new study has found. 

People owe £637 million—or 14 percent more than when similar research was done last year.


Youth cop’s bigoted tweets

Britain’s first youth police and crime commissioner, Paris Brown, has resigned a week after being hired by Kent police.

She made racist and homophobic comments on Twitter several years ago and has apologised. The reactionary Daily Mail has hypocritically hounded her. 


Shamed banker rolling in cash 

Banker James Crosby, former boss of HBOS faces calls to hand back his £20 million pension.

HBOS was taken over by Lloyds and then bailed out by the state for £20 billion.

The parliamentary commission on banking standards last week blamed him and others for the bank’s collapse.


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Tue 9 Apr 2013, 19:00 BST
Issue No. 2348
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