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Issue No. 2356

Cops refuse to be interviewed

Eight police officers in Derbyshire have refused to answer questions during an investigation into the death of David Stokes. They told the Independent Police Complaints Commission that they would only provide written answers.

Police stopped David’s car on 19 April and arrested him. He died shortly after. 

Inflated gas expectations

Bosses of fracking firm IGas say there may be 170 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in the parts of Cheshire it has been given a license to explore.

That’s more than 20 times what they said when applying for the licences.

Equal marriage debate bigotry

Bigotry was on display as the Lords debated the government’s equal marriage bill on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Lord Dear claimed that children would be made to “act out gay weddings in class”. Lords were voting on Dear’s amendment to block the bill as Socialist Worker went to press.

Fire service is seeking scabs

South Yorkshire fire service has advertised in newspapers for scabs ahead of a possible national strike this summer.

John Roberts from the service said the scabs “will have limited training which will be very basic.”

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Tue 4 Jun 2013, 17:42 BST
Issue No. 2356
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