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Issue No. 2381

Hunger striker deportation

The Home Office wants to deport Ifa Muaza to Nigeria who has been on hunger strike for over 80 days at Harmondsworth detention centre. 

He says his life is under threat if he is returned, but the government has rejected his asylum application. He was deemed medically unfit to be detained in October. 

Another Atos related death 

Former nurse Jacqueline Harris died of a suspected overdose two weeks before a second appeal against her disability benefits cut after Atos ruled her fit to work.

Atos washed its hands of responsibility by saying, “We don’t decide on benefit entitlement.”

Bristol city cuts threat

Bristol’s mayor has announced a £90 million cut to council spending meaning that 800 council posts will be axed.

Other cuts include elderly community care services.

Unite the Resistance and Bristol People’s Assembly are organising to resist the cuts. 

Nuclear bosses dodge tax

Bosses at Nuclear Management Partners, responsible for the Sellafield  nuclear plant clean up, used a legal loophole to pay only 25 not 40 percent income tax. They saved themselves £775,000 since 2008.


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Tue 26 Nov 2013, 17:39 GMT
Issue No. 2381
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