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Issue No. 2398

Setback for immigration bill

The Tories’ nasty new immigration bill suffered a setback in the House of Lords this week.

A clause was defeated that would allow terror suspects to be stripped of British citizenship even if it would leave them stateless. A peer said it was a “weapon used by tyrants and dictators”.

Nazi Brons won’t stand in May

Andrew Brons, Yorkshire and Humberside’s Nazi member of European parliament (MEP), has said he will stand down in May.

British National Party MEP Nick Griffin still intends to re-stand in the North West. 

Unite Against Fascism is campaigning to kick him out. For more information contact [email protected].

Prison staff let young man die

Prison officers’ failings led to the death of a 17 year old in prison.

Jake Hardy hanged himself in January 2012 at Hindley youth offender institution near Wigan after other inmates bullied him. An inquest jury said last week that staff failed to protect him.

Tories float wind turbine ban

Tory chair Grant Shapps has suggested the Tories limit on onshore wind farms. 

David Cameron is said to want to cut their small subsidies and ban new ones after 2020.

He wants to win rural votes from the Lib Dems—at the expense of tackling climate change.

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Tue 8 Apr 2014, 17:35 BST
Issue No. 2398
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