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The Sri Lankan army bathed the Jaffna region in blood as it overran the separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009. Its problem now is what to do with the vast territory it forcibly cleared. So the army has decided to fill it with tourists. 

Toff of the week: Lord Levy


Former chief fundraiser for Tony Blair

Curry favour with a two-step


A graduate has told of his “humiliation” after being forced to dance during a job interview at 

Falklands forces torpedoed whales


Navy used warship and helicopter to kill whales

Hands off my bonus, says fat cat boss wrecking Royal Mail


Troublemaker looks at an unhappy Royal Mail boss, Starbucks separation, students, holographic receptionists and Jamie Oliver

The Blair Rich Project which brings peace, love...and cash


Tony Blair's efforts to become even richer, and set up a political dynasty. Jack Straw's son and his dodgy support. Dodgy royal goings on.

Will egged Miliband survive silly season—or is he toast?


The August lull has always been traumatic for Britain’s political establishment. 

Tories in shock after finding that other Tories are racist


This week’s reminder that the Tories are racist was brought to us by Jacob Rees-Mogg. 

The new Lords are a leaping to the party donors’ tunes


You don’t have to give money to a political party to get into the House of Lords—but it helps.

Welby’s Wonga war gets the Bish bashed over dodgy dosh


The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, wanted to bring the debt merchants into the temple. But it turned out they were already there.

Delight in newsrooms after parasites breed to deadline


Joy swept the nation as Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor and the millionaire commoner that is his wife fulfilled their destiny and bred. 

Tory plot for ‘new workers’ party’ aims to attack unions


An old joke went along the lines of a Tory MP saying, “My grandad knew a lot about mining—he owned loads of it.” 

MPs get another pay rise as the expenses keep rolling in


MPs were set to trouser an extra £10,000 of a pay rise on Thursday of this week. 

Cameron enjoyed apartheid while Mandela was in jail


David Cameron has said Nelson Mandela is his personal hero. But he didn’t always feel that way.

Smart contractors line up for £12 billion gas meter bonanza


Notorious security firm G4S could soon be brought into every home in Britain, thanks to a new government mega-contract.

Arise Sir Brendan—knighted for getting strikes called off


Hearty congratulations are in order this week to Sir Brendan Barber, whose lifetime of “services to employment relations” has finally been recognised by the queen.

Labour’s £1.6 million tax-free ‘gift’ leaves nasty Tory stain


Political party funding, footballer's homes and the number of golf courses in Surrey

A fantasy town for George to pretend austerity is working


Hosting the G8 summit is a double-edged sword for George Osborne.

Trust the Tories to make the most of a good terror scare


How would you feel if you found out that a load of strangers could  go rooting through all your texts, emails and instant messages without you even knowing?

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