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Euro row - the return of the wily Fox

Liam Fox wrote David Cameron’s EU referendum speech for him.

Aid - a weapon in a battle for big business interests

The British government has decided that India is no longer poor enough to receive overseas aid.

We act like part of Nato, says former Oxfam official

Giant aid organisations are inseparable from the British establishment that pays for them.

Investors, but not in people

The Department for International Development runs its own investment fund, the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC).

Replacing Trident is a costly, dangerous waste

The government wants to replace the Trident nuclear missiles system before the current one expires, sometime in the five years after 2025.

Thousands set to march

Keir McKechnie is helping to mobilise people for the weekend of action in Scotland starting on 13 April.

Bombing by numbers

In 2010 the government released figures stating that the Trident system is made up of:

Staffordshire - how job cuts and bosses' bullying led to NHS deaths

Savage cost-cutting by health bosses in Staffordshire led to the deaths of up to 1,200 people.

A promotion for health boss at heart of Stafford scandal

David Nicholson became chief executive of the regional regulators for Mid Staffordshire NHS foundation trust in 2005.

Stafford health disaster could happen again

The public inquiry into the disaster at the Mid Staffordshire NHS foundation trust made 290 recommendations.

A foundation for business

The Department of Health does not manage foundation trusts (FTs).

Mali's history of learning, trade and colonialism

Mali is at the centre of the new front in the "war on terror". French forces, aided by the US and Britain, have invaded to fight "Islamic extremism" in the country.

Tuareg people fought for an independent Azawad

The semi-nomadic Tuareg people have lived in the region since the 12th century.

Mali - poor despite mineral wealth

Mali is one of the 25 poorest countries in the world.

What have the bankers done with all our money?

The year started well for bankers as Goldman Sachs last week opened the bonus season with average payouts of £250,000.

Obama’s bailout ‘profit’ is a lie and a distraction

The US bailout is within a whisker of being paid back.

Bonus points for dodging tax

Banks dodged £16 billion in tax in 2010 by moving bonuses forwards a few weeks.

Overpriced and chaotic - Britain's sold out railways

If a council worker has to commute by train to London from Chelmsford in Essex, they’ll pay £348.70 a month for the privilege. In a year the cost is £3,540.

Tories and Labour have always let bosses ride free

Britain’s rail network was nationalised 65 years ago—for the second time.

Railway neglect that costs lives

Poor maintenance under Railtrack led to a crash at Potters Bar that killed seven people in 2002.

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