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Unlike the royals, the poor mustn’t be allowed to breed like rabbits

How quick we are to assemble a firing squad when some well-meaning Tory espouses a radical approach to social welfare and population control. Last week, it was Michelle Ballantyne’s turn to take her place on the scaffold. In a Holyrood debate on poverty and inequality, the Scottish Tories’ welfare spokeswoman defended the two-child limit on tax credits. This is the ...

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Unlike the royals, the poor mustn’t be allowed to breed like rabbits

How quick we are to assemble a firing squad when some well-meaning Tory espouses a radical approach to social welfare and population control. Last week, it was Michelle Ballantyne’s turn to take her place on the scaffold. In a Holyrood debate on poverty and inequality, the Scottish Tories’ welfare spokeswoman defended the two-child limit on tax credits. This is the ...

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Thousands in Rome Protest City’s Neglect

Thousands of Rome residents gathered in the main square in front of city hall on Saturday to call for a new dignity for their city and to protest against what they say has been the failure of city authorities to deal with the rubbish, potholes and fallen trees. The rally was organized by a group called “Rome Says Enough.” It ...

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‘Khashoggi murder must concer us all’

Manama, Bahrain —Pentagon chief Jim Mattis warned a Middle East forum on Saturday that the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul “must concern us all greatly”. Quoting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Mattis told a security conference in Bahrain that the United States “does not tolerate this kind of ruthless action to silence ...

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Twitter Admits Mistake After Fox News Pundit Says They Disregarded Bomb Suspect’s Threats

A US political commentator who received threats from a suspect arrested in connection with mail bomb packages has called out Twitter’s “bs response” after she reported him earlier this month. Rochelle Ritchie received threats on Twitter on October 11 from Cesar Sayoc, the 56-year-old from Florida arrested on Friday and charged in relation to sending pipe bombs to a number ...

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Man Arrested For Trying To Steal Original Magna Carta From British Cathedral

A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to steal an original copy of the Magna Carta from England’s Salisbury Cathedral, The Guardian reports. Wiltshire police said the 45-year-old was arrested on Thursday after alarms were triggered by an attempt to smash the glass box in which the artefact was displayed. A man matching witnesses’ descriptions was arrested on ...

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