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article 23 October 2014 UK
News
Parliament square arrests for feeding protest (literally)

Two people are arrested for obstructing police after giving food and water to a fellow protester who is occupying a site outside the Houses of Parliament.

article 23 October 2014 UK
News
Have new government tax rules made any difference at all?

Introduced after the Google, Facebook and Starbucks tax scandals, new tax rules are doing very little to curb similar legal tax avoidance, it is claimed. Is public disquiet having more influence?

article 22 October 2014 UK
Why should disabled people feel hard done by? Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the UK probably spends more on the disabled and sick
Krishnan Guru-Murthy by IDS: 'We spend more on disabled than most countries' - video

Why should disabled people feel hard done by? Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the UK probably spends more on the disabled and sick "than almost any other country in the developed world".

post 22 October 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Why universal credit won't be universal until 2018. At the earliest.

Benefit claimants in areas piloting the new universal credit seem to like it. But with its roll-out taking much longer than anticipated, are government hopes for billions of pounds of savings misplace

article 21 October 2014 UK
News
Do the media talk down to teenagers over drugs?

As a study suggests teenage cannabis users risk "impairing" their educational ability, a leading researcher claims young people are being let down by media reporting on the dangers of drugs.

video 21 October 2014 UK, Germany

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The Mogg - a 'pale ale Nigel Farage' - in Germany

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg visits Oktoberfest "to see whether drinking beer fuels Euroscepticism". A German in national dress says he looks weird in his tweed jacket. Will there be a meeting of minds?

post 21 October 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Judges could overturn a Tory victory in Rochester, lawyers say

Two of Britain's top election lawyers say the primary the Tories are holding to pick their candidate for the Rochester by-election could open the result to a legal challenge.

video 21 October 2014 UK, Germany

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The Mogg, the EU and the Munich beer festival - video

Should Britain stay in the EU? Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg heads down to Munich to canvas opinion from revellers at the Oktoberfest.

video 20 October 2014 Politics

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'It's easy to blame Europe for everything' - video

Conservative eurosceptic MP Bernard Jenkin and Dutch MEP Sophie In't Veld discuss the pros and cons of European Union migration.