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article 07 July 2015 UK
George Osborne (Reuters)
George Osborne family business' 6m offshore deal

Chancellor George Osborne's family business made 6m in a property deal with a developer based in a tax haven, writes Paul McNamara and Guy Basnett.

article 06 July 2015 UK
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Simon Danczuk's struggle with alcohol and depression

Simon Danczuk, the MP who helped to expose the child sex abuse committed by Cyril Smith, tells Channel 4 News about his decision to step back from campaigning to seek help for depression.

post 06 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Yanis Varoufakis: the economist who wouldn't play politics

Why did Varoufakis go? The official reason, on his blog, was pressure from creditors. But there are a whole host of other reasons that made it easier for him to decide to yield to it.

article 06 July 2015 World
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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns

Despite a resounding no vote in the referendum, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announces on Monday he is stepping down to ease the way to a new aid deal.

article 05 July 2015 Politics
Jeremy Corbyn (Getty)
Unite union backs Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader

The country's biggest trade union chooses the left-winger over Andy Burnham. Mr Corbyn is also being backed by Conservative supporters who say he will make Labour unelectable.

article 05 July 2015 Politics
George Osborne (Reuters)
Osborne: we've found 12bn of welfare cuts

The chancellor says welfare system will be "fair for those who pay for it" ahead of Wednesday's budget.

article 03 July 2015 World
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Should we ditch Islamic State in favour of Daesh?

UK politicians want media organisations like the BBC to abandon the term Islamic State, which they say dignifies terrorist extremists, and instead to use the word Daesh. So what is the difference?

post 03 July 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Greece crisis: a failure of economics in the face of politics

The IMF's report yesterday got swamped amid the gloom, despondency and fractiousness of the Greek crisis. It said, in short, Greece's debt has become unsustainable.

article 02 July 2015 World
Referendum yes supporters protest in Athens (Reuters)
Greece referendum: Syriza urges voters to reject bailout

Politicians with Greece's ruling Syriza party, including Prime Minister Tsipras, say the country should vote no in Sunday's referendum, as the Bank of England warns of a "very dangerous" situation.