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World’s richest 1% took home 82% of wealth last year

The World's richest one per cent took home 82 per cent of the wealth last year, according to shocking new figures released by Oxfam. According to the findings the level of inequality veered once again in favour of the rich, with the vast majority of newly generated money going to the wealthiest one per cent. Data shows that of the £7.3 trillion generated between July 2016 and June 2017, around £6 trillion (82 per cent) went to 75 million people, while...

“Nursing is often seen as the beating heart of the NHS…the beating heart is badly in need of a cardiologist.” Professor Rafferty, Kings College London

"The Shortage of nurses in UK is affecting patient care and threatening lives. Outsiders looking in would rightly be puzzled by the UK government’s policy for planning the largest workforce in the NHS, and the apparent chaos, contradiction and confusion that has characterised the process. Nothing seems to make sense. For example, we have been under-producing nurses in England over the past decade at a time when demand for care – due to a growing elderly population and an increase in people with multiple long-term...

Remainer writes open letter to BBC demanding they use ‘if’ not ‘when’ in Brexit coverage

An anti-Brexit campaigner has blasted the BBC in an open letter for allegedly saying “when” the UK leaves the EU and not “if”. Kim Spence-Jones, 62, has written to BBC chairman Sir David Clementi, claiming the broadcaster’s stance that Brexit will happen is “factually incorrect”. In the open letter, he argues the country could still pull out of an EU exit and insists the corporation should “use language that reflects the truth, in other words ‘if’ and not ‘when’”. The...

Trump 2013: The President should be fired for shutdowns

Donald Trump is being reminded of comments he made in 2013 when he called for the then President Barack Obama to step down over government shutdowns. Speaking on Fox & Friends he said: "Well, if you say who gets fired it always has to be the top. "I mean, problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top and the president’s the leader. And he’s got to get everybody in a room and he’s got...

Real life Daniel Blake says Tories trying to kill him after Job Centre visit heart attack and disability benefits slashed to just £20 a week

A REAL life Daniel Blake has told how he fears the Tory benefit cuts will leave him dead. David Coe, 60, had a heart attack an HOUR after leaving a Job Centre - just like the unemployed carpenter in the title role of the acclaimed British movie. David, who worked in catering for 20 years before falling ill, ‘flatlined’ for nine minutes. Medics saved his life and he spent a week in hospital last February. He had been told to...

“Extraordinarily, landlords currently have no obligation to make homes ‘fit for human habitation’…” Parliament hears

Today in Parliament Karen Buck MP laid bare the shocking reality of the parlous state of British Housing: "We must await the Inquiry of the horror of Grenfell Tower, but what we do know is that resident's were raising fire safety concerns about the cladding long before the fire. This cladding may have been unfit and hazardous - something surely was. I've seen a family that have had to close off their two bedrooms because of the cold and damp, and...

YouTuber being sued for criticising landlord who banned “coloureds” will receive legal aid

A YouTuber being sued over a video criticising a controversial landlord who banned "coloureds" from his properties will be represented for free by a top legal team. Vlogger Danny Hyde posed a video online in which he branded millionaire Fergus Wilson a "racist" for his policy towards ethnic minorities. On his YouTube channel Danny Hyde TV, the comedian said the property mogul was "coming across as racist". In the video, the 29-year-old from Glastonbury, Somerset, complained about a policy created...

Councillor angry at note left on a homeless persons belongings threatening to chuck them in the BIN

A councillor has slammed an anonymous note left on a rough sleeper's bedding - by someone threatening to throw it away. The mysterious letter said the homeless person's belongings would be 'disposed of' if they were left in a walkway. It was left on the bedding in a walkway in Kingston-upon-Thames, south west London, on January 10, and gave the homeless person just five days to move their things. It said: "To whom it may concern, "You are on private...

Man who can’t build bridge across the Thames wants to construct one across the Channel

Boris Johnson, whose London bridge project collapsed in acrimony last year after shelling out £37 million on the project, yesterday proposed a 22-mile bridge across the Channel. The Foreign Secretary oversaw plans for a "garden bridge" in London during his tenure as Mayor that would stretch 366 metres across the Thames. But the "garden paradise" was canned by Sadiq Khan, who said he could not justify the £200 million construction. Not that the catastrophic fail has spoilt Johnson's appetite for bridge building....

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