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Book Review: Short Cuts: Life expectancy

Short Cuts Danny Dorling The first English Life Table was based on data collected around the census year of 1841 and gave female life expectancy as 42 and male as 40. By the sixth table, in 1891, life expectancy for women … Continue reading

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Ireland: ‘Deal only possible if DUP and British Government uphold equality’

– O’Neill Sinn Fein Newsroom 12 November, 2017 There can only be an agreement to restore the Stormont institutions if the DUP and British Government are prepared to uphold rights and equality, Sinn Féin Northern Leader Michelle O’Neill has said. … Continue reading

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What is the EU defence union PESCO?

Sertan Sanderson With 23 of the EU’s current 28 member states joining the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), there seems to be a great deal of consensus among member states but a few remain on the fence. The new defence union … Continue reading

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UK minister Priti Patel secretly urged aid for al-Qaida via Israel

Asa Winstanley Lobby Watch The Electronic Intifada Israel’s anti-BDS minister Gilad Erdan and UK aid minister Priti Patel meeting at Parliament in September. Violating rules, Patel did not disclose the meeting to civil servants. The UK government was in chaos … Continue reading

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TUC to warn business leaders that ‘fourth industrial revolution’ requires a revolution in workers’ rights too

Issue date 06 Nov 2017 Speaking today (Monday) at the CBI annual conference to introduce a session on ‘Ensuring automation works for everyone’, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will call on business leaders to work with unions on the challenges ahead. On … Continue reading

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Fragmentation of the NHS:

Making a virtue of variation? The fragmentation of the English NHS by ADRIAN MERCER Nov 8, 2017 Geographic reform of the NHS is not new: region, district, area, and locality are all familiar terms in NHS history, and notions of “place” as … Continue reading

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Vestas shifts investment from the Isle of Wight once more:

New MHI Vestas facility to open at Fawley Wind turbine blade at MHI Vestas. The Danish, MHI Vestas, monopoly will now invest in Fawley, away from the Isle of Wight, into a “state-of-the-art” facility for its wind turbines blades. It … Continue reading

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