UK holiday fraudsters could face jail – BBC News

June 21, 2017

Clampdown call Abta says the cases usually involve holidaymakers who have been abroad on all-inclusive deals, who argue that because they only ate in their hotel, that must have been the source of their alleged food poisoning. It has launched a campaign called Stop Sickness Scams, asking the government to clamp down on the issue. It says laws designed to stop fraudulent claims for whiplash have instead pushed the problem of false insurance submissions on to overseas holidays instead. This is …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… return to a time of less competition and less choice for consumers? Notwithstanding foreign carmakers employment of American workers, their critics lament that they have largely fought off unionization efforts and deliberately located most of their facilities in the American South, where laws and political culture are more hostile to union formation. Unionized auto manufacturing jobs at American carmakers in the Midwest typically offer higher pay and safer working conditions than their …

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Independence Day Fast Facts

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July. First two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that …

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Trump’s Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

June 9, 2017

… of countries to pass new laws requiring the use of clean energy. Withdrawing From the Climate Agreement Is a Political Offense The Constitution provides for impeachment of the president when he commits High Crimes and misdemeanors. They include, but are not limited to, conduct punishable by the criminal law. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself. No individual embodies the …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… desperately wished I could. ‘I feel like a second-class citizen’ Polish-born Michal Siewniak, 37, lives in Watford, Hertfordshire In some ways I can understand why British people want to leave. The EU used to be all about free movement of goods, services and people – these are positive things. But the EU has become more and more controlling. You can’t elect commissioners so they are untouchable. If I look at it from my own country’s perspective, I see how laws …

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Nigel Farage Who are you? I’m Nigel Farage, aged 53. Former leader of UKIP, campaigned for Brexit. What are your political views? I’ve always thought that the UK should be – must be – an independent self-governing nation that makes its own laws, controls its own borders and chooses its own friends in the world. I don’t just want the UK to leave the EU, I want Europe to leave the EU. How would you describe yourself? I’m a hard-working person, I’ve …

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Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

… they no longer worry about competition, consumers are hit with higher prices, innovators cannot make it to market and workers wages suffer, according to Warren. It is time to do what Teddy Roosevelt did: pick up the antitrust stick again. The stick has collected some dust, but the laws are still on the books, Warren said. Mary Schwalm/Reuters There is virtually no chance of Warrens proposals becoming law while Republicans control the White House and Congress. But Warren is keenly attuned …

May 17, 2017
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