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Are western Europe’s food supplies worth more than east European workers’ health? | Costi Rogozanu and Daniela Gabor
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The health threat facing fruit and vegetable pickers flown in from quarantined Romania underlines Europe’s inequalities, say Costi Rogozanu and Daniela Gabor. Many farm owners seem happier in any case to have rapid access to the “easterners”. In the ...[Read more]
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No underlying conditions in 5% of coronavirus deaths in English hospitals
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The proportion of people dying of coronavirus who do not have underlying conditions has risen in recent weeks, from below 1% to about 5% of the total, Guardian analysis has found. The analysis, based on daily statements released by NHS England from 5 Mar ...[Read more]
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When the coronavirus crisis is over, it should be payback time for the young | Polly Toynbee
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When this is all over, a huge redress is due to the young. A Social Market Foundation report this week argued that the burden of paying the enormous cost of the crisis should not fall on those of working age alone: £20bn could be saved over five years by ...[Read more]
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Two-thirds of public think UK coronavirus response too slow – poll
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The public feel significant uncertainty about the government’s strategy to tackle the coronavirus and are sceptical about the coherence and speed of its response, a new survey has found. Over two-thirds of the public think the government acted too slowl ...[Read more]
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Jeremy Corbyn would be Prime Minister if this had been a general election – according to BBC projection
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Jeremy Corbyn would be Prime Minister if today's local council results were replicated at a general election, BBC analysts predicted. The country would have faced a hung Parliament but with Labour becoming the biggest party on 283, gaining 21 seats. ...[Read more]
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When Even Legal Residents Face Deportation
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In the aftermath of World War II, the British government invited thousands of people from Caribbean countries in the British Commonwealth to immigrate to the United Kingdom and help address the war-torn country’s labor shortages. Now, nearly 70 years la ...[Read more]
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Labour pledges free bus travel for young
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Labour says it would give under-25s in England free bus travel in areas where local councils bring services back into public ownership as the party wants. The £1.4bn policy would be paid for by cash from vehicle excise duty currently earmarked for buildi ...[Read more]
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Syrian Army Captures British Militants in Eastern Ghouta
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A number of British forces have been captured by the Syrian army during military operations in Eastern Ghouta, according to reports by local media. ...[Read more]
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Deaths of UK homeless people more than double in five years
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The number of homeless people recorded dying on streets or in temporary accommodation has more than doubled over the last five years in the UK, the Guardian can reveal. With people found dead in supermarket car parks, church graveyards and crowded hostels ...[Read more]
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Labour election launch: Corbyn accuses Tories of reckless failure over police cuts
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Jeremy Corbyn launched a scathing attack on local government funding cuts today as he sought to put the row over antisemitism in Labour behind him. Launching the party’s London local election... ...[Read more]
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Police cuts likely contributed to rise in violent crime in UK, leaked report reveals
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Government cuts to the police “may have encouraged” violent offenders and have “likely contributed” to a rise in serious violent crime, leaked Home Office documents have revealed. The documents cast doubt on claims by the home secretary, Amber Rud ...[Read more]
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