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Sample of women's suffrage petition presented #onthisday 1884

A thousand acres of London's super-prime real estate is owned by 5 aristocratic families, the Crown & the Church

A thousand acres of London's super-prime real estate is owned by 5 aristocratic families, the Crown & the Church

Who owns central London? – Who owns England? https://whoownsengland.org/2017/10/28/who-owns-central-london/

In 1925, the radical journalist W.B. Northrup published a postcard
depicting a giant octopus, labelled ‘landlordism’, spreading its
tentacles across London. Each tentacle curled around the boundaries of
one of the Great Estates in possession of central London, listing their
acreage and yearly rents. (You can see it pictured above.)

Brexit | Hard to take issue with a single word of the first Evening Standard editorial under its new editor, George Osborne

The question about our membership of the EU was,
however, the only question the British people were asked.
They were not asked about erecting trade barriers with key
export markets, ending collaboration on European science
or ceasing to co-operate with key neighbours on security
issues. British taxpayers were not asked to provide ongoing
subsidies to farmers, or about intervening in free markets to
support failing companies. On immigration, the public
clearly has concerns - but, as our exclusive poll today
shows, the public wants Britain to remain (as it always has
been) a destination for people across Europe who bring
their skills and work ethic to support our economy and
contribute to our society. The British people don’t want
clumsy immigration controls to contribute to the rising
prices we are already seeing as a result of Brexit. British
businesses want reassurance that they will continue to be
able to hire the right people to do the right jobs. Given these
competing pressures, it is not surprising our poll today
shows the public remains to be convinced that the
Government can meet its pledge to reduce immigration

Since 1 Jan 1950 RPI has risen average 5.4% a year. £1 then equal to £31.39 now. On CPI rise is 4.9% a year. £1 then equals £23.

Since 1 Jan 1950 RPI has risen average 5.4% a year. £1 then equal to
£31.39 now. On CPI rise is 4.9% a year. £1 then equals £23.33 now.


via https://twitter.com/paullewismoney/status/676775361330421760

Since 2001 no ruling party has ever had the votes of more than 1 in 4 registered voters in a British General Election

Since 2001 no ruling party has ever had the votes of more than 1 in 4 registered voters in a British General Election.

Since 1979 no ruling party has ever had the votes of more than 1 in 3 of those registered to vote in a British General Election, (i.e. not including those who didn't register to vote, but including those registered voters who didn't vote)

via http://www.blog.rippedoffbritons.com/2014/07/graphs-at-glance-how-many-p...

Transfield rebrands refugee torture....

Adam Johnson on Twitter: "meanwhile, NYT has gall to insist Russia acting "unilaterally" w/o consulting NATO states

Summer Iqbal on Twitter: "They didn't think Corbyn was electable. They didn't think Corbyn could lead. They're still not thinkin

 


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