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by Daphne Liddle

UNISON is demanding a public inquiry and the return of the hospitals to full NHS control following a damning report that has exposed shoddy standards and high death rates in foundation trusts.

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Financial crash in the United Arab Emirates.

LAST WEEK the bourgeois gurus were telling us the slump was all but over. Now there’s more gloom and doom following the crash in the markets of the United Arab Emirates.

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Swiss Islamophobia

The Swiss tourist board likes to paint their country as a winter wonderland — a place that thrives on banking, Alpine sports, chocolate and clocks. It is also the home of a particularly nasty form of racism directed at the Muslim immigrant workers who have now been told that they cannot adorn their places of worship with minarets, the traditional towers used to call the faithful to prayer.

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