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Purge and privatise Con-Dem plans for civil service

by Daphne Liddle

FRANCIS MAUDE, the Cabinet Office Minister, last week announced a new Government plan to reward “the best” civil servants while at the same time making it easier to sack their “underperforming” colleagues.

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Wikileaks founder flees

by New Worker correspondent

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London, claiming political asylum less than a week after the Supreme Court rejected a renewed attempt to block his extradition to Sweden to face charges of rape and sexual assault during a visit to the country two years ago.

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Editorial

The worst is yet to come

AS THE CURRENT global economic crisis rolls on with austerity being inflicted ruthlessly on the working class, the bourgeois ruling class culture is rapidly abandoning all of its former high-minded values of liberty, equality and fraternity, the ideas of the French and American revolutions that all people are born free and should have an equal chance of finding “happiness”. It was, of course, all a hypocrisy and a sham most of the time and even giving people from lowly backgrounds the opportunity to make it to the top of society implied that most would stay at the bottom.

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