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Shooting the messenger

by Daphne Liddle

SCOTLAND Yard last Tuesday confirmed that it is investigating whether the Guardian newspaper committed terrorist offences by publishing some of the leaked information supplied by former American National Security Agency (NSA) worker Edward Snowden.

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Moving the goalposts on fuel poverty

THE PARLIAMENTARY Environmental Audit Committee last week accused the Government of “shifting the goalposts” by changing the definition of fuel poverty to reduce the number of households in England classed as being in fuel poverty from 3.2 million to 2.4 million.

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Ukraine turns east

UKRAINE’S last minute decision to pull-back from signing a far-reaching partnership agreement with the European Union has enraged the chancelleries of Europe. Their paid press has launched a new hate campaign against the Yanukovych government, which earlier this week was battling to quell unrest on the streets of Kiev. In spite of this Prime Minister Mykola Azarov succeeded in heading off a parliamentary vote of no-confidence by the pro-EU opposition, which gained 186 votes — 226 short of the number required.

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