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The coalition’s last stand

by Daphne Liddle

THE QUEEN’S speech delivered in Parliament on Wednesday contained only 11 Bills, most of them not so controversial. It seems that in the run-up to next year’s general election the Tories and Liberal Democrats are running out of things they can agree on.

But both parties are all in favour of unrestricted capitalist greed and fracking is one seriously controversial issue that they do agree on.

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Russia calls for end to fighting

by our European Affairs correspondent

UKRAINIAN anti-fascist militias are locked in ferocious battles with the forces of the Nato- backed Nazi-oligarch regime that is using heavy artillery and air power to try to crush the popular revolt that has swept over most of the east of the country.

Russia has called an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to move a resolution calling for an immediate halt to violence and the Kremlin has pledged to provide humanitarian aid to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine.

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The ultimate free trade deal

OUR MEDIA tell us very little about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTPI) — a proposed massive free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union that has been quietly developing behind closed doors for the last few years and clearly the EU and US ruling class do not want ordinary people to know much about what is being cooked up.

They are saying it will result in multilateral economic growth on both sides of the Atlantic and create a massive free trade area with in which anything goes.

Regulations and restrictions will be swept aside and the only morality will be making money. Indeed the giant companies will be able to sue to death any national or local government or public body that is deemed to be standing in the way of it making maximum profits.

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