Publication: New Statesman

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Stop throwing cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge

"My Dad shouldn’t die without a voice". These are the words on the  poster  that I pass every day on my tube journey into work. Lots of Londoners will have noticed it in recent months - it features a father, Mark Samsom, and his daughter. Mark has Motor ... [Published New Statesman - 32 mins ago]
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Scottish business leaders call for No vote

Following a plea to Scotland from a list of 200 or so celebrities to vote No in an open letter to its population early this month, over 130 businesses have signed a letter saying the business case for Scottish independence “has not been made”.The business ... [Published New Statesman - 10 hours ago]
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Ukip still claim Labour will promise an EU referendum - but what if they're wrong?

Ukip may no longer be a single-issue party, but it still has a defining cause: the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. Twenty years after it was founded, David Cameron finally gave the party what it wanted last year: a promise of an in/out ... [Published New Statesman - 2 hours ago]
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In this week’s New Statesman | The New Caliphate

Cover image: Reuters, edited by Dan MurrellCover story: The New CaliphateFrom Bin Laden to Isis: Shiraz Maher on why the roots of jihadi ideology run deep in BritainJohn Bew: the UK can no longer just follow America’s lead in the Middle EastDanny Dorling: ... [Published New Statesman - 2 hours ago]
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“Twittering is for the birds!”: MPs have spent 115 days tweeting in a year

Typing 140 characters or fewer into a smartphone is now one of the most prominent political weapons in the otherwise often rusty and dusty armoury of our MPs and peers. Before, all they had was an echoey rebuttal in an empty debate chamber once in a while, ... [Published New Statesman - 2 hours ago]
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The Times is playing typewriter sounds in its newsroom to motivate its journalists

Visitors to the Times ’ new London Bridge offices could be forgiven for believing that along with its move, the Murdoch broadsheet has ditched its digital strategy in favour of a more traditional approach to newsgathering: tapping out copy on manual ... [Published New Statesman - 8 hours ago]
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During an unexpected boom in the industry, David Cameron is fumbling on slavery

The 35 Afghans found in a shipping container on Tilbury Docks this month will provide ample grist for the government’s "Slavery Is Closer Than You Think" campaign. Yet such incidents represent only a tiny fraction of the globalised networks of exploitation ... [Published New Statesman - 4 hours ago]
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Watch: Better Together's patronising advert, "The woman who made up her mind"

Crayons, engagement-ringed handwringing and a mid-morning epiphany: the Better Together campaign's video to persuade female voters is a little contrived...Oh dear, the Better Together campaign seems to have made a patronising Let's Appeal To Women video ... [Published New Statesman - 4 hours ago]
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New Statesman cover | The New Caliphate

A first look at this week's magazine.Cover image: Reuters, edited by Dan Murrell ... [Published New Statesman - 5 hours ago]
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“You’ll ruin my life”: one woman’s experience of abortion and the Catholic church

“Only God can forgive you,” two nuns repeated, forcing leaflets into my hand as I pressed the buzzer on the abortion clinic door.My baby was 7 weeks and 3 days old. Some suggested that it would hurt less to call it a foetus. Some asked why I took vitamins ... [Published New Statesman - 5 hours ago]
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Cattle royale: why red meat should be a treat

Should I Eat Meat?BBC2Michael Mosley’s latest two-part documentary series, Should I Eat Meat? (18 and 20 August, 9pm), covered some drearily familiar territory. It took him a full hour to provide us, in essence, with the advice that the American foodie ... [Published New Statesman - 7 hours ago]
Entities: Michael Mosley, cow, Cattle
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From surviving to leading: the women changing how we look at domestic abuse

The past week has seen action from all parties on the issue of violence against women and girls. Yesterday the Liberal Democrats announced that sex and relationship education should be compulsory for all children from age seven and Labour appointed Seema ... [Published New Statesman - 9 hours ago]

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...He said in April: "The way to get a referendum on Europe is to beat Labour in May and force Ed Miliband to promise a vote on Europe if he becomes Prime Minister. If both the big parties promise a referendum, we should get one. That's why all our concentration is on Labour in the next few weeks."
...The International, boasted a prize fund of more than $10m , and was broadcast on actual TV sports broadcaster ESPN to viewing figures which " exceeded expectations across the board ". Some Twitchers have enough paid subscribers to their channels that they can quit their day jobs and live on the proceeds from their gaming."
"I want to make myself absolutely clear: if the numbers do not come down, if stop and search does not become more targeted, if those stop-to-arrest ratios do not improve considerably, the government will return with primary legislation to make those things happen."
...to name three job-creating powers that they were offering the Scottish parliament, Darling floundered, prompting the First Minister to declare: "You just made a wonderful case for voting Yes in this referendum."

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Ukip still claim Labour will promise an EU refe... [Published New Statesman - 2 hours ago]
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Watch: Better Together's patronising advert, "T... [Published New Statesman - 4 hours ago]
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