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Day: November 27, 2019

Corbyn claims PM wants to sell NHS
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Corbyn claims PM wants to sell NHS

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claims documents obtained by his party confirm the NHS would be on the table in post-Brexit trade talks with the US under a Tory government. Mr Corbyn revealed 451-pages of unredacted information today and said it showed a very different version of events to details officially released by the Government. He made the claims at an event in London, in which he again refused to apologise for alleged anti-Semitism within the Labour Party Boris Johnson has blasted claims the NHS would be included in negotiations as nonsense, while international trade secretary Liz Truss has likened Mr Corbyn's comments to conspiracy theories. Mr Corbyn, who insisted his party would never include the NHS in trade talks, said: Perhaps he'd like to explain why t...
Europe’s last Soviet economy is nearing its hour of reckoning
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Europe’s last Soviet economy is nearing its hour of reckoning

    Andrei Suslenkou, director for ideological work at the Minsk Tractor Factory, is proudly showing off the benefits his company offers, at low or no cost, to more than 30,000 workers and retirees. At the plant’s health clinic, 560 doctors and staff use sleek Western equipment to provide care from routine checkups to surgery, including laser eyesight correction. A Palace of Culture opposite the factory’s ornate, Stalin-era gates includes a plush theater wired for light and sound. It just hosted a concert in honor of the “Day of Machine Builders.” Outside the capital, a woodland sanatorium provides cures, vacations, and summer camps for 300 employees’ kids at a time. They were smart professionals back then who set up these social services, says Suslenkou, adding that ...
Quarter of adults would not feel proud to have LGBT+ child
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Quarter of adults would not feel proud to have LGBT+ child

    A quarter of adults in the UK would not feel proud to have an LGBT child, a new study reveals. On online poll of 2,109 people by YouGov on behalf of the LGBT youth homelessness charity akt (formerly known as the Albert Kennedy Trust) asked people how they would feel in a range of scenarios if they had a child who came out to them as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. When respondents were asked whether they would feel proud to have an LGBT child, 26 per cent of those polled disagreed. Less than half (46 per cent) of people surveyed agreed with the statement that they would feel proud to have a child who had come out. The poll, which was undertaken in October, also found more than one in 10 (11 per cent) would feel uncomfortable living at home with their lesbia...