Government admits secret courts would protect it from bad publicity

Bill would prevent public disclosure over detainees, with black and Asian men ‘more likely to be affected’The government has admitted that a key motive for its plan to expand secret courts is to shield itself politically from charges that Britain has been complicit in the abuse of detainees abroad.Ministers have previously argued that more secret […]
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Bankers and the neuroscience of greed | Ian Robertson

The unconstrained power of bankers acts like a drug on their brains’ reward systems, creating insatiable appetitesOn 11 August 2011, Bob Diamond, chief executive of Barclays, delivered the BBC Today Programme business lecture. In it he declared that “culture” was the critical element in responsible banking, and the best test of it is “how people […]
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MI5 ‘gave Libyan spies details of dissidents in Britain’

Libyan agents were reportedly greeted at Heathrow and given mobiles and a safehouse in Knightsbridge on 2006 missionThe details of some of Muammar Gaddafi’s opponents who had fled to Britain were given to Libyan spies by MI5, it has been reported.Documents uncovered from archives in Libya reveal that agents for the British secret service supplied […]
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British embassy in Mali withdraws staff over military coup

Foreign Office says temporary measure taken for Bamako staff due to country’s ‘unstable and unpredictable situation’Staff are being withdrawn from the British embassy in Mali in the wake of the military coup.The Foreign Office said the temporary measure would limit the UK’s ability to help Britons who chose to remain in the Saharan state against […]
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