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Slave owner compensation was still being paid off by British taxpayers in 2015

Bristol taxpayers in 2015 were still paying off debt borrowed by the government to “compensate” slave owners in 1833, the Treasury has revealed. The revelations show that the £20 million (US$ 28 million) the government spent to reimburse the owners of slaves – who themselves were some of Britain’s richest businessmen – took the taxpayer 182 years to pay off. ...

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Hidden for 120,000 years: British scientists’ mission to lost Antarctic world

A team of scientists is due to embark on a Valentine’s Day mission to explore a mysterious Antarctic marine ecosystem hidden for the last 120,000 years. The area only became accessible when a one trillion-ton iceberg, four times the size of London, broke from the Larsen C ice shelf last July. The international team, led by the British Antarctic Survey ...

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‘I’ll never see him again’: Mother fears British son will be jailed ‘for life’ in Qatar

The distraught mother of a British man “unjustly” facing a 37-year jail sentence in Qatar over a series of bounced checks fears she will never see her son again, RT has heard. Jonathan Nash, CEO of Qatar-based construction company Top House, has been thrown behind bars in Qatar’s central prison while the real culprit for the bounced checks is “still ...

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Islamic extremists ‘threatening British values’ in schools – UK watchdog

British values are being “actively undermined” by Islamic extremists using schools as a means of “indoctrinating impressionable minds,” the chief of UK watchdog Ofsted warns. Amanda Spielman, head of Ofsted, is calling on teachers not to shy away from reproaching religious fundamentalists who are trying to brainwash pupils and cut them off from society. Read more “Ofsted inspectors are increasingly ...

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The most British thing ever? Tory Lord dramatically resigns for being late to work (VIDEO)

International Development Minister Lord Bates dramatically quit his post in the middle of a debate on Wednesday – because he was late. His resignation prompted yells of “NO!” from members of the House of Lords. The Tory peer sparked confusion when he gave an over-the-top apology for not being on time to answer questions from the dispatch box, missing a ...

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It’s time to end ‘misinformation’ aimed at Russia, declares British lord

The House of Lords has been asked by one of its own to boost ties with Russia. Viscount Waverley said he had grown concerned by “ill-informed” rhetoric and “misinformation and polarization” aimed at Moscow. On Monday, Waverley told the House of Lords that “at a time of escalating rhetoric…relations with Russia must command our attention.” In recent months, British politicians ...

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Merkel ridicules May at Davos, adding to long list of EU misery for British PM

Angela Merkel reportedly left journalists in stitches after she mocked Theresa May’s failed attempts to negotiate a Brexit deal. Unfortunately for Britain, however, the PM is no stranger to EU ridicule. From being shunned by pretty much everyone at an EU reception to a sad Mexican wave fail, RT looks at some of the times May has been left red-faced ...

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Assange ‘hypothetically’ free if he wins arrest warrant appeal – British Prosecution Service

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange could be free to walk out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London if his application to quash the arrest warrant for breach of bail conditions is successful, according to the British Prosecution Service. Asked if Assange, 46, would be free to leave the embassy following a successful appeal, a spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said, “Hypothetically, ...

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EU ‘sticking two fingers up at UK’ as it plans to steal fish before they reach British waters

The EU has been accused of “sticking two fingers up at the UK” amid plans to snatch up fish before they reach British waters. It comes as Britain intends to regain control of its waters post-Brexit. The UK is seeking to revoke the Commons Fisheries Act, which gives EU trawlers indiscriminate access to British fish stock. However, an EU official ...

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British ‘Invasion Day’ benefitted aboriginals despite centuries of abuse – former Aussie PM

Tony Abbott has sparked outrage by claiming the British occupation of Australia was a good thing for the country’s indigenous people, despite decades of abuse and mistreatment. “What happened on the 26th of January, 1788, was on balance, for everyone, Aboriginal people included, a good thing,” the former Australian prime minister told 2GB radio. “It’s hard to imagine a better ...

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