But viewed from another angle, it looks like the government is basically spending vast amounts of cash shoring up an economic model that is now on to its second meltdown in just over a decade. Covid-19 has magnified a social crisis centred on low pay and insecure work, an enduring housing crisis and inequality that defines millions of people’s everyday experience. Yet there is still no sign of any meaningful attempt to change those things. What some people call neoliberalism has, perhaps, reached the stage of high farce, whereby its supposedly rugged, laissez-faire model can only survive thanks to huge bailouts from the state. So, as the old quotation goes, for everything to stay the same, everything must change. … [Read more...] about Pushing poor people into bad work: how British jobcentres operate
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Carlson has on-air guests, but more than what the guests have to say, the show is about how Carlson reacts to what his guests say. He often wears a baleful expression, a kind of hostile befuddlement, and he is quick to anger. Accused by the Dutch historian Rutger Bregman in 2019 of scapegoating immigrants, Carlson exploded, in leaked footage that Fox News has declined to air: “Why don’t you go fuck yourself, you tiny brain!” … [Read more...] about ‘His hatred is infectious’: Tucker Carlson, Trump’s heir apparent and 2024 candidate?
Dr Alan Mendoza, executive director of the Henry Jackson Society, said: “It’s highly unusual for non-disclosure agreements to be as tough as Huawei have made them. There must be lots they are worried might leak about their new plant to lead to this level of secrecy.” … [Read more...] about Strict contracts with seven-page confidentiality agreement drawn up for workers at new £1billion Huawei centre
'There, with the hazy heft of something enormous and far away, stand a trio of structures that look like the skeletons of wooden spaceships,' Zack O'Malley Greenburg wrote of the project in Forbes cover piece on Kanye. … [Read more...] about Kanye West shares photo of his homeless shelters being rebuilt as part of his ‘2020 vision’ after announcing presidential bid – almost a year after having to tear them down because he didn’t have permission
“This case has underlined yet again what is wrong with the immigration system and strengthened our determination to reform it.” Mr A is living openly in the community and both his identity and the precise details of the case have been kept secret. … [Read more...] about UK can’t deport Turkish gangster because he is married to an EU citizen