AN INDEPENDENT Scotland would not be guaranteed access to crucial intelligence on terrorism and organised crime from the UK and other states, Home Secretary Theresa May said yesterday.
Proposals by SNP ministers to set up Scotland’s own domestic intelligence service were based on “assumptions”, Mrs May warned during a visit to Glasgow.
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The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.
A new body is needed to assess existing and alternative drugs policies, and could be partly funded by assets seized from dealers, campaigners have said.
The UK Drug Policy Commission said billions of pounds a year were spent tackling drug problems, “without always knowing what difference it makes”.
The commission argues that much of the £3bn spent each year on tackling illicit drugs is wasted…
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also see: « i-thorts’ i-Views: Should Drugs and Prostitution Be Illegal? »
Human rights group wants to move 500 jobs to hotspots abroad but many feel the very future of the organisation is in doubt…
The core of the dispute lies in the decision, led by the secretary general, Salil Shetty, to take the organisation “closer to the ground”, opening 10 new regional “hubs” in hotspots…
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Few people realize that the origins of a form of Christmas was pagan and; celebrated in Europe long before anyone there had heard of Jesus Christ.
No one knows what day Jesus Christ
was born on. From the biblical description, most historians believe that his birth probably occurred in September, approximately six months after Passover…
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There is no doubt that Prince Charles feels frustrated that he has been the king in waiting for 60 years… That was always a non-starter. He knew full well the Queen would never, ever abdicate and he would have to wait patiently until his time came. em>
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Backed by politicians of all stripes, prime minister urges Church of England to ‘get with the programme’ and reconsider decision.
Campaigners for female bishops hold a vigil outside Church House after the vote.
Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
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also see: BREAKING NEWS: Church of England general synod rejects women bishops »