Christmas catch-up

Owl didn’t want to spoil Christmas but here are a few of the stories that would have done so over the ‘festive’ season:

Hedge funds win even if retailers fail:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/number-people-spending-christmas-day-13772221

France to overtake UK as world’s sixth largest economy:
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/france-to-overtake-uk-as-world-s-sixth-biggest-economy-post-brexit-a4025411.html

UK is institutionally ageist:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/26/uk-is-completely-and-institutionally-ageist

Scrap the parliamentary lobby:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/26/scrap-parliamentary-lobby-westminster-journalists

Richest 1% will have two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030:
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/apr/07/global-inequality-tipping-point-2030

Minister tells councils to put CLOSED libraries in failing high streets:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-minister-slammed-telling-councils-13777880

Universal credit is damaging mental health:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8069484/universal-credit-making-brits-ill-mental-health/

Tory MP wants legal aid reintroduced now he needs it:
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/dec/27/its-completely-wrong-falsely-accused-tory-mp-attacks-legal-aid-cuts

90 people die each DAY waiting for social care:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/shocking-nhs-figures-reveal-90-13791144

NHS cuts halt 70,000 operations:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-nhs-cuts-staff-beds-13795124

Councils ripped-off by private landlords:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/01/councils-ripped-off-by-private-landlords-experts-warn

and

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/homeless-accommodation-now-costs-1billion-13802618

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