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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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Alan Johnson, the new home secretary
Law lords rule against control orders

By staff Law lords have ruled against the use of secret evidence in control order cases, presenting Alan Johnson with his first big test as home secretary. The unanimous ruling does not quash control orders, but instead sends them back to the high court. In a statement Mr Johnson said he found the judgement… Read more »

Jacqui Smith, home secretary
Terror suspect sues Jacqui Smith

By staff A British man who was held in Bangladesh on suspicion of terrorism is set to sue the home secretary after allegations he was interviewed by MI5 in between beatings. Jamil Rahman, a former civil servant, gave a false confession during the torture, in which he said he masterminded the 2005 London bombings…. Read more »