A group of Muslim women were kicked out of an ultra-chic Laguna Beach, California cafe last weekend when an employee “asked them to leave” without reason — but not before calling police.

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A maths teacher who was told by managers after she became disabled that if she had been a horse she would have been “taken out and shot” has spoken of a campaign of bullying and harassment that left her traumatised and suicidal. Catherine Scarlett spoke out this week after an Ofsted report found the comprehensive where she used to work, Driffield School, in Yorkshire, to be “inadequate” in all five areas it examined, and placed it in special measures. Her case has been described as “shocking” by the leading inclusive education consultant and campaigner Richard Rieser, who said it showed how the treatment of disabled teachers had failed to improve in nearly 30 years. Scarlett has told Disability News Service how the school ignored her requests for reasonable adjustments, even though they were backed by her GP and the government’s Access to Work (AtW) scheme. The school also refused to commission disability equality training, even though AtW said it would fund the training. The school,

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UCLA scientists report that diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damage.

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Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games. The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder.

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Something is badly wrong in the National Health Service when surgeons are forced to operate on a girl by torchlight because there is not the staff to open a theatre.

The disturbing case in Bristol, with the 14-year-old subsequently dying, is the latest to expose the manpower shortages and financial constraints regularly putting lives in danger.

Striking doctors know that every day patients are put in jeopardy. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt must stop kicking them and demand that Chancellor George Osborne invests in our health.

Doctors warning that new contracts are dangerous for patients deserve to be heeded when, as happened in Bristol on that children’s ward, medics attempt to perform against the odds in an NHS squeezed by the Tories.

The British Medical Association was not to blame for operating theatres being shut in Bristol. It is Hunt who must bare some responsibility as the political master of…

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If you see a missed call from an 0845 or 0843 number, ignoring it may not be enough. There’s a clever new scam in town and it’s costing people £300

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Dear Friend,

Some of the saddest and most disturbing reasons for Africa’s continued poverty are the EU’s policies.

My mother was from Sierra Leone so I hope you will forgive me being passionate about Africa. I’m disgusted that both the Common Agricultural Policy and EU trade tariffs keep African farmers poor and use your money to do it.

Continental European farmers are subsidised to produce more food than we can eat, distorting the global food market. African farmers cannot compete and are forced into subsistence farming, where one bad season brings economic ruin and a couple of bad seasons means starvation.

Tariffs mean that in 2014 the whole of Africa made just under $2.4 billion from coffee exports, while Germany made $3.8 billion. Germany made more money from coffee without growing a single bean than a whole continent which grows vast amounts.

Germany’s coffee producers need cheap, raw beans to make money, so there is no import tariff on green, unprocessed coffee. That’s why the vast bulk of African coffee exports are unprocessed. But thereare import tariffs on processed coffee because it is in the processing, branding, packaging and marketing that Germany makes its money. These tariffs protect it from African competition. It’s the same story with cocoa.

This is protectionism, pure and simple.

But why should we care? Perhaps you feel that Africa’s problems are for Africans to deal with and are not our concern. Well I can’t agree. If I can’t appeal to your heart, let me appeal to your wallets:

You are paying for this.

The £350 million we send to the EU every week is helping it to keep some of the poorest people in the world in poverty. The EU is using YOUR money to do it.

But what about our farmers? They receive EU subsidies too, don’t they? Well, just enough to keep our farming industry addicted to EU membership. But think about what happens to the rest of our money, It goes, in large part, to those heavily subsidised farms on the continent. Our farmers are being taxed to subsidise their competitors to keep African farmers in poverty. It’s indefensible.

The EU won’t change because it doesn’t see the need to. But Britain isn’t like that. Not the Britain I know. Not the Britain I love. That is why I will vote to leave the EU and that is why I urge you to do the same.

We need to tell as many people as possible that a vote to Leave is also a vote to help some of the world’s poorest people. The EU-funded IN campaign is outspending us in this referendum. If you care about helping the farmers of Africa, make a donation today so we can win this referendum.

   I want to Donate    

Together we won’t just free the UK, we will help free some of the poorest people in the world from the poverty the EU has trapped them in.

Thank you for your support,

James Cleverly MP

PS:  Please also forward this email to your friends and family. We need as many people as possible to receive our emails. Thank you.


We send £350 million to the EU every week. After we Vote Leave we can spend this money on our priorities.



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