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The Guardian view on Raab’s bill of rights: liberty bent to prejudice

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There are two ways ministers can avoid falling foul of human rights law. One is to govern with respect for universal human rights, as codified after the second world war in response to unspeakable atrocities. The othe...

‘Theocratic’ abortion bans will violate religious liberty, faith leaders say

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Misha Sanders was starting over. She had just left an abusive relationship, and she was in her first semester of seminary, all while caring for her child, a teenager with a pressing health problem. That’s when she fou...

FRC launches inquiries into audits of four Liberty Steel companies

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Britain’s accounting watchdog has opened four investigations into the audits of four companies owned by the metals tycoon Sanjeev Gupta under the Liberty Steel banner. The Financial Reporting Council said it had start...

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at 60: the great American western

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“This is the west sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” The famous line uttered by a newspaperman in John Ford’s masterpiece The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance symbolizes the mythological west that he an...

Liberty Steel to cut 200 jobs but create up to 160 more in plant move

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Liberty Steel has announced plans to cut 200 jobs in the UK at plants in South Yorkshire and the West Midlands, as industrialist Sanjeev Gupta’s metals group looks to shift production to Rotherham. The company said o...

Liberty threatens to sue government over ‘racist’ joint enterprise law

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The human rights group Liberty is threatening to sue the government and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) over the bitterly contested law of joint enterprise, arguing that it is discredited and racist in the way the aut...

Labour to ban leftwing groups including Alliance for Workers’ Liberty

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Labour is to proscribe three leftwing groups including the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty, a movement connected to a number of current and former MPs that also has links with pro-European campaigns. Sources on the part...

Great Freedom review – formidably intelligent gay prison drama that finds liberty inside

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Grosse Freiheit (Great Freedom) is the name of the Fassbinder-ish gay bar in this film with a dungeon-style sex club beneath: director and co-writer Sebastian Meise leaves it to us to gauge the exact level of irony in...

Liberty University faces new scrutiny over handling of sexual assault claims

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“I feel the Lord moving here,” remarks a visitor looking over Liberty University’s Disney World-tidy campus toward the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia. But other, more temporal matters, none godly, n...

Civil liberty fears as police consider using drones that film from 1,500ft

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Police in England and Wales are considering using drone-mounted cameras that could film high-quality live footage from 1,500ft (457 metres) away, raising concerns among civil liberties campaigners. The National Police...

Liberty Steel owner GFG to restart Rotherham and Stocksbridge plants

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The owner of Liberty Steel has pledged to restart its plants in Rotherham and Stocksbridge in South Yorkshire this month, saving the “substantial majority” of 1,000 jobs, by pumping £50m in cash into the business. The...

Fears furlough ‘cliff edge’ at Liberty Steel could puts jobs at risk

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Ministers and unions fear that Liberty Steel faces a “cliff edge”, risking thousands of jobs when the UK’s furlough scheme ends next month, unless owner Sanjeev Gupta can secure a new source of financing after months...

Liberty Steel wants to buy time, but who will want to snap up its assets?

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Liberty Steel plans to sell Yorkshire plant to stay afloat

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Liberty Steel has said it plans to sell its aerospace steel business based in Yorkshire as part of a restructuring deal as it tries to ensure its survival. The steelmaker, which is owned by the metals magnate Sanjeev ...

Sanjeev Gupta close to winning £200m loan to save Liberty Steel

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Metals magnate Sanjeev Gupta is close to securing a £200m loan for Liberty Steel UK, which would hand a lifeline to Britain’s third largest steel business and help stave off thousands of job losses. It is understood t...

UK government must save Liberty Steel soon to protect supply chain jobs, warns Labour

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The Labour party has called for the government to step in to save Liberty Steel from an insolvency that could threaten thousands of supply chain jobs if owner Sanjeev Gupta fails to find a new lender to prop up his me...

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