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A United Nations inspector has arrived in the UK to investigate whether David Cameron’s Coalition government has reneged on international agreements giving everybody the right to adequate housing and shelter. Special rapporteur Raquel Rolnik has been asked to assess whether bedroom tax-related eviction threats that are driving tenants to suicide mean the UK is refusing that right to its citizens. About time. Story http://mikesivier.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/an-inspector-calls-can-you-help-her-assess-the-damage-caused-by-the-bedroom-tax/
Traders under scrutiny are based mainly in London and New York It follows the £290m fine given to Barclays for fixing Libor lending rate The FBI is investigating 14 Barclays traders at the heart of the Libor-fixing scandal, it emerged yesterday. Although much of the immediate political fallout over Barclays has occurred in the UK, the US could become the main legal arena for the scandal, with financial and custodial punishments dwarfing those imposed elsewhere. The City of Baltimore has already launched a class action suit and the brokerage firm Charles Schwab has brought a lawsu