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From BBC News - UK Politics on Sept. 25, 2021, 12:06 p.m. (unread)

Universal credit: Tory peer wants to force Commons vote on cut

The government is scrapping the £20-a-week benefit rise, introduced during the coronavirus pandemic.

From Drachinifel on Sept. 25, 2021, noon (unread)

HMS Mersey - Guide 250

The Mersey class, last wooden frigates of the British Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Warships-Age-Sail-1817-1863-ebook/dp/B00SGC4V9K www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-Victorian-Norman-Friedman/dp/184832099X www.amazon.co.uk/Battleships-Transition-Creation-Battlefleet-1815-60/dp/085177315X Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From The Week in Westminster on Sept. 25, 2021, 11:29 a.m. (unread)

25/09/2021 (p09wx50x.mp3)

Former UK Ambassador to the US Lord Kim Darroch and the former US Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun reflect on the Prime Minister's trip to America and UK-US relations. Conservative peer and co-architect of Universal Credit, Baroness Philippa Stroud, discusses why the increase given to recipients during the pandemic needs to remain. Ahead of the Labour Party conference, Labour MP Dame Margaret Beckett and Simon Fletcher, former adviser to both Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer, discuss the challenges facing the Labour leader. Former permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union Philip Rycroft and Seb Payne, Whitehall Editor for the Financial Times, discuss the new Levelling Up Department.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica on Sept. 25, 2021, 11:15 a.m. (unread)

He escaped the Dark Web’s biggest bust. Now he’s back

DeSnake apparently eluded the takedown of AlphaBay and now plans to resurrect it.

From BBC News - UK Politics on Sept. 22, 2021, 5:03 p.m. (unread)

Party political conferences: What to expect this year

Our guide to what conferences are, when and where they're taking place, and what's likely to happen.