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(en) Catalist #8 - Tomorrows killers, New Labour bitter?, Rent boys

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Date Tue, 28 Oct 2003 13:46:06 +0100 (CET)

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Tomorrows killers
The Control of Asbestos at
Work Regulationscome into force
on 21 May 2004, but it is already
too late for the estimated 10,000
Britons per year who are
expected to die from asbestos-
related diseases within the next
25 years. Already, insurance
firms are setting aside funds in
anticipation of claims. Equitas,
set up to reinsure Lloyds of
London, has set aside 3.2
billion, while Royal Sun Alliance
is reported to have asbestos
reserves of 800 million.
While money cannot bring
people back or end suffering,
companies must be made to pay
for the mass slaughter they have
knowingly been complicit in
causing. If you have worked
where you could have been
exposed to asbestos, or you know
someone in this position, for
further information and advice,
you can contact the Greater
Manchester Asbestos Victims
Support Group, c/o GMHC, 23
Mount St, Manchester M4 4BE.

New Labour bitter?
A German Tory politician has
upset the elderly, saying that they
should not be a burden on the
German health service by getting
hip replacements. Philipp
Missfelder of the CDU said: "In
the past, people used to walk on
crutches, so why can't they do
the same now? Obviously, the
Germans have learned something
from the British NHS, where
thousands of elderly people are
forced to wait in queues on their
crutches for years, waiting for

Rent boys
The world famous architect
Daniel Lipeskind (designer of the
imperial War Museum in
Manchester) has won the
competition for the new building
to replace New York's twin
towers. Unfortunately, his
victory is already rather hollow.
Incorporated into the design was
a sunken memorial to those who
were killed in the 9/11 tragedy.
However, the property magnate
who owns the lease to the site
has opposed the memorial on the
grounds that it will reduce the
office space available in the
building, and so reduce his
rental income.

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