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15 September 2005
"Good deeds start at home," said the prime minister of Denmark referring to the "oil-for-food scandal", "and the UN needs to get its own house in order." Describing Denmark as one of the most generous contributors to African aid, he called on the developed nations to give and do more (especially on Sudan) and on African governments to fight corruption and poverty, and promote women's rights. "All our aid will come to nothing if countries are run by corrupt dictators," he said. And he didn't point to anyone in the audience.

How is the British police crackdown bill a threat to democracy?

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill creates new stop-and-search powers, allows the police to put more conditions on protests, and threatens Gypsy and Traveller rights to roam.

It's been met with mass protests from Bristol to Belfast. Is this bill a threat to our human rights – and is there any stopping it now?

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