Lords committee ‘misses the point’ on change
Wednesday 18th Oct 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
A LACK of basic items such as pillows and toilet roll helped spark last year’s riot at Bedford Prison, according to a report published yesterday.
Prisoners there — who were locked up for up to 23 hours a day — were suffering from “chronic shortages” of...
Tuesday 17th Oct 2017
A WATCHDOG has highlighted failings in the way prisoners are transferred to court and held there.
The system lacks a “unified and coherent” approach to care of detainees — problems include errors in record-keeping, poor cell conditions, inadequate access to healthcare...
FOODBANK volunteers put in 4.1 million hours of unpaid work every year, according to a new study published today.
The Independent Food Aid Network (Ifan) said the labour involved would cost foodbanks £30m a year if the volunteers were paid the minimum wage.
The number of...
Labour hits back after May blames public services for racism in Britain
Wednesday 11th Oct 2017
JEREMY CORBYN laid into the government yesterday over its lack of progress on Brexit negotiations during the 16 months since the EU referendum.
The Labour leader’s comments in the Commons followed PM Theresa May’s speech in which she claimed that steps forward had been made...
Tuesday 10th Oct 2017
PENSIONERS have condemned Tory plans for a price cap on energy tariffs as another “empty promise.”
Draft legislation is due to be published on Thursday giving energy regulator Ofgem powers to impose a cap on standard variable tariffs.
But Ofgem is already preparing...
110 Islamophobic hate crimes against places of worship in five months
Monday 9th Oct 2017
Thornberry slams weakness after MEPs rebel
Even those in work are struggling to pay most bills, warns Trust of London