NHS and Department of Health must “get their act together” to avoid further hacking chaos, says National Audit Office

The NHS could have avoided the crippling effects of the “relatively unsophisticated” WannaCry ransomware outbreak in May with “basic IT security”, according to an independent investigation into the cyber-attack. The National Audit Office (NAO) said that 19,500 medical appointments were cancelled, computers … Continue reading NHS and Department of Health must “get their act together” to avoid further hacking chaos, says National Audit Office

Ministry of Jusice reveal 1,700 prison officers have been dropped from eight highest security prisons

High-security prisons holding Britain’s most dangerous prisoners have lost one in four officers since the Conservatives have been in government, it can be revealed. HMP Belmarsh, the category-A men’s prison that has inmates including serial killer Stephen Port and extreme Islamist preacher Anjem … Continue reading Ministry of Jusice reveal 1,700 prison officers have been dropped from eight highest security prisons

Poppy Day parades cancelled as police cannot afford to man them due to government cuts

Poppy Day parades to honour Britain’s war dead are facing the axe because police chiefs across the country are refusing to send officers to block off roads. Campaigners have blasted forces for breaking the decades-old tradition, but senior officers say they … Continue reading Poppy Day parades cancelled as police cannot afford to man them due to government cuts

Crossbencher Baroness Meacher: UC claimants ‘resorting to burglary’ to pay debts

Crossbencher Baroness Meacher says the roll-out of universal credit is leading to “unprecedented” levels of debt because of an average wait of seven or eight weeks for their first payment. She says that some people “are resorting to burglary in … Continue reading Crossbencher Baroness Meacher: UC claimants ‘resorting to burglary’ to pay debts

Catholic Herald accuses government of having an “imprecise and shiftily disingenuous Counter-Extremism Strategy”

The Catholic Herald have warned that counter-extremism measures after the recent terrorist attacks may cause “very serious threats to religious freedom in the years to come.” They accuse the government of not being specific with the term extremism, and say … Continue reading Catholic Herald accuses government of having an “imprecise and shiftily disingenuous Counter-Extremism Strategy”

Theresa May accused of double standards over terrorism funding

At the G20 summit, Theresa May claimed her priority is to disrupt terrorist groups from accessing finance, despite criticism over her own position on Saudi Arabia. It has emerged in the last couple of weeks that Theresa May is sitting … Continue reading Theresa May accused of double standards over terrorism funding

Former Tory MP who served time says prison suicide rates are soaring due to Osborne’s cuts

Jonathan Aitken, a former Tory MP who served a seven month prison sentence for perjury in 1999, has written for the Guardian to talk about the soaring rate of suicides in prisons, which he attributes to Osborne’s “legacy” of a … Continue reading Former Tory MP who served time says prison suicide rates are soaring due to Osborne’s cuts