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

Jeremy Corbyn repeats call for government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

In light of Saudi Arabia’s military operation in Yemen, Jeremy Corbyn has repeated his call to the government to stop selling arms to the country “to show that we want a peace process in Yemen, not an invasion.” Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn repeats call for government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

Theresa May can’t assure a family won’t be deported, despite very real threat of FGM against 3-year-old girl

Hannah Bardell, an SNP MP, raised the issue to Theresa May about one of her constituents – a woman who is being deported despite the very real threat of her 3-year-old daughter becoming a victim of female genital mutilation. The … Continue reading Theresa May can’t assure a family won’t be deported, despite very real threat of FGM against 3-year-old girl

Charity calls for gay men to have historical sex “crimes” automatically pardoned

It is 50 years since a law prohibiting two men from having sex with each other was decriminalised in England and Wales, and there are still 15,000 men alive who were prosecuted under the old law. Although earlier this year … Continue reading Charity calls for gay men to have historical sex “crimes” automatically pardoned

Saudi Arabia has ‘clear and growing’ link to UK extremism

The Henry Jackson Society have reported a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence, according the BBC. Their report says a number of Gulf nations, as well as … Continue reading Saudi Arabia has ‘clear and growing’ link to UK extremism

Government report into public sector pay cuts shows devastating real term pay falls for teachers, police and nurses

The Office of Manpower Economics commissioned a report into the pay of public sector workers which reveals the scale of the austerity motivated pay freeze. The revelations show the scale of the pay freeze, with an estimated £3 pay fall … Continue reading Government report into public sector pay cuts shows devastating real term pay falls for teachers, police and nurses