The Beating Crime Plan will punish more severely the already dispossessed, the poorest and the least able members of our society and it will further victimise black people while having no impact on victims of crime or crime statistics.
The government’s obesity strategy is rooted in a culture of ‘fatphobia’, of which the prime minister is as much a victim as anyone.
Rape sentencing proposals will have no impact on rape and are courting a punitive vote at the expense of women’s safety.
UK foreign aid cuts will impact on the UN family planning agency, with devastating consequences and a potential cost of 250,000 lives.
Proposals within the nationality and borders bill to ‘off shore’ the asylum process are inhumane and will only make the system worse
National food strategy recommendations are a good start, but don’t address the need to build robust and resilient local food supply chains
A new report identifies that almost a third of children from key workers households in the North East live in poverty.
While Johnson has overpromised on levelling up, plans to cut universal credit are only going to leave the country’s poorest further behind.
The sole focus of the bill now is how to reduce the number of refugees in the UK (26,903 last year), deport as many as the UK can, and prevent those crossing the channel by small boat (8,500 last year) from remaining in the UK.
Burnham’s intervention at the Public Administration & Constitutional Affairs Committee laid the groundwork for devolution in Yorkshire and beyond
Single use nappies are one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution, reusable nappies are a great start to reduce plastic pollution
A number of rebellions threaten to disrupt Boris Johnsons’ legislative agenda, and show the deep divisions still in his party.
Relying on young people to develop herd immunity risks their long-term health, and the long-term economic health of the country
The environment bill shows the overall framework for our relationship between the world’s resources and our consumption of them
Proposed changes to official secrets and espionage laws could seriously affect press freedom and civil rights.
The City of London and the Crown Dependencies are at the centre of the world’s money laundering, and little has been done to prevent it.
Sheffield activists are calling on the government to scrap new proposals for immigration, as part of Refugee Week.
Hasnain Khan concludes his article series on health inequalities and the Marmot Review by discussing the importance of sustainable communities, where citizens are involved in volunteering, charity work. By doing so, people will live healthier lifestyles and the health gap will shrink.
Shelter, the housing charity, claims that with the end of the eviction ban, “1 in 4 private renters are worried they will lose their home”
The leaders of the G7 have finally done something very sensible: the taxation agreement. Their agreement to put a minimum rate of taxation of 15 percent on global corporations is of real importance.
Are you wondering how to opt out of NHS data sharing? Here is a simple guide to what you need to do to stop the NHS data grab!
Charlotte Forten looks into the allegations of systemic racism in education, what the problems are and what we can do about it. The system has got worse rather than better in recent years, and something needs to be done.
Privacy campaigners, doctors and David Davis MP, all oppose the government’s NHS data grab. Here’s why we should be worried, and how to opt out.
Matthew Topham writes about South Yorkshire’s buses; from when Thatcher privatised transport, to now, when enhanced partnerships are a possibility. Regional mayors like Andy Burnham also have a huge influence over transport policy.
Roger Casale reviews recent events at UK airports and the impact of this on our international image: while Brexit was promised as a way to encourage “Global Britain” it seems that our approach to immigration has gone the opposite way.
Among those quick to attack (and defend) the BBC for the deplorable tactics whereby Martin Bashir obtained his interview with Princess Diana in 1995, one voice has been notably silent – that of John Birt, the BBC’s director general at the time. Fortunately, his valuable opinions have not been lost.
Immigration plans will increase the cost of European holidays and may stop some Brits travelling to Europe
Immigration plans including visas and ETAs will increase the cost of holidays to European countries for British families.
John Cole writes about the lack of social care reform in the UK, and the government’s historic failure to act. There is seemingly a lack of care and interest in the topic, hence why the Conservatives fail to mention it during elections, and in their policies.
Andy Brown look at how social care reform has been promised by a succession of Conservative governments, all of which have failed to deliver.
The pandemic has done one good thing for us: it made us stop, take stock and wonder if life should be different from before. Both the Conservative and Labour parties agree on the need for change.