Blogs

4 Jun 2014

The Queen's Speech this morning (4 June) set out the government's proposed legislative agenda for its final year in power before the general election.

4 Jun 2014

A young Brazilian Indian leader was assaulted on 2 June by four armed men, despite being under the care of a government protection programme since witnessing the murder of his father-in-law.

3 Jun 2014

In politics it is more constructive to focus on policies and ideas than on individuals, says Bernadette Meaden. She suggests, however, that a politician may become so wedded to a policy that their personal reputation and the credibility of the policy become inextricably linked. She argues that this is now the case with Iain Duncan Smith.

3 Jun 2014

United Nations officials have welcomed the initiative announced by President Barack Obama to limit emissions from power plants in the United States.

2 Jun 2014

A young British student who was tortured into signing a ‘confession’ has been jailed for nine years in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), says the legal charity Reprieve.

2 Jun 2014

A policy of forcing unemployed people to work full-time for six months for no pay is facing further delays following a boycott by over 300 voluntary organisations.

2 Jun 2014

FIFA must end its "obscene" insistence on World Cup host countries giving tax breaks worth hundreds of millions to the event’s corporate sponsors, a new campaign is urging.

1 Jun 2014

A new report by the Prison Reform Trust, supported by the Bromley Trust, shows the system under significant strain with fewer staff, worsening safety and fewer opportunities for rehabilitation.