Blogs

29 Jul 2014

The government has dismissed MPs’ concerns about British use of armed drones and said it plans to expand their deployment while redoubling efforts to “promote” them to the public and MPs.

29 Jul 2014

The UN Secretary-General has urged Israelis and Palestinians to stop fighting now, “in the name of humanity” and agree a ceasefire, allowing delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.

29 Jul 2014

Children England, along with many of their member organisations and the TUC have published a new joint agreement on the future of children’s services commissioning.

28 Jul 2014

Representatives of Scotland’s religious communities have come together to consider the role they wish to play in Scottish society.

28 Jul 2014

New powers have come into force this week allowing the Home Secretary Theresa May to deprive naturalised Britons of their citizenship, even where doing so would render them stateless.

27 Jul 2014

Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, the UN Secretary-General has renewed his appeal for a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations.

26 Jul 2014

Campaign Against Arms Trade has called on the UK government to stop promoting arms sales to oppressive regimes and end its policy of "arms control by embarrassment."

25 Jul 2014

Government cuts to Network Rail’s funding are putting the lives of rail passengers and maintenance workers at risk, according to a report published today by the TUC’s Action for Rail campaign.

25 Jul 2014

News that the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage will entail an appointment at a register office and not a marriage ceremony has outraged and disappointed Quaker couples.