Campaigners are today awaiting a High Court ruling on the use of control orders. The court will examine the cases of two individuals who are subject to the orders, key aspects of which were last month declared to be illegal by the law lords.
High levels of neglect and poor quality care in UK mental health wards have been revealed in an official report published today. 39% of suicides by hanging were undertaken by patients who were supposed to be under close observation.
The government has attracted derision after apparently changing a key nuclear policy twice within 24 hours – leaving it back where it started. The Ministry of Defence say decision-making on Trident will not be delayed.
Public criticism and campaigning has led to the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown announcing a delay to plans for the renewal of the controversial Trident nuclear weapons system. Decisions will now be made after an international nuclear summit.
The Prime Minister has today said that he wants to “make the world safer” through new global agreements on nuclear weapons. His critics say this is not consistent with the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system.
A newly published poll reveals that most of the British public want an end to the UK's ownership of nuclear weapons. This is thought to be the first time that such a view has attracted majority support.