News Brief

  • November 10, 2017

    Liberty and the Public Law Project have warned that the Government’s Trade Bill, which was quietly published on Tuesday, would allow ministers to unilaterally rewrite laws like the Equality Act and the Modern Slavery Act at the request of a foreign power.

  • November 10, 2017

    Campaigners have welcomed Michael Gove's decision to back tougher restrictions on the use of bee-harming pesticides, saying the scientific evidence for a complete ban is overwhelming.

  • November 10, 2017

    Members of the Egyptian Parliament have proposed a law that will explicitly criminalise same-sex sexual activity in the country for the first time.

  • November 10, 2017

    End Child Poverty coalition says the collapse of the availability of interest free credit through the Government’s Social Fund may be a significant factor contributing to families having to use high cost credit to pay for household essentials.  

  • November 9, 2017

    Tax Justice UK, the country’s leading campaigning organisation dedicated to fighting for a fairer tax system, has called on the Prime Minister to take the action needed to tackle tax avoidance in the wake of the release of the Paradise Papers.

  • November 9, 2017

    Global Justice Now calls for an urgent review of DFID’s support for security forces, to ensure it meets the mission of eradicating poverty, rather than being subsumed by military and other foreign policy objectives. 

  • November 9, 2017

    A councillor in Ards and North Down, in Northern Ireland, has proposed replacing prayers at council meetings with a moment of silent reflection.

  • November 9, 2017

    The death of Chinese writer and government critic Yang Tongyan, who spent nearly half his life in detention, underlines an alarming lack of accountability over the deaths of activists released on medical parole, says Amnesty International.

  • November 9, 2017

    There are thousands of people in England who have survived for several years with the most advanced stage of cancer, according to new research from Macmillan Cancer Support and Public Health England’s National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service.

  • November 9, 2017

    The proposed merger between energy giants SSE and npower is for the sole benefit of shareholders, with scant concern for the workforce or the consumer, said Unite.