Amnesty International has warned all those standing as candidates in the forthcoming general election that their choice of language can have serious consequences, and called for calm and measured campaigning from all parties.
In its response to the Government’s consultation on the Industrial Strategy Green Paper, which closed on 17 April 2017, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says the plan provides an opportunity to transform left behind places, whose prospects were highlighted by the Brexit vote.
The Prime Minister,Theresa May, has called for an early general election on 8 June 2017. She said Brexit negotiations would be put at risk by divisions in Westminster, causing “damaging uncertainty and instability”.
Government plans to abandon its European Convention on Human Rights obligations during future conflicts are unlawful, incoherent, wilfully misleading and designed to protect the Ministry of Defence from scrutiny, the civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has warned.
Cuts to legal aid for prisoners are unlawful because they are inherently unfair, the Court of Appeal has ruled in its judgment on a legal challenge brought by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners’ Advice Service.
The Electoral Reform Society estimates that 127,631 Welsh residents will be denied the vote in this year’s council elections, with swathes of councillors already being elected before a single vote is cast.