A UK Government minister was repeatedly asked yesterday by Members of Parliament to condemn the execution of protesters last weekend in Saudi Arabia, and to publish secret agreements signed between the UK and Saudi governments, but refused to do either.
Quaker work is often hidden from the public gaze. As the year draws to a close, Quakers in Britain have "lifted the curtain" for a look at some 2015 initiaives which have quietly made a difference to areas of conflict, or sowed seeds of change in local communities.
In her New Year message published today (31 December), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady calls on government, unions and employers to make 2016 the year we end the two-speed economy – and make sure no workers are left behind.
Almost 160,000 days – or 438 years – of additional imprisonment were imposed on prisoners found to have broken prison rules last year, a report published by the Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed.
A new report – Staying On The Right Track by Dr John Stittle (Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Essex) warns of a “disastrous” return to the days of Railtrack if Network Rail becomes a for-profit company.