UK News

  • August 8, 2016

    Unions, employers and the government must redouble efforts to tackle the increase in racism following the vote to leave the EU, according to a new Trades Union Congress report released today.

  • August 6, 2016

    British prosecutors have stuck by a decision not to bring charges against the UK Government over its role in the 2004 kidnap and rendition of two Libyan families, including a pregnant woman and children aged 6 to 12.

  • August 5, 2016

    The Crown Prosecutions Service is today expected to announce the result of a ‘victims’ review’ of the decision not to bring charges over the UK Government’s involvement in the kidnap and ‘rendition’ of two families to Libya.

  • August 5, 2016

    The Electoral Reform Society has expressed disappointment at the news that David Cameron has appointed 16 Peers in his resignation honours list, making the second chamber more bloated and costly than ever.

  • August 4, 2016

    The Trades Union Congress has published Managing migration better for Britain: what the government should be doing now, which proposes practical policies to address the concerns expressed by many voters before and during the EU referendum campaign.

  • August 3, 2016

    The Jewish community in Scotland and the Church of Scotland have agreed to establish a concentrated dialogue between members of the two communities.

  • August 2, 2016

    Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson will encourage Northern Ireland to introduce equal marriage for same-sex couples later today when she delivers a speech in Belfast.

  • August 2, 2016

    A new report, Counting the cost of UK poverty by Heriot Watt and Loughborough Universities, is the first research to illustrate how much poverty across all age groups costs the public purse. It finds that £69 billion, £1 in every £5 of all spending on public services, is needed because of the impact and cost poverty has on people’s lives.

  • August 1, 2016

    The international human rights organisation Reprieve is urging the UK Government to correct inaccurate statements it has made about three juveniles facing beheading in Saudi Arabia.

  • July 29, 2016

    Deaths, assaults and self-injury are rising in prisons, with safety deteriorating at a faster rate year after year, figures seen by the Howard League for Penal Reform revealed yesterday.