UK News

  • August 23, 2016

    The UK government's refusal to answer questions about political interference in a decision not to bring charges over British complicity in renditions has been challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.

  • August 22, 2016

    Beekeepers and market gardeners, university lecturers, teachers and men who left school aged twelve, doctors, printers and politicians, were conscientious objectors in World War I. Their courage – and the global plight of COs today – has inspired an art exhibition in London, set in a chamber resembling a WWI field tent made of bandages.

  • August 20, 2016

    A robust parliamentary inquiry into the police use of Tasers is urgently needed, a leading body of rights-based agencies said yesterday (19 August 2016), following the death of Dalian Atkinson for which two West Mercia police officers are under criminal investigation.

  • August 19, 2016

    Record employment and high profits show that employers can afford a national minimum wage increase, according a submission to the Low Pay Commission by the Trades Union Congress published yesterday.

  • August 18, 2016

    Failure to tackle deep-rooted race inequality will exacerbate divisions in our society unless urgent Government action is taken, the new Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned today.

  • August 17, 2016

    Against a backdrop of violence and deaths behind bars, the number of people in prison due to recall has soared by 15 per cent in a year and is now 55 times greater than it was in 1993, according to evidence being submitted to the United Nations by the Howard League for Penal Reform.

  • August 17, 2016

    Commenting on today’s UK government proposals to fine professionals whose clients aggressively avoid tax, Christian Aid said the move could hit the global tax avoidance supply chain, by increasing the risks facing the accountants, lawyers, banks and others involved.

  • August 16, 2016

    Since the collapse of peace talks on 6 August 2016, the Saudi-led coalition has intensified its devastating bombing campaign in Yemen.

  • August 16, 2016

    Rail fares have increased at double the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today (16 August 2016)) by the TUC and the rail unions’ Action for Rail campaign.

  • August 15, 2016

    The killing of almost 100 street protestors in Ethiopia and a new round of political trials have raised fears for a British political activist on death row there, international human rights charity Reprieve has said.