UK government

  • May 26, 2016

    The Ministry of Defence has released figures showing that 1,790 minors were enlisted into the army in the financial year to March 2016, accounting for 22 per cent  of the army’s total enlisted intake for the same period (8,020 recruits).

  • May 26, 2016

    Prisons need to change to enable staff to build relationships with prisoners and reduce the risk of suicide, according to research published jointly  by the Howard League for Penal Reform and Centre for Mental Health.

  • May 25, 2016

    A British man who is held under sentence of death in Ethiopia has spent his 700th day in unlawful detention, after he was kidnapped and rendered to the country by Ethiopian forces in 2014.

  • May 25, 2016

    A British man who is held under sentence of death in Ethiopia has spent his 700th day in unlawful detention, after he was kidnapped and rendered to the country by Ethiopian forces in 2014.

  • May 21, 2016

    The British Government is leaving the country’s so-called ‘forgotten refugees’ hungry and homeless, shocking new research from the Refugee Council  has revealed.

  • May 20, 2016

    Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to say 'no' to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial 'mega' trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

  • May 19, 2016

    A retired NATO commander has accused David Cameron of making the UK 'semi-pacifist', sparking derision from pacifist groups. 

  • May 19, 2016

    The UK will only successfully tackle corruption when its tax havens apply UK levels of transparency, Christian Aid said yesterday after the Queen’s Speech highlighted plans for action against money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.

  • May 17, 2016

    Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)  figures released on 16 May 2016 show 3.9 million people in the UK are in persistent poverty. The figures show  one in three people have experienced poverty in recent years, underlinng the precarious nature of work in Britain.

  • May 16, 2016

    The UN Open-ended Working Group has completed its second session (13 May 2016) on working out how to bring in new treaties that could lead to multi-lateral disarmament. The UK government is boycotting this intergovernmental meeting.