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The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas has warned that cost-cutting UK legal aid proposals “will destroy prison law as we have known it”.
The UK government’s legal aid changes in England and Wales would deny justice to the most vulnerable and undermine the rule of law, Human Rights Watch says.
Thousands of protestors have gathered at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston, calling on the government to scrap Trident and cancel its replacement.
Fifty-five years after their first London to Aldermaston march, CND will return to Britain's nuclear bomb factory on April 1 to say 'stop fooling with nuclear weapons'.
The UK government's childcare voucher proposals will not help those most in need in the midst of huge further cuts the chancellor is planning, say critics.
The Scottish government will offer extra advice and support to those who will lose out under UK Government housing benefit cuts like the bedroom tax.
Trade Union Congress General Secretary Frances O'Grady has warned of the threat to education from increasing privatisation and continuing austerity.
Gagging clauses in contracts and attacks by government ministers on those who speak out in support of the vulnerable are making some charities fearful.
Spending cuts hitting the poorest in areas like North East England are “a profound sickness at the heart of our society,” a senior church leader says.
The Anglican Bishop of Liverpool is asking the government to review and re-examine the criteria upon which their current public spending cuts are based.