Law and Justice

The Court of Appeal has ruled expansion plans for Heathrow airport are “unlawful” because they do not take into account the UK’s climate change commitments. Friends of the Earth hailed the ruling as “an absolutely ground-breaking result for climate justice” with their head of legal, Will Rundle saying the “judgment has exciting wider implications for keeping climate change at the...

Protestors to march against Julian Assange extradition

Supporters of Julian Assange will march in London tomorrow (Saturday) to protest against his possible extradition to the United States. The Wikileaks founder's is  extradition hearing begins on Monday (February 24) at London’s Woolwich Crown Court. Assange is facing 17 charges of espionage in the US that carry prison sentences of 175 years. The march will begin at Australia House (at the...

Online harms white paper – big tech bosses to be held responsible

The government has published its online harms white paper, proposing to hold the heads of companies such as Google and Facebook responsible for the content shared within their platforms....

London terror attack – PM promises ‘fundamental changes’

Boris Johnson has promised “fundamental changes to the system for dealing with those convicted of terrorism offences” following the latest terror attack on London’s streets by a known and...

‘Lives endangered’ by Cabinet Office’s New Year Honours data breach

Anti-terrorism officers, high profile politicians and famous celebrities have had their home addresses published online along with more than 1,000 recipients of the New Year Honours. The Cabinet Office has...
Food poverty in the UK

Food poverty in the UK – Channel 4 Dispatches Review

Food poverty in the UK is the harsh reality millions in Britain face daily. Not least of all the four million children growing up on the breadline. Tuesday night's Dispatches documentary on Channel 4 provided a glimpse into the lives of children across the UK whose parents are unable to afford the daily basics. They're on the verge of...

PM criticised for making political mileage from London terror attack

Boris Johnson has been criticised for trying to make "political mileage" from the attack in London that saw a known and convicted tag-wearing terrorist kill two people in the capital. Usman Khan, 28, stabbed a man and a woman to death and injured three others in the knife attack in London Bridge, before he was shot dead by armed police. Political...

Prince Andrew should be interviewed ‘under oath’ by the police

The lawyer for Virginia Roberts Guifre said Prince Andrew should submit an interview “under oath” to the police about claims he had sex with one of Jeffrey Epstein’s underage victims. The call follows the unprecedented television interview at Buckingham Palace that saw BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis question the prince about his relationship with Guifre, one of Epstein’s “sex slaves”. Prince Andrew...
Grenfell inquiry

Grenfell inquiry – Campaigners give mixed reaction to the publication of...

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire yesterday gave a mixed reaction to the findings of the newly published report. The Grenfell inquiry is ongoing and will continue for some time. The publication of the Phase 1 report highlights the failures of the fire services and re-identifies the flammable cladding as the main cause of the loss of life. Members of...

UK ‘responsible’ for lorry deaths, says Chinese media

Chinese state media said the “UK must bear responsibility” for the deaths of 39 people discovered in a lorry in England, according to the Guardian. An editorial in the China-based Global Times criticised the UK for not preventing a repeat of the Dover port tragedy when 58 Chinese were discovered suffocated to death in a lorry container in 2000. The discovery...