Law and Justice

The president of the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) has warned the UK is facing a “summer of discontent” after months of lockdown combine with a severe economic downturn, anti-racism protests, counter demonstrations by the far-right, and Brexit. “There are so many issues where so many have opposing views that there’s a risk of a sustained level of agitation,” chief superintendent...

PM warned next high rise blaze will be ‘worse than Grenfell’...

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has issued a “chilling warning to the prime minister” on the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower inferno, saying the next high rise blaze outside the capital will be even worse than the one...

Airlines launch legal action against govt’s ‘unlawful’ quarantine measures

The owners of British Airways, IAG have been joined by Ryanair and easyJet to launch a legal challenge against the government’s “illogical and irrational” quarantine plans for people arriving...

Anti-racism protests across UK defy government and police

Tens of thousands of anti-racism protestors across the UK have defied the government and police chiefs to join demonstrations against racism. “No justice, no peace” echoed around the country with...

Face masks to be compulsory – 2 months after mayor urged govt to act

Face masks will be compulsory for all passengers and front line staff on public transport from June 15 – two months after the mayor of London called for them...

Arrests at US embassy after London protest for George Floyd

Eleven people have been arrested outside the US embassy in London following protests in solidarity with the demonstrations that have engulfed the United States, sparked by the death of a black man by police...
COVID19 social impact

COVID19 social impact – poverty exposed and surge in domestic violence

As the world grapples to contain the coronavirus, the COVID19 social impact is becoming clear. Rather than being the great leveller, we imagined, the pandemic is exacerbating the problems already plaguing thousands of people...

Gov’t pledges £76m to tackle domestic abuse ‘nightmare’ during coronavirus

The government has pledged £76m to fund measures to support domestic abuse survivors, children and rough sleepers during the coronavirus crisis. The package includes money to provide safe spaces and fund helplines for “the hidden...

Carers sacked for speaking out on PPE and Covid-fears

Five care home workers who raised concerns about PPE shortages and understaffing have lost their jobs in the last two weeks, according to a charity set up to protect whistleblowers. Compassion in Care founder Eileen...

Heathrow expansion ‘unlawful’ – business ‘bitterly disapointed’, environmentalists exuberant

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...