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Priti Patel must reform inhumane immigration system says Amnesty UK

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen advises Home Secretary Priti Patel to reform the inhumane immigration system, which is considered by legal experts to be 'broken'.
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UK immigration: Time to abandon the Conservative target

In this article, Sophie Barrett-Brown and Miglena Ilieva from Laura Devine Solicitors discuss attitudes to immigration in Britain and how the Conservative Party has failed to enforce their reductions.
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Theresa May announces legislation for zero emissions by 2050

Legislation laid today puts the UK on the path to become a major economy to set net zero emissions target in law.
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Penny Mordaunt announces UK Period Poverty Taskforce

Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt, a candidate for leadership of the Conservative party, today (28 May) announced a Period Poverty Taskforce.
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Theresa May: The most evasive Prime Minister?

Research at the University of York has shown that British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is the most evasive when responding to questions compared to the last four Conservative Prime Ministers.
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UK “climate emergency”: What does it really mean?

After the vote on Wednesday, Parliament has shown that it intends to be symbolically at war with climate change with the declaration of a UK “climate emergency”.
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Home Secretary: Social media “a platform to incite violence”

The UK Home Secretary announced £1.4 million for a specific social media focus by the police, consulting with social media companies at the latest Serious Violence Taskforce.
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‘Landmark’ austerity report links policies with 120,000 deaths

A newly published austerity report has linked Conservative economic policy with the deaths of 120,000 people, urging the government to increase spending
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May scraps universal credit hotline charges under “Labour pressure”

Theresa May has backed down over universal credit hotline charges which can cost people up to 55p a minute under intense criticism
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Government pledges £300 million for Northern Powerhouse rail

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced an extra £300 million in funding for Northern Powerhouse rail projects, hoping to connect the North
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Has austerity made healthcare a political football?

There are recent examples where healthcare has been used to win over voters, says Dorli Kahr-Gottlieb, Secretary General, European Health Forum Gastein Health has become a highly politicised issue. Whether we’re talking about President Macron and the French dentist fees, the relocation of the European Medicines Agency or Farage’s claim...

Conservatives and DUP are said to be close to an agreement

The Conservatives and DUP are said to be close to an agreement to form a coalition government following last week’s election

Theresa May faces a hung parliament following shock defeat

In a surprising turn of events, Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a hung parliament and must now fight to form her government

OECD urges next government to focus on boosting productivity

As the country moves to decide the next government, the OECD has called for more investment in projects that will encourage growth and productivity

Security dominates the General Election two days before polling

As the UK braces for yet another election it is the issue of security that is dominating both parties’ election campaign trails

IFS says election spending promises are not honest

Neither the Conservatives nor the Labour party are being forthcoming about election spending promises in their manifestos

Conservative party makes a U-turn on social care policy proposals

Following backlash, the Conservatives have amended social care policy plans included in last week’s election manifesto

Conservative manifesto: Overhaul of care and boost for NHS

Tackling the “unfairness” in the social care system is one of the core parts of the Conservative manifesto, it has emerged
Labour manifesto pledges £48.6bn funding for services

Labour manifesto pledges £48.6bn funding for services

Some £48.6bn worth of pledges have been put forward as part of the Labour manifesto and will fund a range of services
Right to Buy contributes to the lack of affordable homes

Right to Buy contributes to the lack of affordable homes

The Conservative’s Right to Buy policy has been blamed for the shortage of affordable housing, as councils spend millions replacing property

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