Hundreds of public toilets across Britain have been closed by a decade of austerity, meaning many people have to pay in pubs or cafés to go to the toilet – it amounts to the privatisation of taking a piss.
For a clique of Tory-aligned business figures, the pandemic hasn’t been a crisis – it’s been a golden opportunity to hoover up government contracts and make millions at the expense of the public.
Sarah Everard’s disappearance has prompted new conversations about the prevalence of violence against women – but for many, a meaningful solution to the problem seems further away than ever.
In the middle of a pandemic, Royal Mail are threatening to close a nursery that cares mainly for the children of postal workers – making them choose between a £1,000-per-month hike in costs or unemployment.
Shami Chakrabarti on the dangers of the ‘Spy Cops’ and Overseas Operations Bills, the Tory culture war against human rights – and why the Labour Party is too scared to stand up to it.
For many, 2020 has been a nightmare; for others, it’s been a moneymaker. Big corporate interests have profited from the pandemic – and screwed the workers who kept society running.
New Home Office policy threatens to punish the foreign homeless with deportation, but Labour councils in London, Oxford and Manchester are pushing back – and have vowed not to comply.
By abstaining on today’s Spy Cops Bill, Labour is giving the green light for the police and MI5 to infiltrate our trade unions and social movements – it is a scandal that should appal party activists.
The Overseas Operations Bill which goes before parliament today would make prosecutions for war crimes, including murder and torture, far more difficult. Its aim is clear: to place British soldiers above the law.
Away from the frontline, coronavirus is putting pressure on essential services across Britain’s NHS – and exposing the costs of understaffing and underfunding on every stage of healthcare from cradle to grave.