The NHS has been served up to “armies of lawyers and accountants” from the private healthcare industry, the leader of Britain's doctors has said, accusing the Government of a double-pronged attack on the health service driven by privatisation and cuts to services.
Children in working families, rather than beggars and vagrants, are the face of modern poverty in Britain today – a country which is one of the “most unfair in the developed world.” For five million children face being “sentenced to a lifetime of poverty” by 2020, according to shocking new research from Save The Children.
More than 300,000 disabled people will have their benefits cut when Disability Living Allowance is replace by a new benefit, Esther McVey, the minister for disabled people, announced today – but the change has been delayed for two years.
The people of Warrington have been feeling like Iain Duncan Smith's guinea pigs. For most of the past year, the town in Cheshire has been a testing ground for the Secretary of State for Work and Pension's pet project, universal credit, and those people involved are losing patience.
Almost a third of Britons think torture can be justified in certain circumstances, according to “alarming” new research which highlights how TV programmes such as 24 and Homeland have glamourised the abuse of detainees.