Liz Truss

The Conservative Cuts Agenda Has Created A Prisons Crisis Only Labour Can Solve

Richard Burgon | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Burgon

At present, we have no reason to believe that Lidington grasps the scale of the challenge or has any plans at all to turn things around. But perhaps that is the most revealing part of this Queen's Speech: we have a Prime Minister who has lost her majority and her authority, attempting to lead a Government with no plan.

The Government Must Continue To Champion The Key Role Education Plays In Prison Rehabilitation

Ben Rochelle | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Rochelle

The Government's passion for prisoner rehabilitation and redemption cannot be lost. Through redesigning our prisons, giving more power to governors and increasing the number of prison staff and above all making education and skills central to the prison experience the Government will see the reoffending rate fall and more stable communities emerge. As individual lives are turned around we will see benefits for the economy, families and society.

The Waugh Zone March 1, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, March 1… 1) FIRST CUCK-COUP OF SPRING It’s PMQs day again and the first day of spring. And al...

The Waugh Zone February 27, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, February 27… 1) WINNING HERE? Just imagine if the returning officer in the Copeland by-election ha...

NHS Faces New £1bn Bill For Negligence Under Liz Truss Plan

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Politics

The NHS is facing an extra £1 billion-a-year cost for medical negligence under controversial plans drafted by Justice Secretary Liz Truss to increase...

Can Prisons Be More Than 'Warehouses Of Pain'?

Graham Tomlin | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Politics
Graham Tomlin

We need to decide what prison is for. Is the emphasis on locking away those who have committed crimes, so we don't have to think about them, or is it engaging with the issues that put them there and offering skills and support to prevent them returning?

While Reform Is A Political Step Too Far There Are Safe Ways To Reduce Prison Numbers

Frances Crook | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Frances Crook

The elephant in the room is the one thing that she has refused to do and the one thing that will make a difference. It is the one thing that was used to hit the Sunday headlines. She has to reduce the number of prisoners. Prisons will not be safe and purposeful if they are grossly overcrowded. It will not work.

The 11 Most Ludicrous Things Said By A UK Politician In 2016

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

11) Douglas Carswell on tides So this actually happened... Want 2 understand trade? Think gravity: size & distance matter. UK-Ireland greater than ...

In Youth Justice Reform, The Government Is Sidestepping A Local Route To Transformation

Rod Clark | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Politics
Rod Clark

Last week saw the long-awaited publication of Charlie Taylor's report on youth justice, which paints an inspiring and radical vision of the way we sho...

Liz Truss Says 'Barking Dogs Deter Drones' In Latest 'Viral' Soundbite

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK

Justice Secretary Liz Truss has baffled MPs by suggesting barking dogs could be deployed to prevent drones flying drugs into prisons. The Cabinet mini...

Record Suicide Figures Prove That, Under This Government, The Prison System Is Broken

Yasmin Qureshi | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Yasmin Qureshi

Bolder, more comprehensive policies and a greater sense of urgency are needed. The government needs to bring forward plans that will address demand on the system, retain the staff recruited and that ultimately will allow prisons to better serve society.

'Nurseries Of Crime' Need More Than Basic Education

Rod Clark | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Rod Clark

Justice Secretary Liz Truss and her Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah are both former Education Ministers and proud of it. So how strongly does that commitment to education show through in their latest major announcements on prison reform?

Farage's Supreme Court Demo Slammed By Ex-Judge And Tory MPs

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage’s planned “march on the courts” over Brexit has been slammed by Britain’s most senior former judge and a raft of Tory MPs. The UK...

Lord Chancellor Breaks Silence As People Ask 'Where's Liz Truss' Over Brexit Ruling Backlash

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK

Lord chancellor and justice secretary Liz Truss has broken her silence on the issue of attacks on the judiciary over Thursday’s Article 50 ruling af...

Prison Reform: Effective Rehabilitation Makes For A Safer Society

Sally Garratt | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Sally Garratt

Novus welcomes the key principles within the government's prison reform, which Justice Secretary Liz Truss has described as "a blueprint for the biggest overhaul of our prisons in a generation".

The Waugh Zone November 2, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, November 2… 1) MAX HEADROOM No.10 revealed to us yesterday that Philip Hammond had briefed th...

Training Manual To Help Prisons Tackle Islamic Extremism Is Woefully Out Of Date

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

Islamist extremists are set to be held in separate prison units, after an inquiry revealed that inmates were acting as “self-styled emirs” behind ...

Drug Policy Is Crucial to Prison Reform

George McBride | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Politics
George McBride

Over the upcoming weeks and months VolteFace are travelling around the country and working with the people at the core of these good practices to develop alternative policies to improve prison safety. If the reforms are to be successful, it is essential that members of the prison service are supported with the expertise of those who already work to reduce drug-related harms in wider society.

The Waugh Zone December 8, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday December 8, 2015… 1) TRUMP-TON RIOTS Donald Trump has done it again, this time calling for a ‘...

The Waugh Zone November 3, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday November 3, 2015... 1) CAMERON'S MIG PROBLEM The Guardian and Times have beaten the pack with thei...

European Parliament Takes Big Step Towards Tackling Air Pollution, But the UK Government Is Taking Us Two Steps Back

Seb Dance | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Seb Dance

The current system isn't working and status quo is not an option. The government needs to stop being the mouthpiece of industry and get on with the job of protecting the British people. It's time to deal with this invisible killer once and for all.

Watch Liz Truss Repeatedly Refuse To Tell Andrew Neil What Tories Will Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics

Conservative cabinet minister Liz Truss repeatedly dodged questions today about where the party would make cuts to welfare should it win the general e...

Badgers Take Centre Stage for the Next General Election

Dominic Dyer | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dominic Dyer

Badgers have friends and those friends vote. No longer can politicians arrogantly cook up backroom deals with farming and landowning interests to destroy badgers, without paying a high political price.

Badgers... Time for Evidence-Based Policy Rather Than Policy-Based Evidence

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

This week heralded an all too familiar event in the UK Parliament - a House of Commons debate on the badger cull. With the second year of culling having very recently completed, politicians and animal lovers alike are eagerly awaiting the news of just how many badgers were killed over the last six weeks in Gloucestershire and Somerset.

Women Tory Ministers Are 'Puppets' And Their Looks Are All That Matter, Says Labour MP

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

A shadow media minister said new Conservative female ministers' choice of clothes "really is the most interesting thing about them" as she backed a ne...