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How Can Prisons In Crisis Help People In Crisis?

Peter Dawson | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK
Peter Dawson

Prisons will always have to care for people who are suffering from a range of mental health conditions. Imprisonment will always do damage, and will always make recovery from mental illness harder. But why should we expect prisons to have to rise to that challenge for people who will spend only a few days or weeks inside, and in institutions that have space for only a fraction of the human beings they are asked to hold?

DUP To Vote Against Free NHS Abortions For NI Women In England

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s pact with the DUP is facing a major Tory rebellion over moves to stop women from Northern Ireland receiving free abortion services in ...

The Waugh Zone Thursday June 29, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. PAY DAY MAY DAY Another day, another rudderless shipwreck on the high seas of public opinion and policy. Yes, the Government mess over its public...

Pressure Builds On Government Not To Turn Its Back On Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

A Labour peer who has led the campaign for the government to allow lone child refugees to settle in the UK is urging the Home Office not to scrap the ...

How Huge Regional Inequalities Widened In The Last 20 Years And Fuelled Brexit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK

Huge regional inequalities in Britain fuelled last year’s Brexit vote as it showed how vast swathes of the country felt “left behind”, the Gover...

Labour Urges End To Police Cuts And Claims UK Is Being Denied £68bn In Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

The first vote of the new Parliament will see MPs decide whether to lift the public sector pay cap on emergency service workers. Labour has tabled an...

SNP's New Westminster Leader Admits Nerves About His First PMQs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

The SNP’s new Westminster leader has admitted “a degree of nervousness” about his first PMQs at the helm today. Ian Blackford, who takes on the ...

UK Should Drop Tariff Barriers Against EU Even If There's No Brexit Deal, Says Top Australian Diplomat

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics

One of the UK’s closest allies has urged Theresa May not to put up trade tariffs against the EU, even if Brexit talks end without a deal being struc...

Find Out If You Live In One Of The Places With The UK's Slowest Internet Speed

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech

Many internet users within the UK are not getting the broadband speeds they were promised, especially in Scotland where the Highlands in particular ha...

British Expat Teacher Living In Spain Fears She May Be Forced Out Over Brexit

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics

A British expat in Spain says she fears she will be forced to leave and has ‘no confidence’ in the ability of the Government to look after the int...

The Waugh Zone Tuesday June 27 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. SOS BELFAST When Theresa May chairs Cabinet this morning, she will sit just a little more securely in her seat thanks to the DUP-Tory deal. Her s...

Shock Report Shows UK Mental Health Services 'At Breaking Point'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt and Theresa May have defended their record on mental health - just hours after a new report found some patients were being transported 500...

EU Citizens: Theresa May Refusing To Give In To Brussels Demands On Family Rights

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May is refusing to back down over two key EU demands on citizens rights as she announced the full details of her post-Brexit offer. Plans reve...

EU Citizens' Rights: Here's Everything Theresa May Is Offering After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has set out her plans for EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit. The proposals are key part of the Brexit talks between the UK and Bru...

Scotland and Wales Are Furious About Theresa May Giving Northern Ireland £1bn

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories’ deal with the DUP was branded a “straight bung” as anger flared across Great Britain over the extra £1bn for Northern Ireland. The ...

Reports Sturgeon To Suspend Plans For Second Referendum 'Entirely Speculative'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK

Reports that Nicola Sturgeon is to put plans for a second independence referendum on hold to instead focus on delivering a soft Brexit are entirely sp...

Sunday Show Round Up: Tory Grandees Turn On 'Calamitous' Theresa May

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Labour’s ‘benefit freeze’ policy was as clear as mud during the election campaign, and Marr tried to get to the bottom of i...

David Davis Admits He's Not Sure The UK Will Get A Brexit Deal

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics

David Davis is “not 100% sure” the UK will get a free trade deal with the EU after Brexit, he admitted today. The Brexit Secretary, who kicked off...

Farron Slams Leadsom's 'Sinister' Calls For 'Patriotic' Brexit Media Coverage

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK

Calls by a Cabinet minister for broadcasters to be “patriotic” over Brexit have been branded “sinister” by Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron....

The Prison Reform Bill Must Combat Cycle Of Re-offending

Yasmin Batliwala | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics
Yasmin Batliwala

We hope that the Justice Secretary is genuine in his commitment to ensuring that the UK's prisons will seek to transform the lives of those in custody, so they can contribute positively to the communities in which they live and benefit society as a whole. It is time to make more earnest efforts to combat the cycle of reoffending.

The Waugh Zone Friday June 23, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. CITIZEN OF NOWHERE In case you missed it, today is the first anniversary of the UK’s historic referendum to quit the EU. As a weakened and woun...

Brexit Briefing: EU Need To Do Better Than That

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics

All you need to know from the world of Brexit this week. You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to you...

UK’s All-Electric Taxis And More Green Transport Across Europe

Phillip Othen | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Tech

Across the UK and Europe, the number of small businesses embracing the use of electric vehicles (EVs) and green transport innovation is rapidly increa...

DUP Will Be 'No Pushover', Theresa May Is Told

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics

A top DUP MP has warned Theresa May his party is “no pushover” amid speculation a deal with the Tories could collapse. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson conf...

Corbyn's 'Brexit Blairism' And 5 Other Things Experts Found A Year On From The Referendum

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Politics

They might be the scourge of Michael Gove, but experts have carried on regardless since last year’s Referendum. To mark a year since the vote, 38 le...