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Prison privatisation in the U.K?
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Prison privatisation in the U.K?

On the 7th December, Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, announced a host of reforms to the prison system in the U.K. Among other proposals, are plans to let private companies run community service sentences under a ‘payment-by-results’ scheme. Other measures include a 40 hour working week for inmates; ‘tougher tasks’ […]

Homeless, not a priority for the government
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Homeless, not a priority for the government

Sofia Ahmad Crisis (the National Charity For Single Homeless People) estimates that there are around 400,000 left out of the official statistics for homelessness. The merriment and family cheer in the festive season only serves to underline their misfortune – at a time when government cuts to housing benefit threaten to exacerbate […]

It’s my turn: Erica’s Diary
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It’s my turn: Erica’s Diary

– THE FILTER – Bridget Jones’ diary, a testament to the products of Cosmopolitan magazine and existential apathy, leaves me trembling with irritation. The calorie counting, the daily weight-check, the broken resolutions not to drink anymore, the obsessing about men, the ridiculous overuse of the word “shag”. Erica Buist Yet […]