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Why does London seem so dangerous?
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Why does London seem so dangerous?

Outside the window of most London flats, a siren can be heard whirring nearby with each passing minute. In flipping through the latest newspaper, it’s hard not to note a theme in the headlines: ‘Victim gets fresh with knifeman,’ ‘Hunt for Covent Garden attacker,’ to the more absurd, ‘Man jailed […]

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 […]

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’ […]