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  • Claire Cohen | Fiona Woolf quits: Everyone has a social life. Did she really have to walk?

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  • So we were up 13 points in Rochester last week. Now up by 15. And our numbers ha...

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  • Halloween costumes 'demonise' mental illness - Lamb

    Norman Lamb has hit out at the way people suffering from mental illnesses are depicted during Halloween. The Care Minister said costumes which give people the chance to dress up as “psychos, schizos or freaks” can “demonise” the mentally ill. "It conditions all of us to fear mental illness - to see people as 'psychos'...

Civil Liberties & Counter Terrorism

FCO: Update to travel advice on the global threat from terrorism

Foreign Office press release The Foreign Office is updating its travel advice pages to reflect a heightened threat of terrorism globally. The government regularl...

Emergency Services

Graham Stuart: We will press Nicky Morgan to ensure academy oversight

After pointing out that views expressed in today's Education Committee-commissioned report on academy schools were those of the authors and not his committee, Graham...

Equality

Minister warns of disability benefit cuts in bid to meet Govt target

The Government is looking to significantly increase the number of people helped by the Access to Work scheme for disabled people, a minister has confirmed. But M...

Immigration

Labour: Yvette Cooper MP on Home Office response to ending support for stop and rescue operations in the Mediterranean

  Labour press release In response to the Home Office response to an Urgent Question on the Government's decision to end support for stop and rescue operations...

Law, Justice & Prisons

Simon Danczuk: May should apologise for abuse inquiry handling

Simon Danczuk said Theresa May’s handling of the historic child abuse inquiry betrayed a “complete lack of emotional intelligence”. “It’s completely possible. Wha...

Science & Technology

Bercow condemns 'despicable' abuse aimed at Berger

John Bercow has condemned the “despicable” campaign of anti-Semitic abuse targeted at Labour MP Luciana Berger. Last week, a man was handed a four-week jail sent...

Social Issues

Steve Webb: Family test could have changed 'bedroom tax'

Steve Webb suggested the so-called 'bedroom tax' could have been amended if the DWP's own family impact assessment had been applied to it. "I think that's a good ...

Voluntary Sector

Downing Street: New funding and powers to tackle abuses in the charity sector

Downing Street press release An additional £8 million of funding to boost the Charity Commission's ability to tackle abuse, including the use of funds for extremis...

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